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Posted on February 23rd, 2017 4 Comments

Are you in recovery?

The anchor is a symbol of sobriety

I’ve started working on the book, and am currently writing about going to rehab, which I’ve done, twice. It was a life-transforming experience for me—even more so for having to repeat it—and writing about it got me wondering how many of you out there in the GOACA community have struggled with addiction too. My issue was with alcohol, although I’ve smoked my weight in pot over the years as wellWhat was your demon, and how did you kick it? I’m also curious: Are you in AA or NA, or have you sought alternative support?

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 46 Comments

Thursday trifecta

Polka dots are tricky. They can look wacky, which I loathe. But they can be nice when played a little off-kilter, as they are on this lovely tie-front blouse from Tucker.

Mango trousers—Thursday trifecta

The dots on these trousers are nice and subtle, as dots on trousers should be.

Comme des Garcons wallet—Thursday trifecta

This wallet from Comme Des Garcons, on the other hand, is just pure loud fun.

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 1 Comment

Wednesday links

  • These posters highlight notable women in science. (Mental Floss)
  • This is tough to listen to, but so important: three women who had illegal abortions before 1973’s Roe V. Wade decision, and a woman who worked in a Brooklyn hospital in that era talk about their experiences. (Kottke)
  •  Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. dropped as same-sex marriage was legalized. (The Science of Us)
  • It’s the season six trailer for Veep. (Flavorwire)
  • Here’s a fun rabbit hole to fall down: the New York Public Library’s archive of historical restaurant menus. (NYPL)
Posted on February 22nd, 2017 3 Comments

15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

Everlane button-down—15 Wardrobe classics for $150 and under

Some items in this rundown are well under $150, like this excellent cotton shirt, for example.

Topshop tuxedo blazer—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

A quite chic, very nicely slouchy tuxedo jacket.

NYDJ twill trousers—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

These trousers come in a lot of different colors, and have a very hip-friendly fit.

Everlane cashmere v-neck—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

Everlane’s cashmere v neck is rather luxe for the price.

Ray Ban Aviators—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

You can’t beat classic Ray Ban aviators.

Levi's jean jacket—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

I like the beat-up black wash on this denim jacket.

J. Crew tee—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

My favorite tee of the moment, from J. Crew, is tissue-thin, and best sized-up.

& Other stories chelsea boot—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

OK, I’m cheating a little here, because this chelsea boot rings in at $155, but it’s still a remarkably good buy.

& other stories dress—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

A classic black dress, with a sexy low back.

Madewell crossbody tote—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

Just a good solid tote, nice and minimal, with the all-important cross-body strap.

J. Crew denim skirt—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

A cute denim skirt, flatteringly A-line.

J. Crew striped boatneck tee—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

striped tee, with a an also-quite-flattering boatneck.

Madewell trench—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

Everbody needs a trench coat, and this is as solid a specimen as any.

J. Crew chambray shirt—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

I like the menswearish stylings of  this chambray shirt.

& Other Stories pump—15 wardrobe classics for $150 and under

A cool pump with a very walkable heel.

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 6 Comments

Tuesday links

  • These nighttime photos of China are rather arresting. (Flavorwire)
  • It’s quiz time! Can you name the first word of each song title? (Mental Floss)
  • HBO will air David Bowie: The Last Five Years, a BBC documentary that includes unprecedented access to Bowie’s closest friends, and archival footage. (A.V. Club)
  • These war memorials of the former Yugoslavia really something. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Genius. (Time)

 

Posted on February 21st, 2017 2 Comments