kerry washington wearing prada at the 2014 emmy’s
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kerry washington wearing prada at the 2014 emmy’s

photo from getty images via style.com

back-to-school shopping list

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I’ve always loved back-to-school season: cruising the school supply aisle at Target, considering style options in the flood of September magazines, and anticipating fall weather with every cool August breeze (even when said breezes were few and far between).  As such, I’ve spent the last few days assembling a fall shopping list, organized around one perfect look, because really, it’s all about “What you’re wearing on the first day of school” no matter how old you are.

  1. Vince Cashmere Overlay Hem Turtleneck London is definitely a city where a sweater wardrobe is a necessity. (I’ve already had to dig into my stack of wooly pullovers, in August!) This cashmere t-neck, from Vince, has a gorgeous hem detail that gives a bit of a luxe twist to a classic silhouette, and the t-neck means I’ll stay warm.
  2. The Row Book Bag 10 outrageously expensive handbags are my bread and butter when it comes to wish lists. This season, I’m obsessed with The Row’s new book bag. It’s not only gorgeous, but practical. I’ve already planned out where my phone and Oyster card will go. It’s a sickness.
  3. Tata Harper Be Adored a rosy balm that gives your lips that bit of pinky oomph while keeping them moisturized. Bonus: the color is impossible to overapply, so feel free to touch up sans mirror.
  4. Marks Travelife A6 Notebook the start of a new school year means a new notebook, whether you “need” it or not. Marks Travelife keeps it simple + chic in basic black.
  5. Citizens of Humanity Emerson Slim-fit Boyfriend Jeans in Blue Ridge Citizens Emerson jean is a slimmer take on the ever-popular boyfriend cut, but super soft + stretch fabric gives you just enough ease for important activities — like sitting.
  6. Fallon Classique Bracelet I’m not much of a jewelry person — most days I default to my wedding rings + diamond studs — but Fallon’s riff on the tennis bracelet, is wallet friendly, fun, and adds a bit of glam.
  7. Gucci Black Leather Driver with Signature Web The web accent (and pinked tongue) make this classic driving loafer a craveable option.

layout and type by jane potrykus. image credits: 1. vince.com 2. therow.com 3. beingcontent.com 4. marks-japan.eu 5. aritzia.com 6. barneys.com 7. gucci.com

great details + seaming + pockets!
dion lee resort 2015 | look 19
dion lee courtesy photo for style.com

great details + seaming + pockets!

dion lee resort 2015 | look 19

dion lee courtesy photo for style.com

it seems i’m having a yellow moment.
véronique leroy resort 2015 | look 13
véronique leroy courtesy photo by benoit berthume for style.com

it seems i’m having a yellow moment.

véronique leroy resort 2015 | look 13

véronique leroy courtesy photo by benoit berthume for style.com

Resort 2015: Jil Sander

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It seems seems almost heresy to admit this, but I think I prefer Jil Sander without Jil at the helm. (Of course, I became a fan of the line under Raf Simons, so it’s not that surprising.) The resort collection has brought back the touch of femininity that I very much appreciate with minimalist fashion: Raf did it so well. Also, I am gaga for the soft yellow-orange — almost apricot? — accents.

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jil sander courtesy photos for style.com

Resort 2015: Nili Lotan

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Nili Lotan’s resort collection feels more fall/winter than early spring to me, but that’s okay because her cozy white knits are gorgeous (and resort weather when you don’t “resort” will be perfect for pulling on one of these sweaters!)

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Resort 2015: Camilla and Marc

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Minimalist looks with fringe finishes at Camilla and Marc resort gives the collection an energetic feel.

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Resort 2015: Richard Nicoll

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Tailored looks and a safety-pin motif were the standouts from Richard Nicoll’s resort collection, lending an aura of devil-may-care (yet still polished) dressing.

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Resort 2015: Gabriele Colangelo

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Pleats, tucks, and folds galore at Gabriele Colangelo for resort. Architectural fashion, smartly styled with lace-ups? I’m smitten.

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Resort 2015: The Row

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Is there a fashion line more in tune with how I want to dress than The Row? I doubt it. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen make utilitarian luxe® look ever so appealing.Their resort collection was a parade of refined, effortless, wearable looks, constructed from über-luxe fabrics. Will be first in line when this collection hits stores later this year …. am saving a spot in my closet for the pink sheath/dress …. and the chiffon-skirt (worn over pants) …. and the sleek blue sweater/tee + pencil skirt ….

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