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Friday links

  • This artist opened a store composed entirely of felt products. (Colossal)
  • Has Banksy just been identified? (Vulture)
  • The Big Sick looks like a delightful summer romantic comedy. (Elle)
  • And here’s the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. (Jezebel)
  • A charming short French animated film on the clitoris. NSFW. (Dangerous Minds)


Posted on June 23rd, 2017 4 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

I am very much loving these two new dresses from Everlane, both of which ring in under $100. This one has a cross-back, which makes wearing a bra difficult, but I have been experimenting lately with one of these, which looks funny but works surprisingly well.

And this just looks so easy, for those days when you can’t be bothered.

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 9 Comments

Things I bought, things I want

I live in No 6 clog sandals this time of year, but I’m hard on my shoes—I walk weird, and run down the heels quickly—so my sandals from years past are looking pretty busted. I decided to freshen things up with this huarache clog, which I got in the excellent red you see here. It comes in three heights (this is the highest) which is handy.

Tevas are so very ugly, but so damn comfortable, and my old pair—with a white footbed, which was a mistake—were looking pretty nasty, so I replaced them with these, in a pretty good army green.

And yet another Ulla Johnson dress I am dying for: it’s so feminine, but the shirtdress shape keeps it clean-lined at the same time.

I actually own these Nili Lotan military jeans in a regular blue jean wash, so I can’t possibly go for these, too. But I am sorely tempted.

And finally: the simplest, most nicely-priced preppy-chic dress for kicking around on weekends.

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 7 Comments

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Posted on June 22nd, 2017 2 Comments

Taking a very rare home/design request

I got a note the other day from a reader named Mary Kay requesting that I cover “attractive and not too pricey” bookends, and the note came just one day after I was contemplating just such a post. That felt like kismet, in addition to which I was in a procrastinatory mood book-wise, so here we go: These come in a set of three, and I like that they’re a classic shape, but such good colors.

Mary Kay requested nothing pricey, but I couldn’t not include these, from Fornasetti, because they are just too good.

This is very modern-in-the-70s, in a good way.

I found these at Target—they’re part of a collab with Dwell magazine, and I like the unexpected shape and most excellent redness of them.

These are just rather clever.

And I think the clouds here are pretty cute, if a bit twee.

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 2 Comments

A good canvas tote will take you far

A canvas tote is very sportif and summery, and if you choose the right one, like this nifty number from Fleabags, you can fit your whole weekend in it.

Same goes for LL Bean’s classic Boat and Tote, which comes in a variety of sizes, and is indestructible, and such a good buy. You can choose what color you’d like for your straps, so I chose camo to show here, natch.

This is on the smaller side of things, but at 14×14 is still big enough for a laptop and all the daily essentials. And I dig the army green.

Apparently, this is for men, but I find those straps quite chic.

OK, this isn’t canvas at all, but it’s waterproof, which is cool. It also comes in 11 really good colors.

How could I not include this sweet Liberty print tote? (I like this navy floral too.)

Baggu’s Duck Bag is a great deal and it fits a ton.

You guys sold out this excellent Barbour tote when I posted it the first time, so I was happy to see they’d restocked, so that the rest of you could have a shot at it. UPDATE: It sold out at Nordstrom again, but I found it here

I have always loved the Thrasher magazine logo, and the leather handles are cool.

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 11 Comments