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This skirt and top from Ulla Johnson are absolutely spectacular — wow. I am imagining wearing this to a fall cocktail party or even the rehearsal dinner of the wedding we’re attending in a few weeks. The top is delightfully dramatic and the pattern fetchingly unusual. The outfit has a lot of mileage, because you could also pair the top with high-waisted denim or skirt (as I’ve done below), and the skirt would look adorable dressed down with a simple white tee or even (in chillier weather this fall) with a turtleneck tucked in. A note on sizing: I always size down one size in Ulla, as I find her pieces run a bit large. I took a 00 in both pieces and they fit perfectly. (I’m usually a true 0.)
The skirt (also sized down in this) creates such a flattering silhouette — I don’t know how! Sometimes drop waists are a tricky business but this one hits at the right spot on me and, as with so many of Ulla’s beautiful pieces, creates a long, lean silhouette. I paired with my beloved Ancient Greek sandals above. (Truly, you must try these sandals! So many Magpies urged me for years, and one of my girlfriends owns in at least three colors.)
You can always see my most recent favorite finds here, but sharing a couple of standout pieces I am obsessing over below, all in a sophisticated brown-centric color palette.
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P.S. I put all my promo codes in one place here!
P.P.S. “The presence of absence” — such an interesting concept behind the Portuguese word “saudade.” There’s no word for it in English!
P.P.P.S. On leaving New York.