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Reader, I bought it


Forgive me in advance for breaking the GOACA price limit, but several of you asked what I was wearing in this picture, and I have been dying for an excuse to show you what is without a doubt my most exciting purchase of the entire fall anyway. I will say this for Isabel Marant: when she nails it, she really nails it.

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 29 Comments

Print of the week

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It’s all about the back view on this one.

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 7 Comments

Wednesday links

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  • RIP to Oscar de la Renta, maker of the pretty. (NY Times)
  • And let’s also bid a fond farewell to original badass Ben Bradlee. (NY Times)
  • This Ohio State Marching Band tribute to classic rock makes me stupidly happy.
  • Fun facts from studies about online dating—like for instance the fact that putting the word “love” in your profile actually ups your chances of finding it.
  • These photographs and accompanying interviews with various New Yorkers about what they are reading on the subway are a delight. (BBC News)



Posted on October 22nd, 2014 2 Comments

Wednesday trifecta: silk tees

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I bought two new long-sleeved silk tees for fall, and they’ve already proven to be fantastically versatile: they work just as well with your slouchiest trousers as your tightest jeans, can be dressed way up or down, and tucked and way you please:  in, out, or the old half-and-half. This windowpane check could not be a whole lot simpler, but stops well short of austere.

a detacher alan

A super zoomed-in plaid from one of my all-time favorite brands, A Detacher.

liam tee

A totally subtle—but nevertheless thoroughly arresting—abstract print.




Posted on October 22nd, 2014 5 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

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This moto jacket from Loft’s little sister line Lou & Grey is like a more casual, cooler, infinitely cheaper version of this.


Posted on October 21st, 2014 6 Comments

Shine on


fornasetti mano tray

I once thought that my taste would become more refined and understated as I aged, but the older I get, the more I am drawn to bright, shiny things (am I alone in this?)—and I’m pretty sure that by the time I hit my seventies, I’m going to be one of those ladies whose outfits are far more amusing than they are stylish. I feel similarly about items for the home: gold used to strike me as tacky for interiors, but now I’m loving little hits of it: like this Fornasetti trinket tray, which is currently on my top 5 list of things I’d like to receive as a gift.


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A wee chevron box for your whatnots.

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Just an urchin-shaped thing that I suddenly feel quite strongly belongs on my coffee table.


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I totally already own this.

Posted on October 21st, 2014 17 Comments