FAIRYTALES AT FERRAGAMO

by kim naci


Once upon a time, there was a young girl who imagined herself surrounded by soft Italian leathers and dreamy 12-ply cashmere. 

Her Fairy godmother Marie Claire granted her wish with an invite to host at Salvatore Ferragamo. She booked her ticket, crammed a 30-day cleanse into one afternoon and fled (whilst insisting her carry-on did indeed fall within the strict TSA size regulations)....

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The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan is beyond stunning. Imagine what living inside of a Tom Ford bag would feel like. Exclusively luxury shops with nary a Lady Foot Locker nor Aunt Annie's Pretzels seen. Keep that shit outdoors.

We crammed the night before in our hotel bar (how many ppl confirmed? do we have enough magazines? will they listen to my speech?... is this joke even funny???) and learned that our celebrity guest Rhonda Walker, has stolen the hearts of many. Especially Dean, the chatty bartender who sheepishly admitted his crush. Sales would benefit The Rhonda Walker Foundation which mentors girls from 8th grade (when we're nothing but nerves, anxiety, weird elbows and hair growth) through HS graduation. In awe!

The Rhonda Walker Foundation -- rockin' my fave combo of pink + red! #GirlBoss

The Rhonda Walker Foundation -- rockin' my fave combo of pink + red! #GirlBoss

My looks arrived, alerting us it was time to play "But What's It Really Supposed To Look Like?" 

 

Beautiful mid-calf dress in leather so soft it almost feels like liquid.  Stunning.

Beautiful mid-calf dress in leather so soft it almost feels like liquid.  Stunning.

???????????.....Uh..... Oh, yes. Im about 7 INCHES SHORTER.  Hello, Plan B. 

???????????.....Uh.....

Oh, yes. Im about 7 INCHES SHORTER. 

Hello, Plan B. 

Much better! Rhonda Walker resplendent in the show-stopping coat of the season and model Venessa Mekled @veemekled is the signature belt. 

Much better! Rhonda Walker resplendent in the show-stopping coat of the season and model Venessa Mekled @veemekled is the signature belt. 

Fulvio Rigoni went out with a bang! In his final collection for Ferragamo, he boldly embraced orange and royal purples in a variety of hues while maintaining the silent pillars of strength brought to us by greys and black.

The big news in the Vara world in the secret Rainbow inserts!  The Vara Bag has been a long standing signature of Ferragamo and now comes in every size imaginable, serving ONLY to make your life easier. And glamorous.

#TastetheRainbow

#TastetheRainbow

Wrapping a belt OVER the sweater which went OVER the slipdress. No doubt, blowing minds everywhere. 

Wrapping a belt OVER the sweater which went OVER the slipdress. No doubt, blowing minds everywhere. 

Such a successful night. Never enough time to try on as much as we wanted, especially the bad ass accessories...

"It's handled." - Olivia Pope

"It's handled." - Olivia Pope

As much as we anticipate the latest collection by Paul Andrew -- the superstar footwear designer @ Ferragamo -- saying "arrivederci" to Rigoni will not be easy.

My apprentice and I may not see eye-to-eye when it comes to matching your accessories to your ensemble, but we both agree that nothin' beats a great pair of gloves.  

Cap sleeve and a metallic shoe? Damn, she's good...

Cap sleeve and a metallic shoe? Damn, she's good...

-XKim

(Its not like I expected Eminem to show up to my event in the motherland of Michigan, it just would have been nice if he would have rsvp'd)


Grrrrrr.....

by kim naci


Let's make this easy, shall we? We don't have a lot of time what with Summer-Winter-Spring-Winter-again-Summer-Summer-Summer-Fall right around the corner. Here's your cheat sheet of Leopard Coats.

