In college, my friends called me Sally-pants because I never ever wore them—I was always a skirts girl, likely a result of wearing a uniform kilt to school for more than a decade during some of my most impressionable years. Eventually I succumbed to the draw of pants (while restricting, they do keep your legs a tad warmer in the snow), but I’ll always love me a good skirt. This Helmut Lang number is especially appealing because it’s made of stretchy jersey, so it’s ultra-comfy while still looking put together—and it never poses the threat of muffin top. I have a sartorial infatuation of sorts on the crop top: I’m in love with the idea of them, but I don’t know if I have the guts (or abs) to wear one. This Phillip Lim sweater is the perfect answer to my abbreviated shirt dreams—slightly shorter than my other go-to pullovers, it looks great with a high-waisted skirt and gives me more coverage. For the most part I go for the same jewelry everyday — I’m wearing the Luv AJ Cage Cuff as well as the ring (matching!). I’m currently having a love affair with L.A.-based designer Amanda Thomas’ pieces. As for these shoes, they might be the best buy of my life. I got them for about $50 on ShoeMint and the first time I wore them, a market editor asked if they were Manolo Blahnik. Boom.
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Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim, $395; saksfifthavenue.com
Skirt: Helmut Lang, $210; forwardforward.com
Ring: Luv Aj, $22.50; luvaj.com
Ring: High school ring, similar one: neimanmarus.com
Cuff: Luv AJ, $71.50; luvaj.com
Shoes: Shoemint, similar pair: jcrew.com