Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category
In real life, this stuff looks fluorescent pink in the bottle, but the minute you apply it to your cheeks, it goes on nice and sheer and you get just the prettiest, subtlest glow. Such a good dead-of-winter pick-me-up.
Today, for Top 5 of the week, I’m featuring items from Neiman Marcus, because I hardly ever show stuff from them, and they dropped Ivanka’s line* so I’m thinking they deserve a little love. First up: I like this quilted liner jacket to wear under an overcoat, or on its own, when it gets warmer.
This gauze tuxedo blouse is right up my alley.
I find this sneaker bootie rather cute, and bet it’s comfortable and cozy as all get-out.
I adore the grey hue of this jacket from Iro.
And I’m intrigued by these cropped chinos from Frame.
*So did Nordstrom, of course, but I show them all of the time.
I try to keep all of my cheap and chic of the week items under $100, and this army jacket rings in at $110, but it is just so good.
A couple of months back, I bought a red bag, and it has been one of the smartest accessory purchases I’ve made in quite a while: it really pops things up on days when I’m shlepping around in my winter gear, and is just so damn cheery to look at. It doesn’t go with absolutely everything, but at the same time, you’d be surprised at how much it does go with. I love it with my army green Canada Goose parka, for instance. I mostly like a deep red, although a couple here are on the poppy, tomato-y side. First up: this Coach saddle bag couldn’t be more classic. I love the complete absence of hardware.
Just a really solid bag, and a very excellent red.
Here’s your vegan option.
A very satisfyingly large bucket bag in a deep blood red.
And finally: this Baggu circle purse is just so fun.
Wintertime dressing can get so dismal and boring—just layer upon undignified layer. One way to combat the drudgery of it all is with sweaters that have interesting prints—maybe even paired with a patterned shirt just for fun (I like to wear a striped Breton shirt under my Fair Isle sweater, for instance). This leopard number is all sorts of fun, and I particularly appreciate that the sleeves are in a contrasting color.
This striped cardigan reminds me of a Mexican blanket—in a good way.
The tight color palette on this Fair Isle sweater makes it come off nicely sophisticated.
So splurgy, but so, so good.
The tiger stripe motif here—and in pink!—is so excellently new wave.
This is really loud—but really chic, too.
My older brother Mike gets on my case a lot about my not working out—we get into actual arguments about it, and he has a point: for a person as prone to depression as I am, there really is every reason to engage in some form of physical exertion. Study after study, etc etc. So in order to keep the peace, and because it seemed like an all-around good idea, I’ve recently taken up yoga, which I’ve always liked anyway but am seriously not very good at. I mean, I have a lot of natural flexibility—not as much as I used to—but the balance poses just kill me—I am always the one falling over and messing everyone else up during Tree Pose. I go to a studio in Chinatown, not far from where I live, but far enough that the walk is freezing in typical yoga pants. So I acquired these ultra-toasty leggings from Nike—I’m sure they’re meant for long-distance runners—and they are the best: so deeply warm for outdoors, but then somehow, miraculously, not stifling when I’m doing class. And they’re weirdly flattering, too.