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Friday links

halloween parade

  • Can’t believe I almost forgot to show you pictures from this year’s East Village Halloween dog parade. (Racked NY)
  • I could watch this maybe forever. (Hintmag)
  • A guide to trading Halloween candy that made me laugh out loud more than once. (Buzzfeed)
  • Please don’t think less of me for finding this funny. (Laughing Squid)
  • Here’s an audio clip from Carrie Brownstein’s apparently fantastic new memoir, in which she talks about the time Nirvana played a surprise show at her college. Will I ever not miss the 90s? (A.V. Club)
Posted on October 30th, 2015 10 Comments

A few things I absolutely do not need but very much want

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There are downsides to singlehood for sure, but one aspect of being divorced I absolutely treasure is that when I come home bearing shopping bags, there is nobody there to look at me askance and ask “Did you really need that?” Because is it even possible to justify a Jerome Dreyfuss suede tassel keychain?

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Or this most fantastically chic wireless speaker, especially when you already own a perfectly serviceable—if significantly less divine—one?


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Or yet again another Fornasetti something? (Commenter Raina refers to Fornasetti as “The histrionic personality disorder of decorating,” and while I fear she may be correct, my passion abides.)




Posted on October 30th, 2015 11 Comments

Thursday trifecta

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Today’s post is inspired by the vintage Coach Station Bag I bought this August at a yard sale, and upon which I receive many compliments. You can find one pretty much exactly like it on Ebay.

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Or, if you’d rather go for something new: here is the same shape—but in a clutch style.


Here’s a rather luxe version.

madewell coach

And here’s a cheaper take on above.

Posted on October 29th, 2015 16 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week


Don’t these $50 moto jeans from Zara look an awful lot like these crazy wicked pricey ones from Balmain?

Posted on October 28th, 2015 9 Comments

Monday links

ebony offices

Posted on October 26th, 2015 5 Comments

Chelsea boots, now and forever

victoria beckham

Classic Posh

From the moment I started to care about looking cool—and I’d date this to freshman year of college, when I fell under the sway of a cadre of girls from New York whose style seemed to me unprecedentedly on-point—I have owned a pair of Chelsea boots. And for all these decades since, I don’t think there’s been a time when there wasn’t a pair in my my closet. These days, they seem less about cool (likely because, at 51, I am less about cool) than about supreme versatility: they can come off anywhere from classic to edgy, and are just so very walkable.  My current favorites are Blundstones (see first pair below) because they’re endlessly comfortable, the treads make them good for when there’s snow and ice, and the price is right. But I’d happily say yes to every pair you see here too.


chelsea boots1. Blundstone 2. Loeffler Randall 3. Loeffler Randall 4. Doc Martens 5. Rachel Comey 6. Marais USA  (Vegan) 7. Everlane 8. Church’s


Posted on October 26th, 2015 23 Comments