Sunday, February 15, 2009

On the Street……In the Mix, NYC

I love this look.
Tweedy herringbone, navy dots, leather, a touch of fur and a shock of color.
I love that she uses so many elements of design: color, pattern, texture, proportion.
I also love that a man can be just as inspired by this as a woman.


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  1. Fannah

    February 15, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Ooh I love this! It’s indeed a very versatile look and that’s always good for me as inspiration :)

  2. Anna

    February 15, 2009 at 9:25 am

    great look! Looks fashionable but also sooo comfy :)

  3. L'armadio del delitto

    February 15, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Wow! She’s so perfect!

  4. Sarah

    February 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I love the shirt and the shoes ! !
    she’s gorgeous !

  5. Manja

    February 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Pure love! This is something I would totally wear…I like her style a lot!

  6. Miss Frugally

    February 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

    It is a lot nicer than what we wear in America isn’t it?
    No jeans or sloppy t-shirts!

  7. Tony Gyepi-Garbrah

    February 15, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Its good to see you back in NYC. I love the hint of color and the way she mixes multiple colors very well.

  8. Lizzie

    February 15, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I am so happy you are back in NYC. I love the photos from Milano and Roma and Sweden, but there is something about that City vibe. Glad to have you back.

  9. JFK Jean

    February 15, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Hell yea i’m inspired. I love mixing patterns and color so this is right up my alley. Another great find Sart!

  10. Kathy

    February 15, 2009 at 10:02 am

    awesome look! i love her shoes

  11. hc

    February 15, 2009 at 10:22 am

    too cerebral. i want to see the idea, not the thought process.

    each piece on it’s own is brilliant, save the hat. once assembled though, it gets too busy. the red splash is haute, but it’s placement looks entirely contrived.

  12. Carlene

    February 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Miss Frugally, this photo was taken in NYC!

  13. Justine

    February 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    amazing :)

  14. Ivy Lane

    February 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful shot! love the lighting…and she looks fantastic! I love all the layers, but it is not bulky…

  15. RIN

    February 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    is this a fedora or trilby hat? she looks fantastic!

  16. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    The hat! Is there another that would pull this outfit off with such a funny twist, and still keep it together?

  17. Ashford

    February 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    um love this. she totally nailed it.

  18. jopeana

    February 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    ooooh! me encanta, podría ser yo pensando en mi imagen (encima que no traduzco lo lio más jajaja)

  19. SarahwithanH

    February 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I agree, this is wonderful.

  20. Yoli

    February 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I absolutely love the shoes.

  21. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    So beautiful! Everything just makes perfect sense, which is how great style should be defined. Her intelligent smile tops it off beautifully. You know she knows.

  22. gyllenspetz

    February 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Definitely a special look love the hat really cool!

  23. Simone

    February 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

    This look totally inspires a whole wardrobe of outfits..thank you

  24. C and Ell

    February 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

    everything is great- leather with a fur collar is something i have been chasing for awhile. i think that hat is what really completes the look though!

  25. Sartorial Vancouver

    February 15, 2009 at 11:23 am


    It is an inspirational look. I love how she also uses the elements of good taste and style.

    Best – Charles

  26. Maggie

    February 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

    absolutely fantastic…something to aspire to. oh, how i miss good american fashion.

  27. heleen db

    February 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

    ah she’s adorable

  28. Nathália Mellin

    February 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I love this look too!!!
    It´s beautiful…!!

  29. Mademoiselle C.

    February 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Really beautiful… Impish smile. =) So cute!

  30. beths

    February 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I love the colors, patterns, and proportions, but the fur is raggedy, and skirt and blouse both could use an iron.

  31. suzanne nelson

    February 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I used to dress like this in college in London in the 90s so this photo makes me smile. Her hat is great and i love the splash of red – that and her happy face make the whole outfit.

  32. Joy Zaczyk

    February 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

    You have such an eye for details – the second shot is art!

  33. SolShine7

    February 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I like it too.

  34. diane

    February 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Something about this look is a little too “swiss alps nanny”, maybe it’s the hat. Love the shoes. Wish I could see the guy behind her better.

  35. secondvurss

    February 15, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    color and texture are great. love the hat…

  36. Linda

    February 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Love her style! I like the different textures and patterns! Nice hat too!

