Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On the Street….Little Details on Mercer St., New York


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  1. livagostino

    December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Love the patch and the jeans! Beautiful colors and combo :)



  2. Vicky

    December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Love the ring x

  3. Emily Dunn

    December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I'm not sure about those shoes but the elbow patches are goooood

  4. the boot

    December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    i love one big statement ring…fabulous!

  5. JOE

    December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Nothing pretentious here at all. I like the denim, jumper and the ring is quite cool as well.


  6. Lee Oliveira

    December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love burgundy and navy together.. so stylish
    Great ring she has

  7. electromutante

    December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    like the photo and love new york!!

  8. Blond Panther & Louboutin...

    December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

  9. Che cosa

    December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I love the shoes

  10. Gabriel Ugoala

    December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    nice brown scarf and patch…

  11. alefashion

    December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    i love the colors!

    xx Ale

  12. Peony

    December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I wonder if she got those socks flying Qatar airways cause that's where I got mine lol. Only difference is: she knows how to rock them. :)

  13. Yajaira

    December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    love the ring and chocolate scarf..

  14. Brown Eyed Girl

    December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Makes me happy to see someone else who looks cute but still wears comfy shoes.

  15. comme fraiche

    December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

    The jeans and sweater(love the elbow patches) go really well together. I especially like where positioned her, the rich blue background really compliments her!

  16. Renaissance Woman

    December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Elbow patches are just like my favorite thing ever! Love it!

    Whitney Sherrell


  17. KC

    December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    love her sweater so much. and i like the colors she mixed: brown, dark brown, dark blue, maroon… for some the combination might be too dark but i like it.



    December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am


  19. what dia like

    December 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    why not!! lovely

  20. sanmiguelense

    December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

    This is definitely the East Coast of America style: an old shetland sweater with patches, original Levis, clogs, an old ring. Cozy prep school gear. Nothing trendy, nothing ridiculous. No bondage shoes, no transparent anything, no bag that cost thousands.

    This is the way artists dress: a warm sweater, Levis, comfy shoes or boots, old jewelry that carries a spirit of its own.I bet a lot of your readers will comment that there's nothing special going on here. That's the beauty of it.

  21. VicissitudiniLombarde

    December 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Love this sweater!

  22. thereisnoartwithoutlove

    December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Everything great, all the details but those shoes???

  23. Tooty McFrooty

    December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Anyone know where her shoes are from?

  24. Spiros Savvinos

    December 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

    oww i love those street -outside coffee shops- shots :)
    they look so christmas-like

    visit my blog if you want

  25. fashionslap.net

    December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Looks what I wore the other day actually. Haha I do need more sweaters in my life though. Just waiting to go home to Michigan less sales tax :)

  26. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I agree with the commenter about East coast style. I live right on the Eastern coast and almost everybody in the city dresses like this; I love it, because it's real and approachable; she doesn't look like a human replica of Barbie with wads of cash to blow.

  27. fashionslap.net

    December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Looks what I wore the other day actually. Haha I do need more sweaters in my life though. Just waiting to go home to Michigan less sales tax :)

  28. tracey

    December 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

    what is so fabulous? matching a scarf to elbow patches? sorry but i don't get it.

  29. verychiclist

    December 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    very confortable outfit, I don't like the shoes…they are terrible!


  30. Ericcacaca...

    December 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    The shoes are made by Dansko………..all nurses know that!
    I love this look.

  31. Aimee

    December 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    is it just me or does she look like a brunette Anna Wintour???

  32. The Artisann

    December 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

    elbow patches definitely makes it on my list of favorite things.

  33. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Dansko…just what the doctor ordered.

  34. Prutha

    December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    nice detail on the elbow

  35. CabinetParts.com

    December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    The ring and the elbow thingy are nice.

    Thought she was regular until you zoomed in on the details.


  36. P.

    December 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Love that shade of blue with brown!


  37. gentrifyrichmond

    December 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    SHOES ARE DANSKOS: very comfortable. Nurses wear them. I've owned two pair for five years. They make more versions (even dress shoes) than the traditional clog seen here.

  38. gentrifyrichmond

    December 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

    SHOES ARE DANSKOS: seen here are traditional pair (worn by nurses). They also make dress versions.

  39. Dejana from Shopsterium.com

    December 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Casual/minimalistic. Love the elbow patch sweater. Not too crazy about the shoes, though.

  40. Eyeliner & Wallpaper

    December 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Simply sweet and comfy!


  41. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    A very stylish woman! I like this combination even for me! (I´m a man)

  42. jimjims

    December 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

    digging everything from the knee up.

    socks and shoes are a little questionable.

    great shot though!


