Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York


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  1. bluehydrangea

    April 14, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Just found your blog..love it! and I love this outfit..preppy chic!

  2. Kate

    April 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Love this photo! It just goes to show that those “rules” about women not being able to wear a horizontal striped shirt are hogwash. What a beautiful look, especially with the pops of color in the sweater and scarf. Love it.

    • Betty Blue

      July 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Hilarious. Glad I never read this ‘Rule Book’

  3. Leia

    April 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Great combo of mustard yellow and stripes!

  4. Oh Dear Charlotte

    April 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    COLOUR!!!!! I love the mustard jacket mixed with pale blue scarf, great contrast.


  5. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 10:13 am


  6. The Concrete Commentator

    April 14, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Spring is here! I’m lovin it. I like the pop of colour.

  7. Connie

    April 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Love the butter leather jacket and blue scarf. A great contrast with the stripes.


  8. Erik Hoff

    April 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    LIght jackets are great! They keep you covered on chilly days, give a place to stuff a wallet, ipod, and whatever else all while still looking slim and stylish.

  9. Cheryl

    April 14, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Love the outfit. Hate the shoes. I would definetly change those to a cute sandal. :)

  10. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I saw a pair of pants like these at the thrift store and was trying to decide if they were too young for me (mid-30s). I’m going today to see if they’re still there.

  11. indigo warrior

    April 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    If I saw her on the street, I would think she looks so French! I love Chuck’s and have worn them since high school. They never go out of style (nor do the classic Vans slip on’s – no photos of those?).

    Is she shopping in town? Going to the beach? Is it sailing season?

    And it’s not that women can’t wear horizontal stripes, it’s that not every woman *should*. This woman definitely can and it’s appropriate that she does.

  12. Oni

    April 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I love the jacket but the shoes have to go…

  13. violetville

    April 14, 2009 at 11:01 am

    ugh, love the stripes…hate the pants!

  14. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

    To Anonymous above:It is not what you wear but how you wear it. I’m 50-something and will NOW go look for something like those pants!

  15. Jen

    April 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

    A great look with “shorter” upper body proportions–it’s all about the natural waistline with belt, 3/4 sleeves and short jacket length. Even her scarf sits high–no length at all in her upper torso, very cool.

  16. nanzilla

    April 14, 2009 at 11:13 am

    COLOR! I love bright colors and yes Spring is sprung. I wish Chicago folks applied for color to the concrete jungle.

  17. Saffron

    April 14, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Ooooh love the chinos! Where can I find some?

    Thanks Sart for bringing me into Spring fever with this delicious photo.

  18. Jules

    April 14, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I love he colors, and the striped tee it goes flawlessly together


  19. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I would bet a million dollars that this woman works at Polo, which is around the corner. Love the pants!

  20. hc

    April 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

    who needs the hamptons, when you can bring her to midtown? i like the effort and idea, but the end product looks a bit too touristy (ie kicks, look brand new, and beaten to death aviators).

  21. La Victorienne

    April 14, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Nice and clean outfit! I’m less impressed by the way the trousers (or pants ;-)) are tied up. It ruins the cleaness of the general line, plus it makes legs look short (always a bad thing).

  22. M A Z P E

    April 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    such a cute outfit!

  23. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 11:34 am


  24. kellyoxford

    April 14, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I think she looks like a nice crisp apple.
    Gap-ish, but more expensive.
    I’m guessing she smells like MJ’s – Daisy…. or body wash.

  25. Heather

    April 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Love the Jack Purcels, gerat color.

  26. Gabriela

    April 14, 2009 at 11:47 am

    The look is too busy for me, I’m in love with her scarf!!!

  27. Linda

    April 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

    The rise on these pants is way too long!

  28. The Voguette

    April 14, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I love the yellow and the stripes!
    What a great way to start off spring!

    The Voguette

  29. JFK Jean

    April 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I love the whole look and normally I see the wrong shaped women wearing horizontal stripes so it’s refreshing seeing it done well here. Her mixing of colors are making me look forward to the next 5 months or so

  30. Miguel

    April 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Absolubtly urban… Love it!

