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If this happy yellow pattern came in wallpaper, I’m a little afraid of what I might do.

Posted on December 12th, 2014 4 Comments

A few things I bought, a few that I want — all on sale

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First: what I bought, starting with this streamlined, slightly asymmetrical, altogether fantastic grandpa cardigan. It is so out of my playbook—and works equally well for lounging about as it does out in the world.

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R-13’s tees are not cheap even on sale, but I love the enduringly punk rock spirit of a black-and-white stripe, and a good one is not the easiest thing to find. (And OK, I also bought the short-sleeve version—which has wider stripes, is 10% cashmere, and is also on sale. They look super-cute layered.)

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This Isabel Marant blazer is only one of the most perfect reds I have ever seen.

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Now for what I’d like to buy, starting with this blue-on-blue leopard print coat from Band of Outsiders (here’s something similar—and somewhat less pricey—in a peacoat from Rebecca Taylor).

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The excruciatingly pointy toe on this Saint Laurent Chelsea boot slays me. (This Vince boot is similar, cheaper).

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I’ve been a fan of Proenza Schouler’s Fall collection; in particular their Baja print, which has appeared on dresses, jackets, and multiple bags—all of the wicked expensive variety. I could justify this little clutch though. (FYI—I’ve seen a lot of Proenza bags on sale this season, and as far as I can tell, the prices are best on the Proenza site. They’re still serious investments, but pretty ones).

Posted on December 12th, 2014 7 Comments

Wednesday links

lady arm wrestling

  • A glimpse into the world of lady arm wrestling. (Slate)
  • I found this rundown of the 50 best places to work in America pretty interesting. (Time)
  • Not unrelatedly, Abercrombie CEO and infamous mean boss has suddenly and abruptly “retired,” causing the company’s stock to shoot up.  (Jezebel)
  • Bob Dylan is recording an album of Sinatra songs. (A.V. Club)
  • Just a dog being awesome. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on December 10th, 2014 2 Comments

Under $150 Gifts for Guys

gifts-for-guys1. Alexander Mcqueen cufflinks 2. Suede Vans 3. Billykirk key chain 4. Dog lead 5. Timex watch 6. Paul Smith socks  7. J Crew tie 8. Leather driving gloves 9. Table clock


Posted on December 10th, 2014 10 Comments

Tuesday links

tree goats

  • The tree goats of Morocco are here to make your morning.
  • Burt Reynolds is auctioning off some of his personal possessions, and the result is a kitsch explosion. (Headline NSFW-ish, Dangerous Minds)
  • Possibly you have not yet seen the footage of the little girl who started a dance party on the L train platform? (Time)
  • Gap’s “Dress Normal” campaign was a bust. (Business Insider)
  • How your first name can give away your age.  (Five Thirty Eight)



Posted on December 9th, 2014 8 Comments

Monday trifecta

cute cap

Of A Kind has so many good under $100 gifts to choose from right now, my favorite of which is this almost-too-cute cap with a sugar-coated pom-pom on top.

grab bag

But I also quite love the idea of this everything-goes grab bag.

cutting board

And this sturdy cutting board is just so cool.




Posted on December 8th, 2014 2 Comments