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Top five of the day: denim skirts, classic and otherwise

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I spent half the summer searching for the right denim skirt, and finally settled on one that fit my specs (A-line; no-nonsense wash; knee-length hem) even though I wasn’t exactly electrified by it. This is the one I should have held out for, and would have, had I only known it was coming down the pike: the long, slim—but not too slim— silhouette is retro without being obviously so, and kind of sexy too, in an unexpected way. Truly a textbook wear-it-now-wear-it-later weekend piece too: perfect with sandals right this second, and with boots come fall.

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coated denim skirt is the perfect way to get a leather-type vibe without having to fork  over too much cash.

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This super-clean black stretch denim skirt with nifty side zipper detail is so very office-worthy.

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A simple, unadorned, and delightfully under $100  option.

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The slit’s on the daring side, but the rest of this A-line skirt plays things so straight that it doesn’t come off as too much.

 

 

Posted on August 20th, 2014 16 Comments

I like a white jean

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But I like it to be loose, as this woman’s are. I have found it such a struggle to feel good about my thighs in tight white jeans that even back when I was a chain-smoking stress case and skinnier than I’d been in high school, I couldn’t abide them. Ones with a little more room also just feel a bit chicer in my book—nice and slouchy, like you’d wear khakis and any other light-colored pant.

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I just got this pair from Current-Elliott (which you might recognize, as they are same model, different color as these*) and have been wearing them cuffed just once and very wide, 90s-style. I also like this boyfriend slouchy pair from J Brand, who always make a nice jean, and this one from 7 for All Mankind. And if you’re looking for something less-than-completely optic white, this might be up your alley.

Posted on June 18th, 2014 20 Comments

Would you?

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Tribeca Mom did. And it actually totally worked on her, because if there’s anyone who can carry off a floral so crazy it almost makes your eyes hurt, it’s a WASP.

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The fact that the rest of her outfit spoke very quietly helped. First up: this silky, drapey navy tee.

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The earthy tone and casual slouch of these army green chinos helped balance all that drama up top.

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Finally,  TM had on tassel loafers from Dieppa Restrepo, which of course looked completely nifty on her, and contributed nicely to the dressed-down mood of the ensemble. I could not in a million years—loafers make me feel like a stump and I’ve always thought I would try tassels never. Could you? And the jacket?

Posted on April 24th, 2014 23 Comments

Indulge me

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Because yes, there was a leopard print post just last week, and I would not typically do another so soon, but this Current Elliott skirt is burning a hole in my shopping cart over at Shopbop, and when I can’t get something out of my head, I find it helps to share. Here’s how I’m picturing it: sized up so it sits a bit lower on the hips and falls a touch closer to the knees, and dressed down with a tee and flat sandals, or platforms that are on the chill side. Can you picture it? Should I go for it?

Posted on April 14th, 2014 23 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week: shopping the sales

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The focus today is on wardrobe classics, because suddenly I’m feeling like I don’t have enough of them and, as the old saying goes, news is what happens to editors. Let’s start out with this wool and cashmere blend coat from J. Crew, which if you’re at all interested in you should not delay in purchasing, because the Crew is currently doing that thing where they take 40% off everything that’s already on sale.

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These I already own, and they are the perfect slouchy skinny boyfriend jeans if you really want the emphasis to be on slouchy.

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OK, these are still on the steep side, but take a moment to marvel at how exactly right they are and ask yourself if you can really afford to live without them.

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I’m not big on referring to any one article of clothing as an absolute must-have, but I know that getting dressed in the winter would be a lot more of a chore without the always-handy style-in-one-step crutch that is my black cashmere V-neck.

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You know how some pieces just look like they’d immediately be welcomed into the groove of your wardrobe and worn constantly? That’s how I feel about this top, which I’ve had my eye on all season. It has the clean lines of a basic white button-down, but is so much more feminine, and just seems like it would be crazy versatile.

Posted on December 20th, 2013 6 Comments

What are your five key fall pieces?

Looks as though I’m skewing seriously casual. And you?

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1. Black skinny slouchy jeans

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2. A perfectly classic Cardigan

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2. Ye olde drapey top

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4.  A tailored army jacket

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5. Ankle boots with a touch of height

 

Posted on October 14th, 2013 19 Comments