Saturday 25th October 2014
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Friday links


buffy marathon


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The type of jackets that are as good with jeans as they are with little work dresses and skirts, and that layer nicely under winter coats once the weather turns polar. I’m a bag fan of the whole lapel-facing-inward trend, and think it works especially nicely here.

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Leather and boucle is a combination that never ceases to charm.

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A whole lot of slick for under $100.



Top 5 of the day: stacking bracelets

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This brass horse shoe feels equal parts classic and ’70s to me.

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A wee little touch of punk for your pile.

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A thicker cuff always looks nice when mixed in with skinnier bracelets.

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Like the fisherman’s knot bracelets we wore as kids, but all grown up.

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And this is just pretty for miles.

Thursday links

Autumn in Pomerania, north side of Poland. Forest near Gdynia.





Reader, I bought it


Forgive me in advance for breaking the GOACA price limit, but several of you asked what I was wearing in this picture, and I have been dying for an excuse to show you what is without a doubt my most exciting purchase of the entire fall anyway. I will say this for Isabel Marant: when she nails it, she really nails it.

Print of the week

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It’s all about the back view on this one.

Wednesday links

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  • RIP to Oscar de la Renta, maker of the pretty. (NY Times)
  • And let’s also bid a fond farewell to original badass Ben Bradlee. (NY Times)
  • This Ohio State Marching Band tribute to classic rock makes me stupidly happy.
  • Fun facts from studies about online dating—like for instance the fact that putting the word “love” in your profile actually ups your chances of finding it.
  • These photographs and accompanying interviews with various New Yorkers about what they are reading on the subway are a delight. (BBC News)



Wednesday trifecta: silk tees

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I bought two new long-sleeved silk tees for fall, and they’ve already proven to be fantastically versatile: they work just as well with your slouchiest trousers as your tightest jeans, can be dressed way up or down, and tucked and way you please:  in, out, or the old half-and-half. This windowpane check could not be a whole lot simpler, but stops well short of austere.

a detacher alan

A super zoomed-in plaid from one of my all-time favorite brands, A Detacher.

liam tee

A totally subtle—but nevertheless thoroughly arresting—abstract print.




Cheap and chic of the week

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This moto jacket from Loft’s little sister line Lou & Grey is like a more casual, cooler, infinitely cheaper version of this.


Shine on


fornasetti mano tray

I once thought that my taste would become more refined and understated as I aged, but the older I get, the more I am drawn to bright, shiny things (am I alone in this?)—and I’m pretty sure that by the time I hit my seventies, I’m going to be one of those ladies whose outfits are far more amusing than they are stylish. I feel similarly about items for the home: gold used to strike me as tacky for interiors, but now I’m loving little hits of it: like this Fornasetti trinket tray, which is currently on my top 5 list of things I’d like to receive as a gift.


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A wee chevron box for your whatnots.

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Just an urchin-shaped thing that I suddenly feel quite strongly belongs on my coffee table.


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I totally already own this.