  37. Kelsey

    February 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    So interesting. That pop of red makes this look a bit whimsical. Like she didn’t over-think it, it’s just natural.

  38. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Miss Frugally: This person IS in America! Hooray!

  39. Linnéa

    February 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    She’s so cute!

  40. Ali & Jill

    February 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Love the shoes!

  41. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm


  42. Mariee

    February 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    it’s just amazing! The skirt ♥

  43. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Really cool style, love it!

  44. mimi(cigalechanta)

    February 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    don’t like the hat with this outfit which is girlish but the hat is matronly looking

  45. copperoranges

    February 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    this is wonderful! one of my favorite shots definitely.

  46. The Stylish Wanderer

    February 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    this is fantastic

  47. mlb

    February 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Mix and match that seems like the pieces are effortlessly put together. Thank you for showing photos of people who dress up well and therefore, providing us the inspiration. I’m so impress by your keen eye for details.

  48. Dominica

    February 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Love this look too !
    It shows she has personality and some ‘dare’ …
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the herringbone skirt …

  49. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Coming Fall ’09: Swiss Alps chic…

  50. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I see this girl everywhere! And Every time I see her shes stunning! Im so glad you found her!

  51. tofuscloset

    February 15, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    the little bit of red peeking out makes me smile =)

  52. rackkandruin

    February 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    oh my sweet jesus. she is perfection.

  53. ben leefield

    February 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Nothing in your blogs from London – that figures!

  54. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    very much “alice in wonderland”

  55. anonwomen

    February 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Sart. you have such a great eye and a way with light – its really stunning. I agree the mix is fantastic.

  56. MarieAnn

    February 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I’m inspired!! Love the shoes and the skirt especially..

  57. Erin

    February 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    a modern day Mary Poppins

  58. Carolina Lange

    February 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This look can inspire everyone! Perfect mix!

  59. Big Mouth

    February 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    most beautiful baby bird EVER

  60. Minx

    February 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Love it! Great to see people having fun with fashion, creating a character to be for the day – and what is wrong with “swiss alps nanny”? Agree with (almost) everyone: it’s all about the hat.

  61. morning

    February 15, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    pretty. must be indoors affair it’s freezing outside.

    euh i noticed only comments in english you allow.

  62. bec

    February 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm


  63. The Concrete Commentator

    February 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    This is so gorgeous! The textures and play on patterns are perfection.

  64. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    this outfit = better than sex.

  65. NoelĂ­

    February 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    the blog is amazing!

  66. gilty pleasure

    February 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm


  67. Kay

    February 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This is one of my favourite posts of yours recently.
    I really like mixed prints, patterns and textures when done well. And this is the epitome of done well.

  68. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm


  69. Lily

    February 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love it! The mix of the colours and the prints and the textures is fabulous.

  70. Rita

    February 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Wow! This is one of my favorite looks ever, so inspiring!

  71. Jack Daniel

    February 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    These pics look wonderful!!

    And this woman looks wonderful as well. Where in NYC is this taken?

  72. monique

    February 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Her style is a perfect mix of masculine and feminine. A bit quirky. Comfortable without being too casual. And not a bit concerned with what’s “in fashion”, I especially love that.

    And she’s so pretty!

  73. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    For me, it’s the skirt not the hat. But really it’s the whole thing not one piece. She has a smile like the Cheshire Cat – she KNOWS whatever she knows….I am inspired.

  74. missmandi

    February 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    She’s fab. Not many people can pull this look off. She does.

  75. Camille

    February 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I love the way that the red just peeks out enough to give the outfit a pop.

  76. Rafe T

    February 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I love the mix of patterns and texture! That hint of red is a nice shot of color. It’s all very nonchalant and has that thrown together at the last minute kind of attitude.

  77. sarahbereza

    February 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    beautiful! I usually like most of what I see on this site, but this is a step above…I not sure what it is about it though….

  78. Alexandra

    February 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    great shot…the layers make the outfit amazing…she looks inspiring indeed…

  79. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    If I dressed like this I would look sad and silly–it’s not for everyone– but on her this look is terrific. Color and texture is excellent–and I love the peek of red sweater. Beautiful tights and wonderful boots.

  80. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    She’s has taken the world’s most beautiful colors – and combined them all in a stunning way.

  81. john benjamin pritchett

    February 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Wonderful! One of the best looks I’ve seen.

