Archive for May, 2018
- These collages by artist Lorna Simpson are pretty spectacular. (Colossal)
- Sephora will soon offer makeup classes for the transgender community. (Elle)
- Creepy-cool vintage covers of classic crime novels. (Dangerous Minds)
- Check out this butter art made by Tibetan Buddhists. (Atlas Obscura)
- RIP Philip Roth, one of my favorite writers. Here are 20 of his books, ranked. (Vulture)
I don’t know when exactly it got so hard to locate a simple, unadorned skirt, but I feel like it’s been quite some time and I am frankly growing quite frustrated with the search. Why must designers add so much unnecessary frippery—ruffles, hi-lo hems, tricky belting—to this most straightforward of garments? I did manage to find enough good ones to bring you this post, but I had to look at so many bad ones in order to do so that I’m feeling a little dizzy. So please, enjoy this very pretty front-twisted number from Vince while I go drink a nice big glass of water.
A straightforward, nicely flowy silk number from Anine Bing.
I haven’t included a lot of prints here—I really do like my skirts nice and simple, maybe even borderline boring—but the floral here is so subtle I decided it cleared the bar.
This Theory skirt is almost too tricky, but I think if you wore it with a simple white tee, it’d be aces.
The shirttail hem here is a nice casual touch.
I am not mad for wrap skirts—I live in fear that a big gust of wind will expose me to the world as I walk down the street—but I’d make an exception for this one.
True A-line denim skirts are tough to find, and this one is a touch flowier than that, but I could see living out all of my summer days in this.
I always like a button-front skirt.
And here’s another button-front, nicely priced.
It drives me crazy how few denim skirts have grown-up hemlines, so when I find a good one—like this—I feel it is my duty to share.
I’m pretty sure I showed you guys this suede tote before, but the fact that it’s now nicely marked down merited a repeat.
Who doesn’t need a pair of pink Vans?
I like a twist hem top—so much easier than tucking, and they provide excellent stomach pooch camouflage.
This Isabel Marant Etoile embroidered top looks so light and breezy—perfect for the scorching days soon to come.
And here’s another embroidered Etoile top that has actually been in my shopping cart for weeks now.
Such a good electric blue on this bucket bag.
As a brand, Vince is a little unpredictable. Sometimes, I feel like they churn out unspectacular-but-well-executed basics, nothing to get too excited about and definitely not worth the cash. But other times—like this season—they really hit their mark, and offer modern-looking classic pieces that somehow manage to get it exactly right. This top has the kind of print that is good for people who are mostly afraid of them.
This pleated shell could be dressed way, way up—or, conversely, worn with jeans.
I’m a sucker for a drawstring sleeve: so excellently 70s.
A pullover that I could see taking on vacation: you could throw it on over your swimsuit at the beach, then wear it to dinner.
I like the tiny bead detail on this flutter-sleeve top.
A perfectly unadorned poet blouse.
A nice and crisp tunic for when you want to look especially put-together.
A great, graphic floral print on a silk button-down—so perfect.
This shirt is fabricated with a combination of cotton and silk, and I think it is probably the softest thing ever and has really nice drape.
- Gorgeous, evocative portraits of dancers by photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. (My Modern Met)
- Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a production deal with Netflix. (Elle)
- I’ve been pretty good about not posting any royal wedding links—I figure you’re all on overload by now—but I was amused by the Fug Girls’ rundown of what various guests wore. (Go Fug Yourself)
- RIP Interview magazine. (WWD)
- What a little shit. (The Cut)
Can you even believe that Memorial Day is practically upon us? It sneaks up on me every year. I have all the weekenders I need—I’ve got a little bit of a luggage problem—but I always get requests for this post once the weather turns warm, so here you go. This Fjallraven bag is kind of the perfect size, and I like the poppy blue.
This is actually a gym bag, but I really like the pink.
This splurgy denim and leather number is deeply chic.
I love the rainbow-stripe handles on this Loeffler Randall tote.
A cute, kind of preppy option.
I like the combination of camo and stripes on this one from Herschel.
A perfectly simple, elegant choice.
This has one of those separate bottom sections for shoes, which is so handy.
If you don’t mind making a little investment, you could do far worse than to acquire this classic duffel from Filson.
This one from Madewell kind of somehow reminds me of the Filson bag, but it’s more reasonably priced.
A combination of vintage and indigenous textiles makes this one truly standout .
The cheapest leather weekender I could find is this one from LL Bean.
I do like a quilted bag, and this one is nicely marked down.
Here’s a very sportif waxed canvas weekender from Clare V.