FD LUXE LOOK OF THE WEEK

According to the July Vogue that landed on our doorstep this past weekend, “looking polished and grown-up is back.”

Tailored yet feminine, this outfit works on so many levels.

The appeal here is the fresh, effortless way this outfit was put together- a palate of clay-colored neutrals that are loaded with character.

The peach, pleated-shoulder Zara blazer, reminiscent of 70’s YSL, over a pair of scalloped khacki shorts and a Zara silk top. The grey oxfords and the Devi Kroell bag, found at a Dallas consignment boutique (with tags!), over an arm full of rough-cut diamond bangles from Amber Venz. This decidedly polished look is only enhanced by the loosly swept pony tail.

Mark Holgate put it best when describing this generations turn from slouchy to polished, “This is the girl you want to marry, not the one you want to hang out with in a bar.”

Should be perfect for our birthday celebration in Napa this weekend!

To get this look online, we suggest wearing the dusty mauve Elizabeth and James Elizabeth IV Blazer over a Hero Crane Scoop Neck Tank. With details like sheer gauze panels at the sides, this top is an investment piece that you will use all year to layer under jackets and to wear alone. A quality creamy white tank is ESSENTIAL for your wardrobe.

We have suggested several pairs of oxfords to you in the past (type “oxford” into the search bar to find these articles) but if you still have not gotten a pair, try the Boutique 9 – Ronnie on SALE at zappos.com.

As for the python bag, Stanley Korshak in Dallas carries Devi Kroell and you can purchase her bags online. For a less expensive version, try the Diane von Furstenberg Marisa Bag on SALE now at shopbop.com.

Photography by Courtney Teesdale