NYFW: The Row Fall 2017

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It’s refreshing to see so many political messages of hope on the New York runways this season. One of my favorites comes from The Row Fall 2017 collection. Small embroideries punctuate white shirts with messages of unity, dignity, freedom and hope. All things we want for the future of our country. The placement of the embroideries signify that they are more for the wearer than the observer. Other favorite moments at The Row include a splash of yellow, raw fringed edges, head to toe monochrome looks, cinched waists and refined black acid wash denim.

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First image via @ItGirl, other images via Vogue.com.

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Weekly Instagram Selects

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With all the political unrest here in New York City over the past few weeks, it’s hard to think of much else. I go between obsessing over the news and reading every article to having a media-free day where I bury my head in the sand. It’s refreshing to find some solace and hope through those who I follow on instagram.

I follow Camilla because she is a creative force of nature, but her instagram stories provide great political insight into articles to read and steps we need to take with our senators. @camilladeterre

An image from models/artists Laura Kampman and Marte Mei van Haaster that explores the cross section of art, imagery, life and editorial photography. View the full project here@alessandra_baraccoao

The Row offers an update to the classic slides for spring with their new Capri slides.  @matchesfashion

I’ve recently found myself engrossed in simple still life images. The work of Caylon Hackwith is a new favorite. @caylonhackwith

This yellow tie-back dress points to sunnier days ahead, hopefully in a literal and figurative way. @blueeyedfringe

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Invest in Timeless Design: The Row Shoes

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The older I get, the more calculated my wardrobe investments become. I assess the pieces that have lasted the longest in my wardrobe and I use them as a benchmark for buying new pieces. One of the things I spend the most money on, that last the longest, are shoes. I have friends who swear by one shoe style and continue to re-buy the same shoes when the originals wear out. I continue to resole and repair my favorite shoes until my cobbler tells me they aren’t worth the cost of the repair. Currently, I am wearing out these black boots.

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Whatever shoe shopping style you choose, you can always appreciate a beautifully made shoe. Which brings me to today’s subject… The Row shoes. Made in Italy, the Resort 2017 collection is comprised of paired down, classic shapes that women of every age can appreciate and wear. Investing in shoes from The Row is something I’ve been considering for my upcoming birthday. Above you’ll find my selects. There is something for every occasion. If only this Resort collection was available before I got married last October, I would have worn the sandals throughout our entire wedding week in Mexico. Instead, I am dreaming of the winter boots with treads, a minimal, classic winter boot that doesn’t make you want to vomit, and is sure to help you navigate the icy streets of the city.

Photo from Cereal Magazine

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Fringe Binge

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When building a classic wardrobe, sometimes a touch of trend is needed to keep things fresh. The key to introducing a trend into your well-edited wardrobe is to invest in pieces with classic silhouettes. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fringe pieces of the season including a cropped sweater, hobo bag, and slide.

 

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Must Have: Waisted Top

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The summer sales are here and I’m drawn to waisted tops of all shapes and sizes. From Lemaire’s apron style silhouette to Cédric Charlier’s dramatic sleeve tee, there’s not a waisted top that I don’t love. Something as simple as a belted waist adds instant polish to any look. These styles are elevated classics that will live in your wardrobe forever. The Row’s blue poplin shirt has an updated collar that feels fresh. The Cédric Charlier top in perforated poplin adds subtle texture to any look. Lemaire’s sleeveless style is perfect for summer but lends well to layering for fall. What are you going to scoop up during the summer sales?
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