I’ve just spent the last five days in Istanbul where I marveled at the architectural wonder that is the Hagia Sophia, was humbled by the beauty of The Blue Mosque, haggled for jewelry and Iznik ceramics at The Grand Bazaar, had my fortune read from the grounds leftover from my Turkish coffee, shopped for exotic spices and sweets at The Spice Bazaar, sipped cocktails on the Bosphorus, ordered tea 100 times a day, absorbed thousands of years of rich history, and officially fell in love with one of my new favorite cities in the entire world. Now I’m heading south to the Turkish Turquoise Coast along the Mediterranean Sea!
Brightly colored skinnies, neutral silk blouses, shearling boots, chunky rings, capes, and denim vests are just a few pieces we’re already stocking up on this fall . . .
(Clockwise from top left: Equipment Brett Silk Shirt $210, Mother Looker Skinny Jeans $195, Illesteva Lennox Sunglasses $245, House of Harlow Magnolia Bag $495, Topshop Flower Ring $18, TopShop Teardrop Ring $50, DKNY Two Tone Wool Cape $495, JCrew Denim Vest $98, Mathias Chaize bracelets $65, UGG Carpera Boot $695, Bauble Bar Smokey Topaz Crystal Bib $36)
I love this lookbook shot by Eefje de Coninck for Swedish clothing label Dreamandawake. “Dreamandawake has a collection of old dresses from around the world. These are all revived through redesign and photography, refining and transforming them into new, unique garments. Each dress is a forgotten beauty, standing strong and ready to find its new owner.”
Wouldn’t this be a great space to work in? Julia Edelmann, of Buckingham Interiors + Designs, showcases her eclectic taste and passion for antiques and artifacts in her Chicago showroom. The crisp white walls, especially the exposed brick, really highlight the groupings of swimsuits, mirrors, maps, and artwork that I am suddenly lusting over! I love that she’s taken several versions of the same thing and grouped them together.