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Cheap and chic of the week

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I am picky, picky when it comes to my t-shirts, and have lately been making the rounds to find some nice and not-too-pricey ones for summer—a season which, in my experience, can be hell on clothes. So far, Mango is the one to beat: this slouchy number is made of 100% viscose, but it’s the good kind of acrylic: super-soft and—trust me on this—completely breathable.  And the price—under $15!—makes me feel so much better about the big berry pie stain I’ll likely be gifting it with come July.

Posted on June 6th, 2014 13 Comments

Thursday trifecta: embroidered tops



And not just any embroidered tops, but embroidered tops with something unexpected going on in the way of pattern, and with a tight color palette, which you know is a thing with me.*  I lingered over but didn’t buy this one when I was at Mango the other day, and have been regretting it ever since.

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A splurgy option from Suno with really exquisite handiwork.

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Is deco ethnic a thing? Because that’s the vibe this top gives off to me.




*I know, I know. They’re all sleeveless. But that’s what cotton cardigans are for.

Posted on May 8th, 2014 10 Comments

The leggings of the skirt world

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Tube skirts are as comfortable as the day is long, unrestrictive, and—if you take care to find a good one, and pair it with the right top—not quite so tricky as they seem. I bought this one from Maria Cornejo not long ago. It wasn’t cheap,  but sucks you in like you’re wearing Spanx from hip to knee.

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A little bit of strategic ruching works wonders for those of us with less than diminutive hips.

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The peaked hem on this (quite reasonably priced) option is a nice little touch.

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For me, some degree of hip and butt coverage is essential here—but I don’t go too big, as the silhouette starts to get weird. This draped front top dips satisfyingly low in back and has a nice amount of interest up front.

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I like a tee that has enough volume to provide coverage, but not so much that it will add unnecessary bulk. (I also like that this one also comes in a decent assortment of shades.)

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A crisp oversize cotton button-down  is exactly what I’ll want to be pairing it with come summertime.

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As will a big old blousy tunic.

Posted on April 29th, 2014 19 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

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When worn with a black cardigan, leggings, and boots, this could not be more completely out of my playbook.

Posted on December 10th, 2013 7 Comments

In which I remain a woman of my word

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Those of you keeping track of these things might recall that some time ago, I did a post on all black clothes that came out on the expensive side. So I issued an IOU for a Cheap and Chic redo, and today, reader, the goods are delivered. First up: this flared coat is right out of the French ingenue playbook.

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Oversize alligator satchels always strike me as very very dotty rich British girl.

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Impossible but devastatingly true: this chocolatey-rich faux-shearling jacket rings in at $89.

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Who cares if you’ve already got a few? Life requires a big huggy cardigan to suit every mood.

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A trouser that’s on the skinny—but not asphyxiating—side.

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The black face Timex has more style than watches ten times its price.

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Dead solid classic.

Posted on October 11th, 2013 6 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

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If you switched out the Mango label on this cute little top for an Isabel Marant one, and put it on the racks at Barneys, I honestly don’t think anyone would be the wiser.

Posted on October 9th, 2013 7 Comments