  43. Lizzy

    December 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Elbow patches!! <3


  44. Ece

    December 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

    again a nice combo!!!

  45. Stephanie

    December 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I really want to move to somewhere with more people and more styles.

  46. Cecille

    December 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

    nice shoes!!

  47. The Odd and Chic

    December 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Love your eye for detail.

    Most people would walk by and not realise how soothing to the eye this entire look really is!


  48. Fashionista

    December 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Great ring and great photo!

  49. nick

    December 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    its all about the little details…I love these…very elegant. Goes to show that it doesn't take a whole lot to be elegant, just how you wear it.


  50. The Iconic Blog.com

    December 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Subtle and chic!xx

  51. bubblistyle

    December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I love the shade of blue on her sweater!

  52. Frozen Fashion

    December 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    How incredible. The rich tones work perfectly with the colours of the building and water line. Great moment to capture a photo:)


  53. Sandeep

    December 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Oh I love the first picture. The blue background, with the womans different shades of blue make the picture very film noir. The purple socks are a wonderful contrast. :)


  54. Fiona

    December 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I almost bought that sweater at Forever 21! So nice to see fashion that is affordable and attainable instead of unrealistic designer labels making the fashion statement.

  55. renerene

    December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Pretty and Simple :))


  56. breez

    December 21, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful fall palette and silver jewelry, it makes me want to travel up north… Now if only I could find a sweater like that.


  57. The Photodiarist

    December 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Really dislike those shoes as a rule . . . but do like her ring, the dark blue on dark blue and the slit in the side of the sweater which allows for a peek of the t-shirt.

  58. Angy

    December 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    love this blue pics!


  59. jessica

    December 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I love this because it is so chilled out and stylish at th same time! See style can be comfortable!

  60. classiq

    December 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Love those leather patches in the elbows.

  61. blake

    December 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Are those jeans APC?


  62. Paula

    December 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    oh what a wonderful, casual look!
    beautiful pictures, aren't they??


  63. La Boheme

    December 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    The entire color palette is so settled and therefore intriguing. Love the understated look.

  64. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    haha, those shoes are part of the waitress, nurse, chef (and portland, oregon) uniform. Great to see them here, maybe I won't be so embarrassed to wear them. I have the exact same pair.

  65. fashionsdirtylaundry

    December 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    But it all comes down to the socks! Great!

  66. 82Brute

    December 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah, this is pretty much my daily uniform, including the big ring, too. I don't do the shoes, though. I had a pair once and felt like I was wearing the boxes. It's really hard to walk gracefully in them. What my eyeballs are enjoying about this as a photo are the different shades of blue and the beautiful architectural details against the softness of the fabrics. Very nice.

  67. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Please somebody tell a European women which brand are these shoes and can I buy them in internet? Thanks!I love this no-nonsense, still attractive and feminine style.

  68. bob lahblah

    December 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    does anyone know if that patch jumper is from band of outsiders?????? hahahahahhahahaha but i love it! very well put together. =)

  69. le prof cynique

    December 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    i love too

  70. Sootjeelina

    December 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I love the patch and the ring, it looks gorgeous

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  71. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The sweater is APC too, not Forever 21. I have it, but it doesn't fit me as well.

  72. Dana

    December 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Perfection. I wonder where she found those clogs??

  73. Maryanne

    December 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    cosy and comfortable.
    inky navy is the 'new black'.

  74. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    thank you for showcasing a comfortable pair of shoes here. we don't all have to wear stilettos to be fashionable. to each his/her own! love danskos

  75. sunny

    December 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Loving the colors of the outfit, the ring (of course!) and I am a fan of the shoes. I wear similar ones almost daily to work – with jeans or with a skirt/sweater/tights.

    I normally read this blog via Google Reader but had to visit the original post to see if there would be comments on the shoes. I figure you either love 'em or hate 'em.

  76. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I am so anti-clogs. However, I am pro-working people. You do what you got to do. This person definitely makes the most of it.

  77. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    the sweater is from APC

  78. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    The sweaters are APC, where she works and is sitting in front of. I suspect the scarf, jeans and socks are APC too.

  79. Best of Beehive

    December 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Chocolate colored scarf. Great accessory. But I think it wouldn't make as big an impact if the background were different. So kudos to the photographer.

  80. cito-gene

    December 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    love the patched sweater…effortless chic


  81. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    MY GAWD!! This is as basic as one can get without being nekkid!

  82. fairytale

    December 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    love the elbow patches! hate the shoes

  83. Anni

    December 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Love this outfit! The jeans, sweater and scarf.

    But the shoes… Not really.

  84. Cath

    December 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Adorable ;)

  85. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    everything looks better with APC :)

  86. style mag

    December 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Casual and comfortable with a twist of style. Like it.

