I love the idea of this quilted sateen jacket under a heavier coat now, and on its own later.
This snappy duffel is under $100 and super-lightweight, and I totally bought one.
The notion of a cushy iPhone case appeals.
Sorry about the lightness of posts over the past few days; I’m coming down with the cold/flu I was so smug about not contracting all winter, and it’s leaving me brain-clogged and weak as a wee kitten. I have managed to pull together this post on cute little denim skirts, though: all of these appeal because they are just a little bit unpredictable. I dig the clean, front-zipperless look of this one from Citizens of Humanity.
The A-line skirt is such a universally flattering silhouette that I can never figure out why more designers don’t exploit the shape more frequently. Here’s one from Acne Studios that’s very nearly perfect.
My friend Andrea has been running around in the cutest denim parka for the past few weeks, and I just assumed its provenance was super-fancy and obscure, because the jacket looks so sophisticated, and because in general Andrea is always uncovering the just-perfect thing from some hitherto-unheard-of source. And yet! It is from J Crew, and marked way down. Do we not love it when things go down precisely like this?
So we are going to look at some big old summery platform sandals, because I’m feeling belligerent like that. This raffia and leather number from Clergerie is maybe a little bit too much, but it is very much my kind of too much.
The strap on this metallic cork version comes off slightly awkward here, but I’ll bet it looks amazing on.
I think later on in the season I’ll probably do a post on all of the appealing and unexpected takes on the espadrille that are currently in stores, but for now, there’s this.
I’m not typically a big fan of the slingback, but these are the cuteness.
A supremely walkable pair from J. Crew.
My new Blundstone boots are so coolest-girl-in-the-room, circa 1992.
This young lady looks rather great, and for me it’s all about the interesting proportions created by that big old hulking scarf.
Just like this one from Emerson Fry that I’ve had my eye on for ages.
My inspiration: the early years of Nicholas Nixon’s iconic portraits of the uber-WASP-y Brown sisters.
Such a winningly orangey-bright hue.
Bootcut jeans are beginning to feel just about right again.
Few things more perfectly sportif than Tretorns.
The trick to pulling off pearl studs without looking mumsy is to make sure you wear a pair that’s on the small side.
I’m loving the look of a simple metal choker—not at all unlike the one I wore every day of seventh grade—right now.
Sometimes when J. Crew indulges their brand of crazy, it totally works for me.
“It must be time for another installment of ‘Dresses with grown-up hemlines,’ mustn’t it be?” wrote a reader named Deborah last week, and she’s right: the last time I delivered this quarterly(ish) feature was October (and to be quite honest, I am never in a rush to put it together, for the same reason so many of you are eager to read it— few things are harder than finding decent contenders). These are all spring dresses, but I would wear each of them right now, layered up: I love the soft/hard look of florals with black tights, boots and a cardigan. The silhouette on this first one is crazy-flattering, with an unexpected color combination—white and black with pops of orange—that totally works.
Very party-on-the-bottom, business-on-the-top.
A super-abstract print with a totally work-worthy silhouette.
Shirtdress-inspired, but so much more wearable.
It’s almost a little nuts how dead a ringer this Seiko is for the real thing.
And here’s the splurge of the bunch: a spin on the classic from Isabel Marant that is very nearly perfect and which I want very much.