Must Have: The Double Breasted Jacket

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 Despite the 80+ degree days here in New York, I’ve started to set my shopping sites on Fall/Winter pieces for the second season of my 5 Piece French Wardrobe. A front line contender is a double breasted jacket in some shade of sand, camel or other non-black neutral, to lighten things up a bit. Whether in knit, for a casual, yet polished look, like this style from Agnona, or in a more tailored silhouette made of a silk/cotton blend, from Golden Goose, the details are what make this style a must have. I won’t waver on the details: a notch collar, double-breasted closure, patch pockets (at least two, maybe three), abbreviated sleeves and the light, neutral color are paramount.  The Golden Goose jacket is on sale for half off, should this be the first piece to this season’s 5 Piece French Wardrobe?!

 

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The Row Resort 2015

The-Row-Resort-2015The Row can do no wrong and their Resort 2015 collection confirms it. Seasonless and ageless dressing at it’s finest, the Olsen’s laser sharp focus on luxe fabrics and attention to detail elevates each collection, season after season. From the simple slit bell sleeves and the perfect cut trouser with adjustable waist closure to the robe-like outerwear and long over long proportions, laid back ease is what Mary-Kate and Ashley do best. It was hard to choose, but here are my favorite looks from The Row Resort 2015 collection.The-Row-Resort-2015 The-Row-Resort-2015

To see more of my favorites from The Row Resort 2015 collection and other designers, visit my < runway > board.

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CFDA Awards 2014

A big congratulations goes out to all the CFDA award winners tonight! Tomorrow (June 3rd) you can watch the CFDA awards and highlights from the red carpet on CFDA.com. If you don’t want to wait that long, scroll through the CFDA twitter feed to get the full list of tonight’s winners.

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Accessories Designer of the Year CFDA Award: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row

Image via W Magazine

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The Row Does Retail

It’s no secret that I am a fan of The Row, I mean, the luxe fabrics, minimalist styling, classic pieces and edited vision are all inspiring. When they announced the opening of their flagship store in Los Angeles, I couldn’t wait to see how their vision translated to an indoor space. Well, WWD posted photos from the store and it was everything I expected and more. The space is laid out around a glass courtyard with a pool in the center, so everything in the store is displayed pool-side, so very LA. The furnishings are all for sale, making your shopping trip more of a lifestyle experience than just shopping for clothes. Will a New York store be next? I hope so! Be sure to visit this board to get more info on the mid-century furniture and to shop the look of the store.

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To read more and see more photos, visit WWD.

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Loafer Love

I fell in love with slip on loafers when I first saw The Row Spring 2014 collection back in September. The ease and comfort of a slipper, the laid back sophistication of a proper loafer, and of course I love the menswear vibe it exudes. My budget doesn’t really stretch to fit the version the Olsens designed for The Row, and I don’t even know where to find them, but the Denni Loafer from Tibi is a great alternative.

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