Monday 24th October 2016
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It has come to this

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I gained some weight over the winter. It happens. But I didn’t realize exactly how much weight until I tried on the belt I always wear in the spring and it didn’t fit. Then I tried on the belt I wear when I don’t wear that belt and it didn’t fit either. Neither did the third-string option. This, readers, can not stand. I don’t need to be the kind of thin I was when I was an editor, but the extra pounds don’t look good on me—some carry it off better than others—and changes must be made. Because I can’t bear to follow a diet, I’m just trying to eat a lot healthier. And because I seem to be permanently disinclined to go to the gym, I’m going to walk absolutely everywhere. Which brings us to the actual topic of today’s post: sneakers, which are what I plan to do all of that walking in. Doesn’t Caroline de Maigret look fantastic in her old-school Adidas?

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Here’s a pair that’s got the same throwback charm.

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I don’t much consider myself a high-top person, but have I been eyeing these for a while. They’ve got the kind of fantastic color combo you find on Golden Goose sneakers, but at a fraction of the price.

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There are few things as now-and-forever as a classic pair of Stan Smiths.

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I like this blue-on-blue version on Nike’s Air Max.

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And here’s a pair of Supergas with a wedge sole, which is nice when you want to add a little height to the equation.

Posted on April 4th, 2016 45 Comments

Things I bought, things I want

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I have been looking for a spring jacket that’s on the longer side—I’m feeling larger than usual lately; butt-coverage has become a priority—and this chunky wool sweater coat from Everlane is just the right weight for those spring days when a super-light jacket isn’t quite going to do the trick.

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I am so desperate for this pink-and-grey-striped shirt—part of a collab between Clare Vivier and Steven Alan—that if it wasn’t so crappy out today, I might be heading right over to my local CV outpost on Elizabeth Street to make it mine.

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Oh, these are crazy, I know. And they once again confirm my brother Mike’s assertion that my taste in shoes is too tricky. But they are just so good.

Posted on March 31st, 2016 13 Comments

On the upside

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Contrary to what you might imagine, I am not an unmitigated sucker for every Liberty of London collab that comes down the pike. I am at the moment, in fact, particularly underwhelmed by Uniqlo’s, which just launched last week and which, my friend Michelle correctly observed, looks more like pajamas than daywear. But then my sister in law Shanna mentioned that the handful of men’s options were actually pretty good. I agree entirely, and am thinking of picking off one of these for myself.

Posted on March 28th, 2016 17 Comments

Tuesday trifecta


I can’t recall exactly when I grew allergic to clothes with girly touches, but I d0 know it was not always this way. I remember a time, not so very, very long ago, when I was not averse to—actually embraced— the occasional ruffle or puffy shoulder. And I have to say, after a winter spent dressing basically like a guy, I’m feeling like it’s time to introduce the tiniest—but just the tiniest—bit of frou into the picture once more. I like this top a lot because the neckline is so elegant and collarbone-flattering.

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The ruffle hem here is an excellent stomach-junk-concealer.



Another  great neckline, and while I’m not huge on sleeveless, I’d totally wear this under a blazer.


Posted on March 22nd, 2016 8 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week



Last week, when I went with my friend Andrea to get a preview of the Maria Cornejo fall collection, I happened to snap this Instagram photo of her in a top I particularly liked. But what everyone went nuts for in the comments were her pants, which I’m pleased to report hail from Zara and are very happily priced.

Posted on March 21st, 2016 16 Comments

Print of the week


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Can something be totally nuts and absolutely perfect at the same time?

Posted on March 16th, 2016 7 Comments