Monday 24th October 2016
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Thursday trifecta


I don’t get as worked up over leopard prints as I used to, but I still like a really good one—and these days that tends to mean one that has some color other than the ones you traditionally associate with leopard print in the mix. This shirt, with its bold hits of pink against a background of grey, for instance, is pretty remarkable.


Army green turns out to be a great foil for leopard, and gives it an almost camo-like feel.


Don’t even click through to the price (it’s bonkers); I just had to include this coat because it is so fun to look at.




Wednesday links


  • Here is something for those of you who are always saying I should write a book: an essay about my marriage, and the most personal thing I’ve written by far. (Medium)
  • Eight cemeteries worth visiting. (Mental Floss)
  • The 53 best movies with run-times under 90 minutes. (Vulture)
  • These illustrations for a new edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion are stunning. (Flavorwire)
  • This new anti-Trump ad, in which sexual assault survivors speak out, is pretty powerful. (The Cut)

Things I bought, things I want


I am not really a colored jeans person. And in fact, I have known of the existence of these brick-red jeans from The Great for some time now without feeling one way or another about them, but the other day I ran across them again and felt strongly, suddenly, that they needed to be mine (am I the only one given to these transitory urges?) I might have waited for the moment to pass, but I went for it and am glad I did: they’re soft and comfortable (I sized up or they’d definitely be on the tight side), and a really nifty way to inject color into an outfit when I’m feeling lazy.


Another item I surprise myself by wanting: this corduroy vest by Frame Denim, my new faves. I don’t think I’ve actually worn a vest since  the 70s—I always feel a little bit like I’m in costume, or about to take a drink order when I try one on—and I’m not at all sure I could pull it off. But this is so chic—I love that it’s corduroy, and such a good blue—that I might have to try.


Most sweater coats tend to look lumpy and un-tailored (that’s sort of the point of them, I guess), but this is just fantastic.


And these are crazy, I know, but I can’t stop thinking about them.

Cheap and chic of the week


I always make sure the items in my cheap and chic posts are under $100, but am making an exception this time with these handbags, which are all under $150, because I can bring you so much more cuteness just by adding those extra fifty dollars (having said that, I’ll point out that there are a couple of under $100 options here too). First up: I think I this blue suede bag looks really luxe, especially with the chain handle. And I love that there’s another—leather—handle, because chain handles are wicked uncomfortable, chic as they are.


This bucket bag looks just like it could be Mansur Gavriel, but it’s faux leather and costs just a shade over $50.


Just a good, solid everyday bag, with room to fit a small laptop.


I really like the combination of the rich brown suede and natural leather handles here.


A chic little lady bag, streamlined as you please.

Tuesday links


  • These vintage Japanese kaiju playing cards crack me up. (Dangerous Minds)
  • A brief history of the haunted house. (Smithsonian)
  • Here’s one for all the old Rocky Horror fans out there. (Laughing Squid)
  • And here’s one for those obsessed with vintage recipes. (Mental Floss)
  • There is something called the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and the pictures that made it to finalist status do rather amuse. (Kottke)

Print of the week


Converse high tops with a quilt print.  Mind = blown.