Sunday 21st January 2018
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Things I bought, things I want

As previously mentioned, I am trying to curb the shopping these days in an attempt to be fiscally responsible. But I did buy this sweater a few weeks ago, and adore it. It is—weirdly, cause it’s not un-bulky—kind of flattering, and the vertical stripes are just too good. And it’s alpaca, which I love the look of.


Right now this faux leather skirt is in my shopping bag over at Shopbop, and I’m thinking I might pull the trigger because it’s a pretty good shape and the price is right.

I think this is a very nearly perfect denim A-line skirt—the black feels more pulled-together for fall, and the buttons are really good.

This embroidered shirt is just so sweet.

I need a pair of nice shoes for my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah in October, and am wondering if I can get away with these, because they are so perfect.

I am still on a quest for a good metallic boot, and I like these because they look walkable, and ring in at just under $200.

Posted on September 8th, 2017 25 Comments

25 Responses

  1. Candy says:

    Yes, buy the red shoes. They look perfect for just about anything.

  2. Alix says:

    Yes to the shoes, a big no to the faux-leather skirt.

  3. joannawnyc says:

    Vertical stripes on sweaters (and jackets) are somehow always flattering.

    Yes to the denim skirt, the faux leather one … I think you could find it elsewhere for less, if you MUST have it.

  4. Adrien says:

    Those Madewell boots are calling my name!

  5. Rebecca Too says:

    That sweater is amazing…subversive.

  6. Kimbersam says:

    Bought the boots!

  7. Heather says:

    Those shoes are fabulous. I will say that during my hunt for a denim skirt earlier this year, I tried a few with snaps and they would pop open anytime I changed positions! Not a good thing as I spend the day standing in front of 19-year-olds. I ended up with one in a similar shape to what you show here, only button-through instead of snaps.

  8. Hick from Styx says:

    Metallic boots that border on bronze, and not too shiny. Nice. I once had a pair of patent and bronze shoes that I wore to shreds. Bronze works with everything fall. Also booties are so wearable. Excellent choice. Not a go-go boot look.

  9. c.w. says:

    Love those boots. Really, really love those boots.

    I’d vote “no” on the faux leather skirt not because of the way it looks, but because it doesn’t look like you can walk in it.

    Also love the heels.

  10. Mary Alice says:

    That sweater is calling my name.
    Not a fan of the faux leather skirt. Is it just me or does it hang awkwardly in the picture?

  11. Caroline says:

    Big yes to the pleather skirt!
    Although I would prefer leather it’s not a deal breaker.
    Yes to the red shoes!

  12. Mae says:

    Yes to the Vince loafers on the model with the A-line skirt. Love, love, love.

  13. Angie says:

    YES buy the red shoes, they are amazing and will definitely go with anything.

    I purchased these metallic booties last fall and they are really, really incredible. a more subtle shine to them, and they are super-comfortable.

  14. Helen says:

    Are you taking requests? I want to try my first platform sneaker but it has to be leather, not suede, so I can wear it on rainy weekends. I know you’ve done lots of sneaker posts, but perhaps you could do this version specifically? Thanks!

  15. Rebecca D. says:

    Gurl, that denim button-up skirt is perfect. All thumbs up!

  16. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Yes to the red pumps. Meh on the pleather skirt (the front is sort of…funky?) And big love to the gold boots!

    I’m glad you love the striped sweater that c.w. and I encouraged you to buy. So, were we the “Kim France” to Kim France? 🙂

  17. y.k. says:

    good for you – the 4.25 heels on the red pumps don’t scare you!
    i can do above a 2.5 heel only on boots.

  18. L. says:

    I’d wear the metallic boots to the bar mitzvah!

  19. L. says:

    Wear the metallic boots to the bar mitzvah!