Next Level: Lapis

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We’re seeing lapis a LOT right now, and you know what? We think that’s a good thing. It has this fly night-sky quality, ya know? Get into it. —erica

LEVEL I: This Grace Lee ring would absolutely distract from a smudged manicure.

LEVEL II: Put on this Kathryn Bentley necklace, and it really doesn’t make a difference what else you’re wearing.

LEVEL III: Who says your ears have to be twins? Definitely not Mociun.

LEVEL IV: Fun with negative space! Thanks to this slicker-than-slick A Peace Treaty pendant.

"Next Level" madness—it’s happening over here.

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Lapis Dibeh Necklace by A Peace Treaty for Of a Kind

BUY / 45 of a kind / $177

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Hey, anybody who struggles with how to wear a silk scarf: Check out this knotting trick from A Peace Treaty. —erica

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Weather Vain: Santa Barbara, California - 71 and Partly Cloudy

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Now’s the time of year when we’re especially desperado to live in California—to have dependable weather that almost always qualifies as lovely. Here’s looking at you, Santa Barbara. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ An Ace & Jig top that you could totally throw on over a swimsuit when things heat up.

+ Perfect tortoise sunglasses—c/o The Row—to have on-hand at all times.

+ Boy by Band of Outsiders chinos—cuffed and ready to stroll throw the AVA Santa Barbara vineyards. 

+ A ring by A Peace Treaty that, with its triangle motif, pays tribute to the pizza slices (prosciutto and burrata, white anchovy and ricotta!) at Blue Tavern.

+ Walking shoes by Marais USA, down to hit Mission Historical Park.

+ An Acne jacket for when there’s a (sigh, perfect) chill in the air at night.

On the hunt for better weather? Start here.

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Next Level: Statement Studs

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It used to be that dangly, jangly earrings got to have all the fun. But lately studs have been stepping up their game, going from wholesome to fierce (kind of like the Hannah Montana-to-Miley-with-her-tongue-out transition?). Four pairs ready to rock. —erica

LEVEL I: Collette Ishiyama delivers a pair that can hang with filmy tees or floor-length dresses.

LEVEL II: Whoa, K/LLER. Those cognac diamonds add some sparkle without going too flashy.

LEVEL III: So much textural awesomeness, c/o A Peace Treaty.

LEVEL IV: Why can’t skulls and crystals go together? Bing Bang wants to know.

Do a “Next Level” deep dive right over here.

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Go ahead and let a scarf make an outfit, A Peace Treaty-style. —erica

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Next Level: Bandana Prints

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I’m not gonna say that bandana prints are the new camo—that’s over-stating things. But they definitely are popping up places other than Bret Michaels’s head. Four takes we can totally get behind. —erica

LEVEL I: This sitch from A Peace Treaty practically is a bandana—but a hyper-polished one.

LEVEL II: Herschel wants to let your laptop in on the fun.

LEVEL III: Ok, and how good would this One Teaspoon shirt be under a trenchcoat, huh?

LEVEL IV: Laveer goes all the way with a jacket that looks exceedingly good with a white tee and jeans.

Get all your “Next Level” right here! 

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Weather Vain: Breckenridge, Colorado - 10 With a Chance of Snow

You guys! I’m on a ski trip! And while I couldn’t be more thrilled to be slaloming my way around Breck, I wouldn’t be too bummed (ok, I’d be THRILLED) if it would warm up, oh, 20 degrees. Here, an attempt to stay warm. —erica

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Clockwise from top left:

+ The sort of Fleabags tote you can pack with extra hats and gloves that you’ll no doubt need.

+ Teensy Blanca Monrós Gómez earrings—because the thought of any more metal than this touching your skin…

+ A scarf from A Peace Treaty that’s cozy yet stylin’ enough for dinner at Modis.

+ A Rag & Bone sweater that would look pretty freaking cute with a turtleneck underneath, if you wanted another layer.

+ This Kai-aakmann parka is the anti-fleece.

+ Mou boots: If Uggs had a cousin who always had a pristine manicure…

+ Mother cords—just warm enough for a (short) walk down Main Street.

+ These Imoni gloves are ready for hot chocolate at Peak 7—or a bourbon at the Breckenridge Distillery

There’s a lot more “Weather Vain” to be had. Right this way…

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The Insider: Sloane Crosley

We’ve been borderline obsessed with Sloane Crosley since simply hearing the title of her first book, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, so it’s no wonder the writer and all-around funny woman has only continued to woo us with her words and wisdom. Even if you’re a mega fan who’s well-versed in her miniature chicken collaboration, we betchya don’t know what she swears by on freezing cold winter days—or about the fuzzy skeletons she’s hiding in her closet. —carlye wisel

Q: What’s the last great thing you read?
A: I had minor heart palpitations reading Victor Zapana’s New Yorker essay, “Shaken.”

Q: As a writer—Twitter: yay or nay?
A: “Yay” but a kind of sarcastic fading “yaaaaay.”

Q: What three things are really buggin’ you these days?
A: My instinct here is to suggest that you don’t have enough time to listen to the list (am I right or am I right?), but not much comes to mind. I don’t like ombre hair. I don’t like music snobs. I don’t like the elevation of picky food consumption to the level of opera. I don’t like the obsession with things that no longer exist and yet I persist in telling people I “left a message on your answering machine.” I don’t like the weird spare change on my MetroCard or that we kind of skipped Fall this year. But overall? Obama won, family Thanksgiving was enjoyable, the country has a sex scandal to follow, and my power is back on.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Like Rainbow Brite and Wednesday Addams got in a fight and Rainbow Brite won.

Q: If you could have access to anyone else’s wardrobe, whose would you choose? Why?
A: I don’t know if I have one person. If someone sticks out at me at a party or on the street, it generally turns out that person is a stylist. Which makes me feel good about my fashion “eye” for half a second before I realize I’m rather hopeless by comparison. In the celebrity ether? Kate Moss. In real time? My friend Charlotte Kidd is always really well dressed.

Q: What’s your go-to, I-have-to-be-somewhere-in-10-minutes-and-look-dope outfit?
A: Black tights, high-waisted shorts, tall boots, and a bright silk shirt.

Q: Is there anything hanging in your closet that you’ve never had the guts to wear?
A: Yes. I didn’t feel like taking a picture so I just plugged in “Philippe Adec green coat” to Google and found this. Looks like someone is selling theirs on eBay so it too can be yours if you want it. I even had mine tailored at one point, and I still can’t wear it without feeling like Oscar the Grouch. And I guess I’d have to wear it with all black and international spy heels? I have no idea.

Q: What warm or cozy items do you rely on to get you through winter?
A: A scarf by A Peace Treaty that’s really a giant, soft blanky masquerading as a scarf.

Q: If you had a uniform, what would it be?
A: Air traffic controller or medical doctor.

Want more? Check out our whole crop o’ insiders, right this way…

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A Peace Treaty scarves: not just for the ladiez. —erica

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