About Last Night || Celebrating Tomboy Style at Rugby Ralph Lauren

08/06/2012 § Leave a comment

Last night, I was very pleased to celebrate the release of Tomboy Style by the exceptionally lovely Lizzie Garrett Mettler at the Rugby Ralph Lauren store on University Place.  It was a such a lovely party, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures to share with you…

So great to see Lizzie on the east coast!
Was hoping to kidnap her and make her stay, but I was unsuccessful.

Loved how Rugby styled four of Lizzie’s Tomboy archetypes:
(from left) the prep, the naturalist, the sophisticate, the rebel.

With my gorgeous friend Marisa Zupan, Managing Editor at Rugby Ralph Lauren, blogger at The Significant Other, and all around awesome lady.  I’m especially loving her new bangs.

Haven’t yet picked up your copy of Tomboy Style?  What are you waiting for?

And if you are in Boston this Saturday, be sure to stop by the Rugby Ralph Lauren store on Newbury Street between 5 and 7pm to meet Lizzie and get your book signed!  Rugby is also sponsoring an awesome Tomboy Style giveaway, which you can find out about on Lizzie’s blog here
I’d wish you good luck, but you know I’m hoping to win, natch…

Weekend Walkabout

13/11/2011 § 6 Comments

Fall is in full swing in New York and I just spent a brisk autumnal weekend rambling around Manhattan and Brooklyn.  With the dropping temperatures and cool winds, a bit of layering was in order and I topped it off with my new Camden wool pea coat by Rugby — a handsome, double-breasted wool coat with gold, eagle-embossed buttons.  Duly appealing to both my military inclinations and my horsey sensibilities, I can already tell I am going to get a lot of use from this lovely coat.  I especially love the slight A-line shape and subtle chevron stitching on the sleeves.

I am a bit amazed at how much I managed to cram in this weekend.  I dropped by the Morgan Library and Museum, to see the exhibit on French drawings from the revolutionary period (if you haven’t ever seen Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 library you definitely must go).  I also visited the Brooklyn Flea (where I picked up a lovely stirrup, natch), wandered around the sculpture garden at the Pratt Institute and saw the American Art in the Twenties exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.  I enjoyed a lovely breakfast in Tribeca with Sarah, who was a dear and took these pictures of me.

Wearing:  Rugby Ralph Lauren Camden wool pea coat || Ernest Sewn Harlan jean in One Rinse || J.Crew men’s chambray work shirt || vintage Pendleton western shirt via Brooklyn Dry Goods || Ralph Lauren Blue Label scarf

Fall Staple: Rugby Argyle Knee Socks

07/10/2011 § Leave a comment

At the first hint of fall, I always dive headfirst into my (long-ignored) sock drawer.  My favorites are argyle and this fall I will be picking up a few new pairs like these knee socks from Rugby.  Now before you accuse me of going all schoolgirl on you, you should know I will only wear them with tall boots or under trousers on an especially chilly day.  No short skirts and knee socks, thank you very much…

Wants: Navy Blazer x Gold Buttons

21/09/2011 § 6 Comments

You’re probably already well aware of my preppyish tomboyish inclinations.  I’ve never met a monogram or a penny loafer that I didn’t like, but as I survey my fall wardrobe, I have a glaring omission that you will probably be surprised to learn.  Every time fall rolls around, I say to myself (and whoever might be listening), “Man, I really need a navy blazer with gold buttons”…and then nothing happens.  Every year.  I’m not sure why.  An iconic prep staple, if ever there was one, the navy blazer will figure largely for me this fall.  It must be wool, it must have gold buttons, but I’m flexible on whether it is double or single breasted.

I’ve collected a few candidates on my Svpply.  Which one do you prefer?

J. Crew Schoolboy blazer $188
Cheapest option, but a bit too much on the shrunken side.

Rugby Little Boy Polo Jacket $298
Really like the contrast collar, but I’m not a collar-popper.
Are those cuff buttons functional?

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Classic Blazer $398
Generally like, especially the lapels, but will I tire of the crest?

Brooks Brothers Classic Blazer $398
Oh Brooks Brothers, take me to Yawnsville.
I am a fan of Loro Piana wool, though…

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Polo Custom Blazer $598
Liking these lapels and this crest less than the other RL blazer.

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Shetland Jacket $650
Uff!! Thom Browne, you are so so good.
Love the additional pocket.

Boy. by Band of Outsiders cropped blazer $1,110
Hate the way they styled this.
Very much like how it manages to be double-breasted and not too boxy.

Boy. by Band of Outsiders blazer $1,125
Perfection.  Well, except for the price tag.

Prêt-à-Porter: Winterizing

02/03/2011 § 5 Comments

Cherie, spring is taking its sweet time to appear, is it not?  No matter, I have decided that I can’t wait for warmer climes to wear my lightweight dresses.  I officially reject the concept of season-appropriate clothing in an effort to combat my low-grade seasonal depression.  However, in order to avoid freezing to death, I’ll need to winterize.  Here, I’ve paired one of my favorite summer dresses with a wool cowl neck sweater, scarf and wool tights.

Have a few dresses you miss dearly?  There’s no reason to wait.  Bring them out and warm up with a few cozy layers.

Peek of an elbow patch.  I love grandpa sweaters.

Je porte: Rugby Ralph Lauren sweater, H&M dress and belt, Banana Republic tights, Common Projects shoes

Le shopping: Rugby Ralph Lauren sweater, similar dress, similar shoes, similar belt.

La photographe: Jennerator

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