Tuesday 29th July 2014
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In the pink


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It all started with this salmon-hued Isabel Marant jacket, about which I could not stop thinking this weekend. The silhouette is fantastic—feminine but just short of lady, and not too cropped, which is my main complaint with jackets today. But the real draw is that amazing salmon pink hue. It’s such a sophisticated take on a shade that can look anything but, and I love the idea of my everyday, throw-it-on-and-go jacket being a color other than black.


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More rosy goodness: These baby-pink sunglasses are an instant good mood.

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The super-light cream-pink of these jeans almost reads as neutral as khaki—I’d go up a size and wear them boyfriend-style, with a crisp white blouse or tee.

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Exactly the mid-point between bubble-gum and hot pink, and suddenly, exactly the color I want on my toes.

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The iPhone case I would totally be buying had I not just bought a new iPhone case.

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Monday links

liberte egalite

  • I don’t typically worship at the altar of Queen Bey, but this amuses. (The Frisky)
  • The classic Manhattan Dive Bar comes one step closer to joining the Extinct Species list with news that midtown’s Subway Inn will close later this month. (NY Mag)
  • “Fatal Attraction,” “Gaslight,” and other movie titles that have become part of our vocabulary. (Mental Floss)
  • Airplane seats could actually get worse. (Slate)
  • An investigation into the question of whether sons or daughters make the better investment.

Print of the week

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Hearts and flowers, stars and cherries: how much joy can one little shirt contain?

Top 5 of the day: kinds of blue


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The prospect of wearing something like this snappy little blue-grey blazer to work is almost—and yet not quite—enough to make me want to take an office job again.

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Everything—the sleeves, the neckline, the hem—on this perfect throw-it-on jersey dress hits at the exactly right spot.

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Ye olde asymmetric pullover.

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less expensive approximation of my beloved Maria Cornejo Gabi trousers (see also: here)

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Cooler than a loafer, more streamlined than an oxford, and just the tiniest little bit punk: I love these.



Thursday links

legos on beach

  • The rather amusing story of why Legos  keep washing up on one particular beach in Cornwall, England. (Yahoo)
  • This philanthropist—whose bipolar son was successfully treated for his condition with medication— has just donated $650 million for psychiatric research, which is desperately underfunded in this country.  “I would like to purchase that happy ending for other people,” he was quoted as saying. This makes me cry. (NY Times)
  • My mini-crush on Chris Pratt as just gone maxi. (Time)
  • Ten occasions on which The Simpsons accurately predicted the future. (The Chive)
  • And finally: it’s the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. (Vulture)


Cheap and chic of the week: Summer stripes on sale


1. Mango 2. Madewell 3. Velvet Graham & Spencer 4. Joie 5. Soludos 6. Equipment 7. Pim & Larkin 8. Madewell 9. Lanston

Tuesday trifecta: Melamine

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No time like barbecue and picnic season to stock up on everyone’s favorite synthetic, unbreakable dishware: this charming butterfly is one of an unmatched set of four.

melamine octopus

Etsy shop The Mad Platters is melamine central: right now I’m digging this oddly pretty number bordered with tentacles.


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And finally: I’m pretty sure this serving bowl is the best melamine thing I’ve ever seen.


Tuesday links

cardiac wallpaper


  • I am digging this Art Nouveau-style cardiac wallpaper.
  • The New Yorker’s website has removed its paywall for the summer, guys—and that includes its vast archive. Happy Hunting! (New Yorker)
  • This rundown of historical figures with tattoos includes more than a few who knews—like for instance Dorothy Parker, who had a tiny star, the result of a drunken night out. (Mental Floss)
  • Silly-but-amusing slideshow of the day: Famous men with little dogs. (Pajiba)
  • A pop-cultural history of everyone’s favorite summer garment, the caftan. (Collector’s Weekly)

Inspiration of the day


I first saw this picture of Velvet Underground-era Nico back when we were putting together the second Lucky book, and it totally obsessed me, and then I ran across it Sunday and it got me going all over again. I love that she looks all slouchy and louche and glamorous, and of course that she’s reading the paper, because she’s probably sitting backstage waiting for sound check to happen and is bored out of her mind. One fact I learned in my days of writing about bands is that they spend a surprising amount of time sitting around waiting—for planes, for equipment to be loaded off the bus, and of course always for their turn up onstage. And I like how this picture kind of captures that mood—of the stall before the rush.


1.Equipment  2.Frame Denim  3. Zara 4. Acne  5. Apolis 6. Karen Walker

Monday links


  • 50 movies with feminist messages, From Nine to Five to Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. (Flavorwire)
  • A moment of appreciation for what was Elaine Stritch’s brilliant final role: 30 Rock‘s Colleen Donaghy. (EW)
  • Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in: Homeland, which really lost me last season, has added my House of Cards crush Corey Stoll to the cast. Here’s a first look at the action. (Vulture)
  • It’s the little things. (Laughing Squid)
  • The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams takes on the Army’s new hairstyle regulations for its black female members, and kills it—per usual. (Altantic Wire)