  87. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love seeing Danskos on this site! This is exactly how I dress (in the winter in Northern California!) when I'm not in the office, although I prefer clogs without the exposed staples. That's an important detail. Sanita (which I think is owned by Danskos) makes some. I think you have to look with more creative eyes to see that this look can be very sexy.

  88. The Khaki Crusader

    December 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    kinda thought you were fishing until i took a closer look. nice eye

  89. anne

    December 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I truly love the clogs. Classy, grounded, artistic.

  90. Markmont

    December 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    The split on the sweater stands out to me in a very good way

  91. Leah B.

    December 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Brown Eyed Girl: All I have to say is, quoted for truth! I'm big on this comfy-looking combo, and I pretty much am full-on coveting the sweater with elbow-patches.

  92. tiffany.

    December 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    elbow patch and clog slip on show LOVE :))


  93. A

    December 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    That jumper is perfection, exactly the kind I've been lusting over for months x

  94. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    This is really very East coast. Relaxed and lovely.

  95. helen tilston

    December 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Dislike the shoes. They belong in the hospital ward and kitchen where they have a function. Her style and outfit is beautiful.

  96. Ties

    December 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Very Nice :)

  97. Rachel

    December 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    i love my dansko shoes, too (aka the most comfy, practical, go-to shoes ever made). she looks comfortable and stylish!

  98. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    The classic East Coast preppy-granola hybrid always works when it's worn without pretense–and the shoes are just right for eliminating any pretension.

  99. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Winter in NY this year is meh! Very uninspiring. Where are all the beautiful coats/bags/shoes we saw last year?

  100. Bronwyn

    December 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I love the patch and the scarf. She's also wearing surgery shoes…
    (You know, the clogs that won't let a scalpel go through them, that are easy to slip on, and comfortable for standing for five hours?)


  101. KhingKOBRA

    December 21, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    The patches remind me of a sportcoat I saw a guy wearing in Baltimore once, they were shaped like skulls but done in a very clean, simple design. Either way, very classic.

  102. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I love Danskos. I wear them every day. For those who don't like them, just wear them once. Then see if you wear anything else after that. :-)

  103. LaiLa

    December 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    love the ring !

  104. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    it's about time you show Danskos some luv! Comfy stylish chicks everywhere say "thank you."

  105. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I LOVE elbow patches :] classy. Nice catch

  106. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    i love this. this is my fashion!!! and it's real.

  107. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Agreee with 82 Brute, this picture comes tohgether because of the blue context, i.e. background storefront, painted blue standpipe…..and even the bluish cast to the concrete sidewalk. Without the backdrop, the outfit is utilitarian and unremarkable…..and nothing wrong with dat. BTW, Dansko Professionals rule.

  108. mabelmabel

    December 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    NOTHING cooler than the original "stapled professional" Dansco clog: anchors any look–am I right?

    Love her eye.

  109. Christine Scott

    December 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I got a little excited when I saw this pic. Immediately loved the the blue then I saw the shoes! I started my Dansko obsession a few years ago and am always asked what they are. A great shoe, most comfortable ever and look very cool if you pick the right one. They are not just nursing shoes. The hard part is finding the entire range. Can't buy them in Australia so I hunt them down online.

    So great to see this amid your long roll of designer shots! Merry Christmas xxx

  110. brittney

    December 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    i love the ring and the patch…but that could sound a little strange if ever taken out of context. promise you won't? okay. sweet. thanks a mil.
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (come on by! it's my daily fashion blog, and it's fun and only mildly obnoxious. most of the time time.)

  111. Deborah

    December 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    To those who "don't get the shoes" – The shoes are beyond New York – just sayin.

  112. Alinne Prado

    December 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    jeans and black sweater, basic outfit, i think i wouldn' bind it with clogs! but it's just my opinion.



  113. rightonmom

    December 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    When did you take this picture of me?? I even own those shoes, mine are Josef Seibel, and despite their 'surgery' appearance, great comfy shoes. The patch makes that sweater.

  114. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I have those clothes in my closet! And the same haircut! Oh my. Does this mean I'm stylish?

  115. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    clogs: barf!

  116. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm


  117. imobiliarias alegrete

    December 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I loved…

  118. dubsound512

    December 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    It almost sounds like some people are defending those shoes, which suggests that they are aware of the hard truth. To them, I say, it's okay to wear comfortable shoes, but lets not delude ourselves about their being attractive.

