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Bright and ethnic, yet again

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I know. But the dregs of this bleary New York winter-without-end are really bearing down on me, and all I want to look at are bold and happy tribal-style things. So here’s a little roundup to finish off the week, and then it’s on to the next. How about a Mexican beaded bowl for all your little whatnots?

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It’s  styled quite casually here, but this embroidered jacket actually has very nice lines and could be part of a much more sophisticated outfit. In fact, it’s exactly the kind of piece the old crew at my former job used to love to dress up on shoots and make look  way more fabulously expensive than it is.

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I do not understand Anthropologie. It occupies a completely different headspace than my own, and whenever I go there, I feel as though I neither speak the language nor understand the customs. But I do like some of their home items, and find this duvet with orange stitching quite winning. And nicely subtle, for those who’ve stuck with white comforter covers their entire adult lives and aren’t entirely sure they’re up for the switch.

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I am a fan of neither patterns on shoes nor ballet flats. But this red bordered chevron print by Ella Moss can not be denied.

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Of course, I’m a sucker for red and black in many iterations. And am mad with desire for this embroidered tote from crazy-great bag line Want Les Essentiels de la Vie.

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And yet again more: Kenyan beaded dog collars.

Posted on March 21st, 2013 16 Comments

Get stripey

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It is a testimony to just how much the elements have been bringing all of us down here in New York that when a friend  referred to the weather outside today as “glorious,” I knew what she meant, even though the sun was nowhere to be found. It was just one of those days that usually don’t come along until February if you’re lucky; days that tease spring with balmy air and temperatures high enough that you can stuff your scarf and gloves in your bag and feel almost human again. My self-appointed duty this afternoon was to look for basic, long-sleeved black tees to replace my old ones, which are truly dead and busted. But instead, I decided to seek these out: striped tees that aren’t like all the other striped tees, and that you don’t have to wait until April to work into your wardrobe. Like this multistriped number from Madewell, which is made so chic by that unexpected drop shoulder.

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Sometimes I feel I am a bit too hard on Isabel Marant. Yes, this red, white, and blue top is pricey, but it is so dead-on cool that I can hardly bear it.

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I have been circling this R13  diagonal-striped tee for quite some time now. It’s the perfect example of a striped top that works all year round, and is soft as the day is long.

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The particular pattern of these stripes feels so excellently Peter Brady.

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Stripes and ethnic flourishes on the same top: almost too much to bear.

 

 

 

Posted on January 30th, 2013 17 Comments