Wednesday 25th May 2016
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It’s the little things

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I never especially wanted to wear blue nail polish, but then I saw this blue nail polish and now I totally do.

Print of the week

printed floral

Such a happy floral for your Friday.

The dog ate my linens

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The new dog likes to chew things: rubber bones, magazines, and— most vexingly—bedding: on one memorable recent occasion, he ripped an entire set, duvet cover included, to shreds.  These were not-inexpensive sheets, and I am in no hurry to replace them with another pricey set. My friend Stephen suggested I check out Brooklinen, a newish site that offers quality bedding at astonishingly good prices. And I’m really quite happy with my purchase: grey (good for camouflaging paw prints)  in nice, crisp percale.

Wednesday links

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Cheap and chic of the week

crew espadrille

I very much like a flat slip-on espadrille for summer, but I very much dislike spending a lot on them, because by the season’s end they are—no matter how fancy the brand—inevitably trashed. And really, there are so many cute, inexpensive options out there that you don’t ever have to spend a fortune. This light denim pair by Soludos feels like it would be seriously versatile.

print espadrille

I don’t usually like wearing prints on my feet, but this is almost too cheery and adorable, and the price is seriously right.

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These, at $80, are the priciest of the bunch, but they’re so damn stylish in the leather.

 

 

Dresses with grown-up hemlines, spring edition

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The theme this time around—and I didn’t realize I even had a theme until I took a look at all of these dresses together—is ease and comfort and a certain throw-it-on-and-go appeal. And isn’t that we’re all looking for in a dress as the weather turns warmer? Let’s start with the one I covet most intensely: this zebra-print is so good and somehow not-too-overwhelming, and I love the neckline—so graceful.

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You know how I like a dark floral.

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Just a really flattering shape—loose, but with enough definition not to come off too bulky.

twist front dress

This gauzy twist front dress is idling in my shopping cart even as I type. It looks so breezy, and drapes just right.

zara denim

Shirtdresses can be so unforgiving, but this one is so excellently flowy.

combo dress

Pre-styled for your convenience: this sweater-and-skirt combo dress.