Sunday 28th May 2017
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Taking requests: Raincoats

A reader who goes by the online name of sheepy puppy requested a post on raincoats with hoods, and it’s certainly the season for it: it’s either stunningly bright and gorgeous in New York right now or pouring buckets. My absolute favorite raincoats at the moment are from Stutterheim, and they’re not cheap but they are stylish and ultra-durable and long, which counts for a lot in a deluge. Here is my absolute favorite, and it was very hard to narrow it down.

And here is a more classic model from Stutterheim, also slightly less pricey than the one above.

A delightful raincoat-yellow version from Barbour, with a cool striped lining. Also: it’s on sale.

Nothing better than a classic trench for your plus -size choice.

This one has a duckbill hood, which is really cute, and I always like army green.

Bold red seems fun and spring-y.

Posted on May 25th, 2017 12 Comments

And yet another big sale, this one at Nordstrom

I’ve got items here displayed in descending order of splurginess, starting with this Zero + Maria Cornejo dress that just looks like the very definition of ease.

The neckline on this Rick Owens dress is just so elegant.

A leopard print coach’s jacket is rather fun.

And this Belstaff jacket couldn’t be much more classic.

I can’t recall if I posted about this pretty summer dress or just thought about it, but I do know I want it.

A little ridiculous, but pretty fantastic.

This is just adorable, with all that cute embroidery.

I dig the safari vibe here.

Such a feminine gauze blouse.

Posted on May 24th, 2017 3 Comments

So very many clutches

Kara clutch

I love clutches and find them endlessly chic, but wear them less than I’d like to because they make not so much sense in the life of the owner of two dogs. They’re perfect for evenings out, though, and I find I never have quite the right bag for that. I so went looking, and located, for starters, this rather simple but cool specimen from Kara, my new favorite bag line. The big ring makes it somewhat more practical, and adds a hefty dose of style.

Lizzie Fortunato clutch

The floral print—and contrast of black and orange—here is just so good.

Clare Vivier clutch

This one comes with those buttons, which I would definitely remove: there’s enough going on with the excellent contrasting stripes.

Anya Hindmarch clutch

Very spendy but rather adorable.

 Other stories clutch

Silver, like all metallics, can serve as a neutral, and has the extra added benefit of really popping.

Sole Society clutch

This looks like a pricey Antonello bag, but it’s way cheaper.

Clare Vivier clutch

Just a nice, streamlined foldover with attractive handles.

Mango clutch

straw clutch is good for summer fun.

Samudra clutch

And this is nice and vacation-y too.

Kara duffel wristlet

Another Kara bag, this one with a little mini-duffel shape.


Posted on May 24th, 2017 7 Comments

A big fat Net a Porter sale is here

Frame Denim leather boyfriend jeans

I wanted to get this information to you guys first thing this morning, but the Net a Porter people only sent me a limited selection of items that are included in the sale, so I’ll expand this post later in the morning. For now, how great are these Frame boyfriend leather jeans?

OK, here are the rest, starting with a perfectly classic blue cotton shirt from J. Crew.


peasant top with a lot going on, but all of it is good.

A silk-and-cashmere sweater, perfect for the kind of weather we’re having right now.

I like that these skinny jeans have minimal whiskering.

I just recently wrote about how much I adore this shirt; it is lightweight, so flattering, and a really good army green.

I own these carpenter pants by The Great and adore them; they’re hugely comfortable and flattering in a way that baggy pants often aren’t.


And finally, The Great’s swingy army jacket, which they do every season, and which I’ve never seen on sale.

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 3 Comments

Top 5 of the week

Today, I bring you pool slides, which are casual and easy  and perfect for weekend hanging out or heading to the beach or whatever. I am crazy for the two models Everlane has just released: this criscross style is my favorite (here is the other) and it comes in a number of colors, but for some reason the green is really striking me.

Adidas slides

Here’s one from Adidas in my favorite pink.

Ash slide sandals

The embroidery here is a nice touch.

Birkenstock slide sandals

This is from Birkenstock, but it somehow looks just a touch more streamlined than their usual fare.

Adidas slide sandals

Before the big dog chewed them, I had these, from Adidas; they’re just classics, and so sportif.

Posted on May 19th, 2017 7 Comments

Plus-size spring dresses with grown-up hemlines

Universal Standard dress

I have heard the grumbling and I am listening: I need to be better about including on GOACA clothes in sizes that reflect the whole of my readership. Mostly I’ll do it by including options in regular posts instead of ghettoizing them as I am here, but I figured this might be a nice start. And please, because I am new to this, and because there are so very few plus brands I like, do pass along the names of designers you think do it well. One brand I absolutely adore is Universal Standard—their clothes are so cool I wish they came in my size—and this shirtdress is a prime example: just totally exactly right. It also comes in black, but the white is so damn crisp.

Eloquii dress

I an not a huge fan of off-the-shoulder looks—and it’s a trend that seems to have taken over this season—but this is so breezy and pretty.

Lafayette 148 dress

Just a fun, poppy floral.


Maria Rinaldi dress

The neckline here is absolutely stunning, and the silhouette is so elegant and classic.

Rachel Pally dress

A classic black wrap dress is just ease personified.

Eloquii dress

I love a shirtwaist dress, and the eyelet here is a nice touch.

Eloquii dress

I am all over this print.

Universal Standard dress

A highly wearable, so-chic cocoon dress from Universal Standard.

Posted on May 19th, 2017 43 Comments