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A few things I bought, a few that I want — all on sale

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First: what I bought, starting with this streamlined, slightly asymmetrical, altogether fantastic grandpa cardigan. It is so out of my playbook—and works equally well for lounging about as it does out in the world.

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R-13’s tees are not cheap even on sale, but I love the enduringly punk rock spirit of a black-and-white stripe, and a good one is not the easiest thing to find. (And OK, I also bought the short-sleeve version—which has wider stripes, is 10% cashmere, and is also on sale. They look super-cute layered.)

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This Isabel Marant blazer is only one of the most perfect reds I have ever seen.

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Now for what I’d like to buy, starting with this blue-on-blue leopard print coat from Band of Outsiders (here’s something similar—and somewhat less pricey—in a peacoat from Rebecca Taylor).

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The excruciatingly pointy toe on this Saint Laurent Chelsea boot slays me. (This Vince boot is similar, cheaper).

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I’ve been a fan of Proenza Schouler’s Fall collection; in particular their Baja print, which has appeared on dresses, jackets, and multiple bags—all of the wicked expensive variety. I could justify this little clutch though. (FYI—I’ve seen a lot of Proenza bags on sale this season, and as far as I can tell, the prices are best on the Proenza site. They’re still serious investments, but pretty ones).

Posted on December 12th, 2014 7 Comments

7 Responses

  1. joannawnyc says:


    FOrtunately thanks to your friend Andrea I already have the GAP chelsea boots, which I could actually afford 😉

    And I have a variety of black & white stripe ts but that one is very nice.

    • Jennifer says:

      How are your Gap Chelseas holding up? I just nabbed a pair today, but am worried about the elastic stretching out (mentioned in many of the reviews).

  2. Grenadine says:

    Love grandpa cardigans – also thanks to your friend Andrea I bought one in navy from j crew that turned out to be excellent, ribbed and thick and perfect for layering.

  3. Junglesiren says:

    Santa baby, slip that Marant blazer ‘neath the tree for me;
    Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
    So hurry down the chimney tonight!

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Aspirational, if I should win the lottery, which I never play. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t love all of it.

  5. diane says:

    oh dear the blue leopard band of outsiders so diana vreeland chic in navy,D

  6. Sabrina says:

    Loved the piece Racked did on you and your career. Very inspiring and certainly I can relate as to the career ups and downs. What I found most inspiring is that you are doing what makes you happy with this blog.