The neutral for Fall:

Cigarette and tortured French lover not included, sadly Avec Les Filles

Cigarette and tortured French lover not included, sadly Avec Les Filles

PETA approved / Express

PETA approved / Express

Animal lover / Calvin Klein

Animal lover / Calvin Klein

Neither faux nor fur, but great for dive bar drinks / Vigoss

Neither faux nor fur, but great for dive bar drinks / Vigoss

Obviously we weren't going to discuss coats without Max Mara / S Max Mara

Obviously we weren't going to discuss coats without Max Mara / S Max Mara

And you thought her shoes were good? / Loeffler Randall

And you thought her shoes were good? / Loeffler Randall

There is SOOOOOOOO much more to show you, but this being Election Day and all I had to take this freelance job called "Mommy, what should we do today?!?!?". The pay sucks.

Enjoy. Vote. Bundle up with with your favorite animal or kid. 

XK


STRENGTHEN YOUR KORS

by kim naci


Bi-polar weather patterns in Gotham City means we don't get excited when we hear "SPRING FASHION." We proudly remain jaded New Yorkers.

But wait, what's this I see?

COLOR!

Michael Kors - a name synonymous with camel tones and nautical stripes - takes on color.

A whole lot of it...

I was thrilled when Marie Claire magazine and Michael Kors asked me to host MICHAEL KORS WEEK at Macy's (our staff is working diligently on having it recognized as a national holiday. Start planning your vacays!)

And just like that, the skies cleared. I shopped the collection #kidinacandystore, picked out my favorite mandarin dress, picked out my goes-with-everything shoe and picked up the microphone.

                               Photo credit: Alexander Kusak

                               Photo credit: Alexander Kusak

Truth. I have this dress in 3 colors. Its engineered perfectly and lends itself to heels and flats. How many dresses (with studs!) can make that bold a claim? Which brings me to footwear...

# WARDROBEUP was the buzz word at the event. Start with your shoes, and the rest will follow. Once you've got the right kicks you can think more clearly and not make impulse moves. Like buy movie tix to The Fate of the Furious just for the promise of a comfy seat.

To his loyal KOResponders, Michael didn't forget where he came from. The Spring 2017 collection has an abundant amount of nautical stripes with a trenchcoat that begs for a heist.

And so my dear jaded NYers, let's acknowledge a few things:

* The 2nd Avenue Subway is up and running.

* BookCourt ain't coming back.

* Spring has finally arrived.

-XK

 

 

"ALERT: Dangerous Storms on the move for New York area...."

Seriously?

 

 


WALKING FOR FREEDOM? WEAR THESE!

by kim naci


How can you protest anything @WomensMarch with sore tootsies?

photo credit: Frank Oscar Larson

photo credit: Frank Oscar Larson

This Saturday marks the beginning of a movement. It's a moment we've seen take many forms in the past. From Women's Suffragist to Roe vs. Wade in the form of literature, marches and Snapchats.

(gimme a sec...this soapbox is a little wobbly so Im looking for a matchbook...There we go!)

Walk this Saturday @WomensMarch. Not because you're a woman but because you're a person. That's it. All you need is a pulse to be affected by this impending government. All you need are comfy shoes to walk. Check out my picks below and #BeHeard.

Rose Gold is the metallic of 2017 - in the spirit of womanhood, check out her sister colors!

Rose Gold is the metallic of 2017 - in the spirit of womanhood, check out her sister colors!

Remember when these were strictly known as Soccer shoes? #highschoolcrushJeff

Remember when these were strictly known as Soccer shoes? #highschoolcrushJeff

Hear me out, you know how every #redcarpetlook has the starlet wearing nude heels cuz they elongate and go with everything? Samesies here.

Hear me out, you know how every #redcarpetlook has the starlet wearing nude heels cuz they elongate and go with everything? Samesies here.

I'm color-blocked, I'm a slip-on,  I'm Italian. Your boxes? Checked. Your feet? Happy.

I'm color-blocked, I'm a slip-on,  I'm Italian. Your boxes? Checked. Your feet? Happy.

We've come so far from Playboy Bunnies - let's celebrate @GloriaSteinemand the steps she took for us in these bunny kicks! #HipHop #ABunny'sTale

We've come so far from Playboy Bunnies - let's celebrate @GloriaSteinemand the steps she took for us in these bunny kicks! #HipHop #ABunny'sTale

You cannot argue with star power. Or footwear by @SaintLaurent. We may have to pull out the cost-per-wear calculator here, but seeing how 2017 is unfolding - we have a lot of walking ahead of us.

