Archive for January, 2018
The last time I did a post on layering necklaces was close to a year ago, so I figured it was time for a redo. In the winter I rely on my jewelry to endow me with a little touch of femininity, because I always dress so tomboyish when it gets cold. And I like wearing a few, even though I am endlessly tangling them, because it keeps things interesting. One of my favorite jewelry designers is James Colarusso, and I am dying for this elegant antler.
Also on my very-much-wanted list: this cool pearl-and-gold number.
I love stars: they’re so graphic and appealing, and I always feel a little happier when I put one on.
It’s never a bad idea to throw an evil eye into the mix, and I really like the placement of the eensy diamond on this one.
This one does a bit of the layering for you, and it’s well-priced.
A cluster of black diamonds is pretty glam.
This turquoise-and-diamond flower is delicate and sweet.
A simple pearl would make a great starter layer, if you’re new to this.
Such a fantastic claw setting on this garnet necklace.
And of course, a snake, because I love them.
I was surprised to note that the last time I brought you dresses with grown-up hemlines was early September: an update is clearly in order. Some dresses here are on the lighter side and not what you might intuitively think about wearing this time of year, but all things are possible with layering: try a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck layered under, wear a full slip for added warmth, and pair with cardigans and tailored jackets and you’re good to go. I like how easy this is, and that it’s got a nicely relaxed cut.
And I’m always a fan of dresses that look like separates, as this does.
I’d either wear a slip or a long-sleeved tee under this to make the neckline a little less plunging.
OK, this is a very spring-y dress, but it could be made suitable for now with matte tights and a nice cardigan. I just love that green.
The twist at the bustline here is so becoming and I dig the asymmetrical hem.
A sweet (but not too sweet) and feminine floral.
Another dress that looks pretty spring-y, but would be suitable for now with a little layering. A good choice for days when you really want to break out of the winter doldrums.
Click through and check out the print on this splurgy option: it’s just so pretty .
So flattering and feminine: I like when the waistline is nice and high like it is here.
The scoopneck here nicely highlights the collarbone—an almost universally flattering spot.
This pretty velvet Dries Van Noten dress with is marked way down.
I just think this is a fun print.
Reasonably priced, bright, poppy, and as good now as it will be in a few months.
The ruching here is what makes this such a figure-friendly (and even forgiving) dress.
This is pretty sexy, but at the same time not too much. Would look amazing with a leather jacket.
A shirtdress in an alluring dark floral.
I like the generous (but not perilous) side slit here.
I’d wear a shrunken leather jacket with this lovely dark floral.
Another good asymmetrical hem, which works well because the rest of this dress is pretty straightforward.
- Here is a most excellent rabbit hole: The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is digitizing its vast movie poster archive. Check it out here. (via Kottke)
- The most annoying teens in TV history. (Vulture)
- Fascinating: what being lonely does to your body. (The Cut)
- These Europop album covers are delightfully bad. (Dangerous Minds)
- And these carved and embroidered leaves by artist Hillary Fayle are really quite something. (Colossal)
I’m going to try layering tops like these under a sweater or blazer for a little blast of springtime color—it’s the type of thing that puts a little spring in my step when it’s early and freezing out and the dogs need walking. I am suddenly crazy for yellow, and am dying for this Ulla Johnson top (here is a cheaper yellow top I also like, and, here is one in extended sizes.)
I just really like the blue and black embroidery here.
The ruched detail on this top makes it standout, as does the cobalt blue. It’s pretty cheap, too.
A really solid lipstick red on the type of top that you’d turn to again and again.
You definitely need a cami for this, but I think it’s so pretty.
I adore the print here, as well as the slouchy cut.
And here’s a rather more vivid pink.
The striped detail on the sleeves is a fun contrast with the floral print.
This looks so easy and comfortable.
The tie-neck here is both polished and a little bit sexy.
This is quite polished too, and sophisticated as well.
Another good red.
I’m pretty sure this is a Liberty print, but I’d like it even if it wasn’t—the color is just so good.
A slightly hippie girl top, cut in a way that makes it come off more sleek than crunchy.
This seems like an excellent date night option.
The other color I’m liking right now in addition to yellow is green, and this floral tunic just kills me.
I like this purple floral styled just the way they’ve done it here, with a black turtleneck. But it’d look pretty great on its own, too.
I don’t shop on La Garconne’s site that often because it’s pretty pricey, and a lot of the stuff they sell is too interestingly deconstructed for simple old me. But you can find some pretty great pieces there, and this sale is definitely worth poking around—sizes are limited, as they always are during sales, but right now if you type in 99NEWYEAR at checkout you get an extra 20% off (until tomorrow), which makes some items, like these so-chic Isabel Marant boots, a lot more affordable.
This Ann Demeulemeester coat is chic in a kind of slouchy way.
These python boots by Margiela are statement-y, but still quite versatile.
I’m tempted by this sweater—it’s a good color, and I like how the U-neck would look layered over a button-down.
A lightweight, slightly asymmetrical Black Crane jacket that would be perfect for spring, or for layering now.
I like the color and but of this blazer a lot—just slightly unexpected, but still sort of classic.
I think this quilted jacket is very French-looking.
This cardigan comes in a few colors, but I like the rich brown.
True story: I was once fixed up with Anthony Weiner by a mutual friend. This was pre-scandal, pre-Huma, when he was just a very ambitious Congressman (the mutual friend no longer speaks to him, as you might imagine). The friend threw a dinner party, the sole purpose of which was to get us together. It did not go well. Your turn.