My taste in workout gear has gotten kind of loud


I fell off the yoga wagon a while back, and am currently trying very hard to get back into the habit in a serious way, and so of course I’m checking out new stuff to wear to class. Most of it skews rather bold, and I’m not quite certain why that is, but I do know that I might need to own this camo tank from one of my favorite purveyors of workout clothes, The Upside (here are the matching leggings if you’re interested).

These cheetah print leggings flirt with being too much, but the color palette keeps them wearable.

I’m a sucker for a top with stars on it.

The starburst dots on this bra are so damn cheery.

I like the Missoni-esque spacedye effect on these leggings.


I’m not nuts for the branding here, but the leopard print contrasts in such a cool way with that slash of salmon pink.


I’m not certain these star leggings could be a whole lot cuter.


When butt coverage is essential, this legging/shorts hybrid will come in handy.

Just the cutest, happiest print on this bra.

And finally: some floral leggings that remind me of an Indian rug.

Thursday links


Top 5 of the week: Beauty products I’m intrigued by


I’ve heard raves about the volumizing effects of this mascara, and I love the fact that it goes for $4.99 a pop.

I’ve also been reading about how good it supposedly is for your skin to wash it with a cloth, preferably one of rough silk or muslin, and apparently these, from Eve Lom, are the sine qua non of face cloths.  I don’t know how special a few squares of muslin could be for them to get away with charging $22 for them, but what if they’re magic?

My face shines like there’s no tomorrow, and apparently this primer helps mitigate that, which is an appealing notion. But I also like the idea that it helps your makeup stay on longer.

Ever since a reader mentioned in the comments that her dermatologist said that one must wear a dedicated sunscreen and not just depend on the protection in your makeup, I’ve been convinced I must up my SPF game. I’m interested in this Umbra Tinte from Drunk Elephant, my skincare brand of choice, because Drunk Elephant can do no wrong in my eyes (here’s an untinted version too).

I live with undereye circles most every day, and have pretty much learned to ignore them—and have even attempted to think, as the French apparently do, that they’re sexy, implying as they do that the previous night was spent in amorous pursuits. But the truth is, I don’t care for them, not at all, and have simply never found a concealer that matches my skin tone and doesn’t give me a reverse-raccoon effect. This is from Charlotte Tilbury, and I feel like the spongy applicator would make putting it on a breeze, even for makeup novices such as myself.



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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