The Burnt Orange Edit

We are enjoying the last days of summer weather here in New York, but don’t be fooled, Fall is just around the corner. Let’s ease into the season with burnt orange, a transitional color that even works as a neutral. Whether you want to add this color to your home or wardrobe, there are endless options. Here are some of my favorite burnt orange picks…

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Shop the edit: Bottega Veneta shirt dress // Proenza Schouler suede dress // DIY Prada skinny silk scarf // Céline shoes // Modern Perimeter serving trays

 

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DIY: Jil Sander White Shirt

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On my September List I promised to share white shirt DIY’s this month. While I originally was going to take inspiration from this Céline coat, I ended up finding a more inspiring idea during the Spring 2015 Jil Sander show. There’s nothing more perfect than a Jil Sander white shirt. I don’t know about you, but I am not the best at keeping white things, well… white. Because of this, I don’t like to spend a ton of money on white shirts, so a Jil Sander one is not a practical purchase… Which brings me to this month’s DIY.

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I chose to leave the sleeves wide, it gives the style a bit of a Christophe Lemaire feeling, and makes the shirt feel a little more masculine.

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Loewe Spring 2015

Earlier today in Paris, one of my favorite designers of the moment, Jonathan Anderson (of J.W. Anderson), breathed new life into the Spanish brand Loewe. As one of the most anticipated shows of the entire Fashion month, he did not disappoint. Anderson presented easy elegance at its finest for Loewe Spring 2015. While most of the looks made it to my < runway > pinterest board, I found these editorial images of the Spring 2015 Loewe collection most inspiring. The old school couture poses with the simple styling brings out the beauty of the raw materials of silk, jute and leather… no shoes required. I look forward to seeing what comes of Loewe in the future with such a great talent behind the brand. loewe-spring-2015-by-jonathan-anderson-via-WWD-editorial-desmitten loewe-spring-2015-by-jonathan-anderson-via-WWD-editorial-desmitten

Images via WWD.com

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Must Have: Striped Shirt

As if I need any more proof that a simple oversized striped shirt is a must-have closet necessity! This image from Paris Fashion Week further confirms my need. It pairs perfectly with formal skirts and heels! I’ve been on the hunt way before this post, but it’s no easy task. Finding a striped shirt that is perfectly oversized, but not too oversized, the correct length for layering under sweaters and over shorts, the correct fabric weight, not too light and not too heavy. I sound like the goldilocks of striped shirt shopping. Do you have a favorite striped shirt that I should try on?

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Image via WWD, photo by kuba dabrowski.

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Best of Basics: Boxy Tee

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I’m always on the hunt for new tees to add to my wardrobe and when I was in Portland last month, I found a new love in this slightly cropped, boxy tee from Organic by John Patrick. The shape makes it feel like a top but it is still as comfortable as a tee. I found it at Frances May boutique, a shop that is similar to the Brooklyn based boutique, Bird. I wish I had this style in more colors because it has instantly become my favorite boxy tee in my closet. The slightly cropped length is also a nice change.best-of-basics-boxy-tee-organic-by-john-patrick-from-frances-may-desmitten best-of-basics-boxy-tee-organic-by-john-patrick-from-frances-may-desmitten best-of-basics-boxy-tee-organic-by-john-patrick-from-frances-may-desmitten

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