Thursday 5th May 2016
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The Havaianas for Liberty of London collection is brand-spanking-new and the total cuteness.

Tuesday trifecta

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Just a few octopus-themed items, for no particular reason at all. First up: this gold-embossed notecard is equal parts clever and elegant.

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And this tea towel is just adorable.

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I just really like the red and gold color combo on this tray.

Top 5 of the week


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One piece of fashion advice that gets trotted out pretty routinely is that if a piece works for you, the smart choice would be to purchase it in more than one color. I have always expressed a wariness of this notion—context is everything, and just because a particular item works beautifully in one hue doesn’t mean it will conjure the same magic in another. And yet I do not so much practice what I preach, as my closet has no shortage of clothes bought in multiples. They’re not especially trendy or edgy items, but instead the kind of workhorse pieces you reach for every day. Like this excellent linen tee, which I bought in black a while back, and more recently acquired in grey and white too.

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I honestly believe that anybody who tries On Gossamer underwear will never go back to any other brand. They are lighter and thinner than anything I’ve ever worn, don’t bind unflatteringly, and will never ever ever give you a panty-line.

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Maria Cornejo’s exalted Gabi trouser combines all the elegance of a nice slouchy pair of slacks with all the comfort of your favorite sweats. It’s also rather magically slimming.

cashmere cardi Everlane

Everything about this cardigan is just about exactly right, from its oversize cut to its desperately soft feel. I bought the black version back in the fall and the grey one just last week, and wear them both endlessly.

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This gauze popover is really (low-key) sexy on—clingy in the right places and none of the wrong ones, with a super-flattering neckline. Last summer, my white one went into such high rotation that I sprang for the black version, and now I’m digging the idea of this nice, slatey grey too.


Things I bought, things I want

it mascara

I am always fascinated to learn which products make it into the makeup bags of beauty editors, who see and try absolutely everything. So when I read somewhere that It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara was gaining a big following among that cohort, I was too curious not to order some up for myself. Also, I was looking for redemption: The last time I heralded a mascara as my new favorite, the fact that it rang in at close to $50 did not meet with universal enthusiasm. This stuff goes for $24—not drugstore cheap, but not bad—and I think I like it about twice as much as that other, pricier, one. It goes on cleaner than any mascara I’ve ever tried—like, apply-three-coats-and- still-no-clumps clean—and lengthens and thickens like crazy.

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We all, from time to time, find ourselves on a Shopping Mission (some of us perhaps more often than others). And at the moment mine has been to find a good A-line denim skirt; one that doesn’t have a weird, super-high waist—so many do; I know not why—and is neither too short or super-long midi, which inevitably looks very Sister Wife on me. This suffers none of those plights, and would appear to be the answer.

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I know the print here is borderline frump, but I find myself inexorably drawn to this jacket nevertheless.

Print of the week

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I thought nothing could get me excited about going to the gym. I was wrong.

What do you own altogether too many of?


I have a bit of a sunglass problem. Also a denim problem, a Fornasetti problem, and a lipstick problem. And you?