  119. Aissata

    December 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    love the elbow patch much


  120. Ivânia Santos (Diamond)

    December 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Great look!!!!

    ivânia Diamond*

    fashion blogger portuguese

  121. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    One defense for the shoes is that there was a sale going on at APC Soho which was probably when this pic was taken. Their staffers stand and walk and climb stairs all day. You really do want some comfortable shoes to wear. For those who haven't been, the APC Soho store is gorgeous and and their staff is extremely friendly.

  122. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    The building's color facade complements nicely with her wardrobe colors. (Clogs are ugly, though. They always look cheap, no matter how expensive.)

  123. thwany

    December 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    love the chunked-up socks with clogs

  124. BobKentNoVa

    December 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Scott, The background for the photo is great. The color saturation of the clothing and the background are perfect. You made a nice, but rather ordinary, outfit look extraordinary.

  125. My Heart Blogged

    December 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I love the elbow patches on the sweater. The pop of color on the socks is nice as well.
    My Heart Blogged

  126. zuccotto

    December 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Another Danskos fan here. I even have an old pair made with what I consider faux pony hide. I've worn Danskos for years; they're perfect for my feet. As a land architect, I walk a lot on different kinds of ground and concrete and the Danskos can take it.

    I did wear a pair in Italy during a month long trip. I think I was the only one in the whole country wearing them. Too bad. Anyway, to the european woman who wanted to know where to get them, I think Danskos are manufactured in Germany, but am not positive about that. In any case, they are available online. You also can probably get them in walking shoe type stores.

    My own style is often like the woman in the photo.
    I had to laugh re the posters from northern california and oregon – I don't live there now, but I have lived there. Danskoville…

  127. brightlightsbigcity

    December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Classic NY look: the styles are simple, but high-quality, and the colors look beautiful together. Great shot. But isn't she cold?

  128. Kyle

    December 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I love the brown and blue combination of the sweater, elbow patches and the scarf. Simple, yet a great casual look!


  129. blivbook

    December 22, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Patches are a must for this season! Her style is totally relaxed, we love the simplicity of it!

    Cheers, B & Liv
    B L I V B O O K: darling&diva ♥

  130. adele

    December 22, 2010 at 12:08 am

    awesome sweater, the details. <33


  131. Jessie Rubin

    December 22, 2010 at 12:14 am

    very cozy and simple…but for some reason theirs something different about this. I love it and would love a sweater with the patchwork like that!


  132. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Apc sweater with elbow patch is so cool, but this sweater is made in China….

  133. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Love the PATCH. The BLUE, BROWN, BURGUNDY and peeping GRAY. The Silver ring and black rock. BUT eeeewwww are those Swanx she's wearing?!? They are UGLY.- Milan Cu.

  134. Esra

    December 22, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I liked the silent and naive combo except the netherlands clog looking dull shoes, sorry.

  135. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 3:04 am

    She made me a latte this morning.

  136. Julia

    December 22, 2010 at 4:03 am

    thre little details make look different,I love especially her ring

  137. Kacrates

    December 22, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Elbow pad sweaters are so cool. feel like english rugby coming into play :)

  138. MELISSA Z.

    December 22, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Great pics, love the brown scarf!


  139. muchdutch

    December 22, 2010 at 4:58 am

    strange, we already had patches on ladies' knits for this season in holland and germany and it was a great succes. for men's it is completely over. had it for 2 seasons and last season it was already less contrasty

  140. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I started to scroll down, unveiling a nice everyday italian style look and then… I saw the shoes. Don't tell me the 'comfy' story people. If you want to go comfy, pick loafers, brogues, allstars, whatever…just not clogs. Thank you.

  141. Davidikus

    December 22, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Have I mentioned that I have an obsession with the brown & blue look? It is great to see it back (with a vengeance?) everywhere in the world. I also love the simplicity of the look: simplicity is a key word of fashion in NYC, Paris, Milan (unfortunately, not in London).


  142. LaDy_DR_

    December 22, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I love this photo, I think it's amazing.

  143. Lee Evans

    December 22, 2010 at 5:52 am

    This is amazing

  144. Lisa Horne

    December 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

    That scarf is amazing

  145. Sabine

    December 22, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I love that woolen jacket.

  146. Wendy

    December 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Simple, casual and classic. The combination of little touches give the look -it-. (argyle socks would look smashing with this.)

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    December 22, 2010 at 7:40 am

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  148. Middleseason

    December 22, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Strange shoes? I've never seen similar pair before!May be closed-clogs?

  149. Les Ismore

    December 22, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love how she is sitting in front of a blue building. She probably color coordinated her jeans knowing she would be there that day. Oh, and the shoes are to die for…And I would bet that the cell phone is color coordinated also. She is so amazing!

  150. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

    This is soooo amazing! I love the look and she sits there with such incredible style. The left hand is placed in a position that just says Attitude!