You cannot argue with star power. Or footwear by @SaintLaurent. We may have to pull out the cost-per-wear calculator here, but seeing how 2017 is unfolding - we have a lot of walking ahead of us.

Look, I dont want to argue about these girls any more. If the shoe fits...AND it's damn cute....

Look, I dont want to argue about these girls any more. If the shoe fits...AND it's damn cute....

Because we are marching for everyone.....

Because we are marching for everyone.....

Thanks, RhiRhi! (If Rhianna can't get you moving, you are made of stone my friend. Stone)

Thanks, RhiRhi! (If Rhianna can't get you moving, you are made of stone my friend. Stone)

 

How to move forward in the face of Fear? With one step.

 

See you Saturday,

XK

 


FIND YOUR FERRAGAMO

by kim naci


Celebrate the Fall collection of Ferragamo and channel your favorite Fellini character. Need more F words? (nope, no election talk here my friend). Fabulous prints paired with inky knits.  Feminine heels that can challenge a glass ceiling. 

Join me TUESDAY, NOV. 15TH  as I host the Ferragamo Ready-to-Wear collection. Bring your favorite items from Fall - tall sexy boots, suede motorcycle jacket, leather pants that have finally broken in to perfection! - and we will find your Ferragamo match! 

If there were Dorothy's coveted shoes, she would have stayed in Oz, far from danger of anyone being her same shoe size...

If there were Dorothy's coveted shoes, she would have stayed in Oz, far from danger of anyone being her same shoe size...

Ferragamo made it easy for us this season. Play it safe and pair the bold, sexy pieces with denim. Or declare my favorite, "Everything goes with everything!" and wear them all at once

With footwear from Ferragamo, you're allowed to wear your yoga / jeggings / sweats and get a pass. A temporary one (!)

Let's find your match! Join me next week...

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO AND MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

KIM NACI

STYLE EDITOR  

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15  --  11 AM TO 2 PM PRESENTATION AT 12 PM

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

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RSVP BY NOVEMBER 8 EVENTS@US.FERRAGAMO.COM OR 212.756.6515

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE...finding something to wear this Fall

by kim naci


Target: Bloomingdales

Task: Find your inner La Femme Nikita

The shoes? Timeless. What else can you say that about from the 90s?

The shoes? Timeless. What else can you say that about from the 90s?

Join me this Saturday @Bloomingdales  to help TED BAKER solve crime. Fashion victims are everywhere this season. Suspects like bejeweled collars, disarming hangbags and sharp pencils skirts will all be interrogated and put on trial. Or simply put on! (C'mon...like you could have resisted making that pun?)

Check out Mr. Madonna's short film. The BESTEST PART? You can shop while you watch!

Check out Mr. Madonna's short film. The BESTEST PART? You can shop while you watch!

The clever folks at TED BAKER did a brilliant collab with fellow Brit babe Guy RItchie for their Fall 2016 campaign. The result is a film noir titled Mission: Impeccable "...a shoppable video that constructs a seedy underworld of sartorial espionage." Sounds like a Saturday to me.

Bloomingdales @ 59th Street, 2FL

Saturday 09.10.16

2:00pm - 5:00pm 

Treats, Pleats and DJ Beats

No one leaves until we solve this fashion crime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STRIPES.

by kim naci


Just is about stripes. No clever pun about Bill Murray. Or prison. Or French Sailors (although that does sound remarkably like the plot of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou)

This month La Ligne debuted. A collection inspired by The Stripe. If you know me, you know I cannot walk by a stripe without stopping. Why? Was I a mariner in another life? (just broke rule #1). There is something so fresh, neutral yet chic about a stripe. Its the "goes with everything" - not unlike a snakeskin.  So, in keeping with the minimalist nature this post is simple and to the point. 

