Of all the chic NYC style icons, Amanda Brooks is one of my favorites. Considered the go-to-guide for developing personal style, her look is carefully edited, but uniquely her own at all times. I am kind of obsessed with her book "I Love Your Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Fashion Style." Lots of people like to talk about style, but Amanda is one that you will actually want to listen to.
Though as Barneys' VP Women's Fashion Director, she now blogs for them (The Window), her old blog I Love Your Style is still pretty fab. I especially love her thoughts on the classic, traditional style of the American woman.
Oh, and speaking of Barneys' - the warehouse sale starts today.