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Things I bought, things I want

Clare V/Steven Alan top—Things I bought, Things I want

This top is a collab between Clare V and Steven Alan, and I beelined right over to the Clare V shop on Elizabeth Street the instant I saw it on their website and snatched it right up. It comes in blue and white too, but the red is just so damn happy-making.

My new Sutterheim rain hat is just the thing for walking my two dogs in a downpour—an activity that unfortunately can not be easily undertaken with an umbrella. It comes in a few cute colors, but I just got the classic khaki.

Comme des Gsarcons hoodie—Things I bought, things I want

It’s so not like me—and SO expensive for what it is that I hesitate even to show it to you—but this hoodie with flocked hearts on it is wildly tempting for reasons I don’t totally understand.

Barbour vest—Things I bought, things I want

This Barbour vest is just $99 and ultra-light, and a perfect layer for right about now in New York.

A Detacher clog sandals—Things I bought, things I want

I’m not altogether certain I could walk in these, but they sure are fine.

Posted on April 26th, 2017 20 Comments

Tuesday links




Posted on April 25th, 2017 11 Comments

It is clog season at last

No 6 clog—Top 5 of the week

And truly, few things could please me more. As I have pointed out in the past, clogs are not the sexiest footwear ever invented, but they are so damn comfortable, and perfect for traversing the city, as I am wont to do once the weather turns temperate. I own this platform from No 6 and love it; there’s something very modern and un-clunky about the heel.

Swedish Hasbeens clog—Top 5 of the week

I like a nice natural leather, and the proportions here are quite good.

Penelope Chilvers clog—Top 5 of the week

I became obsessed with finding a gold clog to include in this post, and my search finally led me to England, and the Penelope Chilvers website. I like the slightly pointy shape of the toe on these.

Mia clog—Top 5 of the week

The blue here is so rich, and the price is nice (just fyi: you might want to click through and check out all the other colors this one comes in)

Brothers Vellies clogs—Top 5 of the week

This one is pretty vertiginous and possibly not so comfortable, but I love any clog that has studs instead of staples, and you know how I feel about that pink.

Posted on April 25th, 2017 26 Comments

A personal note

Girls of a Certain Age started on April 3, 2012 (here’s the very first post) and somehow, I let its fifth birthday whiz by without even noticing. So I’m taking a moment to belatedly thank all of you for making this such a lively, happy enterprise. To all the die-hard commenters—Viajera, DeDe, Mamavalveeta, Joanna, Y.K., C.W., Dana D, Suz, Jhops, Hick from the Styx, Adrien, Gables Girl, Mae, Caroline, Raina, Caroline, Ann, Heather, and I’m SURE there’s somebody I’m leaving out, so please forgive me if so—thank you for being the soul of Girls of a Certain Age. For keeping conversation so lively, witty, smart, and—most of all—so very, very kind. To all of the rest of you commenters, thanks a million for everything you have to say. Your words amuse and enlighten me, and—on days when I’m feeling down and lonely—lift me. And if you’ve never commented, thanks for stopping by on the regular. Knowing that you’re all out there makes my life truly rich.

Posted on April 24th, 2017 62 Comments

Monday links

  • 13 quite fascinating public sculptures. (Architectural Digest)
  • Charming Andy Warhol illustrations of cats—from a time in his life when he was living with 25 of them. (The Cut)
  • This piece about what it was like writing jokes for President Obama is a fun read. (Vulture)
  • Here’s a lovely little piece, tied to the Queen’s 91st birthday, about the most stylish nonagenarians in the world. (The Telegraph via Go Fug Yourself)
  • The web’s best hidden gems. (Kottke)
Posted on April 24th, 2017 4 Comments

Have you ever had an affair?

Photo by Nan Goldin

I did, and am currently writing that chapter of the book. It was when my marriage was well and truly dead and I was looking for a way out—an “Exit Affair,” they’re called (and before you judge, you’ll have to wait and read the book to see what kind of behavior my husband was up to at the time). How about you? Have you ever? Or even come close?

Posted on April 24th, 2017 54 Comments