Subtle Metallic

Not all metallics are blinding or loud. Choosing a subtle metallic accessory or piece of clothing adds dimension to your outfits when wearing black is too harsh.

Chie Mihara
Loeffler Randall

All Saints
Sarah Flint
7 for All Mankind
Stuart Weitzman
AS by DF
Stuart Weitzman
Brooch Walker Top, The trousers are sold out.
Something Bleu
Johnston and Murphy

Square Buckle Shoe

The square buckle does not hark back to the Pilgrims-that is a historic fallacy and fashion fantasy. I think fashion cognoscenti would agree that Roger Vivier was the square buckle originator in 1965. It was made famous and iconic in the 1967 Catherine Deneuve film “Belle de Jour.” It is no less than jewelry for the foot.

Roger Vivier “Belle Vivier”
Roger Vivier
Saint Laurent
Roger Vivier
Roger Vivier
Sam Edelman
Rupert Sanders
Ann Mashburn
Tory Burch
Roger Vivier
Gianvito Rossi

At A Glance, October

What I find notable for the month.

leena for Mac Dougal, also available here. I saw this dress on a woman on TikTok and had a immediate “I want that reaction.” The color in this pic is a bit dull but when I saw it on the video it’s very chartreuse and vibrant. I don’t have an event to even consider buying it, but I want to.
This is a classic I had never read. Written in 1943, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn shares the life a a young girl at the turn of the century in Brooklyn. I didn’t actually read it. I listened to this book narrated by the wonderful actor, Kate Burton. At bedtime, I often set the timer on the audiocast and fell asleep listening so I had to go back and re-listen quite a few times. Each time I went back, I picked up details that I had missed the first time.
Gucci Westman’s Westman Atelier is a favorite makeup of mine. I am not really a makeup person but I like that her formulas don’t irritate my skin. It’s lightweight and I adore the way it’s packaged. This Vital Skincare Complexion Drops is a new addition.
I just finished reading I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. Jennette was a child star on Nickelodeon. Her writing is tight, funny and easy to read- which belies how abusive her childhood is portrayed. However disturbing I still enjoyed reading it.
PINKO. More of my obsession with silk charmeuse. I have own silk charmeuse blouses and I inevitably spill some sort of oil on them.
This Sergio Hudson tailored blazer was part of the designer collaboration that Target just had with Sergio Hudson, La Ligne and Kika Vargas. I didn’t notice it until I was in store and picked it up as a lark. It’s a well designed and well made piece. I am glad I didn’t miss it.
The Row. What is it with me and shiny objects this month? I love practical brown, black and cordovan but if I were to splurge on an alternate, I would pick this loafer.
Brooks Brothers cotton blouse. I am a sucker for a white cotton blouse and I love a tie neck. I find that button downs can have a masculine vibe and it’s nice to have one or two or three with a more feminine slant. It creates a polished look with very little effort. No jewelry or scarf required.
“Heartstopper” on Netflix. I loved this charming love story/friendship story. I don’t want to ruin it by describing it.

At A Glance, September

What I find notable for the month.

& Other Stories. As someone who loves to layer, I don’t always reach for a blazer. This wool jacket has great styling potential as well as being great looking on its own.
The Barbizon. Paulina Bren’s account of the all women residential hotel in NYC. I am listening to this book before bed so it’s soft enough to not be overly stimulating while still being a fascinating account of the iconic hotel that existed in NYC from 1928 until the 2000’s. Stories with of the many famous and accomplished women (noted: mostly white and privileged ones) are told and a historical context of the time period-with a strong focus on mid century NYC.
At a glance September. What I find notable for the month.
Banana Republic. I saw this skirt in person and had to touch it. I haven’t tried it on but I love the movement. I see it styled with a black turtle neck and tall boots. I would play down any kind of costume-y quality this skirt may infer and keep the styling minimal.
Alexander McQueen. I am having a thing for double belts. Styling them over a blazer or a longer cardigan would be chic.
Burberry. I love this “trench” strap heel. I wish it had a block heel as I would love it even more.
Cinq A Sept. I love a pinafore front on a dress or jumpsuit. I would layer a shirt under it and a blazer or bomber jacket over this dress. I definitely would wear it with lug sole boots to balance the feminine with a bit of masculine. Or, better yet, a mid calf boot.
Emilia Wickstead. Another pinafore dress I think it good looking.
All Saints. This belt would look great over a blazer or coats or threaded through a slouched pair of jeans. I especially love that the eyelet studs are beveled.
La Double J Sweater. Look for side tie sweaters to gain popularity. Side tie sweaters allow more layering underpinnings to show. They create more interest with longer hemlines and look great with longer proportions.

