Tuesday 31st March 2015
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Things I bought, things I want


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Good morning from Sag Harbor, where the backyard is gorgeous and full of snow, the sun is shining, my internet is moving so desperately slowly I shall consider it a miracle if a post gets out to you at all, and I just finally talked myself into this genius Fornasetti plate I’ve been obsessing over for weeks. Always such a satusfying moment.

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Are these Jack Purcells not rather perfect in the grey?

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I swore off eyeshadow a while back because I am just so damned bad at applying it. But this new creamy eyeshadow pencil from Charlotte Tilbury is so easy even I can’t mess up too badly: it just glides on, nice and light. And it comes in a variety of hues—one for every eye color—making matters simpler still.

Print of the week

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All I want to do is work a little of this vibe into my lingerie game. But most leopard print underthings are so trashy.

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This Dolce & Gabbana bra is so right that I can almost not even bear it. It’s that dead-on print, of course, but also the full, retroish shape. So voluptuous. I’m convinced that if I owned it, I’d just walk around all day feeling like the  hottest creature alive. And it would already be mine, if not for the cost: $475, which is just not even fair.

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And here’s your reasonably-priced option, because you know I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that.


Thursday links

chrissie hynde

  • Chrissie Hynde is working on a memoir and I am so there. (A.V. Club)
  • Here’s a fun quiz: Real celebrity birth name or fake celebrity hotel name? (Vulture)
  • Prince’s junior high school basketball photo is pretty priceless. (Dangerous Minds)
  • It’s the 22 worst reality shows of all time, and boy do they sound dreadful. (EW)
  • Your morning weep. (Laughing Squid)

It’s snowing again

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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.

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The strap on this metallic cork version comes off slightly awkward here, but I’ll bet it looks amazing on.

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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.

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I’m not typically a big fan of the slingback, but these are the cuteness.

crew platform

supremely walkable pair from J. Crew.


To the wall

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How totally did my sister in law Shirim nail it with the snake ring she gave me for my birthday Tuesday?

Wednesday links

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Cheap and chic of the week


Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 7.15.45 AMMy new Blundstone boots are so coolest-girl-in-the-room, circa 1992.

Vacation pretty

davines cream

There are many reasons I like to stay at The Standard when I’m in Miami: it’s nicely chill—located as it is away from the mad crowds of South Beach—it’s cool without being painfully so, and they have the best huevos rancheros at breakfast and a super-cute boutique. But best of all is the wonder that is the selection of beauty products on offer at their spa (which is pretty good too). Of course I swooned over the label of this Davines moisturizing cream, but the product is quite nice too: it goes on like a light oil and smells gloriously of nothing.

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I flaked and left my everyday conditioner at home, and so found myself with no choice but to buy a nice big tub of Momo Conditioner, also from Davines, which has magical detangling abilities and makes my coarse, dry hair crazy soft.

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My new favorite sunscreen: there’s waterproof and then there’s waterproof and this stuff is the real thing.

Sorry for the radio silence

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The relentlessly awful weather in NYC has played hell with my soul, so I made a (very last-minute) decision to get the hell out of Dodge and book it to Miami for a few days. Am in the Delta Lounge as I type and will be back to you for real tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of the patio outside of my room. Pretty, no?

Not all fashion week street style is crazypants

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This young lady looks rather great, and for me it’s all about the interesting proportions created by that big old hulking scarf.

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Just like this one from Emerson Fry that I’ve had my eye on for ages.