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Sale of sales

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Everything is a whopping 50% off over at my favorite limited-edition site Of a Kind—which I’m taking as a sign that that this leopard tote and I were meant to be.

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 2 Comments

Print of the week

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Reader, I totally bought it.*

 

At Rising States, an awesome store in my neighborhood about which you will be hearing more soon. But I got the last one. Thrillingly, I found others.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 10 Comments

All I want to wear this spring are tees with blazers and sneakers

style du monde

It’s the perfect uniform for running around the city this time of year, and I’m doing a lot of running around now that the weather’s finally nice and the final traces of my blasted pneumonia-induced torpor are just about diminished. At first glance this comes off as a pretty young look—especially because of the sneakers—which is why the the inclusion of the blazer is key: blazers make anything look more polished. They’re magic that way.  Throw in some boots or heels like our lady here, and I’d argue that the look even goes somewhere rather sexy, in a French masculin/feminin sort of fashion.

current elliott blazer

I snagged myself a nice Etoile Isabel Marant blazer on super-markdown during the Net A Porter winter sale. It’s perfect for right exactly now, and it looks very much like this.

james jeans blazer

A leather lapel (or in this case, a faux-leather lapel) is quite rock and roll, but in the slickest possible way.

j Crew khaki blazer

I can’t wear khaki near my face without looking totally washed out, but if you can, you totally should because a khaki blazer is so chic.

ringer tee

I just think the woman above looks so cool in her ringer tee that of course I had to include one.

crew striped tee

My current favorite top to wear with a blazer and jeans is striped and very much like this one.

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Just obscenely overpriced for what it is, but too, too cute, and worth including for inspiration alone.

crew chino

As far as pants go, you can take it in a few directions.  Chinos are an excellent choice, but make sure to keep your jacket on the shrunken side so you don’t look like you’re swimming in your outfit.

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I’m more than likely wearing my new beaten-in R13 skinny jeans when I leave the house in this particular ensemble. I have looked forever for the perfect washed-out black wash and these are they. And I love the crop. (Here’s a very cute and far less pricey option.)

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My rule with sneakers is to keep them on the dark side, mostly because it grows the look up a little. But the other reason is totally personal and arbitrary: light-colored sneakers make me feel like my feet are of Mickey Mouse proportions. These navy Stan Smiths with the snakeskin tab are a fun take on the old standard.

madewell puma

Simple, clean, and perfect.

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So classic, and—in a way I can’t fully articulate—rather fashiony too.

 

 

Posted on April 16th, 2015 24 Comments

Reader, should I?

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Am I crazy? Or are these adorable?

Posted on April 13th, 2015 49 Comments

Need least, want most

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The only thing preventing me from buying this cotton canvas jacket from Hunter right now is that it’s so chic it would make the Barbours in my closet feel bad about themselves.

Posted on April 8th, 2015 7 Comments

Print of the week

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I mean, can you even?

Posted on April 8th, 2015 8 Comments