Archive for November, 2014
Print of the weekend
I can not even with these.
Sales, sales, sales: Superlinks special
Too many good deals out there to ignore, people; here are my picks.
All Saints 20% off sitewide; use code THANKS.
Alternative Apparel 30% off sitewide; use code THANKFUL.
ASOS 30% off sitewide; use code TGIBF.
Bloomingdale’s up to 50% off sitewide.
Current Elliott 25% off sitewide; use code THANKS.
Equipment 25% off sitewide; use code THANKS.
French Connection 30% off sitewide; use code 30FCBF.
GAP 50% off sitewide; use code BLKFRIDAY.
J Brand 30% off sitewide.
J Crew 30% off select items, 40% off sale items; use code HOLIDAY.
Joie 25% off sitewide; use code THANKS.
Madewell 25% off entire purchase; use code GIFTON.
Milly 25% off sitewide; use code CM2014.
Piperlime 25% off sitewide; use code THANKFUL25
Shopbop 15% off $250, %20 off $500, 25% off $1000. Use code GOBIG
Theory 40% off sitewide.
The scarf that makes it easy to knot a scarf like a French girl
This silk and cashmere scarf from Chan Luu is so perfect I own two—one in black, one in blue—and they are literally the only scarves I ever wear. They’re super-warm but really lightweight, and go with literally everything I own.
They’ve also allowed even me—because I am usually no good at this type of finessing—to knot like I know what I’m doing. Here’s my personal trick, although you might find one that works better for you: first of all, but of course, make sure the scarf is in diamond, and not square, formation. Next, wrap the entire thing from one side—instead of draping the scarf over your neck and producing two halves of equal length. Wrap like you’re creating layers of a cake, and keep wrapping until there is just barely enough scarf left to knot. Then knot it low and to the side. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time—you don’t think those French chicks practice in front of the mirror too?
Print of the week
If this Liberty of London beauty-product-a-day advent calendar did not already exist, I feel it might have come to me in a dream.
Home project alert
How excited am I that I’ve got an aging, faded Knoll Womb Chair in need of reupholstering and Maria Cornejo’s just launched a gorgeous textile collaboration with that very brand? Now it’s just a question of which fabric to choose. Is it crazy that I’m considering the metallic?
- RIP Mike Nichols, great American director. (NY Times)
- A very satisfying slideshow of Jane Birkin‘s style through the years. (The Cut)
- I would totally watch a movie based on the life of Helen Gurley Brown. (A.V. Club)
- This travel espresso maker must be mine. (Laughing Squid)
- This lady. (Kottke)