  151. Snaaaappp

    December 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Liking the ring, not sure about the shoes though

  152. whyioughtta

    December 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

    You're absolutely right–it's the great details that make this straightforward look special.

    LOVING clogs these days…these ones are perfect.

  153. T.A.P.S.

    December 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    its all about the elbow patch.


  154. Kater

    December 22, 2010 at 11:37 am


  155. lrntn

    December 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Love the color combo and whole outfit; also because she's not trying so hard to be hip and photograph-able!

  156. Brian

    December 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    this pic is obviously taken outside of APC, and she obviously either (i) works there or (ii) has great allegiance to their F/W–she's covered in it

  157. alamodefashionblog

    December 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    the sweater is great i love the way she wore these socks, but the shoes… not sure about them.

  158. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Those who pick on one particular item totally miss the point. This woman, her calmness, the details are stunning. The rest, like her shoes, is the foundation. As a straight guy (whether that matters here or not), I'm nevertheless inspired by this shot. She's cool. Those stuck on one item or another aren't.

  159. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    It was very funny to see comments about what brand the shoes are. Danskos. They are the shoes people wear when they are on their feet doing work like teaching, nursing, and other helping type occupations where sitting down is a luxury. So for those of you getting all uppity about someone wearing something not so trendy or stylish I say…walk in our feet and see if you don't change your mind! In my eyes she looks absolutely perfect.

  160. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Just ordinary clothes.

  161. Melle

    December 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Love the ring and the sweater.

  162. eeecho

    December 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    the shoes are from dansko. or i like to call them. nurse shoes :) very comfy despite the clog look…

  163. Josy

    December 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I have to agree with "Anonymous" that YES, stylish & comfy chicks agree… love that you shot a girl in Danskos. Even if it was for her ring & elbow patches… I LOVE these shoes and consider myself a fairly stylish girl. :) So consider my joy when I see them on your blog! Well done! Well done!

  164. MJonas_

    December 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  165. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    not danskos!!! what is this, forefrontfashion.com?! how very maine.

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    December 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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  167. breugels

    December 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I like that. That would actually even a possibility for me because it looks easy.

  168. Lisa Petrarca

    December 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    This looks like it could've been shot here in Huntington Beach, CA. It's so casual and laid back.


  169. Ann Marie

    December 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Love the Danskos and that is the first thing I noticed. I almost wear them exclusively…I am not a chef, a nurse or other. I am a designer! Been wearing them for years, so comfy. for those who don't like them, just wait…you'll be wearing them in a few….very on trend.

  170. paulee

    December 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    dayum thats nice. i feel like i have a similar sweater

  171. Lisa

    December 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Love 'em or hate 'em, Danskos CAN be ROCKED! Cool socks, no socks, tights and a teeny skirt, jeans with just the right length (like hers)or rolled…Some of us just can't wear stilettos (in my case, a slight gait disability). Rock what you've got!!

  172. indiab

    December 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Love the scarf.


  173. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Love it! Clogs are my best friend even when everyone raises an eyebrow at Dansko clogs. They are wonderful!
    I don't even consider them a guilty pleasure because they are just superb.

    Of course, the rest of the details with this outfit are lovely as well :)

  174. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    old money. except that the jeans are not boot cut. great shot. Nice hair.

  175. jdit

    December 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    The few colors take command of this shot: engaging blues, including the sizable ring; browns in the scarf, and the brown and gold in the window's reflection, and the purple of the socks.

    The little tuft of light blue of the shirt peeking out from under the sweater and the print on the window. Gee Scott – did you do all of that on purpose? Even if so it just doesn't matter – it is the playful presentation of the hues and shades that make it a wonderful ride for the eye.

  176. a life less ordinary

    December 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve just nominated you for a stylish award. Stylish girl. Pop over to graciously accept it here:

  177. Allie

    December 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    even the detailed stitching on the jeans is great .. and Danskos are so comfortable, you can't hate..

  178. Anonymous

    December 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    outside of the a.p.c. store in soho.. in their raw denim jeans and pullover.. perfect harmony.

  179. asha

    December 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    i've got a cardigan just like this :)
    love the look! x

  180. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Shoes name – træsko. we have them here in Denmark. so cool…

  181. un peu de gâteau

    December 23, 2010 at 1:22 am

    it's so lovely to see the clogs done well!

  182. Tessa

    December 23, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Wow, so nice to see so many people loving the Danskos! I have worn them for ten years as a chef and am always mortified if I have to go anywhere before/after working and am just too lazy to bring other shoes (or even just to change my shoes…). They are truly great for your feet, though, and for 15-plus hour days the only thing that one can wear. When all kinds of clogs started getting trendy a few years ago I thought how funny it was. I guess I don't have to feel like such a dirtbag wearing them outside of the kitchen. Hehe. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  183. Theobroma

    December 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

    To me she comes across as comfortable, poised and assured. I agree that she looks like a artist, or at least many working artists that I've known.

