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The (Navy) Blue Angel

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You gotta have style. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it you’re nobody. And I’m not talking about a lot of clothes. Diana Vreeland

It IS possible to wear classics-color, fabric, silhouette, without being dull. Black or navy blue are perfect blank canvases with which to create wearable art. (To purchase an item, click on the product name in red).

Daywear

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Seriously Me Shift Dress by Suzannah- Inspired by a 50s style dress bought on Portobello Road in London, this classy sheath with its really attractive folded open neck marries tradition with style. Fully lined Italian viscose/Acetate. Hidden back zipper. Above the knees, but respectably so. $560.00

Michael by Michel Kors Polka- Dot Dress- Easy breezy throw-on-every-day piece in warmer weather. Good for playing tourist or just playing. That belt can be any color, you know. Button fastening epaulets, detachable brown buckle- belt, side slit pockets. Button front. 100% silk. $225.00

Szidonia Szep “Fine Knitwear collection” Round Necked Dress- For the seriously hip, those at whom we tend to look twice because of style subtlety. Viscose/Silk. Trapeze shaped bottom. Graceful round neck front and back. Slightly transparent. Hand wash. $230.00

Preen Line Santorini Stretch Cotton Dress- Handsome two-tone number with elegant simplicity. Flattering length. Navy and bright-blue stretch cotton-twill .Fitted pintucked waist, detachable buckle-fastening belt, slant pockets. Exposed silver zip fastening at side. Cotton/Elastane. Machine wash. Back slit. Mid-knee. $480.00

Eveningwear

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T By Alexander Wang Silk Gauze and Mesh Dress- Avant-garde and at the same time very flapper, this smoky creation is perfect for being wined and dined. Well, someone must get wined and dined! Sheer overlayer crop top and slip style dress with mesh insert sides. 100% Silk. $245.00

Proenza Schouler Paillette Bustier Dress- Now this is sexy. Shaped and shiny. Been working on those arms and shoulders? The perfect way to showcase .Navy blue Silk Satin with corset and paillette-embroidered bustier. Grosgrain cross back shoulder straps and waist. Exposed back zipper closure. $679.00l

Cara Mid Calf Fitted Jersey Dress- Alluring length for someone with the right body. Covered but hiding little that’s important. Simple and chic. Round neck, double cross-over straps, body skimming silhouette. Viscose/Elastane. On sale $75.00

Lela Rose Ribbon-Fringed Organza Dress- Conservative shape with fashion forward texture. Museum function? Concert? Five star dinner? Very ladylike but not dull. Indigo-embossed ribbon fringing. Grosgrain belt, hook fastened at the back. Pleated waist. Fully lined. Concealed zipper fastening at the back. Polyester/Silk. Fully lined. $1595.00

Gryphon Party Sequin Dress- Definitely as named, a party dress. Catch the light, catch his eye, catch him. Easy, comfortable and not cut down to your gurzzle. All over sequins with scoop neck and super fish tail detail. Concealed back zipper and single hook-and-eye. Fully lined. $236.00

Varied Tops

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Meet Cute Cardigan- This is really a Zooey Deschanel piece. Wear it with a flippy skirt and flats. Or jeans and pearls. Small polka dots, blue on blue, double-layered lace collar, front button closure. Cotton/Polyester. One size. Machine wash cold. Ribbed at the hem and cuffs. 22” $63.00

Sleeveless Silk Blouse from See by Chloe- Feminine, flirty, relaxed, and rather French-win or lose. The way the ruffles fall flat is particularly smart. Features round neck, ruffled sleeve detail, back clasp fastening. Hits below the hip. $309.00 import duty included.

Lace Peter Pan Tee- Sheer- to be worn with a camisole beneath. Great for jeans or satin pencil skirt or pants. Easily dressed up or down. Girly but a little prim. Let him wonder. Corded lace tee with Peter Pan collar. Viscose/Nylon. Machine washable. $66.00

MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Cap Sleeve Top- Very cool architectural shape with Flash Gordon like sleeves. Longline. Cries out for long beads or a big brooch. Crew neck, cap sleeves; hand wash. 100% Cotton. $87.00

Skirts

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Matthew Williamson Navy Drape Skirt- Graceful lines created by extra fabric. Tuck in your blouse. Especially suitable for petite women. Slim waistband, extravagant drapes, tailored balloon silhouette. Short. 100% Viscose. On sale $242.00

Reiss Cody Pleated Layered Skirt- Easy, flirty, go-to skirt for the day out and about. Great for travel too, just pack lots of white tees for a neat, fresh look. Narrow pleats and three tiers of ruffles. Flat waistband. Concealed zipper at the side. 100% Polyester. $84.00

Presley Skirt- This one could easily transition from afternoon into evening with a little bling. The contrasting band slims and defines. Flat sandals or high strappy heels. Semi-sheer pleated skirt with broad contrast waist panel. Fastens with concealed zipper at the side. 100% Polyester. $210.00

Isabel Marant Cybil Mini Skirt- Cotton and hemp blend, black leather push-stud belt, high paperbag waist, side slant pockets, back flap pockets. Hook fastening at waist. Cotton/, Hemp; Fully lined belt: 100% leather. On sale $261.00

Jackets

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Vionnet Draped Cotton Jacket- Creates a nice silhouette. Very 1940s styling. Wear with pencil skirt to emphasize the curves. High, round neck, draped front panels, (detachable) elastic belt- defined waist, belt loops, hook fastening at front. Lined. 100% Cotton. $480.00

J. Crew Calf Hair and Merino Wool Cardigan- Really interesting tactile combination of textures. Upscale your jeans or dress up a pencil skirt. They’ll ask where you found this one. Midnight-blue calf hair, mid-weight knit gauge. Semi-sheer merino wool long sleeves and back, curved hems. Slips on. $650.00

Forzieri Navy Blue Calf Leather Zip Jacket- Very haute looking. Refined, tailored, fitted. Whispers of money, speaks of taste. Anyone can buy it, you know. White leather piping along the seams. Smooth calf. Double zipper. Dark blue cotton lining. $859.00

Stripes (of course)!

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Farhi by Nicole Farhi- Blue Contrast Stripe Top- Sporty looking. Grand for tennis, golf, sailing or shopping in the Hamptons. Sleeveless, scoop neck, 100% Cotton Top. Below the hips. Machine washable. $69.00

Love Moschino Blue and Cream Stripe Jersey Jacket- Very Gatsby. Wear with navy cropped pants or a pleated calf-length skirt for the full effect. The roster of stripes makes it, of course. Notched lapels, single breasted button fastening, two concealed slit pockets on front; detachable brooch with bow and silver tone, heart-shaped fob. 100% Cotton. Fully lined. $482.00

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Donna Top- The drape makes this sit like a blouse instead of a tee. Practical, classic, fresh looking. Striped semi-sheer stretch linen. Draped front, ¾ sleeves. Slips on. 96% Linen/4% Lycra. Hand wash. $on sale $140.00

Jonathan Simkhai High Waist Striped Pencil Skirt- Shades of the French docks. All you need is a beret and a little scarf knotted at the neck. Or to be a young Simone Signoret. Very sexy piece. Two elasticized waistbands and pockets at front. Can also be worn as a dress. 96% Cotton/4% Polyester. Machine wash cold. $140.00

Elizabeth and James Claudia Striped Jersey Maxi Dress- Barefoot on the patio-whether yours or Hotel du Cap. Casual but very put together. Fabulous with a tan and a big hat. Asymmetric hem. 94% Viscose/6% Spandex. Navy blue and ivory. Slips on. Packable. $285.00

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