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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Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s Chufy.World

Been flying by the seat of my pants the last few weeks. Glad to sit for just a while this afternoon and share these beautiful pieces from Chufy. Summer solstice/beyond approved. Argentinian Flag-embroidered skirt, Norte pleated linen midi skirt, X Aux Charpentiers tapered-leg linen trousers, X Juan Hernandez Daels butterfly shirt, and for fall/winter this incredible X Awanay Ruana bird-embroidered wool wrap. It’s an always and forever, heirloom-worthy, piece. As are these classic zip-front leather riding boots. Love books? Need a gift for your fashion-forward friend who has it all? Add Travels with Chufy to her carefully curated bookshelf. Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s book invites readers to off-the-radar hideaways and secluded retreats. I know. Sounds dreamy right? –SoS

Photography: Isaias Miciu Nicolaevici for W Magazine. @chufy @chufy.world

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grab before gone

Who doesn’t love a SALE? Need Supply Co. is a go-to for well-curated picks for client wardrobes as well as my own. Grab these discounted goods before they are history. Save up to 40% on dresses, tops, accessories, shoes, and more from: Ganni, Lizzie Fortunato, T by Alexander Wang, Blanket scarf, Creatures of Comfort, Acne Studios, Ganni, T by Alexander WangWhich We Want, Need, Rachel Comey, Farrow, A.P.C., EDIT, Baserange, Farrow, AlumnaeT by Alexander Wang. –SoS

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basics don’t mean boring

Maybe you’ve heard the coined term “capsule wardrobe?” If you’re not familiar with this terminology; it’s all about basics. The ease of a simple wardrobe. Consider any of these picks. J.Crew, Oak, Cotton Citizen (sale, snag it for fallWilt, Mother, Paige, MadewellKule, Brock Collection, Co, Madewell. Remember to buy thoughtfully and add pieces as your budget affords. –SoS

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stow and go

Get ready for it. Every few fashion cycles they circle back around. The ultimate hands free, stow and go, fanny pack. If this term makes you scream you may also refer to them as belt bags. Here are several great looking styles. Wear yours for work, travel and weekend farmers markets. Utilize your belt loops or forgo these keepers and sling it lower on your hip. And mix up how you wear yours, altogether, by styling it cross-body. Barneys, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Alexandra de CurtisBuilding Block, Clare V., 3.1 Phillip LimUrban Outfitters, Patagonia, ASOS, Etsy. –SoS 

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take it easy

I like it when getting dressed is easy and doesn’t require a lot of thought. Take for instance any of these effortless step in and go trousers. These, thesethese or these (also available in this great brick red color too) with your favorite tank top and sandals and go forward in stylish ease. Extend into fall and winter by tucking in a button down or a textured knit up top and booties or loafers on your feet. –SoS

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swim, swam, swum

Swim team (for my daughter) has begun. It’s the unofficial/official start to summer. I wish I had paid closer attention to the treadmill and a bit less attention to my favorite tacos. Anyway, the past is the past and whether I’m ready for it or not; it’s bathing suit season once again. And, as the brilliant and blunt Adrian H. Wood, PhD of @talesofaneducateddebutante coined it. I am, and want to continue to be, the “Mom that goes under.” With all of this being said, I am very much appreciating two-piece tummy tucking high-waist varieties. Feminine, sexy, and actually wearable. The Ones Who / Heather Bottoms + Matteau Swim / Tri Crop Top, Akras / Emil Highwaisted Bottom + Elsa Bikini Top, Flagpole Swim Perry High-Waist Bikini Bottom + Perry Bikini Top, She Made Me Sana high-rise crochet bikini briefs + bikini top, Stella McCartney botanical-embroidered high-waist bikini briefs + bikini top, Acne Studios Hellira Bottom + bikini top, Rachel Comey Keena Bottom + Revival top, Kiini Tasmin crochet-trimmed bikini briefs + bikini top, Mara Hoffman Meridan-print high-rise bikini briefs + cropped cami bikini top, Zimmerman Tulsi Lace Panel Bikini, Bower Oh Cheri high-rise bikini briefs + Jane bandeau bikini top, Made By Dawn bikini briefs + Shell bikini top, Diane von Furstenberg floral-print high-waist bikini briefs + bikini top. 1, 2, 3,…JUMP. –SoS

Made By Dawn

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slide on

On a recent trip to the Amalfi coast, I had the chance to watch skilled artisans crafting handmade leather sandals, on nearly every corner in Positano, to shoppers specific foot measurements. It was fun to watch. I have always had an appreciation for items made by hand, with care and with quality materials. If you cannot make it to the Amalfi coast there are companies still taking the time to produce beautiful handmade sandals. The ones that just seem to get better and more comfortable with time. I particularly fell in love, all over again, with the wide crisscross leather slide. Great to wear with many pieces in your closet including, and not limited to, dresses to ankle bearing skinny jeans. Slide them on and go. Minimum, you’ll need black and brown. Thais SlideApeteros Flat Sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals, Filia Slide, Taygete Bow velvet slides, Madrid Sandal by Birkenstock, Alumnae Mignon Leather Sandals, KYMA Sikinos Leather Slide Sandals, Ulla Johnson Ingrid Suede Slide Sandals, Barneys New York Fringed Denim & Leather Slide Sandals, Paul Andrew Lina Slides, Brother Vellies Burkina striped-bow leather slides, Brother Vellies Lamu feather crossover slidesSaint Laurent Nu Pieds leather slide sandals, Chloé Kerenn shearling slides, The Row Ellen ruched-front slides, Balmain Lace-up suede slides, Gianvito Rossi Capri satin slides, ATP Atelier Rosa cutout leather slides. Have fun deciding. They’re all incredible. –SoS

Chloé

Gianvito Rossi

 The Row

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies

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