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A simpler wardrobe: Summer outfits (this is a long post)

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter and spring before looked like. Here’s what my wardrobe looks like nowadays. And here’s an interview on my year of buying nothing new. SCAD Museum of Art Apr 29, 2014 “I recall my fleeting instants in Savannah as the taste of a cup charged to the brim.” -Henry James For me Savannah, Georgia is like an old friend: Eternally warm and at the ready for a leisurely walk, ever armed with good stories and a cool gin and tonic. It’s been two summers too long since we last visited, and this past weekend Mr. Ralston and I had a few hours to stroll the cobblestone streets. Favorites: SCAD Museum of Art  I’m in love with everything about this museum, from the lake-drenched c-prints and Boschian collages, to the antebellum architectural heritage and clean concrete expansion, to the pared down landscaping and the illy issimo miscela espresso in the petite museum café. Leopold’s …

Key Piece: Hudson Horrigan Bootie

H by Hudson Horrigan booties I found the perfect neutral booties. In keeping with my Wardrobe Editing Lessons Learned, it took a little time. First I saved photos of booties I liked and studied recurring themes (which kept me away from too-western, $650 Isabel Marant Dickers). I noticed favorite pairs had: Suede Almond toe and uncomplicated design Low, stacked heel Worn-around-the-world, broken in slouch Little or no embellishment A buckskin tone (which matches black and navy, and can carry into lighter spring months) Then I matched aesthetics with ethics. A London-based shoemaker, H by Hudson, fit both handsomely. Their Horrigan booties are made in Portugal and are belted in a warm cognac leather. The straps are removable, which will also save me from ever thinking I “need” a simpler pair for work. Four months later, I still slide them on every other morning. Shop them on sale here: Review and Tips: I usually wear an EU 38 (US 8) bootie and in “Horrigan” an EU 39 (US 9) fits perfectly. Sizing: These booties run one …