The $4,000 Budget

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The $4,000 Budget

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The $4,000 Budget

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I think it's easier to experiment with trends in the spring than it is in the fall. I have more fun with my purchases and am more daring.

From top to bottom:
Valentino is always one of my favorite collections. The lace, embroidery, and other feminine details are so me.

I love Indian culture-the saris, jewelry, music, food-and the vibrant hues in the artwork, as shown in Historic India.

I'm obsessed with Charlotte Rampling and her style at every age. She's as cool and chic here in 1971 as she is now.

-Erin Sumwalt, Market Director

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Sandro

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Pleats and bodysuits were featured on the runways this season. This one can be paired with almost anything.

Silk and cotton bodysuit, Sandro, $250; 646-438-9335.

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Valentino Garavani

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These have got to be the prettiest espadrilles I've ever seen. They have a leather sole, so they're not quite as delicate as they seem.

Lace espadrilles, Valentino Garavani, $475; at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Kara by Kara Ross

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I always, always have on studs. They're the type of earrings you can wear all the time. I like that these are slightly oversize.

Malachite and gold-plated earrings, Kara by Kara Ross, $95; 202-364-3277.

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Corey Lynn Calter

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This beaded clutch is a very chic way to incorporate pattern into your wardrobe.

Wood beaded clutch, Corey Lynn Calter, $140; 617-523-8008.

06 of 16

Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney does a very good job of updating retro lingerie styles.

Silk and polyamide bra and briefs, Stella McCartney, $130/60; 212-255-1556.

07 of 16

Z Spoke by Zac Posen

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The structured design, with its defined waist and full skirt, suits me perfectly.

Chiffon seersucker dress with belt, Z Spoke by Zac Posen, $390; 212-691-1926.

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Mother

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The pencil silhouette of this creamy yellow skirt is theperfect way for me to try the colored-denim trend.

Denim skirt, Mother, $160;

neimanmarcus.com.

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Yves Saint Laurent

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Cat's-eye is the only shape of sunglasses I wear. I'll have these forever.

Acetate sunglasses, Yves Saint Laurent, $325;

nordstrom.com.

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Brulee

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This silk lingerie set is beautiful and versatile. When I'm not sleeping in it,I'll mix in the tank with my regular clothing.

Silk camisole and boy shorts with chiffon trim, Brulee, $124/$86;

brulee.net.

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Loeffler Randall

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These gold-star flats are so sweet. They remind me of shoes I had as a little girl but are much more chic.

Metallic leather sandals, Loeffler Randall, $175;

loefflerrandall.com..

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Athé Vanessa Bruno

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I'll personalize this sea-foam dress with a belt and simple shoes and let it take me from spring to summer.

Silk crepe de chine dress, Athe Vanessa Bruno, $419; 323-655-5300.

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Olga Prieto

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This pretty cuff's organic shape is the ideal complementto all my summer outfits.

Brass cuff, Olga Prieto, $150;

olgaprieto.com.

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Zimmermann

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I love a dramatic neckline. This is perfect for showing off sunkissed shoulders.

Cotton dress, Zimmermann, $375; 212-226-6440.

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Guy & Eva

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Next to my nude manicure, a coral-colored ring will really pop.

Glass and gold-plated ring, Guy & Eva, $56;

guyandeva.com.

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Eres

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Yes, it's an investment, but it was difficult to find another bikini that looks so chic and fits me so well. With proper care it will last for years.

Polyamide-spandex bikini, Eres, $285/$290; 212-826-8900.

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