Archive for July, 2015
It’s been all about the button-down this season.
Which I pair with—and here’s the improbable part—jeans shorts. They’re an item I typically associate with the young and the leggy, but if you purchase them in a slouchy boyfriend cut, it totally works. I wear the pair you see here so frequently that I got it them the white too. When I’ve got on the blue ones, it’s always with a blue shirt; with the white ones I go white on top too. It elevates the look just a touch and makes it less relentlessly casual.
Belting also keeps things looking put-together.
For footwear, I opt for something with a bit of height, which helps me hit the streets at least feeling leggy, which I’m not. I’ve been getting an impossible amount of wear out of these seamed clog sandals from No.6.
- Just a whole bunch of especially great book covers. (Kottke)
- The most epic road trips in American literature. (Atlas Obscura)
- Don’t know which of these guys I’m going to miss more. (A.V. Club)
- An astonishingly thorough guide to all the running gags on Arrested Development. (NPR)
- Your morning weep is particularly weepy today. (Time)
The new Barbour/Liberty jackets are here, and one of them is lined in their Strawberry Thief print—a personal fave—and how could I not let you know?
Generally speaking I can’t bear anything that’s too twee, but then I’ll visit the Coral & Tusk website and get sucked right into the vortex. This leather embroidered travel journal, for instance, feels like it needs to be mine.
I only use cloth napkins—it impresses guests, and always makes my takeout feel that much more civilized. And my collection is impressive, but none are quite so perfect as these.
This sachet has Hostess Gift written all over it.
I need to stop with the tattoos, I know*. Get myself a hobby, or perhaps just some amusing nail art when the fever strikes. But is this not rather cute?
*I’m also aware my cuticles look pretty busted here.
It’s always a good day in this household when J. Crew throws a bunch of new arrivals up on its site. There’s a lot that I like this time around, but here are my top picks. First up: I always fear I’ll look too butch if I try to pull off a traditional chambray shirt, which is a drag because I really like the look of a chambray shirt. This popover version seems a lot more wearable.
You can’t beat a chino with a tuxedo stripe for cheeky good fun.
A corduroy blazer is so Seventeen Magazine back-to-school issue circa 1979.
I tend to like trenches best when they are some (dark) color other than the classic khaki, and this military green totally nails it.
Blue on blue and just so good.