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.


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.


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



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


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


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


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


try this

Ever had the urge to wear your lingerie as outerwear? I do all the time and have always admired the look. Guess what? There is good news. There are several ways to wear yours and get it right. Without running the risk of looking like you’re workin’ the red light district. Actually, quite the contrary. Classic and edgy, the best combination. Small bust? Try a printed or classic black bralette. Need a bit more support? Invest in a great bustier. Does the whole idea of lingerie as outerwear throw your mind into a tizzy? Try a forever classic slip dress like this one from Mayle or La Garçonne Moderne. Fashion is about having fun! Go for it.  –SoS


Pretty in pink

It’s official. My daughter is 7 today. Although her self proclaimed favorite color is black; I will be honoring her sweet spirit and soul on this day with pretty pink picks. APIECE APART, Rhode Resort, Zimmermann, Sea, Valentino, La Garçonne x Save Khaki, A.P.C., Bella Freud, Sofie D’Hoore, Barneys New York XO Jennifer Meyer, Isabel Marant Étoile, TEIJA, Jil Sander, Isabel Marant, Current/Elliott, MM6 Maison Margiela, H&MMansur Gavriel. –SoS

Image: Luckybird Bakery