Weather Vain: Oxford, Mississippi - 87 and Clear

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Just because schoooool’s out for the summer doesn’t mean today isn’t a stellar day to hang in one of the best college towns in the U.S. of A. Here’s what to wear—and do—in Oxford. —erica

+ Charlotte Stone sandals, comfortable (and cool) enough to stand around at City Grocery's upstairs bar.

+ An Ace & Jig dress ready to laze around on the wraparound porch at 512 once the sun goes down.

+ A smiley bracelet from Bing Bang that will make you almost as happy as caramel cake from Honey Bee Bakery.

+ The sort of Collette Ishiyama earrings ready for a trip to Memphis if the mood strikes.

+ Sunglasses from Dusen Dusen that are big and bad enough for the brightest summer days.

+ A Jerome Dreyfuss bag big enough for a copy of Light in August.

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Next Level: Hexagons

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Hexagons are having a moment and not just ‘cause the World Cup is this summer (you know, soccer balls!). Here, the shape of things to come. —erica

LEVEL I: The cutest (and shiniest) little wallet we ever did see, from IMAGO-A.

LEVEL II: Daaaang, Jerome Dreyfuss really knows how to do graphic.

LEVEL III: The print—and the skinny little straps—on this Tibi tank kill.

LEVEL IV: Because, let’s be honest, your ears are tired of circles, and Eddie Borgo knows it.

What’s next? More “Next Level!”

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Weather Vain: Chicago, Illinois - 44 With a Chance of Rain

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+ An Each x Other trench as white as the tablecloths at Pearl Tavern.

+ Ah, these Dieppa Restrepo loafers! The color of some GT Fish & Oyster king crab legs.

+ The perfect, easy-fitting black silk pants c/o Raquel Allegra.

+ A Carven shirt just crisp and business-y enough for the West Loop.

+ What do you know: a two-finger ring, from K/LLER, that’s actually a breeze to wear.

+ A Jenni Kayne blazer in Cubs colors—cause it’s officially that time of year, guys.

+ Shoulder bags—not great for layers. A backpack like this Jerome Dreyfuss one—a whole lot better.

+ This Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet = just weird enough for the out-there cocktails from Aviary

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Weather Vain: Indianapolis, Indiana - -13 and Mostly Cloudy

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Yes, that’s right: NEGATIVE THIRTEEN. So better bundle up, Indy. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ Pure (non-Ugg) coziness in the form of Jeffrey Campbell boots.

+ Black leather mittens by Carolina Amato—as slick as the lobby of The Alexander hotel.

+ A super-serious down coat Helmut Lang—’cause you got to.

+ A stripe-y Eugenia Kim hat for scoping out the local street art. From your car. 

+ K/LLER earrings that have a certain icicle-ness about them.

+ A big ol’ Jérôme Dreyfuss bag—to carry everything you could possibly need so you don’t have to go outside, like, ever.

+ A CdG CdG creation that’s technically a scarf…but could pass for a blanket.

+ Isabel Marant cords—this is not a day for tights.

+ A quilted Rag & Bone sweatshirt that’ll warm you up as fast as a ribeye (and bread pudding?) at St. Elmo will.

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Weather Vain: Panama City, Panama - 84 With a Chance of Storms

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It’s a hot one today in the home of the world’s best palindrome. Here’s how to see the city (and hopefully stay dry!). —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A hands-free Jerome Dreyfuss bag for checking out the exhibitions at Diablo Rosso.

+ A Zimmerman dress ready for some rooftop cocktails at Tantalo Hotel.

+ Elizabeth and James shades so you can people-watch at the Panama Canal without being found out.

+ K. Jacques sandals ideal for traversing the cobblestones of Casco Viejo.

+ A Sensi Studio hat. Because when in Panama…

+ A Kyyote necklace as bright and cheery as the dishes Ego y Narciso.

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Weather Vain: Austin, Texas - 91 and Partly Cloudy

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Last Monday, we were in Austin. This Monday, we’re not. Instead of getting bummed about it, we’re taking a vacation in our minds. And here’s what we’re packing. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ An Apiece Apart top that’s anything but clingy—essential in this heat.

+ A Shashi bracelet as thoughtfully composed as the dishes as Uchi.

+ The sort of Sophie Monet necklace that’s just asking for some sunset sangria at Hotel San Jose.

+ A Jerome Dreyfuss bag—scored at Kick Pleat, perhaps?

+ A light-as-air Etoile Isabel Marant skirt that vibes with the global flyness at JM Drygoods.

+ Leather-trimmed aviatorsLinda Farrow for The Row—ideal for exploring East Austin.

+ The sort of Marais USA sandals itching to be broken in anticipation of the steamy months ahead.

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Weather Vain: Barcelona, Spain - 63 With a Chance of Rain

Right about now, NYC weather is making us wish for more temperate climes…and, ok, papas bravas. Here’s what we’d love to be rockin’ in Barcelona today. —erica

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Clockwise from top left:

+ An easy, no-nonsense M. Patmos dress that can handle too many tapas at Quimet y Quimet.

+ The sort of Jérôme Dreyfuss bag that Gaudí would be allll about.

+ An Iro jacket fancy enough for some shopping in Eixample.

+ The sort of Acne boots that would fit right in at the bar Hook—as in, the movie (and, ok, lots of other places, too).

+ Fortune Favors the Brave studs—the sort of easy-to-pack jewelry that you can wear every damn day.

+ A Nettie Kent necklace that feels as polished-but-quirky as the city itself.

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Weather Vain: New Orleans, Louisiana - 93 and Partly Cloudy

New Orleans in the summer? OOF. And this is just the beginning. Here’s what to wear in the Crescent City on a day like today when you’ve got to have your café au lait on ice. —erica


Clockwise from top left:

+ A Jérôme Dreyfuss bag that’s neutral…but not tooneutral.

+ A Raquel Allegra dress as white as the powdered sugar that coats a beignet.

+ Bright little Rebecca Minkoff sandals that can handle a hunt for a snowball, no matter how long it takes.

+ The mixed metals of this Dirty Librarian Chains necklace (just for Of a Kind!) mesh well with the city’s culture-melding ways.

+ A wood-and-howlite Sophie Monet bangle that goes as well with po’ boys from Parkway as poached gulf shrimp from Gautreau’s.

+ The no-fuss bifold Eayrslee created for us—encouraging you to carry no more than you absolutely need. 

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Weather Vain: Austin, Texas - 62 and Clear

In a month and a half, we’re headed to Austin for SXSWi (we’re speaking on a panel, you guys!), and it’s never too early to start workshopping a look. Here’s an ensemble that fits today’s bill. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ How sunny are these Illesteva sunnies? Very, if you ask me.

+ These B Store boots have just a touch of Annie Oakley in ‘em.

+ This ALC dress would do a damn good job hiding BBQ stains.

+ Better Late Than Never earrings (for Of a Kind!), cool enough for drinks at Hotel Saint Cecilia.

+ A Jérôme Dreyfuss wallet that won’t weigh you down on South Congress.

+ A way-cool Ketzali scarf to keep you warm enough to eat dinner outside at Perla’s.

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Of a Kind

Well, hello, functionality: That fringed coin purse with the quirky zipper pull on this Jérôme Dreyfuss bag? It’s detachable. —erica

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