My Shopping Strategy

Outfit details: Paule Ka dress and jacket, Chanel sandals and bag, Hermés bracelet

I had been stalking this Paule Ka dress and jacket online and as soon as I saw it go on sale, I pulled the trigger. This time of year, I'm either buying high quality seasonless pieces that can be worn in now and in the fall (if layered properly) or I'm buying summer sale items that are timeless and can be worn for summers to come. The summer in Boston is so short that one really needs very few true summer pieces.  That's why I love this dress and jacket. The dress is sleeveless but with the jacket, some tights and booties, I can bring it into the fall.


Summer Staples


Outfit details: Rag and Bone top (from last summer), Missoni skirt (from last summer but similar on sale here), Lanvin shoes, 3.1 Philip Lim bag (similar here and here), Stephanie Kantis necklace, Hermés bracelets

This outfit was a staple for me last summer and it meets my summer formula. Oversized blouse, tube skirt, sandals. I have a few versions of this same outfit that I've worn quite a bit this summer with a couple neoprene Clover Canyon skirts but I forgot how much I loved this outfit from last year. These tube skirts are also great fo travel because they don't wrinkle and they take up very little suitcase space.



Sunday Supper :: From the Farmer's Market to my Table

Ahh, this is just the most glorious time of year.  There are so many reasons but I especially love that this is the time of year where I can get all sorts of seasonal, fresh and local foods. On a recent trip to the Copley Square Farmer's Market, I picked up a number of things.  So my dinner Sunday night was made in large part with things from the farmer's market.

I bought a package of sweet pea ravioli from Valicenti Organico which I had initially planned to serve together with golden and green zucchini cooked in olive oli and red chili flakes. But once I tasted the delicate flavor of the ravioli, instead I made a light sauce from the pasta water and pecorino romano cheese to serve the ravioli with.  I had the zucchini on the side as well as a tomato, cucumber and olive salad (kind of a Greek peasant salad but not exactly). The tomatoes are getting to the point this year where they are bright red and actually taste like tomatoes.  As for the cucumbers, I eat them all year long but now they are so crisp and snappy, there's just nothing bettter.


Put a bow on it

Outfit details: Valentino dress and shoes, Chanel bag, Alexis Bittar bracelet, Zara jacket (old but similar here)

A classic shift dress is one of my very favorite things. It's timeless, flattering and can be dressed up or down. This particular dress is made even more fabulous by the bow detail at the back. I also love this dress for the fact that it's timeless and seasonless. Come fall, I'll wear it with tights and booties.



Outfit details: Issa dress (similar here), Helmut Lang jacket, Prada shoes, Chanel handbag and necklace, Hermés bangles

I have a couple of these knit Issa London dresses and they are so easy to wear; comfortable, chic, easy to pack in a suitcase. I have this dress in another color and print and would be thrilled to add another to my wardrobe but the fit of these dresses is inconsistent and I have yet to find another that fits me well.

Sorry for my absence, I was running around LA and Beverly Hills for the last week and had the most fun.  I'm planning to do a few posts on the trip but you can see my instagram photos here