Against all rules of practicality, I’m suddenly craving a pair of light-colored boots. Like for instance this dove grey version of Acne’s popular pistol boot, which is just almost too damn cool for this world.
This one from Loeffler Randall is similar, but with a pebbly leather texture and raw wood heel, which is a very Loeffler Randall detail. (FYI: here’s a rather nifty under $100 version.)
Wear this super-low iteration just like you would loafers.
I love this modified Chelsea boot, which takes things in a more tomboyish direction
Here’s a piece that’s evergreen in its appeal, but not necessarily because perfect specimens abound: most of the denim skirts out there in the retail universe are either too faux-distressed and junior, or hopelessly boxy and Mom Jean. This pencil skirt is neither of those things—and even manages a silhouette I’d go so far as to call elegant. Plus, it’s got some stretch to it, which is never a bad thing when we’re talking pencil skirts.
As I’ve stated in the past, I am totally anti-logo in all cases, except for the Comme des Garcons heart—for which I am a complete sucker. And this new button-down, with the heart all cute and diminutive, is really almost too much to take. (It comes in black too, which is equally tempting, albiet in an entirely different way.)
Just the cutest little tweedy moto jacket to ring in under $100 ever.
I’m currently doing battle with what I’m pretty sure is my first-ever outbreak of roseaca—little satellites of tiny red bumps accompanied by redness are spread across both of my cheeks, which looks just about as charming as you might imagine—so yesterday I decided that a little something in the way of coverage was called for, and got myself to Sephora. Where, as it turns out, they’ve got a perfectly genius contraption, about the size of a Clairsonic, that takes an exact measurement of your skin tone, and suggests all of the items in store that match it. I tried about five different options—all tinted moisturizers; I can’t quite make the leap to foundation—and finally settled on this Amazonian Clay Tinted BB Moisturizer from Tarte, which quite deftly made the red disappear while staying on the sheer side. Now I just have to make the actual roseaca go away, and on that I’m totally stumped. I put it to you, readers: are there good over-the-counter remedies? Or do I just get myself to a dermatologist?
I never ever, ever, wear pants with prints, but am so tempted by these because the wild pattern works so well with the super-clean cut of the pants. Still I wonder: a bit much?
I know it must be growing tiresome for those of you who live in milder climates to keep hearing the rest of us hold forth on the treacherousness of this winter, but truly, there is no overstating matters. 18 degrees first thing in the morning is the new normal; 35 degrees and scattered clouds the new perfect. And don’t think I don’t know I’ve got it easy: some of you have barely been out of the single digits since January.
It shall pass, all of this unpleasantness, as it always does—although not nearly soon enough. And when it does, endless rounds of snow will quite possibly be replaced by torrents of rain—and the just-right trench will be as essential as your parka is right now. My favorite trenches are ones that don’t belt: the silhouette just feels sleeker to me. Also, I very much prefer for pockets and epaulets to be kept to a minimum. This one from Madewell is pure, understated perfection.
A slightly more fashiony take, and definitely the option most likely to be worn by Olivia Pope.
A perfectly cute little weekendy peacoat version.
This one’s hooded, and a bit of a cross between an anorak and a trench, which is fun.