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GOACA classics: Summer white

vince dress

I love wearing white all year round, but especially in summer: it always feels so crisp, cool, and super-chic, especially when paired with bright accessories . I do not, on the other hand, adore how often I stain my white clothes, which I do with stunning regularity, so I always keep an ample supply of Shout on hand and hope for the best. I think this dress is just so flowy and sweet but still really put-together-looking.

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I dig the barely-there stripes on this button-down shirt.

linen skirt

A simple, well-priced A-line skirt I’d throw on with a white tee.

white blazer

A white blazer is always chic, and you can dress it down with a graphic tee or dress it up for the office.

everlane top

I’d cuff the sleeves on Everlane’s new short-sleeved popover, and wear it with cutoffs.


frame jeans

These jeans are straight cut, which I like, because I am not a fan of tight white jeans.

ulla blouse

A pretty eyelet top that manages to be feminine without veering into priss territory.


beach coverup

An easy beach coverup that has sleeves—rare in a beach coverup—and a nice neckline.

crop pant

These wide-leg cropped pants would be so cute with a white button-down and contrasting belt.

lace dress

This gorgeous lace dress isn’t exactly cheap, but it still looks a lot more expensive than it is.

white tee

I like the deep V-neck on this tee.

A really snappy pair of skinny pants that would look cute with a Mexican shirt and mules.

vince blouse

A clean-looking blouse with an appealingly peasant-y cut.


Posted on July 11th, 2018 16 Comments

Top 5 of the week: summer skirts under $100

yellow skirt

Yellow and red are so good together in that mustard and ketchup way, and this floral couldn’t be a whole lot cuter.

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These aren’t the summeriest colors, especially, so I’d lighten things up with a white scoop-neck tee.

linen skirt

This striped linen is so damn fresh.

topshop skirt

Another floral, this one with a print that strikes me as fun in a cartoonish way.

crew skirt

A sweet and feminine choice.



Posted on June 26th, 2018 12 Comments

How did we manage before clog sandals?

sigrid clogs

I honestly don’t know how I got through summer previous to clog sandals entering my life: they’re just so good from a comfort and walkability perspective (I’m not certain why, as wooden soles aren’t that foot-friendly, but there you have it) and plus, they’re super-cute. I feel as though I very much need this Madewell pair, as I want a pair of white sandals and I like that these aren’t a glaring optic white.

dolce clogs

Just an easy, casual pair of slides.

trisa clog

I couldn’t resist including this borderline loud yellow pair.

no 6 clogs

From No. 6: The rose gold metallic here makes these standout. Also, metallic tones totally work as a neutral, so you can wear them with literally everything.


This braided pair would be perfect with a Mexican embroidered dress.

mia greta

A peep-toe number in a very good red.

elva clog

I like that these have studs instead of staples.

hunter clog

The stripey business here is fun.

coco clog

This crisscross pair is pretty classic, but the color makes it interesting.

olivia clog

This blue specimen is very work-to-weekend.


Posted on June 20th, 2018 23 Comments

A whopping 22 slide sandals for your delectation

dvf slide

These are the easiest shoes in my closet, the ones I reach for when I have to take the dogs for a spin, or for walking all over the city. They don’t add much in the way of height, but you can’t beat them for comfort, and they’re a nice way to show off a good pedicure. This crisscross pair is so bright and happy.

adidas slide

You can’t go wrong with the classic pool slide from Adidas.

loeffler slide

This knotted option comes in a pretty good peachy pink too, but I feel like the black would be more versatile.

kaanas slide

Here is a color that would pretty much go with everything.

caslon slide

I like the muted metallic on this one, and the fact that it’s super-cheap. It comes in white too, which is worth considering as the smart money is on never spending a fortune on white shoes.

buckle sandal

I like to think of army green, like on this double-buckle slide, as a neutral.

vans slides

How adorably loud are these Vans slides?

dr scholls

I remain intrigued by the notion of Dr Scholl’s: they’re hell to walk in, but I’ve always thought they were great-looking.


At this point, I think we can call German orthopedic Worishofers classics, and they’re like walking on a cloud. Perfect for travel.



striped slide

This striped number is so beachy and fun, and well-priced too.

marant slide

A spendy choice from Isabel Marant that couldn’t be a whole lot cuter.


The stone hue of these Birkenstocks lightens them up a bit, I think.

botkier slide

OK, this is somewhat silly, but I feel like it would always put a smile on your face, and how much footwear can you say that about?

ancient slide

A slightly modish silver pair that could be dressed way up if you were in the mood.

everlane slide

Just a good, basic black slide (it comes in a few other colors too)

tavi slide

This is a pretty much perfect option for dresses.

beek slides

And this woven pair will look fantastic once it’s a little broken in.

topshop slide

How snappy is this red, white, and blue striped pair?

soludos slide

Maybe as cute as this braided one.

castaner slides

I love the tweedy fabrication here.

minkoff slide

And this Mexican-inspired slide is so graphic.

Posted on June 12th, 2018 24 Comments

GOACA wardrobe classics: Espadrilles


Espadrilles have always been around, but they never really interested me much until the past few years, as their design has gotten a lot more interesting and varied. For instance, check out this navy blue wedge, which is so sleek and sophisticated that you could wear it with just about anything. .


I like the subtle metallic sheen here.

free espa

And I like the less-than-subtle metallic sheen here.


These add a nice amount of height while still looking pretty walkable.


Flatforms are not for everyone and they can be on the clunky side, but the fact that these are white keeps them light.


The frayed denim and patterned sole make these a slightly funky—but not too funky—choice.


I like the crisscross strap and burnt orange hue here.

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You know that for the most part, I abstain from posting items by status-y designers here, but Saint Laurent’s espadrille version of their classic Tribute sandal is just outstanding. If I thought there was even a fighting chance I could walk in them, I might go for it.


These are on the low side, but don’t come off the least bit frumpy.

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I’d wear these with knee-length cutoffs.


A pair that would be at home at the beach as well as the office.


This classic slingback comes in a few colors, but I like this greenish khaki because it’s cool and also versatile.

Posted on June 4th, 2018 10 Comments

In the mood for colorful sneakers


puma sneaker

I think these Pumas are so cool—and even quite versatile—in mustard yellow. I also like them in purple, and this improbable-but-it-works maroon and orange platform pair.

adidas originals

These Adidas originals are so excellently candy-colored.

royale sneaker

This pair is by the Brooklyn-based sneaker company Greats, and I find them quite graphic and appealing.

nike air max

I wish I had a lipstick in this color—it’s a perfect plum.

green nike

This is such a good dark green, and they’ve got a little snakeskin detail on the tab, which I like.

leopard adidas

OK, these aren’t all that colorful, but why not have just a tiny bit of fun with a leopard-striped pair?

old skool

Of course I love the blue and black color scheme of these Vans Old Skools.


Here is an easy way to indulge the trend for all things lavender, if you’re feeling it. Also: this.

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The colorblock situation here appeals. I also like them in gold.

pink superga

Such a happy, poppy pink.

blue adidas

I like the slightly faded-out blue on these Adidas Gazelles.

And I also I dig the striped lining on this chambray pair from New Balance.

iniki runner

I think these are spectacular.

nike air force

And these have way too much going on, but it all kind of works.

Posted on May 31st, 2018 22 Comments