space travel

Monday, August 21, 2017 marks the event many of us, in the US, have been anticipating all summer; the moment the moon’s path completely covers the sun creating a total solar eclipse. The event got me thinking about space and travel. While the reality of space travel, for most of us, seems like a shot in the dark; I believe in my daughter’s lifetime trips to Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and beyond will be a reality. What would you wear if you had the opportunity to visit outer space? These are my picks for a weekend jaunt to the moon. Day: Nili Lotan, Acne StudioVetements, Nike, See By ChloéNight: Saint Laurent, Marni. P.S. They’re all total badass earthly picks too. –SoS

NASA vintage-style space travel posters. Buy here.

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micro floral

I stumbled upon the image below on Pinterest; and had to do a little digging to find out who made this long sleeve, delicate, micro floral frock. I love it for its covered up, simple, less is more aesthetic. Wear it now with sandals; wear it this fall and winter over your favorite jeans and with tights and boots too. Buy it here. –SoS

Mie Juel, Style Director at Elle Denmark. Image courtesy of @mie_juel Instagram.

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righteous red

Rouge, rojo, rosso 赤, 红, लाल, אָדוֹם, το κόκκινο, kırmızı, красный, red. Red is a universal color of love. It’s a stand out pop of color that goes with everything. And it’s the color for fall 2017. Red picks for wearing on, off, and in-between duty: Maison MargielaArea, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant Étoile, Re/Done Originals, Roksanda, Preen Line, ChloéSea, Balenciaga, Helmut LangIsabel Marant Étoile, 6397Farrow. –SoS

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VaVaVelvet

Velvet isn’t going anywhere; it’s a classic in my book. And it’s a must-have for fall 2017. Look for beautiful, rich, eye-popping jewel-tones. Stand out from the crowd in any of these crushed picks. Dion Lee, Dries Van Noten, A.L.C. (Sale)Saint Laurent, Isabel MarantRacil, Vivetta, Ulla Johnson (note: full, flowy, mid-length hemlines this season), Dolce&GabbanaMasscob, MangoIsabel Marant Étoile (SALE – Get it Before it’s Gone), ASOS, Chelsea28, WayfCurrent/Elliott (Save 55%), Stella McCartneySaint Laurent, Marc JacobsPrada, ValentinoA.L.C.Jonathan SimkhaiH&M, TopshopTibi, TopshopFrame, Barneys New York. –SoS

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all black

My eye is naturally drawn to bright colors. I love looking at and being inspired by color and pattern. But I also find just as much excitement in an all black monochromatic look. A great pair of black jeans and a black top and a great black dress. All black is simple, understated, mysterious and chic at the same time. Here are a few all black pieces that have my number. Own the room quietly. Isabel Marant Étoile, Ganni, RaeyPlace Nationale, EDIT, Vince, Norma Kamali, Helmut Lang, NSF, A.L.C., Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, MM6 by Maison Margiela, Velvet by Graham & SpencerRaey. –SoS

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simple summer skin and hair

The secret to glowing summer skin? Simplicity and less is more. My beauty regimen has taken the backseat for more years than I care to admit. The results are deeper, more prominent facial lines, age spots, and dry, uneven skin tone and texture. Before baby, when time was a luxury, my nightly skin care ritual was a 15 to 20 minute ordeal. Today, I’m lucky if I have the energy to brush my teeth before crawling into bed. A early summer facial (I cannot remember my last) and micro dermabrasion appointment have helped get me back on a track to better skin care. Oh, and these three products. NeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash (for gentle, non-abrasive exfoliating + cleansing), Avène Skin Recovery Cream (for soothing, decadent AM/PM moisture), EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (a creamy, non-greasy, daily must for anti-aging). The results, for me, have been softer, hydrated, dewy, less irritated skin with improved tone and texture. My daughter and I also love sharing Heritage Store Rosewater Spray and Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen Stick. The ticket to easy, healthy summer hair? Skip the dryer and apply Marrakesh KaHm Daily Smoothing Treatment. A top shelf, must-have beauty product. Smell the experience…-SoS

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88 days of summer

While there are still officially 88 days left until the end of summer; I am mentally prepping for a cool, fall/winter wardrobe. Sweaters, jackets, and boots. This is the season where we typically spend more. Cold weather purchases often carry a higher price tag for many reasons including more material, and heavier, more luxurious fabrics to name a few. I always have my sights dialed in to the season ahead…a perfect recipe for smarter buys and less impulse “why did I buy this?” purchases. Think long and hard about how to spend your hard earned dollars. And always remember QUALITY over QUANTITY. Adam Lippes (great transition), Brochu Walker, R13, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant ÉtoileGolden Goose (40% sale), Calvin Klein 05W39NYC, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Rachel Comey, Maison Michel, Acne Studios, GGDBGianvito Rossi, Saint Laurent. –SoS

Image: Collage Vintage

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