Street Style: Tulle for Day

When I see a something on the street at least three times, my antenna goes up. I was only able to capture a pic of these two women on the street but I did see another woman wearing a tulle skirt with sneakers and another one wearing a tulle skirt with socks and loafers. It’s not a new “trend,”-Carrie Bradshaw was doing it in the late nineties but I still find it notable and fun.

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Tory Burch
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Fabiana Filippi

Turn Key

For me, the hardware buckle called a turn key or flip key, is recognizable as a signature of the Coach brand. My first exposure to it was in the 1970’s when I was introduced to the Coach handbag. Hermès and Givenchy do their version of it as do many other designers this season.

Marine Serre
Ralph Lauren

At A Glance, August

What I find notable for the month.

Tory Burch. The color of these is what really grabs me. Red shoes are impactful but I find also find them neutral.
Ooni Koda, Why I think I want this home pizza oven is a little puzzling. I can just go out and get good pizza any time I want with so much less effort. It’s just so cool. This would be fun for a party. Who’s in?
Officine Générale. I discovered this brand by stumbling in to their NYC store. I think it was predominantly menswear so their womenswear has a bit of a masculine vibe. I love this outfit because I love the vest over the collarless button up and the tailored trousers with white deck shoes.
Black Silk Scarf/photo:Officine Générale. I love this chic black scarf-so dramatic and grounding.
Veronica Beard. I am a big fan of houndstooth.This vest is a fast way to add dimension to your outfit. Style it alone in summer and start layering things under and over as the weather cools.
Nili Lotan Nili Lotan introduced an accessories line recently. This belt is an example of the her refined elegance.
Coop’s Cones are waffle cone chips–the most delicious ice cream topper or snack straight from the bag. They also come in chocolate dipped with sprinkles. Use my promo code HSTYLE for a 10% discount.

The Perfect Boot

A taller ankle boot in black, with a chunky heel is a chameleon in your wardrobe. Pair them with short frilly dresses or denim shorts in warmer months for an edgy look or wear them with slouchy trousers and an oversized jacket when it’s chilly. Don’t worry about matching the black color with whatever else you have on; it can work as a statement of its own.

Phillip Lim
Free People
Gianvito Rossi
Dear Frances
Loeffler Randall

At A Glance July

What I find notable for the month.

Gucci x Adidas It’s a such a great collaboration.
Roasted Cauliflower. Boil a whole head of cauliflower in salted water until it is fork tender. Dry well and chill in the refrigerator or flash submerge in ice water then dry well. Preheat oven to 500°. Sprinkle Kosher salt over the entire head and pour olive oil liberally as well. Roast in oven safe -I use the aluminum- pan so I know it can withstand 500° for 45 minutes or until char begins to form. Serve with tahini dressing or herb aioli.
Sandro I post a lot of these cropped cardigans. I find them polished looking over t shirts or under a blazer.
Cropped Jacket This jacket has so many pockets that you could almost forgo a purse or tote.
This may be controversial, I am loving no polish, short nails. Yes, that is my 57 year old hand.
Gianvito Rossi I think a taller ankle boot with a chunky block heel is chic all year long. I saw a women wearing a pair with a short, white, frilly dress in 90° heat. It grounded her look in such a cool way. This is on my wish list.
Diptyque This substantially sized ceramic vessell holds a bug repelling Citronnelle Lemongrass candle. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
This Time Tomorrow, By Emma Straub. I enjoyed this novel that combines time travel, family, and NYC.

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