    And seriously, what's so unattractive about clogs? They don't turn her feet into overt sex objects, true, but that's okay. There are way uglier shoes out there. Feet slammed forward in skyscraper heels — flesh bulging through straps and chains, toes scrunched or poking over the edge of the sole, bunions and hammertoes — are just as unattractive to others.

    Her style decisions have made her hands a visual focal point. If you're turned on by strong, capable-looking, creative women (because that ring is a dead giveaway — it takes a definite personality to casually rock something that large) you'd notice them, and her.

    I think everything she has on was chosen deliberately, including the shoes. It pleases me to imagine she's aware of the history of the city where she lives (once "New Amsterdam") and is offering up a sly little nod to Dutch culture.

    To me, it's style that doesn't get in the way of living.

  184. Sophie.

    December 23, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Dankos are great! The socks are a nice detail. Love it! Really simple but cute outfit!

    Xx Sophie


  185. Marina

    December 23, 2010 at 5:48 am

    very confortable outfit!!

    xx Marina

  186. SabinePsynopsis

    December 23, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Wonderful! It takes a good eye to catch these things.

  187. IS THIS IT? models review

    December 23, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I like everything but the shoes…


  188. Laura Harris

    December 23, 2010 at 6:43 am

    i love patch too! because of you! hhahaha x


  189. E...

    December 23, 2010 at 7:08 am

  190. vintage1944

    December 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

    It is all good.casual and polished at the same time.

  191. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Looks like 90% of women in the northeast on any given saturday.

    Danskos may be comfy but they really are just too hideous for words

  192. Lasana

    December 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Sweet sweater. It looks warm and comfortable.

  193. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 10:20 am

    She looks like Stacy L., who has an office only a few blocks away.

  194. Victor Espinoza

    December 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    What intrigues me the most is she's definately doing the minimalist approach, her center pieces are the purple socks and her brown scarf, including the slip on shoes, overall its a good look, for doing day to day things.


  195. elena .

    December 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    j'adore, très subtile…

  196. Liz

    December 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Love the patch and the colours! Timeless

  197. Yevgeniya Yelkina

    December 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    what a fantastic sweater! horrid shoes though :x


  198. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    very cute details .. i especially lie the burgundy socks.

    For the most beautiful Sapphire Rings

  199. Rosaspina Vintage

    December 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Love padded elbows sweaters!

  200. Erica Wark

    December 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    LOVE the sweater with the leather deets!
    Totally perfect for casual wear in the winter!



  201. Liv

    December 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Dark blue is the new black:) I'm liking that colour more and more…It's Zara knit I think, they have pretty good stuff after all. The shoes look comfy but not so fancy though

  202. Flora

    December 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    This is how we dress in Argentina!


    fashion blog!


  203. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Did I already tell you to come to Oakland, California to take pictures of high schoolers? Well if Oakland is out of your way you could just take pictures of high schoolers in general. Im curious to see what interesting things people my own age are doing with their clothes.

  204. kimchicsisters

    December 23, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Nice ring

  205. ERTLandCOHN

    December 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Great, as usual!
    Thanks and regards,

  206. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    i love her clogs they are under used there great

  207. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Danskos are great shoes — also popular among equestrian types. You can find them in equestrian catalogs and stores.

    The whole look is great… stylish and rustic at the same time.

    … a southern CA equestrienne

  208. Tofu

    December 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

  209. Lisa Z

    December 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    The clogs are way cuter than booties! Ugh. Talk about cutting your legs off at the ankles, I especially hate the high-heeled "booties". Love the clog look, and not just because they're comfy (they are!).

  210. Reve De Oro

    December 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I love taking a "standard" everyday outfit and adding one bold piece to it…a touch of flash to the canvas, so to speak.

    While I don't see much of that in her particular style – perhaps she is just out shopping with family – I would take "notch" it up a dash with something chic.

    But, hey, we all have days where we just want comfort clothes, comfort foods, and just blending into the fray a tad…even at a high-style-house! Must be the weather…


    Reve De Oro
    Managing Editor
    EVARO || Exciting Style || Contemporary Classics

  211. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    December 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I look forward to seeing more of this utili-dressing on women and men.

    It suits the times in which we now live as we manage our own work, organize stuff via our smart-phones and promote our awesomeness through our understated, humility.

