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by caroline, fall 2014, Fall Fashion, things we love . . . to wear

oxford blues . . .

embodying the very form of “normcore,” the blue oxford has come to represent a mix of high-end casual elegance with a dash of “i-don’t-have-to-try-to-be-cool-because-it-just-comes-naturally-to-me.” the allure is certainly a play of opposites that precludes a pigeon-hole: it is both masculine and sexy, both refined and laid back. recent runway collections have included a sprinkling of variations such that the blue oxford is turning out to be a key piece for fall. now is a great time to invest in a piece with great lines that will stay with you for years. below i have hooked you up with a little blue oxford inspo and well as five great options to accommodate any budget.

xo,
cg

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i think we can all agree that it is not humanly possible to be cooler than this. this is the pinnacle. this is when we all knew that mary kate and ashley were capable of designing a major label. because you can’t get any cooler.

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jessica de ruiter in a recent featureon jenny kayne’s blog, rip + tan.  have i mentioned that i am obsessed (OBSESSED) with jessica?  i think you can see why . . .

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capucine safyurtlu, assistant editor of french vogue, keeping it real at the runway shows . . .

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emmanuelle alt, the editor-in-chief of french vogue and arbitor of all things chic, shutting it down in a blue oxford

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altuzarra spring 2014 runway

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alexander wang spring 2014 runway

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michael kors pre-fall 2014

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current/elliott has hooked up with charlotte gainsbourg (swoon!) for a capsule collection that is totes amaze. this buttondown has fantastic lines and is $290

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gucci cotton shirt, $775. . . if gucci has gotten in on the game, you can rest assured that nothing could be more hip . . .

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by caroline, industry news, runway, spring/summer 2015

people get ready . . .

y’all, fashion month week starts this thursday and we here at stylebriefs are giddy with excitement. you can find the full schedule for new york here. i’ll be posting picts of my runway faves and the best of the street style picts once the party gets started. it can sometimes take me months to process really new ideas and i usually flinch when i first see something truly new come down the runway. can’t wait to see what’s in store this time!

stay tuned . . .

xo,
cg

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the queens of street style, anna dello russo, editor, vogue japan, and giovanna bataglia stylist and fashion maven . . .

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by caroline, fall 2014, Fall Fashion, things we love . . . to wear

a fair play . . .

i have been crushing major on this look from the chloe pre-fall 2014 collection since the images were first released a couple of months ago.  then, i came across this topshop super smart fair isle sweater that is clearly inspired by the chloé runway. considering this is the year of the sweater (in case you were thinking it’s the year of the horse, you are wrong), this is a pretty fair play . . . it’s a pretty fair price and a super-chic look.  i’ve also pulled together some affordable options to complete the look.  any of these pieces are great separates for fall.  together they hit a hip vibe that is un-DE-niable.  you will be a total rock star in this look.  watch out, ladies!  b*tch is coming through!

xo,
cg

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chloe pre-fall 2014. it really hurts me how cool this look is . . .

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club monaco tiffaney dress, $229, and lisa over the knee boot, $575. okay, srlsy, when you throw on the topshop fairisle with this, this becomes the coolest football game outfit EVER. yes. it. does.

 

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by martha, cocktails

whiskey blues

whiskey blues

this past weekend we were at a party where the theme was whiskey and ribs and so with football in the air and a long weekend coming up i wanted to share my friend’s recipe for whiskey sours

a word of caution…just one

1/2 gallon of bourbon
3 cans of frozen lemonade
6 oz lemon juice

Make at least one day ahead. Pour over lots of ice! Makes about 3/4 gallon of whiskey sours.
Yum!

enjoy the weekend and here’s to your team’s win

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by caroline, handbags, things we love

am i blue . . .

am i blue, am i blue
ain’t these tears in my eyes telling you
am i blue, you’d be too
if each plan with your man done fell through . . .

- On With the Show, 1929

i am so obsessed with this blue suede roger vivier bag . . . can you imagine how gorgeous it would look with my camel coat this fall????  ME . . . TOO!!!!   gosh . . . what to do with long distance longing?  channel into positive energy?  where will i find an “inspired by” option???  so many questions . . . so little answers . . . stay tuned. . .

xo,
cg

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brand news, by caroline, fall 2014, Fall Fashion, things we love . . . to wear

brand news . . . emerson fry

increasingly, one of my most favorite brands is one by emerson fry that bears her own name.  i first posted here about her activewear line a couple of months ago.  last week, she posted her 2014 fall collection and i am blown away!  yes, please!  i’ll take one of everything!

emerson fry really incapsulates the “less is more” aesthetic that i have grown into.  so, the lines are modern and hip, for sure, but the quality and pricing are what really have a stranglehold on me.  the pricepoint is squarely “affordable luxury” and the quality is on a whole. other. level.  below, i have hooked you up with my absolute faves of the season, but be sure to check the full collection out on-line.  i’m guessing you will love it as much as i do.

xo,
cg

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drop shoulder coat in jet, $475; d’orsay heal, $345. this coat had me at hello-perf lines and length for layering. so modern. and the shoe-omg-srsly, it kills me how gorgeous it is!

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tailored coat in fawn, $475. how to look stunning while you aren’t even trying? this is it.

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big cable turleneck sweater in argento, $378. this is THE year of the sweater. don’t believe me? pick up any magazine anywhere and start counting. big. huge. and this one, THIS ONE, is awesome!

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cuff sleeve dress in jet, $248. this is the perfect everything for fall. great for everyday ins and outs paired with pants or jeans, boots or booties and for dressier occasions pair it with heels (or cage sandals?) and a chic coat.  this one is a no brainer.

 

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drop sleeve wild silk wool shirt, $228. so, not only is this a wool-silk blend which is so durable but it looks phenominal. . . .what would i not wear this with? still thinking.

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frenchie pant in iron, $228; cobra embossed emerson slides, $228. let’s talk about these shoes. they totally rock. copy, that.

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stud belt in jet, $118. i will confess, this is the very first thing that i ordered, because i knew it would be back-ordered.  everyone needs this belt in their closet. because you just do.

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variegated tweed overcoat, $548; big knit scarf in iron, $198. seriously, this is THE look for fall. while i am not sure that i can roll with the scarf, ask me again in february. we all heard the news about the farmers almanac.  but this tweed coat is the bomb.com. word.

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by martha, fall 2014, industry news

it’s here…

vogue september issue

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what you say? the september issue, the magazine i’ll be reading for the next three months, the treatise that my husband claims causes a back strain when he pulls it out of the mail box, and…it is just in time for a long weekend.

vogue; enjoy!

ps if you haven’t seen the independent film, the september issue, go download it now from netflix. i loved seeing anna wintour and grace coddington hammer out the issues and the tensions between the two.

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