Runways from New York to Paris signaled that this season to give your sleeves the cold shoulder. The come-hither off-the-shoulder trend has endless mix and match possibilities and goes from resort wear to dining at Maison Blanche to the summer soirée. It’s the perfect silhouette to team with a pair of statement earrings. Check out these tops by one of fashion’s latest jet-setting labels called Hellessy; chicly styled with a hint of seductive elegance. Find this trend at Rue, Lotus Boutique and Bohemian Bliss.
It goes without saying that I’m into a fashionable book, historical or otherwise. New-to-town bon ton Umbreen Khalidi-Majeed put this highly stylish and clever street style bible on my radar: Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Fashion. Author Cintra Wilson wittily chronicled her three-year expedition across the United States as a bit of a sartorial anthropologist decoding what our fashion choices say about us, from who we are to where we’re from. Barnes and Noble, $20.70
Masking While Tasking
I spend a lot of time indoors, and my skin often feels like it needs a thirst quencher. So I’ve committed to a weekly routine of throwing on a single-use sheet mask like this one by Tatcha while doing the dreaded household to-do list. In just 15 minutes the silky serum hydrates, refreshes and divinely moisturizes my face. I like to think of it as extra beauty points for luminous skin. Sephora, $28
Every girl should have a statement-making, polished purse in hand. Why not make it one from the next generation of Valentino’s My Rockstud single-handle bags? The bold patterned satchel with signature studs and colorful cabochons is of feminine design with some rock ’n’ roll rhythm. So much so that this bag should have its own theme song. Saks Fifth Avenue, $3,745