The team behind La Ligne gets it. Former Vogue editors Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster snatched up former head of development Rag + Bone's Molly Howard and they got done to business. And we get to reap the benefits. Yippee!

You may recognize some of these beautiful faces. Also La Ligne just inked a deal with Net-A-Porter and are working on major collabs with Leandra Medine from Man Repellar

Stay tuned (I resisted saying 'stand in line' and feel that warrants applause).  Stripes are so close to my heart, you knows theres gonna be a part 2 to this post. Minimal-schminimal....


CODE RED

by kim naci


The Boss... Spy... Its clear why Redbook magazine chose to feature me and Melissa McCarthy in the same issue.  Very clear. Even if its just to me. 

Photo by Michael Waring

We have the same humour, same parenting style and deep understanding that when the size changes, the style doesnt have to. Ok, she's pretty damn amazing. Ugh, fine - she gets the cover while I get a thumbnail (blown up obnoxiously for visual purposes). 

Check out the April issue of Redbook! Page 57 features some of my rarely shared sneaky style tips. They caught me in a giving mood. 

Flip through for some great, easy pieces to help escort us into Spring. With an errant snowfall or two. These bodysuits are top of my list so far. Can't wait to pair it with sexually questionable trousers and something sparkly on the my dogs.

I love the nude illusion running down the center of the foot! Now Tamara Mellon is straight to consumer, cutting out the middle man and upcharges. Thanks, T!

I love the nude illusion running down the center of the foot! Now Tamara Mellon is straight to consumer, cutting out the middle man and upcharges. Thanks, T!

Is she cute on her own? Of course. But check out the dress below for a more realistic use of this romper. (Does the word "teddy" make you think of Chrissy from Three's Company too?)

Is she cute on her own? Of course. But check out the dress below for a more realistic use of this romper. (Does the word "teddy" make you think of Chrissy from Three's Company too?)

One of my favorites from the sexy ladies of SUSTAINABILITY  Reformation. Perfect for weddings: bring the sass...hold the scandal.

One of my favorites from the sexy ladies of SUSTAINABILITY  Reformation. Perfect for weddings: bring the sass...hold the scandal.

Lots of other tips that I did not contribute to are nestled in the pages. So get ready to embrace Spring with confidence, courage...and snow boots.

XK


HERE'S HOW THE STORY GOES.

by kim naci


Some things I can predict: The successful crossover of a curly-haired country girl to a pop star with severe bangs? Yes. The cronut? Yes (and sorry). The other times Ive missed escape me now. But my prediction for the inevitable success for & Other Stories has never, ever, ever, ever weakened. Ive written about them a gazillion times.

And now everyone wants a slice of that delish, GF-SF-DF fashion pie. Oh, its so hard to keep from doing the ITYS dance!

The talented sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are undoubtedly readers of this blog(!). Though they've been working on it since & Other Stories landed on this side of the pond, the Rodarte collaboration with & Other Stories launches in 2 days. Take a look at my favorites:

The may have made the perfect shape for a blouse: vnk / crossover / flutter shoulder cap...what else do you need? Besides a bottom.

The may have made the perfect shape for a blouse: vnk / crossover / flutter shoulder cap...what else do you need? Besides a bottom.

Suede, sparkle and Sevingy's stamp of approval.

Suede, sparkle and Sevingy's stamp of approval.

These are from the private collection of & Other Stories but lend themselves nicely, no?

These are from the private collection of & Other Stories but lend themselves nicely, no?

This reminds me of something my favorite aunt - a ballerina from Istanbul - wore when she'd babysit me and sister.

This reminds me of something my favorite aunt - a ballerina from Istanbul - wore when she'd babysit me and sister.

Its hard to pair these with the expected heels, when you know you'll look cooler in sneaks! Just do it.

Its hard to pair these with the expected heels, when you know you'll look cooler in sneaks! Just do it.

You've got 2 days to curate. Do as my heroic fashion warrior Annette Berry did: skip the camping out and book a hotel room for the 16th. You'll feel dignified, well rested and close enough to stash your 1st round of treasures. Then dive back in.