    Yes, Danskos, yes, elbow-patches and yes, yes, jeans, dark and lovely …

    Also, let us not forget, the hair, the hair, the hair. It is flippy, flirty and a chic alternative to uber-long seductive tresses.

    Utili-style to the max.


  212. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    love the look!!!!! I don't like the shoes though.

  213. imoveis alegrete

    December 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

    i loved this!!!!!!!!!!!!

    love love!!!!

    i like to meeee!

  214. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 12:36 am

    ooohh i love those shoes. thats what i want

  215. Byeongcheol

    December 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Merry Christmas♥

  216. Juliet

    December 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Merry Christmas!

    juliet xxx

  217. Design Elements

    December 24, 2010 at 9:05 am

    ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ merry xmas ¸¸.•*¨*•♫

  218. Sophie Mhabille

    December 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

    love the two colors, they really match each other

  219. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 2:14 am

    c o o l

    PS true comment The obroma re Style that doesnt get in the way of life :)

  220. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 2:21 am


  221. Liz S

    December 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Wow, I love this girl! She dresses exactly how I love to myself many times. Clogs are the best things! and have been since they were reinvented in the 60s/70s. They will stay eternal just like great jeans, cool thongs, t-shirts, simple wool jumpers, brogues and docs.
    I didn't even realise that health workers wear them for comfort–I don't think they are worn here in Australia in the health/"on your feet all day" industry…but I can understand why they would be. Anyway, I just like their look–simple, well balanced, a bit funky, yet classic and have connection to practical shoes that have been worn for centuries.
    This look is modern traditional and will always look good.

    Oh and the moroon socks are the perfect subdued splash of colour in this particular outfit.

  222. Liz S

    December 26, 2010 at 7:36 am

    And I have to say I am loving my special Sartorialist book I got for Christmas! very extensive and am enjoying reading a little of your explanations and thoughts in there too Scott.

  223. I am Khatu

    December 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    wow, if those shoes are from Dansko, then Dansko never looked so chic!

  224. CLAUDIA

    December 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hey the shoes are as cool as the look! Never thought I would see Danskos on this site. Comfortable, supportive and now fashionable :)

  225. Camille

    December 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I love the colours and the simplicity!

  226. le cid

    December 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Just few blocks from my place!!! Smarty…

  227. Fatima.Elkadi

    December 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    It just shows the variousity. Simple is fab.


  228. DiamondVirgin.com

    December 27, 2010 at 4:07 am

    The ring is the statement here! Love it :)

  229. Heidi

    December 27, 2010 at 6:12 am

    THANK YOU for featuring someone wearing Dansko clogs, I get a lot of flak for mine from people who have never worn them.

  230. Jason

    December 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    SHE'S WEARING DANSKOS???!!! Why did you post this??? I hope she's a waiter/nurse/hairdresser/surgeon but still no excuse for this on this site!!!

  231. artdecodiamonds

    December 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    LOve your blog…. love the onyx ring!

  232. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    understated sophistication, the next big thing in fashion. The shoes should go out the window.

  233. The Girl Next Door

    December 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    The backdrop provides a beautiful camoflage.

  234. Jeannie

    December 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Perhaps I'll reconsider Danskos?!

    Nah. On me, they'd be oh-so-dorky.

  235. Chloe

    December 28, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Funny how some people cannot get over the shoes … that's part of what makes her look work.

  236. Suk-hwan

    December 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

    nice match with the background.

  237. Anonymous

    December 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you for showing some elements which might be worn in Seattle and can be made to look good

  238. Samantha Tse

    December 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    love the jumper and the nurse's clogs!

  239. Heather

    December 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love the Dansko clogs presented in a forum like this. They are a perfectly proportioned, classic shoe that is comfortable without looking sloppy, as is the entire outfit.

  240. Megan Midori

    December 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I'm in the restaurant business and wear dansko clogs everyday. Just bought a pair of tooled leather ones for everyday wear. Glad to see these on your blog!

  241. Anonymous

    December 31, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I think it's great of you to show someone wearing a classic, respectable look. Not everyone is fashionable because they try to pull off something odd. Simplistic is stylish too. However, I think this outfit is boring. It looks nice but for safe reasons. I don't see anything special about it.

  242. Anonymous

    January 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Dansko clogs are awful. The shoe equivalent of Mom jeans.

  243. Melanieee

    January 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I don't get the sock and shoe combo. Not in love with the huge ring. I don't want to look like a hater… i love the scarf :)

  244. Danyell

    January 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Im feeling the clogs


  245. Joshua

    January 3, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Nice style…

    But what's more impressive are your eyes for capturing it on camera and portraying such a subtle detail so well…

    VERY impressive…

    That's why there is only one THE Sartorialist!

  246. LimtdEdition

    January 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Oh how I lust for elbow patches!

