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Archive for November, 2016

Wednesday links


  • The 12 most unexpected spinoffs in TV history. (Vulture)
  • In the ongoing spirit of keeping up the good works, here’s a list of progressive organizations to throw your weight behind. (Flavorwire)
  • This Hamilton/Beyonce mashup is good fun. (Kottke)
  • The first trailer for the sixth and final season of Girls is here. I think the fifth season turned out to be rather good and I’d pretty much lost interest in the show before that, so I’m looking forward to it. (The Frisky)
  • Good on Patagonia for donating 100% of the proceeds of their Black Friday sales to charity. (Fortune)
Posted on November 30th, 2016 5 Comments

Gift Guide #2: Beauty sets


Beauty sets abound this time of year, and I am a complete sucker for them. They’re almost always a really good deal—as in, you get a lot more than you typically pay for—even if you go the splurgetastic route, like with this Laura Mercier fantasia of her most iconic products.


Look closely: this (also rather splurgy) Ultimate Beauty Kit from Net a Porter is all winner, no filler.


This palette from Too Faced seems like an especially good deal: a bumper crop of eyeshadows, blushers, and bronzers, and a happy little travel-friendly tube of their stellar Better Than Sex mascara, all for just under $50.


The purchase of this selection of skin-care items from Kiehl’s benefits Feeding America.


The packaging of this Ren Skincare set is so pretty you won’t even need wrapping paper.


I would just up and die if somebody gifted me this lipstick paradise from Bite Beauty.


But I also quite like this smaller set, also from Bite Beauty, which rings in at a quite reasonable $39.

Posted on November 30th, 2016 8 Comments

Tuesday links


  • Wes Anderson directed this impossibly twee—but also impossible to dislike—holiday-themed short film, sponsored by H&M.  (Flavorwire)
  • Here’s a world map with every country’s tourism slogan on it. (Kottke)
  • Japan is creating a spa amusement park and I am so there. (Time)
  • This all-women’s motorcycle club delivers breast milk to women in need.  (R29)
  • Got a spare $150,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Possibly you might look into purchasing Dennis Hopper’s record collection. (Rolling Stone)



Posted on November 29th, 2016 4 Comments

Today, I bring you zipper wallets


Because they’re super-chic and handy, and nothing says fresh start like a new wallet, and I’m feeling like a fresh start might be just the thing right about now. First up: I’ve got no idea why I am so totally fixated on this splurgetastic multicolored number from Balenciaga—thoughts, anyone?—but I totally am.


A really nicely put-together under-$100 option.


I like the exterior change purse here.


The geometric cubes on this pick from Pierre Hardy are fun.


Love this embossed gold leather choice from Comme des Garcons.

Posted on November 29th, 2016 6 Comments

Tuesday trifecta


I didn’t think I could possibly need another pair of sneakers (really, the word “need” got removed from of the equation quite some time ago) but then I saw these special blue Adidas Stan Smiths, and now all bets are off.


These Vans are lined in fleece, and weatherproofed for winter, and I tried them on at Madewell the other day and they are just completely fantastic.


Old-school Pumas, but with a platform.

Posted on November 29th, 2016 7 Comments

Your handy short list of the best Cyber Monday deals


  • Over at Need Supply—which has an excellent home and design department I have only very recently discovered—everything is 25% off. Just type in CYBERMONDAY at checkout. I’m loving this ceramic vase.
  • At Madewell, the discount is also 25% off; code is CYBERMONDAY.
  • Clare Vivier is offering 30% off select styles. Code is CYBER30.
  • J. Crew’s discount is an amazing 40% with the code MONDAY.
  • And Alternative Apparel, makers of excellent slouchy tees, are extending a whopping 50% discount with the code CYBER50.
Posted on November 28th, 2016 5 Comments