XK


YOU'RE GETTING WARMER...WARMER...YOU'RE HOT!

by kim naci


73. 75. 68. 72. That's the weather line-up for this week. So, let's start acting like it.

First step, flip through the pages of Marie Claire's Spring Issue

Dakota proves you can wear Red as a Redhead. And that she's won the gene game. Thanks, Tess and Crockett!

Dakota proves you can wear Red as a Redhead. And that she's won the gene game.

Thanks, Tess and Crockett!

While flipping through the pages, you may find yourself on PAGE 89 and pause. At length.

Photographer Anna Campanelli captured the perplexion on my face,  having emerged from the wrong exit - searching frantically for my metrocard. 

Photographer Anna Campanelli captured the perplexion on my face,  having emerged from the wrong exit - searching frantically for my metrocard. 

Readers, I don't want to tell you to what to buy for Spring weather. I mean, I DO, but first Id like to help shepherd you into the season by using what you already have. Like a mentorship program for your Spring / Summer dresses, without the Green Juice runs. 

My favorite combo is Toasty on top + Tarty on bottom: keeping your trunk warm should be your #1 goal on the brisk walk to the subway. Your legs will become furnaces as you navigate the streets. They can be bare. So, select your lightweight cashmeres to pair with "springy bottoms." (Did I just discover the best band name?)

One of my favorite shops for layering pieces: &otherstories  / pair this look with booties and squeeze out more wears of anything pony hair!

One of my favorite shops for layering pieces: &otherstories  / pair this look with booties and squeeze out more wears of anything pony hair!

Make a Tinder match between your blacks and pastels. She's new in town and looking for a seasoned pillar of style. He wants to laugh again and share stories with someone. 

Make a Tinder match between your blacks and pastels. She's new in town and looking for a seasoned pillar of style. He wants to laugh again and share stories with someone. 

Love the look, but have to insist aggressively on more color. See below, and I put down the knife...

Love the look, but have to insist aggressively on more color. See below, and I put down the knife...

The highly anticipated collab between Ferragamo and Edgardo Osorio. There's even a mesh detail so no piggies escape...

The highly anticipated collab between Ferragamo and Edgardo Osorio. There's even a mesh detail so no piggies escape...

Im studying Greek mythology with my 7yr old daughter Ayse. I feel like these will help illustrate my story of Nike, the winged goddess. Its an investment in her education. #childrenarethefuture

Im studying Greek mythology with my 7yr old daughter Ayse. I feel like these will help illustrate my story of Nike, the winged goddess. Its an investment in her education. #childrenarethefuture

If Ive failed to lure you outside of your comfort zone of black only, that's on me. Let's revisit this in July. But at the very least...please consider a bag. 

Green is my comfort zone. Maybe I was algae in a previous life. 

Green is my comfort zone. Maybe I was algae in a previous life. 

Ive never tried to hide my affection for red + pink together. Nice try!

Ive never tried to hide my affection for red + pink together. Nice try!

So there it is. For Spring we need thin layers to escort our looks to the dance. And choose color. Nothing shocking. I know. Just enjoy.

XK


DRENCH. FRENCH. TRENCH.

by kim naci


Hail the trifecta of chicness. One cannot think of rainwear without imagining themselves as a Parisian in a trenchcoat, can one? Here's how I pictured myself handling the storm last night.

However, this was my reality...drenched literature. 

My culinary bibles - baptized by the rain. Any suggestions on drying them out?

My culinary bibles - baptized by the rain. Any suggestions on drying them out?

Which brings up a great topic. We are in bi-polar weather, friends - we need to keep our heads straight and our bodies dry. Ive rounded up some cute transitional jackets for this weather. Each versatile enough to layer-on / layer-off. 

Can you feel how soft this is???

Can you feel how soft this is???

Im still not over this colour...x

Im still not over this colour...x

More on the Spring 2016 Ferragamo collection coming up. In the meantime, look at the shoes they paired this dream coat with!

More on the Spring 2016 Ferragamo collection coming up.

