Saturday 25th February 2017
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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

Big cuffs are forever cool

Annie Costello Brown cuff—big cuffs are forever cool

Lately, I’m liking the idea of a single, bold, statement-making cuff. It’s an easy way to turn a boring outfit interesting quick, and there’s something about its solidness that gives me a little dose of confidence when I wear one, which is a funny thing to say about a piece of jewelry, but it’s true. Mostly, I go for specimens with clean, simple lines, like this one from Annie Costello Brown.

Iconery sterling silver cuff—big cuffs are forever cool

You can’t go too far wrong with a like a classic sterling silver cuff (here’s a less expensive option).

Danijo cuff—big cuffs are forever cool

I love the bubbly texture here—it feels like it would be fun to wear.

Annie Costello Brown cuff—big cuffs are forever cool

The deep cross here is so striking.

Argento Vivo cuff—big cuffs are forever cool

And the cutouts here are kind of sexy, no?

Posted on February 16th, 2017 11 Comments

Suddenly it’s all about grey jeans

Madewell jeans—suddenly it's all about grey jeans

This winter for some reason, all I’m interested in wearing are my grey jeans. I think they’re just a bit more sophisticated than blue, less expected than black, and easier to dress up when you’re in the mood to. I love the way this woman looks with jeans and a blazer in pretty much the same shade.

This skinny pair from Madewell seems pretty leg-elongating.

Frame jeans—suddenly it's all about grey jeans

I like these because the grey is nice and dark, which is more flattering.

R13 jeans—suddenly it's all about grey jeans

I’m delighted by the extra-fringed hem here.

Mango jeans—suddenly it's all about grey jeans

Here’s a very well priced pair.

Frame jeans—suddenly it's all about grey jeans

A nice boot-cut, slightly cropped option.

Posted on February 15th, 2017 13 Comments

Fiorucci is back! And selling out fast!

When I was a teenager from Texas visiting New York in the 70s and early 80s, there was no more glamorous place on earth to me than Fiorucci, which was nicknamed “The daytime Studio 54,” and had the coolest and most intimidating sales staff, who were outmatched only by the incredibly stylish customers. Whenever I was in town, I would visit there every day, buying the safest thing—a pair of jeans—but browsing the multicolored cowboy boots and bright plastic belts. And, of course, I had a tee with the Fiorucci cherubs on it, which I have many times kicked myself for getting rid of. Fiorucci has relaunched several times over the years rather tepidly, but this time it looks like they’re doing it right, focusing on jeans and those excellent cherubs. Of course I had to buy the tee. I am posting this on a Saturday because I just found out about it and the good stuff is going fast—this sweatshirt is only left in extra small, which is such a drag—so hop to it!

I also like the look of these jeans.

And this pencil skirt is rather smart.

Posted on February 11th, 2017 20 Comments

All I want are slouchy trousers

capucine safyurtlu-slouchy trousers

I love my jeans, but I’m so damn tired of my jeans. Lately, I’m in the mood for something with a little more, I don’t know, elegance maybe? And I’m thinking that thing is trousers, nice and slouchy like my girl Capucine Safyurtlu wears here. It’s a look that is at once relaxed and polished, which is kind of what I’m going for these days.

Maria Cornejo gabi pant-slouchy trousers

One option would be the Zero + Maria Cornejo Gabi pant, which has an elastic waist and just pulls up—not a traditional trouser, but super-flattering and the soul of comfort.

The Great trousers-slouchy trousers

I own so many pairs of pants from The Great that it’s ridiculous to think I need another, but these just came out and they look pretty perfect.

Topshop trousers-slouchy trousers

Excellent slouch factor on these.

James Jeans trousers-slouchy trousers

I love the rich, deep color here.

The Kooples trousers-slouchy trousers

A very classic menswearish grey.

Vince trousers-slouchy trousers

I like the subtle tapering here.

Posted on February 1st, 2017 26 Comments

Not the same old blazers

Rag & Bone blazer

This is not to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the same old basic navy blue or black blazers—to the contrary, we depend on them—but a girl’s got to have a little variety sometimes, and I’m liking the less-than-orthodox shapes, colors, textures, and patterns here. This striped Rag & Bone number is so English schoolboy. Or uproariously mod, depending on your perspective.

Etoile Isabel Marant blazer

Just a really easy, super-Frenchie one-button option.

Rebecca Taylor blazer

So excellently tweedy and fringe-y.

Smythe blazer

A very polished, slim-cut chambray jacket.

Pas ded Calais blazer

I always think an inverted lapel looks really clean and modern.

Veronica Beard blazer

The pairing of the pinstripes with the silver buttons here is just good fun.

Etoile Isabel Marant blazer

Nicely cut, in a bold black and white.

Derek Lam blazer

I’m digging the truly funky lapel and great blue-on-black print.

The Great blazer

A super-casual, throw-it-on-and-go choice.

 

Posted on January 30th, 2017 19 Comments