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Also, be sure to check out the Elizabeth and James website for the complete collection, as well as stockist information.
Francoise Jacket ($775)
Our fondness for little leathers is well documented, but we┬'re really crazy about the Francoise. It comes in the lovely rust color shown above and white┬--both perfect choices for spring. We love the little details, like the six-inch zippers on the sleeves and the snappy stand collar.
Belle du Jour Dress ($445, available at Shopbop in April)
The Elizabeth and James take on a little black dress is stunning, to say the least. The knit Belle du Jour is seriously sexy, though, as Mary Kate pointed out, it can easily be dressed down. We┬'re particularly keen on the halter-style neckline, which is both flattering and lovely.
Hostess Pajama Pants ($365)
Simple and slouchy, these silk trousers revive and riff on the must-have piece for any fashionable hostess in the late 50┬'s and early 60┬'s┬--hostess pants. They┬'re a smart piece to have in your wardrobe, as they┬'re wildly comfortable and look sophisticated no matter how you style them. The pants have a grosgrain drawstring tie at the waist and grosgrain trim running down the side of the leg (much tuxedo trousers). They┬'re currently available in Coal at Saks and will be available in Prussian blue at Shopbop in April.
Plume Vest ($565)
This spring Elizabeth and James has a couple of amazing options for vests (look for one in an upcoming Who What Wear TV episode), but the Plume Vest is particularly stunning. It has a slightly longer cut then your standard vest and is made from ostrich feathers. It will be available in black at Shopbop in April.
Wilde Jacket ($400)
This jacket is aptly named and would add a dandified air to whatever you wear with it. It┬'s heaven in all white, as shown above, and equally striking in coal linen with a white vest. The boyish shape and snug fit make a statement without screaming and we think Oscar would approve. It┬'s available for pre-order at Saks now in Coal and will also be available in Shell (as pictured above) later this spring.
Parachute Dress ($375)
Whether you prefer the tangerine, as shown above, or an iris hue of purple-blue, the Parachute dress would be a graceful addition to any wardrobe. Does it look familiar? Perhaps that┬'s because Ashley Olsen wore it with a blue scarf and silver-studded black Manolo Blahnik sandals to a launch party for the E&J line last year. It┬'s currently available in Iris at Saks and will be available in Tangerine at Neiman Marcus.
Hall Skirt ($345)
If you┬'ve been searching for the perfect pencil skirt, look no further! This body conscious piece has stretch banding at the waist (very Herve Leger) and a cool hook-and-eye closure. It┬'s available in the black/white combination at Shopbop and in all black at Pink Mascara.