wardrobe planning: chic summer basics under $100


a good basic is hard to find. the great ones are simple, but stand on their own. my style shorthand for July are favorites that make getting dressed as easy as 1-2-3.


sale PSA // gamine + city essentials

via Bike Pretty

there's a pretty great selection – including summery jumpsuits, classic CV bags,
 dresses and jackets. happy shopping and let me know if you get anything :)

P.S.: new in the shop, boyy, and more >>


Q+A: Peiling // yoga teacher

i started doing yoga in January. more than just a successful new year's resolution, it is quite possibly one of the best things i have ever done for myself – physically and mentally. so i was thrilled when the lovely and inspiring Peiling agreed to have a conversation about yoga, her journey to becoming a teacher, and the best things about summer in NYC.

read on for the interview!


epiphanies: on starting yoga

first in a new series on epiphanies.

for me, practicing yoga is one of the best things i have ever done for myself. a half year on, yoga has become an essential part of my daily routine.


in the kitchen: minimalist summer cooking

one of my favorite simple meals ever – in Tuscany.

continuing with the theme of summer simplification, i wanted to share this brilliant list of 101 easy recipes by Mark Bittman. it was published back in 2007 in Bittman's now-retired The Minimalist column, but if recipes can be timeless, these are it.


essentials: the best summer / travel bags

the effortlessly lovely Liu Wen

every summer, a kind of seasonal minimalism takes over. hot weather has a funny way of inspiring simplification, and i find myself liking everything lighter and unfettered this time of year.


the find // summer sale gems

summer uniform: a jumpsuit and a cognac clutch – via tumblr

this weekend was awash in World Cup fever and glorious summer weather. all i want to do is slouch around in flat sandals and breezy linen, cotton, and silk from now until labor day weekend.

almost 4th of July also means the best summer sales are here! my picks below– [updated 7/1]


review: Vince d'orsay flats

new in: half and half

i was pretty thrilled to scoop up these Vince d'orsay flats on sale.


foundations: summer uniform

current favorites on repeat: sleeveless poplin (in S) // old c/e jeans (similar) // zara ballet flats (similar) // Givenchy antigona duffel (also here)

the Givenchy duffel is the embodiment of practical luxury.


wardrobe planning: the everyday + travel duffel

on my wishlist for some time now: a structured duffel that's put-together enough for a work meeting, roomy enough for everyday, and tough enough for travel.

finally: the perfect all-purpose duffel bag, found.


fabric 101: silk // care and maintenance

for a while now, i've been thinking about alternatives to dry-cleaning.


foundations: the ballet flats

with my favorite ballet flats in Tuscany.

a great ballet flat is hard to find. 


sale PSA //

in the mood for simple tees, breezy blues and long hair this summer...
*a short and sweet PSA for your Thursday // 


Everlane x les anti-modernes* // summer essentials

summer dressing can be tricky – how do you stay cool while still looking stylish?

there are a few tried-and-true elements to summer in NYC for me: sleeveless as much as possible, easy silhouettes, and fabrics in cotton, linen, jersey, and silk. this season, i've teamed up with Everlane to bring you an exclusive preview of their new summer collection, launching tomorrow.

read on for my summer essentials!


foundations: chic + inexpensive sandals under $100

a reader got in touch recently and asked for summer shoe recommendations. so here's the thing: despite what the magazines will tell you, there are really only a handful of tried-and-true styles that endure season after season.

these are my top picks for the most comfortable chic summer sandals on a budget.


inspiration: May

style + chemistry: Roman Holiday // still one of my favorite films.

in the mood for collared shirts and skirts.


wardrobe planning: spring/summer 2014

photo credit: jak & jil (can you spot Bill Cunningham?)

late spring slouching towards summer. i'm dreaming of whites and blues and sleeveless silks.

oh, and a jumpsuit.


foundations: the chic black jersey pants

current spring uniform: Eileen Fisher harem pants in XS (similar here and here),
ryan tank, rag & bone leather jacket (similar here and here), trina sandals

or, what we talk about when we talk about Eileen Fisher.