(More) things I didn’t buy recently




I own this Iro jacket in an off-white, and am tempted to get one in black too because it’s so great looking and a really handy stand-in (as one of you also recently also noted in the comments) for a blazer.

I’m not certain I could pull off a jumpsuit like this—my temptation would be to size up, but then I fear I’d look like a lady car mechanic—but I very much like the idea of it.

Just a good, furry leopard print coat in a nice, rich color combination.

I’m having the toughest time finding good jeans lately: high-waisted looks awful on me, and everything is high-waisted these days. These trouser jeans aren’t, though, and I like the tailored cut.

I’m sorry, but how awesome is this shaggy coat? I would wear it with just about everything.

This wide-wale corduroy blazer is rather chicly professorial.

I do not totally understand my desire to own this clever little boucle bag, but I’m OK living with the mystery.

This striped wrap is such an instant outfit-transformer.

Let’s check out some boots



Sock booties like these are having such a moment that they’re already over for all I know, but I like how streamlined they are.

Another sock bootie, this one with a nice, nubby texture.

The proportions on these are all off—that itsy kitten heel with the clunky sole—in a way that really appeals.

These seem like they’d just be an excellent walk-around-the-city pair.

The shape of the wood heel here is subtly sculptural.

This bootie also comes in black, but I love the deep grey: really sophisticated. I also dig the cone heel.


This embossed snakeskin pair is just a kick.

Just a really well-priced option.

I like that these are the color of tomboyish desert boots, but have such feminine details.

This zip-front choice is so excellently mod.

The shirring here dresses these up a bit.

A near-microscopic heel on a very elegant boot.

I always feel like I’d look like a guy if I tried to pull off lace-up boots, but these make it look do-able.

These look just like something Debbie Harry would have worn around 1981.

And yet another sock bootie—in such a cool colorway.

I think we can all agree that Acne’s pistol bootie is a classic.


As is Rachel Comey’s Mars bootie.

Monday links


  • The good, the bad, and the wackadoo of New York fashion week street style. (Vogue)
  • Here’s a trailer for Private Life, which stars Katherine Hahn, and is about a fortyish couple trying to conceive. (Vulture)
  • Ugh. (Jezebel)
  • Planned Parenthood has a new president.
  • I wasn’t all that surprised to learn that this is the age when your self-esteem peaks. (The Science of Us)



Kim France

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.

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