Learning from Lemaire

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Lemaire’s  Fall 2016 menswear collection inspires new styling ideas for getting dressed:

1. Wear a marigold sock to pop an otherwise neutral ensemble.

2. Transitioning from summer to fall is easy, just add a dark overcoat and dark shoes to the equation.

3. There are so many more neutrals than just black and white. Enter wheaty waxed denim and brown/grey heather.

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Images via Vogue.com

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Best of Basics: January Sales

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We all look forward to the January sales, but it’s hard to stay focused among the 70% off signs and free shipping offers. I’m here to help you navigate the super sales. Take this time to invest in forever pieces, wardrobe essentials and basics. I’ve gathered some of my favorite sale items that are sure to live in your wardrobe forever.

Edun coat // An oversized silhouette with graphic button and contrast stitching makes for a topper that is sure to dress up any jeans+tee ensemble.

Atlantique Ascoli shirt // A menswear mini stripe gets a touch of femme with a ruffle collar. I love the juxtaposition.

R13 jeans // I live in the Kate skinny jeans, I love the laid-back wash of black denim. They feel worn in and lived in.

Common Projects sneakers // An all white, leather sneaker makes any monochrome outfit pop. The comfort level is just icing on the cake.

Marni tote // If you live in a city where you carry your life on your shoulder, you know that a leather tote bag is essential.

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Guggenheim: Alberto Burri

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A few weeks ago, on one of the coldest days of the year, I used my new NYC ID to get into the  for free. If you haven’t signed up for your NYC ID, do it now! I was so enchanted by the Alberto Burri exhibit. His use of materials creates neutral landscapes of endless inspiration. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the exhibit. The best part of the Guggenheim is the architecture. Over the years, after countless visits, I always find a new nook, line or perspective that I didn’t notice before. It always keeps me coming back for more.

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Girls + Cats

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In an effort to alter the cat lady stereotype, BriAnne Wills started the photo series entitled Girls + Cats. She came over yesterday and took photos of us. For our full story and to see more Girls + Cats, follow BriAnne on Tumblr and Instagram.

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Monday News: The Row Shoes

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Over the weekend, The Row showed it’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection and made the announcement that they are (finally) coming out with a shoe collection for Pre-Fall. They will most likely be as expensive as their handbags, but might be worth the splurge. I mean who wouldn’t want a pair of white crocodile booties? The Row is taking a cue from Céline by releasing photos of their full Pre-Fall collection as it hits stores in April. We will all have to wait… sigh… Until then, let’s just dream of The Row shoes and what the Pre-Fall collection might look like.

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