In the meantime, look at the shoes they paired this dream coat with!

This will probadly hold you for a while, right? Give me some time to gather my thoughts and you'll be in for a treat. Next post: my trip to the Ferragamo showroom, led by my talented friend Clay Edmonds. Oh, scrumptious! 

XK 



WHAT TO DO WHEN...

by kim naci


...you hate everything in your closet and your stylist is out of town.

Man up and buy this month's issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine.

http://www.realsimple.com/

The editors at RS invited me to share my secret formula for a Closet Cleanse. At first I resisted. "My secrets? Never!" I barked. But man, they won me over with their Warby Parker-esque kindness (see Instagram post) . And now, dear reader(s) you get to reap the benefits.

 

Remember, a long weekend is a great time to Closet Cleanse.

Here's to shitty weather, a bottle of wine and a goal!

x

-KIM

 

 

 


POP! BUBBLES AND BAUBLES

by kim naci


Coming up with something cute and clever to call this new year is hard. And we're running out of time! My impossibly chíc friend Sarika Rastogi's choice: Sweet 16. I mean...how much do you love?

Since it was too warm and toasty this year for winter glam, my mind went straight to accessories. And my feet went straight to Elizabeth Street. This year my talented friend Page Sargisson had constructed the ultimate pop up shop. A curator at heart, Page spoiled her guests with bubbly cocktails that went down too quickly (you can't try on rings while holding a FULL glass, can you?)  and manicures by Vanity Projects to compliment your new trinkets.

http://www.pagesargisson.com/collections/cat-rings
http://www.pagesargisson.com/collections/cat-rings
http://www.pagesargisson.com/products/teeny-tiny-rings-1

Page also introduced me to the bag collection I cannot stop talking about. Annabell Ingall. You may have seen her giant - but deceptively lightweight - leather bags on the shoulders of your style crushes. Simple, clean and in colors other than the ubiquitous black and brown.

http://annabel-ingall.myshopify.com/collections/isabella-item-tote/products/large-isabella-tote-burgundy
http://annabel-ingall.myshopify.com/collections/isabella-item-tote/products/large-isabella-tote-indigo

Did you know she also created the crossover bag that made me a convert? Let's say it and just get it out of the way: I crossed over to the crossover!  

http://annabel-ingall.myshopify.com/collections/crossbody-messenger/products/jojo-crossbody-indigo
http://annabel-ingall.myshopify.com/collections/crossbody-messenger/products/jojo-crossbody-silver
http://annabel-ingall.myshopify.com/collections/crossbody-messenger/products/jojo-crossbody-fuchsia

If you missed the pop up shop, no worries. All jewels and bags can be purchased straight from Page, right here in our li'l Brooklyn. Email her your Wist List: info@pagesargisson.com


COLOR BLINDED

by kim naci


Ive been working for Alexander Wang this season. A favorite of Anna Wintour, The Weeknd and models with Instagram numbers that rival the population of Brazil.  

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/602873/T_by_Alexander_Wang/dickie-split-side-wool-and-cashmere-blend-tunic
http://www.alexanderwang.com/us/shop/women/tops-top-jacquard-peplum-top_cod37813395vc.html

Typical looks from my office, with equally and/or more attractive folk. 

Loosely interpreted, the AW employee handbook states only black, white or otherwise somber colors are allowed. As an unapologetic lover of fuchsia, I was torn. But the simplicity began to grow on  me. And a uniform emerged.

What I believed: Uniforms are boring, creativity theives and prisoner garb.

What Ive learned: a uniform eliminates the biggest decision of your morning. ELIMINATES!  And with that out of the way, you are open to receive creativity.  Without worrying about if you've rolled your cuffs unevenly enough. 

My daily go to:

Top Etro / Skirt L'Agence / Boots by Isabel Marant to feed every girls Francophiliactic hunger

Top Etro / Skirt L'Agence / Boots by Isabel Marant to feed every girls Francophiliactic hunger

So, there you have it. A minimal post about a minimal look with minimal effort. Now, get back to work and stop getting distracting by all the blinding greys and beige hues in your office.

