I have been in love with this Vivianna watch (in silver, stainless, black, whatever version) ever since I first saw it (I won’t say how many years ago) on my friend Deborah’s wrist. While perusing the Georg Jensen website today for a completely different reason, I saw it in their sale section in black. Black is a huge “color” this fall in fashion, which makes me really happy. And this watch is now $720. It was $2,400. Not that $720 is super cheap but all things considered, a bargain.
While a pedicure is a must-do regular summer activity, the expensive, scrub-your-feet-like crazy version is a once a season treat for me. I go to Rescue Beauty Lounge, which for my money still gives the best, most thorough pedi in this zip code. And while I was there over the weekend I discovered the new perfect color, called “Bruised.” (My political activist friend was horrified by the name but frankly when I find the right color I really don’t care what it’s called). I know everyone is wearing that grey color made popular by Chanel but light-ish grey on dark olive skin doesn’t work. It looks fungus-y. And I’m not going to wear blue. But I will wear this sort of ’70s reminiscent raisiny color — its darker than it looks in the bottle:
If you’ve followed this blog (and to my surprise a LOT of you do), you might notice that I travel. A lot. And while I usually have the airplane routine down, I never quite nailed the “what to wear on the plane” outfit. NYC – LA, no problem. NYC – Kilimanjaro or Cape Town or Delhi or any other 12+ hour flight – problem. As much as I love my Lulu Lemon groove pants, they get “knees.” Not cute.
At first I thought that an arab girl in a harem pant was a bit much. Then someone pointed out that technically this is not a harem pant. Phew.
BUT this is a fabulous pant to wear on the plane, even for 16+ hours because its just slouchy enough where even if it does stretch a bit around the knees it keeps the overall slim line. You arrive at destination, throw on a pair of heels, and look fabulous.
And, conveniently, they’re now on sale. I got the dark pewter. Check them out here.
I love the way J. Crew rediscovered Timex watches, pairing them with ribbon bands and celebrating them in their catalogs. If you like the look but want to find another option that not everyone is wearing, check out Smart Turnout. You get a watch and four straps for $249 – the straps (sold individually for $29 each) come in military colors and US school colors (Harvard, Brown, Princeton…you get the idea). Very preppy but pretty cool.
Some options. I like the solids (also in bright solids like orange, lime green):
but some of the stripes are great: