Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category
Sometimes, I will be inspired by a single item to create an entire post, and when I saw this gorgeous scarf from Loewe I knew I had to try and find other winter items that were as wonderfully and delightfully bright, because this is just the time of year when we all start gravitating toward duller shades unless otherwise prompted.
This Canada Goose shell down coat is a delightful shade of almost electric blue.
As bright a beanie as I could find, and I looked.
And why not a perfectly tailored orange topcoat?
These multi-striped mittens just make me happy.
Here are a few items I’m liking from J. Crew at the moment, starting with this fantastic jolt-you-right-out-of-your-winter-doldrums skirt.
A pretty great military shirt in a nice, faded khaki.
I do like a popover, and this is a fun, sweet print.
I feel kind of bad including this denim jacket because it’s not left in a lot of sizes, but it’s just so good I had to show it.
And finally: I am crazy for this faux shearling hoodie—in general, I’m very much feeling hoodies at the moment—and will probably have to make it mine.
These Nili Lotan jeans are pricey, but I really like the trousery-y cut. Plus, they’re quite flattering.
And these Nike sneaker boots are slightly weird, but I am completely obsessed. They just look so cozy.
And maybe it’s just my mood, because this is on the weird side too, but the mix of stripes and leopard print is killing me.
Nothing weird about this very nearly perfect silk blouse, though. It’s simply straightforwardly pretty.
I’d been thinking of doing a post on laptop cases in the new year anyway, so this worked out nicely. This one from Rebecca Minkoff is awfully snappy, and it comes with a strap, which is pretty smart.
This leather Madewell option would be on the boring side were it not for the fact that you can get it monogrammed, which is pretty great.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I believe every once in a while, Vera Bradley really comes through.
This Marc Jacobs number is very loud—there’s a whole other print on the flip side—but I sort of love it.
This quiet quilted cover from Hay is really quite nice.
This is made from recycled denim and even on sale it costs rather a lot, but I think it’s pretty fabulous.
This is fun in the cork.
A reader named Nicole asked for “Jewelry you can wear every day that won’t break the bank,” and a few others chimed in with similar requests, so everything here rings in under $175, which seemed like a fair, if arbitrary, price point to choose. I posted this necklace by Another Feather a few years back and remain crazy about it. It’s got a very simple, rather iconic, appeal.
These cuffs are so sweet—I’m tempted to buy a few, and wear them in a stack.
I love a marquis cut ring—it’s unusual and dramatic, without being over the top.
And I like the look of a signet ring—with or without a monogram.
There is just something very elegant about this cuff.
And there is something so endlessly appealing about an old-school I.D. bracelet
Here’s a cool little serpent pendant.
And here’s a quite appealingly minimal serpent ring.
Now, more than ever.
I own this particular pointy cuff, and it is so good in a stack.
And finally: just a really good pair of big hoops.
A few of you asked for a post on crossbody bags that are on the substantial side, which makes the assignment slightly more challenging, as crossbody bags skew small, and who knows why. All of the following measure at least ten inches, which to my mind feels big, if not gargantuan. I love the look of this Coach saddle bag in navy, which is nice and unexpected.
Clare V’s messenger bag can fit a small laptop, is super-lightweight, and comes in lots of colors, but I like this snakeskin version best.
I have wanted a duffel-shaped bag forever, and this one from Derek Lam is just impossibly good. I am sitting on my hands to keep from ordering it.
Just a nice big bag—it measures 11 by 11—this one seems perfect for travel.
I like the poppy green hue here, and the fun exterior pocket.
Another really big bag, with a great hobo shape.
This one is both fully reversible and rings in at under $50.