As I’ve stated in the past, I am totally anti-logo in all cases, except for the Comme des Garcons heart—for which I am a complete sucker. And this new button-down, with the heart all cute and diminutive, is really almost too much to take. (It comes in black too, which is equally tempting, albiet in an entirely different way.)
I never ever, ever, wear pants with prints, but am so tempted by these because the wild pattern works so well with the super-clean cut of the pants. Still I wonder: a bit much?
I love the look of ponchos, but can never quite bring myself to wear them—I always feel a bit too much in costume somehow. This one from Oak is pretty great, though—the sweatshirt-style fabric keeps it casual, but that cowl neck adds real elegance, and employing the old short-in-front, long-in back trick keeps things from looking too tent-y.
Today I bring you one of my favorite fashion images from the 90s, because I mentioned, did I not, that Princess Week would be about indulging my nostalgic side? Consider for a moment Linda and Christy and friends in their white button-down shirts: do they not look like a million bucks? I miss the original supermodels, with their abundant joy and vim, and do not accept the current procession of desiccated, sullen specimens slouching down the runways as their worthy successors.
But back to those white button-downs, which have been on my mind since I spied this perfectly classic version a few weeks back. The chicest women I know live in white shirts, and use them as a foundation around which they build outfits that get interesting in the details. You should think of them that way, too: as a perfect foil for your most standout pieces.
I’ve been wanting to pull the trigger on this pintuck-style top for ages now. Nili Lotan pieces are pricey, but I always end up wearing the hell out of them, so I might just do it.
My Princess Week dream ensemble: a tuxedo shirt, leather jeans, an armful of bracelets and a slightly smaller ass.
I look at this and wonder: do I think it is cute because I’ve gone snow blind from looking at too many prints and lost all perspective?
“Once you’ve dressed and before your leave the house, take a look in the mirror and take at least one thing off,” said Coco Chanel, famously. My friend Elise is the type of person who takes a look in the mirror and puts one thing on, almost always to pretty genius effect. She is an uber-accessorizer, and it works, because her baseline look most days is actually rather simple and preppy. This bright little beauty reminds me of something she’d throw on with one of her preppy little crew necks and jeans and look just unstoppably chic, even with the big old earrings and pile of bracelets she’d no doubt be bringing to the party as well.
You just can’t mix grey, pink, and black together nearly enough for my taste.
I’m not one to attach expiration dates to articles or styles of clothing based on one’s age, but I do believe distressed jeans are probably best left to the kids. And yet: these appeal. Possibly because it’s winter, and white jeans in winter always look so chic, and because they’re nice and slouchy—in my book, the only way white jeans should be—and then also because the light on light shreddiness to me looks maybe interestingly deconstructed rather than calculatedly edgy. Thoughts?
You say crazy, I say crazy genius. (But alas, too crazy pricey for consideration.)
This Alexander McQueen leopard print scarf with skulls is so excellently lady badass.