Sunday 3rd May 2015
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Prints of the week: colorblock florals

kirna daisy top

I’d almost call this a trend, but back in magazine-land, we used to say that something only qualified as one if you could find at least three examples of it—so I guess what we have here is maybe better classified as a clever little coincidence. Of course I love the blue and black action on this daisy print blouse from Rykiel.

margaux

There are so many moving pieces here that this cotton button-down could almost come off as a novelty—but somehow doesn’t.

Thursday links

 

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The crazy cutest

 

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Sometimes when I see an item that makes no practical sense in my wardrobe—but is so positively loopy in its adorability that I feel it must be mine—simply posting about it turns out to be enough to scratch the itch. The jury’s still out on whether or not that’s going to work in the case of these fantabulous clog sandals from Sophia Webster.

At last, shirtwaist dresses

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I have never understood why more designers don’t make shirtwaist dresses more of the time: it’s such a winning silhouette—at once crisp and feminine—and one that’s almost universally flattering as well. Finally, this season they’re all over the place, and, I am loving how many have really standout prints. On the top of my I want I want listthis clever black and white number from MM6.

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The crazy riot of color and pattern here is almost too much, but the careful, tailored cut keeps things in check.

 

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A check print studded with stars: almost too much genius.

Wednesday links

woman buying peaches

  • One street photographer, 50 years in the life of New York. (Slate)
  • Fun couples dept: turns out Walt Disney and Salvador Dali were besties. (HuffPo)
  • Is there finally a cure for not being able to get a song out of your head? (Mental Floss)
  • I’m not big on blooper reels, but this one—which exclusively features footage from 80s and 90s local newscasts,  is pretty classic. NSFW moments. (Time)
  • Miss Piggy, feminist icon. (A.V. Club)

Top five of the day: basic blacks

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I will never understand why it is so hard to find a good black button-down. Everlane‘s gets all the details right.

vince boyfriend trousers

The just-right slouchy trousers will take you far.

organic tee

I wear this perfect three-quarter-sleeve tee even as I type.

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A universally flattering A-line with just a touch of asymmetry for interest.

coach trench

A classic trench is perfectly chic, but one in black always strikes me as infinitely more so.

 

 

Lazy girl’s styling tool: the loud clutch

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denim cheetah print: altogether too much, and yet totally right.

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I know at least one of you is going to remark that this Antonello bag resembles a chenille blanket, but I am obsessed with its cheery, tactile excellence.

beaded clutch

This beaded number is a whole lot of fabulous for under $100.

 

 

Cheap and chic of the week

 

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A few summer flat sandals for your delectation—all under $100, because if there is a category of shoe that is guaranteed to get trashed by Labor Day it is this, so you might as well avoid heartbreak and not get splurgy. First up: this easy-on-easy-off retroish model from Madewell has instant high rotation potential.

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I love Everlane for loving blue leather as I love blue leather.

crisscross slides

Clean and polished enough for work, even.

metallic

metallic fisherman’s sandal: sounds crazy, kind of works.

 

Friday links

last fuckable

  • If you haven’t already watched this bit from Amy Schumer’s show the other night, be prepared to witness genius. NSFW. (Vulture)
  • I dig a lot of these quotes from famous women about female friendship, but Jemina Kirke’s is the best. (The Cut)
  • Freaky. (Washington Post)
  • Funeral strippers: big in China. (Jezebel)
  • Orange is the New Black will introduce a Martha stewart-like character, which is just so perfect. (A,V. Club)

It’s the little things

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A little lady power with your coffee?