It’s Giving Tuesday, which I know is a made-up thing, but it’s a good made-up thing, and it got me curious to learn which organizations you rally behind. For me, it’s the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is known for the legal cases it brings against white supremacist groups. They also keep close tabs on hate speech, and promote tolerance. Then there’s Planned Parenthood, to whom I have been donating on a monthly basis since our previous president was elected. Locally, I give to the Ali Forney Center, which is a drop-in center for homeless LGBTQ+ teenagers, who make up a disproportionate portion of the homeless youth population. And finally, I donate to the Soi Dog Foundation, which rescues Thai dogs—including my Mister—off the street and sends them around the world to new homes.
I have explained the concept and genesis of the party in a top many times, but for those of you who might be new to GOACA, here goes: I came up with the notion after attending a holiday party that was quite crowded, and it occurred to me that at big fêtes such as that, all anybody really notices is what you’re wearing from the waist up. What a freeing concept, right? Just find yourself a great top, pair it with anything from jeans to cigarette trousers to even a skirt, and prepare for the compliments to come rolling in. I always do this post around holiday time, but took a break last year when parties weren’t really happening. But I’m back now, with—for starters—a really good leopard print peasant top.
I’m a big sequin fan, but feel they must be deployed with care. I don’t ever like to see them on something tight-fitting, and I’m pretty picky about the hue too—anything too colorful skews cheap. So I’m liking this sleeveless top, which I’d probably throw on under a blazer.
I don’t usually like a puff sleeve—at all—but this silk top somehow really works for me.
A gathered T-shirt that looks like it could be something fancy and Japanese, but it is in point of fact from Cos and rings in just under $75.
The savings continue through today—and a ton of the following sales expire tonight—so do not delay! I always like Allsaints for slightly twisted classics, and right now they’re offering 30% off everything, which makes this slick wool and cashmere coat very appealing.
Baggu is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to reusable shopping bags: their wares are cute, cheap, and indestructible. Right now everything’s 20% off, making this standard Baggu (which comes in a zillion other prints) especially affordable.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.