I’m back from my trip in Ireland and it seems I’ve had the same experience as many others I talked to who have been, in that my expectations were low and the experience rated very high. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the countryside is gorgeous, the food is just as good–sometimes better than my fave NYC spots, so stay tuned for a mini guide.
That said, I missed a lot of Paris fashion shows and was off IG for a while and I must admit I missed neither of them. But glad to be back in the saddle and waiting impatiently for Spring to arrive since the weather isn’t cooperating in the least these days.
Some style things on my mind of late.
I did go back and look at the Miu Miu show after I returned and really loved that and Prada. Everyone has been mentioning the review Harper’s Bazaar Rachel Tashjian wrote about Miu Miu being exactly where we are right now, and I get it. I guess for me, it resonated because it was that 90s mix of feminine and masculine–always with kitten-heels. It’s a look that feels comfortable but still cool. I would love a camel jacket like the ones above for fall, but right now I can pull on an oversized Uniqlo men’s zip up sweatshirt, throw my Anine Bing camel blazer on top and pull out my Celine and older Bottega kitten heels and be in step. I don’t have a sheer skirt, and am a bit kicking myself for letting go of (years ago) my sheer leopard Tom Ford at Gucci days skirt that Leandra Medine has on in her post this week (maybe it’s mine!) But again, where am I wearing that, so….
Speaking of kitten heels, I love a white pair as much, or possible more, than black. I have the same Bottega ones in white, so think I’m set, but I also saw these on Luca Di Stanio’s IG (he is a Prada designer, follow him) and fell in love with that off-white color. I’ll be wearing kitten heels with my new Prada skirt. Can’t wait! And then, next fall, these Miu Miu ones below. Another ladylike heel that I might consider is this from The Row.
Since we are all Carolyn Bessette Kennedy obsessed and everyone usually is looking for a new jean silhouette for Spring, consider these carpenter ones from Nili Lotan. Because you could do this….
I am thinking those or the oversized Eglitta from The Row, though I’m worried I’ll get tired of them real fast.
I said I would write a black clothing post after the WSJ article ran, but I don’t have that much to share right now, except for these two Another Tomorrow dresses that are always in their collection and to me stand out for their flattering shape and versatility. The Doppio fitted dress, left, I have tried on–it has a slit on one thigh that gives a hint of sexiness; it might be one of the most flattering dresses I’ve seen in ages. It also feels very CBK to me, and the minute I need an LBD I’m buying it. Then the V Neck Sheath has an ease about that is appealing, plus you can throw a turtleneck or shirt under it or add a belt to change it up a bit. Both are more grown up, which thankfully seems where at least some fashion is headed these days.
Next up? My Spring color obsession: Lemon Yellow.