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Archive for April, 2014

Need least, want most of the week

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These studded clogs make every pair held together with workaday staples look like the same old same old. Oh Isabel Marant: how you madden with your lunatic prices and then slay me with your spot-on details.

Posted on April 30th, 2014 29 Comments

Tuesday links

rooftops3

Posted on April 29th, 2014 23 Comments

The leggings of the skirt world

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Tube skirts are as comfortable as the day is long, unrestrictive, and—if you take care to find a good one, and pair it with the right top—not quite so tricky as they seem. I bought this one from Maria Cornejo not long ago. It wasn’t cheap,  but sucks you in like you’re wearing Spanx from hip to knee.

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A little bit of strategic ruching works wonders for those of us with less than diminutive hips.

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The peaked hem on this (quite reasonably priced) option is a nice little touch.

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For me, some degree of hip and butt coverage is essential here—but I don’t go too big, as the silhouette starts to get weird. This draped front top dips satisfyingly low in back and has a nice amount of interest up front.

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I like a tee that has enough volume to provide coverage, but not so much that it will add unnecessary bulk. (I also like that this one also comes in a decent assortment of shades.)

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A crisp oversize cotton button-down  is exactly what I’ll want to be pairing it with come summertime.

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As will a big old blousy tunic.

Posted on April 29th, 2014 19 Comments

Birthday girls

anniversary print sarah dress

Bird, the Brooklyn boutique chainlet that pretty much tops my list of favorite places to part with my cash, is celebrating its 15th birthday with a quite excellent anniversary collection—for which designers Maria Cornejo, Jane Mayle, Tsumori Chisato and Rachel Comey have all created special limited-edition pieces. I am in particular dying for this Maria Cornejo dress, because with a print like that of course I am.

Posted on April 28th, 2014 14 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

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A quilted jacket gone anti-folksy in washed-out black—with the just-exactly-right amount of sparkle.

Posted on April 28th, 2014 4 Comments

Monday links

patti smith group

Posted on April 28th, 2014 1 Comment