  31. Johanna Urban

    April 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I love this outfit!!!

  32. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    the hits of this spring!

  33. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Love the pop of color against the black/white stripe. Well done

  34. Maverick Malone

    April 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I really like the ruched look right now. Yeah, the whole oufit, it really just works. I love the little orange… (is it a watch?) piece on her wrist there. Love the pink nails, the stripes, the scarf. Yea, it just works. <3

    xx. mavi

  35. catherine

    April 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    it reminds me for the style. Cool and trendy. Love the mixes, all is super!!!

  36. xoxoress

    April 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    The French wear Converse but I don’t think the Italians do. Thoughts? I love Converse myself and spent a week in Rome last month. I didn’t see anyone wearing Converse and I didn’t dare wear mine.

  37. Joann

    April 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I never knew having yellow and stripes together can be so awesome!

  38. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I think she saw your 04.08 post-
    Love these NY spr shots, though!
    Love the Sart!

  39. Helena

    April 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Just lovely!

  40. pretty kitty publishing

    April 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    The striped shirt has already been added to my spring wardrobe, courtesy of my mum who predicts it is the latest trend of the spring season!

    I have never owned a pair of Chucks or Vans and I wonder how people feel about them as compared with, say ballerina flats?

    The Chucks do give this look a hip, preppy-look that I like.

  41. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    hate hate hate the pants. would have chosen something trouser cut, or a slim jean.

    love everything else.

  42. c

    April 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    love the optimistic semi-nautical scheme! reminds me of a really fun vacation.

  43. princess glee

    April 14, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    The colorful and graphic top half of her is great, especially the shrunken yellow jacket and the orange watch. Pants got really detailed and complicated in the early 90s. We need more time before we re-visit that; although the neutral color is great with the neutral Cons and bag (ombre, dip-dyed? Cool). The cop aviators are mildly so menacing, so it gives her a playing tough look. A bit too masculine for me but it gives me ideas.

  44. isabelle

    April 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    cool! :)

  45. Djordy

    April 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm


    Two things I like in this outfit.

    1. the colour scheme; the yellow jacket and the orange watch. good accent colours.

    2. I just love a drop crotch on a women’s trouser/ jean.


  46. Molly Jean

    April 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    so fresh, i love it!

  47. Bookworm

    April 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I love the bright colors and all of the fun details! Casual, preppy, cute, and summery!

  48. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    April 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    those colours in the first photo look SO FRESH! love them.

  49. Strath

    April 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The female Michael Kors (aside from his own mom of course!) Very classic and I like the belt to mix it up.

  50. Style Noir

    April 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    The top-half of this is exquisite.

    But I, too, could do without those pants.

  51. Jen

    April 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting something yellow for months! This jacket is just what I had in mind – great proportions and a great color. Brava!

  52. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    She looks great! I love the orange watch and all the other small but colorful details. Spring is finally here!

  53. Christina

    April 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I am in love with this outfit except for the pants. I am not sure what I would wear instead though. I also love the aviators.

  54. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Love the color play.
    Dislike the proportions. Very unladylike, but I admire her for wearing her creation confidently. I suppose that overrides everything else.

  55. Laryssa

    April 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    very fresh combination!

  56. S

    April 14, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Your photos are so inspiring! Love the combination of colors.

    xo S

  57. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    She looks like a typical mom at my daughter’s school here in the south of France. The striped sailor shirt is a classic. And the French love little details like the ruching and bow on the pants. I realized I stuck out here because my clothes were all streamlined NYC stuff, whereas women’s clothes here have little details, from unusual buttons to little tucks or pleats. Always something to keep it from being generic.
    Last thing that makes me peg her as a francaise: she has good posture.

  58. Jessie

    April 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    She does not look American–French or maybe Italian…Great combo of color. Love the watch the best.

  59. Hyakoukoune

    April 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Oh cool colors, very sunny and love the back of her pant !

  60. Ryan Mulkey

    April 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I love it! Especially that orange watch! Beautiful!


  61. Lilly

    April 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I wore those pants in ninth grade and got made fun of for them. I do not see the appeal any longer.

