First: what I bought, starting with this streamlined, slightly asymmetrical, altogether fantastic grandpa cardigan. It is so out of my playbook—and works equally well for lounging about as it does out in the world.
R-13’s tees are not cheap even on sale, but I love the enduringly punk rock spirit of a black-and-white stripe, and a good one is not the easiest thing to find. (And OK, I also bought the short-sleeve version—which has wider stripes, is 10% cashmere, and is also on sale. They look super-cute layered.)
This Isabel Marant blazer is only one of the most perfect reds I have ever seen.
I’ve been a fan of Proenza Schouler’s Fall collection; in particular their Baja print, which has appeared on dresses, jackets, and multiple bags—all of the wicked expensive variety. I could justify this little clutch though. (FYI—I’ve seen a lot of Proenza bags on sale this season, and as far as I can tell, the prices are best on the Proenza site. They’re still serious investments, but pretty ones).
But I also quite love the idea of this everything-goes grab bag.
And this sturdy cutting board is just so cool.
Ssense is a fabulous commerce site I don’t give a ton of coverage to because it is pretty much luxury-focused and pricey, pricey. But they have very good sales—the type that bring prohibitively expensive items into splurgy-but-worth-it territory. Like this unstoppably chic Jerome Dreyfuss satchel, which is so unexpected and yet exactly right in red.
OK, thisRick Owens jacket exceeds the GOACA price limit somewhat egregiously, but I couldn’t not include it, because the jacket is just too fantastic, and one does not see pieces so classically Rick Owens marked down every day.
Here we have the French brand Le Chameau, makers of possibly the most elegant rain boot ever, with which I am freshly obsessed—but to which I have not yet succumbed. This pair is so luxe it’s actually lined in leather and sold out at Net A Porter in a hot second, but as it turns out, Zappos is a virtual hive of Le Chameau options, from faux fur-lined to straight-up rubber. Prices vary a great deal, from $120 for this cute packable pair to $490 for these killers, which I would wear as fashion, I swear.
And here, as it happens, is another boot that flew out of Net a Porter (but that you can find in quantity here): it’s from Stella McCartney’s Adidas line, and does it not look thoroughly cushy-delightful?
A perfect approximation of a classic moto, but waterproof.
A clean little wedge and a nice little price.
You can’t beat a classic Sorel, and I like this tricked-out, faux-fur topped, knee-high model for drama.
It’s just smart shopping. So many fantastic site-wide discounts at top retailers means you can pick up the kind of really quality stuff that normally never finds itself on sale. And if you stick with classic pieces—the kind you might reasonably be able to tell yourself will be filling out your wardrobe in some meaningful way—there’s no reason for guilt. This tailored coat from Emerson Fry—where everything is 20% off today—is one for the ages. Enter code EFMONDAY14 at checkout.
Over at Equipment, everything’s 25% off sitewide (code word THANKS). I can tell you with some authority—having recently and obsessively searched for the perfect oversize V-neck cashmere sweater that this is the perfect oversize V-neck cashmere sweater. And it comes in lots of colors too.
It’s 40% off a nice hunk of the collection over at Helmut Lang, which means solid deals on some pretty good leather jackets. I’m digging this hooded one. (and call me crazy, but this leather puffer is rather awesome as well and probably crazy warm).
Current Elliott is offering 25% off site-wide (enter THANKS at checkout) and if you’ve been at all obsessing over whether or not to buy a pair of leather jeans (which yes, I do count as their own kind of classic) this would be the moment.
Of course, you could always go with a pair of black coated jeans, which pretty much do the same trick, and for substantially less.
I can not even with these.
A big fat star on a leather boot is the type of thing I might typically dismiss as being on the gimmicky side, but I’m loving these.
This sleeping mask amuses me for days.
You need to see this one up close to really appreciate the cuteness.
I like that this Jennifer Fisher 10K gold mini-charm has a little bit of a shooting star quality.
Golden Goose sneakers: crazy stupid pricey, and wickedly adorable.