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Archive for January, 2017

Tuesday links

  • Popular movies get broken down into color palettes. (Visual News)
  • I wrote a piece about dressing your age. (The Cut)
  • A timeline of all of Hollywood’s many Zelda Fitzgerald biopics-in-the-making. (Vulture)
  • 10 works of architecture in harmony with nature. (Flavorwire)
  • The ACLU received a record $24 million in online donations this weekend. (Slate)



Posted on January 31st, 2017 20 Comments

Wardrobe classic: the striped button-down

Street style—striped button-downs

I love a striped button-down: it’s so classic and fresh and masculin/feminin in the best possible way. Mostly I wear them with jeans—oversized and half-tucked—but they’re great with skinny trousers and skirts too. Very smart. I don’t own very many of them because I’m quite picky about which ones clear the bar, but here are a few that do.

& other stories shirt—striped shirts

This  one is cut for an oversize fit—just how I like it—and the blue is exactly right.

Madewell shirt—striped shirts

And here’s one that’s flannel, which is just so nice and toasty this time of year.

J Crew Shirt—striped shirts

A nice, crisp poplin number.

BP shirt—striped shirts

A slightly unorthodox choice, but I think it’s fun.

Equipment shirt—striped shirts

Some of the stripes here are actually rows of dots, which is cool.

And finally: I’m very tempted by this cotton band-collar from Everlane.

Posted on January 31st, 2017 9 Comments

Monday links

  • As long as we’re still mourning Mary Tyler Moore, here’s an excellent oral history of Ordinary People. (EW)
  • Dynasty is coming back—on the CW, which seems about right. (Vulture)
  • Eight Oscar nominations that were revoked. (Mental Floss)
  • I’m not the most consistent Quentin Tarantino fan, but I did enjoy this supercut of his visual references. (Pajiba)
  • Here are some early drafts of songs from Hamilton. (Kottke)
Posted on January 30th, 2017 9 Comments

Not the same old blazers

Rag & Bone blazer

This is not to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the same old basic navy blue or black blazers—to the contrary, we depend on them—but a girl’s got to have a little variety sometimes, and I’m liking the less-than-orthodox shapes, colors, textures, and patterns here. This striped Rag & Bone number is so English schoolboy. Or uproariously mod, depending on your perspective.

Etoile Isabel Marant blazer

Just a really easy, super-Frenchie one-button option.

Rebecca Taylor blazer

So excellently tweedy and fringe-y.

Smythe blazer

A very polished, slim-cut chambray jacket.

Pas ded Calais blazer

I always think an inverted lapel looks really clean and modern.

Veronica Beard blazer

The pairing of the pinstripes with the silver buttons here is just good fun.

Etoile Isabel Marant blazer

Nicely cut, in a bold black and white.

Derek Lam blazer

I’m digging the truly funky lapel and great blue-on-black print.

The Great blazer

A super-casual, throw-it-on-and-go choice.


Posted on January 30th, 2017 19 Comments

Friday links


Posted on January 27th, 2017 8 Comments

Suddenly intrigued by: Pale pink

street style pale pink

I’m kind of liking this barely-there hue, which at first glance might strike one as overly prissy, but upon second consideration has a nice and nuanced sophistication to it. I prefer it as shown here with all light colors, but it can hold its own with darks, too.

Madewell transport tote — pale pink

Madewell’s  Transport crossbody tote looks extra-fabulous when executed in pink suede.

Vince cashmere sweater — pale pink

I very much like the engineered slouchiness of this cashmere sweater from Vince.

Seavees sneakers — pale pink

The tweedy texture on these Seavees sneakers is just excellent.

Madewell clogs — pale pink

I love a clog that has studs and not staples, and these are not too expensive either. And the color is just right. If you want them, buy them soon, because I fully expect them to sell out.

Theory sweater — pale pink

A really nice, gentle V-neck sweater from Theory.

Everlane clutch — pale pink

And finally, this nifty foldover clutch from Everlane.

Posted on January 27th, 2017 13 Comments