  62. Archi

    April 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm


  63. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Wonderful. Best outfit in a while in my opinion. Casual, yet still retaining the essence of chic.

  64. R.Harvey

    April 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Nice outfit, but i can’t stand the detail on the trousers.

  65. Colleen Hickey

    April 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Love it all, especially the pants, don’t care what anyone says. The crotch looks a bit low but she’s pulling it off.

  66. Brigadeiro

    April 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I’m such a fan of stripes, and teamed with that gorgeous yellow…perfection!

  67. Parisbreakfasts

    April 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    What a fabulous look to pull together! She’s even got the Michelle O. cardigan layered on…

  68. Bruna Carolina

    April 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    So “summer looking”. graceous.

  69. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love the jacket, love it. And the scarf compliments it so well. Though I think the pants are not great, their length is necessary because it goes so well with the aviators, the bag and the chucks (my least favourite item of clothing, ever!!). All in all, she looks pretty awesome.


  70. travelbug

    April 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for showing an unmistakably comfortable — and chic — woman in the canyons of NYC.

    Love the little yellow jacket.

  71. lenmeister

    April 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    There are sooo many things I love about this woman’s outfit!..the Avi’s just completes the whole thing, they look like the Ray-ban aviators, never out of style..she’s just like spring personified!

  72. beatrice

    April 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm


    end of story. those are never ok.

    and the jacket isn’t the right length…or maybe its the rise of the pants. i think her attitude is what makes the picture nice, not the outfit.


  73. J. Aleksander

    April 14, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Love the Converse mixed with the khaki. girlfriend looking real good

  74. The Storialist

    April 14, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    She’s very Heidi Klum-ish. I like the cottony textures here…everything is slightly rumpled and loose. I like that for spring.

  75. Jamie

    April 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Boy if this look wasn’t already tired 3 or 4 years ago. 41st and 7th ave, nyc, every woman on the street.

    Shouldn’t spring be about new beginnings?

  76. Daisy

    April 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    adore it all especially the watch with orange band. only skeptical about the chinos… would also guess elle est francaise pas italienne as italians are bigger fans of their supergas.

  77. harsh

    April 14, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Loving the Watch!!
    And I have those exact same aviators!!!

  78. Nick Leonard

    April 14, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I like the yellow!

  79. Jasper12.01u

    April 15, 2009 at 12:35 am

    the top and the jacket reminded me somewhat of serena in gossip girl when she returned from boarding school :)

    all in all she looks great!

  80. Shadan Saber

    April 15, 2009 at 1:26 am

    i like the baby blue with the yellow!!!

  81. trendkat

    April 15, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Ummm… I think you can buy that shirt at Ann Taylor. Lol. Love the look though!

  82. Josi

    April 15, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I had a pair of those pants maybe 6 years ago – cost next to nothing from H&M.

  83. Diana

    April 15, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I like it very much. Mostly, because it gives you a basic idea of colors and textiles.
    And than, you can put something similar together accourding your wallet and bodyshape.

  84. hrhkat

    April 15, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Her outfit is very Michael Kors, with a little Venice chic thrown in for good fun.

  85. FVAD

    April 15, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I believe: If each one of us, Had that Daring sense of color, the world would have been a much happier place !!

    I <3

  86. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Love everything to bits except the pants and the belt …

  87. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 3:36 am

    if not for the quality of the photo- would not have found this outfit particularly outstanding…but I do love the mustard jacket though


  88. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 8:29 am

    This is totally too ordinary for my taste. As I come from helsinki, Finland, Iam used to see women dressed like this every spring, every summer and every fall.
    I don’t like it all, but that’s just because everyone in south helsinki dresses like this!

  89. muddy

    April 15, 2009 at 8:57 am

    she looks like a tod’s campaign realized. the converse is a pleasant surprise but very spring/summer necessary.

  90. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 8:59 am

    great american look. love the pants detail at the bottom w/ the chucks, the striped shirt (nod to the french). the scarf makes it look finished.