X

 

 


BE BASIC

by kim naci


All summer long Ive been asked to share my idea of the perfect basic t-shirt. Listen up, it does not exist. What Ive learned is there is not ONE perfect tee but FIVE that you need in your closet:

1. EVERLANE

https://www.everlane.com/collections/womens-tees/products/womens-v-white?utm_source=pepperjam&utm_medium=2-112673&utm_campaign=21181&clickId=1388610893

The feel good company has perfected "slouchy chíc."

 

2. REFORMATION

https://www.thereformation.com/products/austin-tee-white

What makes this Austin tee so soft? Its tencel and linen working together. And putting the rest of their shit behind them. 

3. SPLENDID

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/565749

Check out the exaggerated raglan sleeve on this piece. Its allows for maximum movement while waving your arm frantically to get the bartender...sorry, mixologist's attention.

4. J.Crew

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/547029

Sometimes I stare at my closet and ask myself: WWJLW -  What would Jenna Lyons wear? No doubt JL would pair this tee with these boots and this skirt. And crush it unapologetically, while riding the Q train. 

 

5. ARITZIA

http://us.aritzia.com/product/nadja-t-shirt/51182025.html

Aritzia, the dark horse of fashion, frustrates and fascinates me all at once. Last season it was impossible to find cute jackets. But Artizia, like a bodega open at 2am when your having a maniacal craving for kale chips (hello, Brooklyn junkies), came through. You don't forget that. And you will come to appreciate, as I have, the hybrid neckline of this too-wide-for-a-crewnk-yet-too-high-for-a-vneck tee. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A TEE:

* The more mashup of contents, the more drapey the look.

* Ask a snarky salesguy if its preshrunk. Try tolerating their closed eyes while they speak to you.

* Generally, a cap sleeve looks best. Seek one that offers a slanted cut across the sleeve.

* A center back seam is never not sexy.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Enza Costa

T by Alexander Wang

LNA

Victoria's Secret 

Rag & Bone

Have any gems you don't see listed and want to share with us? C'mon...we'd do the same for you.

xo

 


"If it was warm, she wouldnt wear much more..."

by kim naci


It's hot out, girl!

Now, you won't see me preaching about the ONLY dress you need this summer. But I will gently suggest you choose these if you don't fancy stomach sweat. #thestruggleisreal

http://www.emersonfry.com/v-column-dress-chalk

Emerson Fry Dress  / Emerson Fry Shoe

http://www.emersonfry.com/v-column-dress-chalk

Also appropriate for work, these dress with keep you cool and let a little breeze sneak into your bitz. If the A/C is on the fritz.

https://www.joefresh.com/us/Categories/Women/Dresses/Silk-Desert-Dress/p/WS5D310058_219
Reformation Dress  / pair it with a core bra

Reformation Dress  / pair it with a core bra

Asos Dress / she's got pockets, a flattering neckline, natural fibers AND machine washable...the perfect dress. It would be my go-to for summer weddings, if it weren't white. But there's always brunch!

Asos Dress / she's got pockets, a flattering neckline, natural fibers AND machine washable...the perfect dress. It would be my go-to for summer weddings, if it weren't white. But there's always brunch!

Equipment Dress / its a breathable silk and because of the forgiving print, it will hide any stomach sweat. Yep. I just strung those two words together.

Equipment Dress / its a breathable silk and because of the forgiving print, it will hide any stomach sweat. Yep. I just strung those two words together.

Rag & Bone Dress I really love the blue and black together, especially with engineered placement of the panels. 

Rag & Bone Dress

I really love the blue and black together, especially with engineered placement of the panels. 

Stay cool, my babies...


THE 4 LOOKS YOU NEED FOR THE 4th...

by kim naci


The 4th is almost here, swinging her (not confederate) flag and twirling her baton.

Let's make this a Slim Aarons holiday. That means leave your old swim team one-piece at home, along with your cut-offs, your flip-flops and anything else that needs hyphenation. Let's your style aspiration guide you (ok fine, stuff the cut-offs in your bag!

