Thursday 19th October 2017
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Top 5 of the week: corduroy jackets


I love corduroy, but find jeans in that material impossible to wear—so deeply unflattering—so instead I go for jackets. This is so excellently classic, with really good leather buttons.

Here’s a nice boyfriend-cut version.

A corduroy bomber is really chic in a French chick kind of a way.

I found a Marc Jacobs jacket I thought was adorable, but it was too pricey for what it was. This one from Levi’s is a dead ringer for it, and well-priced.

This plummy hue is just the best. I want this jacket a lot.


What song(s) always give you the chills?

I had so much fun working on my GOACA playlist that I’m about to start another, and today, when I was listening to the first and “The Only Living Boy In New York” came on, I was totally transported. I’m curious: what song or songs never fail to reduce you to a weepy mess?

Thursday links

  • You know I can’t pass up a slideshow of what NYC looked like in the 70s and 80s.
  • This is amusing: elevator etiquette in Japan. (Medium)
  • These anti-invitations for cancelled weddings are clever. (Kottke)
  • It’s Carpool Karaoke with Miley Cyrus, for whom I have a (somewhat inexplicable) soft spot. She also talks about being sober, and what she learned from her infamous outing at the 2013 VMAs. (Elle)
  • Here is the trailer for Noah Baumbach’s new movie, The Meyerowitz Stories. (You Tube)


Just a bunch of pretty, feminine tops

Lately, I’m looking for tops I can wear on dates: pieces that are a little—but not too—sexy, and that I will feel eminently comfortable in, because dating is tough enough without the added bother of overly fussy clothes.  This is just the kind of dark floral I really go for, and the shape is so easy.

The lip print here is just so good, and the smocking at the shoulders makes this shirt come off much softer than most button-downs.

A pretty sexy, slightly metallic, drapey top.

Maybe this doesn’t quite belong here since it’s a sweater, but it reads very top-like somehow.

Tie necklines are usually way too prissy for me, but the one here hangs low, which gives it a more laid-back feel.

Just a really good red with a flattering neckline, and I like the ruffled sleeves.

The lace here with the Indian print is kind of weird, but totally works, and I’m not sure why.

When you’re in the mood to bare a bit—or just have something sexy peeking out from under a blazer—this cami.

I am dying for this top—it looks as everyday-wearable as it does kind of special.

This is on the sexy side, but in a nice, quiet way.


A whopping 20 cardigans

I really should have figured out a way to narrow this category down a little, because there are so many good cardigans out there, but instead I bring you this monster post. I love cardigans and wear them constantly in the fall and winter, and appreciate how endlessly versatile they are. Also, they allow you to have fun layering, which is always a plus.  I own more than a few already, but am toying with the idea of adding this one to the stockpile, because the ribbed sleeves are so good and it’s nicely slouchy.

This looks like Chanel, but it is crazy cheap.

The red details here are so good—I adore red with leopard print.

Just a nice chunky burgundy sweater.

Mostly, as you can tell from the selection here, I like a V-neck cardi, but I included a couple of round-necks just to be sporting. This one is cashmere, and nicely priced.

The buttons at the sleeve are a nice touch.

Here’s one I could totally see living in.

A nice soft pink, and a cool length.

The contrasting stripes here are cool.

Long cardigans are a huge trend this season, so I felt obligated to include one.

How cute is the little heart here?

I always love a good stripe, and this just looks insanely cozy.

An excellent fair isle that I somehow overlooked in my fair isle post a little while back.

This is Missoni so it’s splurgy, but the crocheted details are so great.

This too is on the spendy side, bit it’s so feminine and elegant.

I do like a good leopard print in untraditional colors.

So furry and fun.

This is actually a coat, and I think it is really chic.

I don’t usually like a shawl-collar, but I really like it here.

Sort of rock chick, in a subdued way.

It’s the Need Supply Friends and Family sale

There are more exclusions in this sale than I like to see, but there’s still plenty of good stuff on offer, for 20% off, which isn’t nothing. Especially when we’re talking about a nice investment bag like this one from Mansur Gavriel.

I’m not much for off-the-shoulder tops, but this one is really sweet, and is a dead ringer for one by Zero+Maria Cornejo.

I own this pull-on wool trouser—6397 does it every year—and it is just so good. You can totally tuck in the front, because the elastic doesn’t pouf out unattractively, the way elastic waists sometimes do.