  91. jessica

    April 15, 2009 at 9:58 am

    This is the post that finally made me buy a striped top. The other posts and stylings of striped tops I’ve seen have been a bit too traditional or cliche; but this one opened my imagination to what I can do with it.

  92. Rochelle

    April 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Really do not like those trousers… they look so mid-90s, it’s too soon to revisit that time.

  93. The Clever Pup

    April 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    A great look. For the first time ever I’m going to put this look together right now and walk the dog.

  94. Daisy

    April 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I really like this style of boyish cuteness. she does it without looking overly masculine.

    I think it’s in the details, her nail polish, scarf, and bag really give it a softness and charm.

    great pic, I’m taking notes for myself.

  95. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    The Ralph Lauren hippie look. So-so.

  96. bronte

    April 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    she looks like any swedish girl on the streets of stockholm. the stripes, the aviators, the chucks, the pants…summer 08 all over again…down to the watch and the nails

  97. LindaB

    April 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    A city-fied Hamptons look? Whatever it is, I bet she walked around town very comfortably!

  98. tofuscloset

    April 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    this is amazing..i like it a lot

  99. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    The fit of the pants is… eh…

    Still love the outfit overall. Inspired use of color and detail. I want that scarf!

  100. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Love the watch! Is it an Orange Revolution from TRIWA by TRITONI watch. Have a look at http://www.tritoni.com for more colourful watches.

  101. allie in g'town

    April 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

    How DID she tie that scarf??? Prep perfection…

  102. Amra

    April 16, 2009 at 11:45 am

    What a lovely spring ensemble.

  103. Jack Daniel

    April 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Her leather jacket looks so swedish. :)

  104. D.K

    April 17, 2009 at 12:57 am

    she looks SO comfrotable and fashionable at the same time. :)

  105. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 1:35 am

    In the words of Michael Kors “That crotch is insane!” :D

  106. Lily

    April 17, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    this outfit and this website is SO refreshing. makes me happy:)

    http://stylelikeu.com — another refreshing website!!

  107. Merike

    April 18, 2009 at 8:03 am

    This looks very Scandinavian to me. Sea-breezy and early summery. I love the feel of the outfit. Or the feeling it gives me.
    This kind of style would be my favourite. I have to get rid of the dark colours in my own wardrobe though.

    Plus, the pinkish colour of the nail polish and the orange of the wrist watch go together oh so well.

  108. sink or swim

    April 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

    love the mustard with the b&w top!!

  109. kanin

    April 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    That is my beautiful daughter and she is wearing Transit pants from my store in Miami.
    The Transit Shop

  110. Tea Lady

    April 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    This lady is very stylish. And very American looking to my Australian eyes:) I love the mix of yellow & blue. Like the sun & the sky. Great combination of colour. She put a lot of effort into her relaxed look.

  111. Malik

    April 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Love the jacket, love the scarf, love the shirt, but those pants and Chucks really cheapen the entire look. Not that I’m against mixing high and low fashion, but those pants look like they are from Old Navy and completely clash with the chicness of the upper part of her outfit. I would suggest a pair of slim cut men’s chinos rolled up and tasteful flats or heels.

  112. Lexi

    April 23, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Amazing!! i think! C’est tres chic et je l’aime beaucoup!!! Je pense qu’elle est le plus belle in this blog!!! I really love this pic!! Makes me excited for summer!!

  113. Jim Caruso

    April 24, 2009 at 11:01 am

    This made my morning!

  114. TalkTo Me

    April 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I have those chucks. I love them. They are my very favorite shoes.

  115. Anonymous

    May 24, 2009 at 11:26 am

    love it!!!

  116. Nikolaos

    June 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Chic and swell.
    Does anyone know what's her watch?
    A Chanel?

  117. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I think those pants are kinda tacky-mom.

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  119. Leather Skirts for Women

    September 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    If I saw her on the street, I would think she looks so French! I love Chuck's and have worn them since high school. They never go out of style (nor do the classic Vans slip on's – no photos of those?).

  120. Georgia Gavriilglou

    September 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    love her urban and chic look!

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    August 16, 2012 at 6:40 am


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