Minimal

Minimalism in fashion might seem like a one note to some people. But not to me. Emerson Fry is the perfect example of how minimalism will always be in style and effortless. I know these shots are basic grey, black and white. But seriously, can these ever be wrong?

The above picture is amazingly chic. My life has no need for such designer outfits, but if I had somewhere to go, this would be it.

Maybe Carolyn Bessette would have rocked these down the sidewalk in Tribeca.

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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

I have always had an obsession (in a good not scary way) for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Her style can be translated into today, tomorrow, 3 decades from now and two decades prior. Her untimely passing makes her even more of an enigma. She was free of the annoying over sharing mediums of Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc. A time when you only knew someone if you actually knew them.

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The daily pap shots were wonderful for us, but obviously an annoying and intrusive aspect to her life. I can never begin to relate, but am very thankful to have visuals of her style and sophistication.  Minimal style at its best. Classic and clean-lined. Nothing was “a piece of the moment”. Tailored and impeccable. The hair. The minimal make up.

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I think what resonates most with me is that she was human. She fought, she laughed, she lived and she did it in the spotlight because of who she married. Interestingly enough, I think that was also a major component to the public’s infatuation with her.

Her fate was tragic.  I wonder what her look would translate today, where her life would have led her and how she would have impacted society, not just on a superficial role as a style icon.

Holiday Heels

When I have an occasion to go to that requires me to dress up, I have to say I am not quick to throw on a dress and do it up that way. I do not imagine my holiday calendar being packed with parties, but there are a few get-togethers that are tentatively on the calendar. I am sure that most will be decked out, and awesome for them. But knowing me, I will be getting decked out a different way.

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These JBrand Velvet trousers are exactly what I picture wearing. I swear everything always comes back in style eventually. I had a pair of black velvets 15 years ago when I worked in the city that I loved. They are loooonnnng gone, but the style is back again. These can be found at http://www.jbrandjeans.com

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With this fitted black blazer from Zara as the topper. Simple and can be worn dressed up or down later with jeans and trainers. Try http://www.zara.com for similar looks or this exact style.

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This simple top would work perfect with what I am thinking of wearing. This is found on http://www.shopbop.com.

And it is always about the shoes. They will always be my downfall.

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Sigh. Oh how I love these. Not happening, but I love them. These are also on http://www.shopbop.com. Add a long gold delicate gold necklace and a visit to my hair guy for a perfectly imperfect blow dry and I am good.

This is what I am picturing. The idea can be replicated in countless ways, with varied price points. What I like is that truly these are all basics for a night out and some version is probably already in your closet.

Fall Night Out

Fall Night Out

Rails relax shirt
shopthetrendboutique.com

J Crew slim vest
jcrew.com

Paige Denim black skinny leg jeans
$345 – anotherlove.com.au

Rag & bone high heel ankle boots
$605 – harveynichols.com

Bee Charming collar charm
metroparkusa.com

Pieces circle scarve
$17 – pieces.com

Johnstons of Elgin glove
$57 – liberty.co.uk

Wishing for a full shopping cart

This COWLNECK PONCHO from Zara is on my wish list. It looks amazingly soft. Perfect to throw on and go about the day.

This simple  WOOL DUFFLE COAT WITH FUR HOOD also from Zara is not in my typical grey or black color comfort zone, but the price is right on and the simple lines are right up my style alley.

I absolutely love this DRESS WITH TIE WAIST also from Zara. It looks so soft and comfortable. Perfect for the transition into fall and cooler temperatures in my part of the world.

Rag and Bone does it again with the perfect not black and not grey wash. These can be found on Shopbop.

And this entire outfit by Rag and Bone would be on that wish list too. Also found on Shopbop.

A wish list is so fun to have.