  247. Anonymous

    January 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    So I will say it again – just not special.

  248. Harriet

    January 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    i love the elbow patches! would be great to try and add these to old jumpers…

  249. Anonymous

    January 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Loving details…the nordic clogs would look fabulous with a dress that I found in a great online shop: http://www.xoxoma.com
    I bought the dress style 229 in colour almost black from swedish trend label odd molly there and it has been a big success so far this winter…
    I really love your fotos, xoxo Chris.

  250. rsb

    January 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    socks make it for her

  251. stacey tran

    January 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    LOVE the elbowpads.. what a special sweater and those clogs! can't get enough of the colour composition of this entire photo…

  252. AleNews

    January 7, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Chanel once said that, "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

  253. JoyceG

    January 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This is so me. the Shoes and the patches. Navy and Burgundy my uniform

  254. Audrey

    January 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Love those Dansko clogs! I have been relegated to the world of comfortable, sensible shoes due to a bad foot injury and subsequent surgeries. I love to see women wearing shoes like this in such a stylish manner. The entire ensemble is doing it for me!

  255. catspec

    January 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    The lady would be right at home at a little organic coffee shop in Burlington VT – LOVE the Danskos….wear 'em in the library…we don't apologize for comfort up here…;)

  256. Nidal

    January 9, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I don't like the shoes, sweater is cool

  257. Anonymous

    January 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    those Dansko clogs belong in the kitchen or the hospital…NOT Soho

  258. Anonymous

    January 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Those are nurse's shoes!

  259. Anonymous

    January 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I REALLY REALLY love the socks and shoes. Adorable.
    i dont love the elbow patches though..

  260. Anonymous

    January 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I love a good elbow patch!

  261. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    @ Tooty McFrooty the shoes are Dansko clogs. They big over here in the Northwest.

  262. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Who says simple isn't stunning? I'd love to see this broken up though, with something funky like a zebra clutch . I love seeing people in monotone with one bright piece!

  263. Roberto

    January 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

  264. Anonymous

    January 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I think the clogs are made in Scandanavia and they are made for cold and wet and snow, so they are perfect. Move out of the late 90s already; authentic clogs are cool/stylish. Let's get past the Sex and the City / Manolo phase, shall we? It's already lasted way too long.

  265. Genelie

    January 16, 2011 at 9:04 am

    my mom's a nurse and she wears the exact same shoes! they're oober comfy!

    love your blog. please keep me inspired!

  266. Primitive Eyes

    January 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    love the elbow patches

  267. YogaSpy

    January 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Fine ensemble. I'd wear it.

    But her jeans are way too short.

  268. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    this is very similar to a picture from april 2008

  269. Anonymous

    January 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    i walked past this stump this past weekend, and it felt familiar. your blog has become part of my consciousness. x

  270. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    the only little detail I see is the light blue stitch along the outside seam of her pant legs. for everything else….meh.

  271. Anthony Jons

    January 26, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I apreciate that it's cold, but the socks, bulging as they do at the end of skinny cut jeans, detract from the comfortable yet stylish look of the scarf. Love the elbow patches!

  272. Ivy

    January 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

    The shoes, I don't think are Dansko's as everyone is suggesting. They are by Born. However, I don't think they still offer this exact style anymore. I had this same clog for many many years. Easily the most comfortable and durable shoe I've ever owned and an extreme value for around 10 years of wear for around only $200 retail at that time. I miss mine, it was a heartbreaking day this fall when I knew I had to retire them.

  273. Abby

    February 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Today, i wore a burnt orange sweater with brown suede elbow patches, a big red ring, rolled up jeans, a solid mauvey pink scarf and blue doc martens, sorta weird haha.

  274. manchester escorts

    March 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Great detail – love padded elbows!

  275. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    April 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I love the combo and the colours, beautifull.


  276. Anonymous

    June 23, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Love seeing those shoes! Those look like Sanita Clogs to me…


    You would think that some one so detail oriented would opt for the handmade in Denmark Sanitas over the made-in-China Danskos anyways right?

  277. cbazaar

    July 21, 2011 at 2:12 am

    overall it looks good nice top.. I liked it

  278. CarliJean

    September 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Danskos = Love

  279. Eeberbeeber

    April 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Normcore at best!

    Scott, I think you have a lot to do with normcore trend.

  280. Anarkali

    July 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Love the top and how your outfit is shot – beautiful!

  281. ImĂłveis Alegrete

    October 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Great! I loved it

  282. Ash

    December 26, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Great! Thanks For Sharing!

  283. Pari

    January 31, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Great, I must say you look very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  284. nitibha

    March 6, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Lovely outfit!

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