 

1 - Keep the beaches beautiful by wearing necklaces with your swimwear. 

Swimsuit Lisa Marie Fernandez / Rope Necklace & Other Stories  / Crescendo Necklace Anthropologie / Black Drawstring Sandal & Other Stories / SIlver Elastic Sandal & Other Stories 

Swimsuit Lisa Marie Fernandez / Rope Necklace & Other Stories  / Crescendo Necklace Anthropologie / Black Drawstring Sandal & Other Stories / SIlver Elastic Sandal & Other Stories 

2 - Hey Brooklyn - Can you BBQ kale? 

White romper JCrew / Espadrille Wedge Lauren by Ralph Lauren / Multi-colored jumper DVF / Kaftan Eres / Star spangled gladiator flat Loeffler Randall 

White romper JCrew / Espadrille Wedge Lauren by Ralph Lauren / Multi-colored jumper DVF / Kaftan Eres / Star spangled gladiator flat Loeffler Randall 

3 - Beauty by the bonfire

From left: Nautical Striped Sweaters JCrew / Jogger Pant with Contrast hem Y-3 / Nude sandal Alexa Wagner / Illustration by Rene Gruau/ Cropped Ribbed Sweater Theory / Stripe Skirt Zara / Thong Gladiator Sandal Alexa Wagner 

From left: Nautical Striped Sweaters JCrew / Jogger Pant with Contrast hem Y-3 / Nude sandal Alexa Wagner / Illustration by Rene Gruau/ Cropped Ribbed Sweater Theory / Stripe Skirt Zara / Thong Gladiator Sandal Alexa Wagner 

4 - The morning after. Are you a hydrating? Or hiking?

Ribbed knit pant + top ZARA / Breathable mesh racerback Tank LAAIN / Running pant Lucas Hugh

Ribbed knit pant + top ZARA / Breathable mesh racerback Tank LAAIN / Running pant Lucas Hugh

If you find yourself in any of these categories, you will have a successful 4th.

Friday morning and you still haven't packed? TEXT ME. My office will be open throughout firework practice.....

 


JUST TRY TO PEE BEFOREHAND...

by kim naci


WORKOUT JUMPSUIT. 

At first, you will feel like an anatomically incorrect doll. Afterwards, you will enjoy the freedom and share the joy a baby feels having just discovered his toes.

Check out the Top 3 Uses for a Workout Jumpsuit:

1 - Actual Work

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli Workout Bodysuit Nike / Sweater coat Zara (similar here) / Belt Donna Karan (similar here) / Clutch Barneys / Shoes Elizabeth and James / Cuffs Marc Jacobs

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Workout Bodysuit Nike / Sweater coat Zara (similar here) / Belt Donna Karan (similar here) / Clutch Barneys / Shoes Elizabeth and James / Cuffs Marc Jacobs

2 - Brunch

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli Top (actual dress) Yoana Baraschi / Jacket Helmut Lang (similar here) / Sunglasses Michael Kors / Watch MVMT

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Top (actual dress) Yoana Baraschi / Jacket Helmut Lang (similar here) / Sunglasses Michael Kors / Watch MVMT

3 - Workout (size down if you want to skip a step and make full use of the interior sports bra)

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Photo credit Anna Campanelli

Someone spies Mister Softee across the courts!

Someone spies Mister Softee across the courts!

Honorable mentions not to be overlooked:

* Best-Thing-EVER-To-Wear-To-A-Sample-Sale - Enthusiasts are well versed in the typical Sample Sale scenario and all too familiar with the lack of fitting room + time urgency combo.

* Pack Light - if you are ambitious enough to pack workout clothes on a trip, you may be discouraged by the outrageous "per piece" laundry fee. Contributing International Editor and Senior Correspondent Peter Lindberg has enjoyed his share of swankier hotels and commented on the efficiency of the piece, having experienced paying "upwards of $20 per piece. "

* ZZZ - Easy to fall asleep in after marathon session of Silicon Valley (nice shout last episode to our friends @Digg!)