  82. annabelle

    February 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    so lovely. the shoes are magical

  83. annabelle

    February 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    this is lovely, the shoes are magical.

  84. Rhianna

    February 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    this, is perfect.

  85. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    omg!! wonderful… shes just amazing!!
    i love the combination! =D

  86. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 12:31 am

    OMG I saw this girl at Whole Foods later that day!! I thought the same thing, great mix. Love the shoes!!

  87. Darragh

    February 16, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Ahh I love the mixtures of color and texture. I really like when a look can be pulled together through a diverse mix!

  88. nikabrightlightwarrior

    February 16, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Very well put together!She looks awesome and Cute!

  89. Aurore

    February 16, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I love her shoes! (ChloĂ©, if I’m not wrong…? ) I also love the guy looking at her behind.

  90. .

    February 16, 2009 at 3:20 am

    That’s cool!

  91. Chloe

    February 16, 2009 at 3:37 am

    The textures, patterns and colors all result in total eye candy. She looks fabulous..why can’t Californian girls dress this way?!

  92. Alex

    February 16, 2009 at 3:47 am

    i love the tweed and polka dots. the hint of red is awesome too.

  93. Chic by Style

    February 16, 2009 at 3:54 am

    God, this women is a style visionary. I would have thought to mix up all these patterns. Genius.

  94. Dustyflint

    February 16, 2009 at 4:52 am

    This is just fun and wonderful.

  95. XAVS

    February 16, 2009 at 4:58 am

    You are so right, she looks really trendy yet comfy. Love how she combines differnt patterns and colours…the effect is fantastic. Great shot!

  96. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 16, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I wish I had imagination and sense of fashion to make things work like this and pull it of the way she does!

  97. gregorytoddsmith

    February 16, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I love that you said a man could be inspired by this look. It made me feel better about having felt inspired by this look.

    The skirt is really, really great. I love her shoes too. I love masculine inspired looks on very feminine forms.

  98. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 8:59 am

    i am in love! who is she!

  99. Jazzbuff630

    February 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    She’s adorable.


    February 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I always admired those kind of people who can mix all the patterns and look good.

  101. shanna

    February 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I am just crazy for this outfit. I keep coming back to it!!

  102. Kits

    February 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I am coming back to your blog after ages. Great shot and she looks stunning with the right mix of course

  103. princess glee

    February 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    She takes a good picture, sweet, demure pose. Love the close up where you can see all the textures, prints and details. To elimate some of the bulk in the waist area it would’ve been better if she were wearing pants with a wider waistband. Also this could be improved if the bag were more structured and the fur was less unkempt. Btw old lady shoes just aren’t attractive.

  104. jenny

    February 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I love this, its so pretty. Easy to pull off and low-key and adorable!

  105. phoenix a. stepinac

    February 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    This is the kind of girl I could get wasted on Boone’s Farm with…

  106. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    This girl is a cutey to boot! I like your perspective and use of the available lighting–it does not overpower, the light is an accessory that accentuates her look. She seems dark, smoky and sexy (sly smile!)while the shock of red sweater adds a jolt. Bomb genius, Sart!!

  107. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    did she make that hat?

  108. travelbug

    February 16, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    My thought: Who needs a relationship when your clothes are so satisfying?

  109. hippie_cyndi

    February 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    beautiful, I love it when a keen sense of personal style overcomes the usual fashionista looks.

  110. akhan_koh

    February 17, 2009 at 12:39 am

    the red point make her more stylish.

  111. kf

    February 17, 2009 at 2:50 am


  112. lolao

    February 17, 2009 at 8:34 am

    i love the colours…such a great mixture…amazing

  113. cami falcĂŁo

    February 17, 2009 at 8:44 am


  114. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Very thrift shop look.

  115. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    if only thrift shops carried chloe shoes and bags by jane mayle!

  116. Michelle

    February 18, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I can’t get over this outfit.
    I have purposely gone to look at it every day since it has been posted – it has reminded me to add just a little pop of color to seemingly drab outfits, and inspired me to play with textures and patterns
    Thanks for the inspiration!


    February 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I actually love the lighting of this photo

  118. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    …she looks amazing, as usual… this super fab lady is my friend, & trust me, she looks this good… like… every day…

  119. Anonymous

    November 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    hmm… I think you've taken a picture of her before! in a red coat and long skirt

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