Books to Preorder Now

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I love preordering books from Amazon because when they arrive it feels like Christmas. A handful of upcoming releases I’d love to find on my shelf:

Row 1: The Stylish Life: Tennis – for the athlete in your life… / Hey Natalie Jean – remember this insta-crush post? Natalie wrote a book! / Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds – Eddie Ross knows how to decorate with serious style on even the most modest budget… /

Row 2: Always Pack a Party Dress – fashion darling Amanda Brooks’ second book is bound to be a hit… / Chloë Sevigny – an intimate portrait of the 90s style icon… / The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook – One of my favorite restaurants! I can’t wait to see the illustrations… /


Outfit of the Day


Monday, Monday… My never-ending wish list continues. Above, some understatedly chic pieces that caught my eye.

1. Cotton-chambray shirt – because you can never have too much chambray in your closet, also here… // 2. Alexander Wang Lia Bag – I’m newly obsessed with this bag. The studs add a bit of edge… // 3. Silk Overlay Dress – perfect little black dress for spring, also here… // 4. Hammered Double Cuff Bracelet – love this sculptural statement for your wrist… // 5. Tom Ford Spring Nail Lacquer in Indigo Night – a splurge I’m dying to try… // 6. Black Harper Mules – so I can feel like an Olsen twin, so chic… //


Outfit of the Day


It’s hard to believe in two shorts weeks I’ll be starting over again in a new city! The fine folks at Flat Rate Moving picked up all my boxes from storage in New York today (they’re sponsoring my move and have been ah-maz-zing) and I’ll be reunited with my things in Chicago. It’s officially starting to feel real now and I’m half petrified, half excited (it’s good to do things that scare you, right?). The past few months in California have been wonderful for soul-searching and family bonding, but I can’t wait to land at O’Hare, deck out my new digs, and hit the town with my girlfriends. Here comes trouble! Spring outfit inspiration that could take me from day to night…


Calder Collection No. 3


Calder designer Amanda Blake is the cousin-in-law of Sofia Coppola and seemingly shares the stylish filmmaker’s taste in subtle, timeless design. The fashion label’s latest look book was shot in a classic West coast abode filled with plush shag rugs, floor to ceiling windows, and warm grasscloth walls. Calder’s stripes have me itching for spring.


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Buddy Editions is Hiring Interns!


I’m looking to bring on two sharp, enthusiastic interns to help me with Buddy Editions this spring and I wanted to first post the opportunities here on the The Neo-Trad. The interns will work closely with me as I expand the online art start-up. It would be a great opportunity for an Art History, Graphic Design, or Journalism major that is eager to learn more about the art business, social media, and e-commerce. If you know someone that may be interested I hope you’ll pass it along. Thanks for your support!


Pillow Party


Though I recently opted for plain white bedding, there are countless more colorful options that I can’t help but admire from afar. Above are some fun new bedding styles for the more adventurous! Clockwise from top left:

1. Scalloped Sham – like Porthault for a fraction of the price… // 2. Toile Sham – reminds me of Kate Spade’s toile guest bedroom, also in handsome grey and red versions… // 3. Morgan Border Sham – so many great color options! // 4. Classic Stripe Sham – bold stripes are timeless… // 5. Ikat Sham – love the blues… // 6. Garden Flora Sham – would be so sweet in a little girl’s room! //