Tuesday 25th October 2016
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What’s your all-time favorite memoir?


I don’t know about my top choice of all time—maybe Liar’s Club, maybe Little Failure—but my current favorite is Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys., by punk legend Viv Albertine. So smart and witheringly funny—and I just love the title.

Posted on October 24th, 2016 57 Comments

Who’s had the change?


How old were you? How long did it last? And how did you survive? I ask because I’m pretty sure I had my first hot flash on Friday afternoon while waiting in line at the Apple store, and reader, it sucked.

Posted on October 18th, 2016 56 Comments

What mundane task(s) do you find deeply gratifying?


I just purged my sock drawer, and I feel alive again.

Posted on October 12th, 2016 33 Comments

What are you always searching for the next, most perfect version of?


Jeans, obvs.  And you?

Posted on September 28th, 2016 57 Comments

What’s your top 10?


Emmanuelle Alt, wearing numbers 1,2, and 7.

As I’ve said before, I don’t put much stock in all of those Ten Items Every Woman Must Have In Her Closet stories in magazines and online, because we’re all different, and it’s silly to think we could be prescribed to so broadly. But I understand the appeal: who wouldn’t like the notion that ten simple items are all that stand in the way of oneself and true style? I’ve gotten more than a few requests from you guys to produce my version of such a list, and have always resisted. But now I’ve decided I’m game—only because I want you to play along too. I’ve included my ten here. They are highly arbitrary: another day, another mood might have yielded another ten entirely. Now it’s your turn: list as many or as few as you want in the comments.

1. A structured, grown-up blazer


2. A perfect white button-down. Predictable but true. My all-time favorite is from Nili Lotan and a bit spendy, but I’m a big fan of Everlane’s $65 relaxed poplin shirt too.


3. A tiny-but-statement-y necklace for putting on and keeping on.


4. A big, huggy cardigan. (And here’s your lovely under $100 option.)


5. A silk-and-cashmere-blend scarf, because they’re super-light but warm enough to get the job done.


6. A clean-lined crossbody bag.


7. A belt with a little—but just a little—something interesting going on.


8. Black jeans by the brand that fits you best.


9. A highly walkable ankle boot.



10. A striped tee, but of course.

Posted on September 15th, 2016 44 Comments

It’s a party! With shopping!

clare v store

The lovely ladies at Clare Vivier are throwing a party for Girls of a Certain Age, and how lucky does that make us? It’s on Thursday September 8, between the hours of 7 to 9, and you’ll get a chance to enjoy the gorgeous new fall collection, free monogramming with purchase, and a whopping 20% off everything. And wine and champagne, but of course. It’s at their Nolita store—239 Elizabeth Street. Please do come and show your beautiful faces.

Posted on August 29th, 2016 26 Comments