The perpetually well-clad and impeccably-shod Accessories Director will be leaving her Teen Voguettes for Nina Garcia's team at Marie Claire.
In honor of Taylor's years at Conde Nast, I thought now would be as good a time as any post to a little tribute. Here are a few tips to looking as : 1. Don't be afraid of investment staples- for Tay, this happens to be a bright blue Fendi bag, Phi boots, grey flannel quilted vest, black bf blazer, skinny black belt... 2. Buy different versions of your favorite items- laceup chunky booties, black strappy boots, 3. Add single menswear item, preferably oversized- peacoat, buttondown, brogues, pleated cropped trousers 4. Add something around the neck- printed scarf, chunky necklace 5. Your handbag should always have a shoulder strap, but you should never use it. 6. Stick to neutrals, black and white for clothing. Leave the pop color to accessories... and hair. 7. Dye hair RED. Immediately.
It's not strapless, nor does it have crinoline, satin, lace, beads, etc. Hallelujah!
I'm not sure if you can tell how cool this floral lace oversize tank is, but... trust me- I could wear it everyday, it's so versatile! And I have- day, night, work, party, beach, bar, you name it. I found it at Artists & Fleas in BK for $35 from the sweetest indie designer Jennifer Stewart. Honestly, I was looking for something more bodycon (a la Erin Wasson x RVCA's SideShow dress and Little Miss Whimsy's Forever 21 find: http://littlemisswhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/07/sunday-afternoon.html) but after trying it on, I began to appreciate the beauty of its wear-anywhere-ability! The roomy fit tempers the low scoopback and mid thigh length. I urged the designer to make some more from her other vintage laces. I want one in every fabric.
lace dress: Jennifer Stewart Designs, belt: vintage, bag: Zara, belt (worn as cuff): Norma Kamali for Walmart