Cool pieces with a little something metallic going on


I think I mentioned last week at some point that I was liking the idea of metallic touches—they’re an easy way to add a little excitement to an outfit—and so I thought I’d throw together a little post on them for you today. I love a knife pleat skirt, and this one is just so excellent.

This blouse is a good candidate for dress-it-up-dress-it-down treatment: I could see wearing it with jeans on the weekend, or skinny black pants for an evening out.

I want this sweater so much: it’s really wonderfully slouchy, and I like the horizontal ribbing.

When it comes to footwear, I prefer a dull metallic to a bright and shiny one, and this pewter boot gets it exactly right.

A really well-cut blazer that makes just enough of a statement, but doesn’t overwhelm.

Just a really pretty peasant top.

A well-priced peplum jacket that looks so cute and put-together with jeans.

I’d wear this tee like I would any tee, but it would be so much more exciting than most.

A really gorgeous floral pattern that would be so pretty peeking out from under a blazer.

I’d wear a black cami under this sheer shirt.

And speaking of camis, this is pretty perfect.




Friday links



  • I very much enjoyed these popular songs reimagined as 50s-style pulp fiction. (Dangerous Minds)
  • These extreme close-up photos of butterfly wings are just glorious. (Colossal)
  • 13 great horror books written by women. (Vulture)
  • You’ve likely seen this chick by now, but if not: enjoy. (Newsweek)
  • And finally: here are some fantastic Bill Cunningham photos and a great essay on him by Hilton Als. (New Yorker)

Checking out the Serena & Lily friends and family sale



Everything on this home design site is 20% off until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, so hop to it. I think these baskets are nice and graphic and very sturdy-looking.

An alpaca throw that could bring some much-needed excitement to my sofa situation.


I always just serve cheese on a regular old plate when I have company, but one of these cheese stones would be so much more elegant.

A lovely embroidered duvet cover.

I don’t know why this wicker tray appeals; I think I want to be the type of person who entertains more, and owning items like trays would maybe facilitate that.

Likewise: candlesticks.

I’m in the market for a couple of table lamps, and this one is so cool and beachy-looking.



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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