Things I bought, things I want, home edition


I am in the market for a new rug—living with two dogs means they never last too long in my home, no matter how hard I try to take care of them—and am super-close to pulling the trigger on on this chic pink one from Aelfie.

These marbled plates remind me of some I’ve wanted forever from Astier de Villatte and John Derian, but which were too crazy pricey (and fragile) to ever consider going for. This set of three is way cheaper than those (while still not being exactly cheap).

This incense holder is so graceful, and also clever, and it seems like a silly thing to buy for oneself but I really have a thing for it.

I love how graphic this Christian Lacroix mug is, as well as the pale pale pink background.

These bright woven potholders remind me of the ones I used to make at summer camp, but a lot better executed and with a cooler pattern.

I am always in need of bookends, and love the shape of this retroish and poppy yellow one.

For a number of years now, A.P.C. has been offering a small-but-fantastic selection of quilts made with their surplus fabric. In that time, I have coveted quite a few of them badly, and this one in particular would look perfect in my bedroom.

And finally, here’s the only thing I actually did buy recently, and it’s not the sexiest purchase but I’m very happy with it: this spiff striped sheet set from Brooklinen, in percale, because percale makes me feel like I’m staying in a good hotel. The stripes would be so matchy-clashy good with that A.P.C. quilt, by the way.

I love this stuff


My hairdresser used Davines This is a Medium Hairspray on me a while back after she finished my cut and blowout, and I loved the smell so much that she gave me a tin to bring home. I’m not typically a hairspray-user at all, and haven’t been since my eighth-grade Final Net days, when I would all but shellack my ill-advised Dorothy Hamill bob to keep it from going all mushroom-y in the Houston humidity. This stuff, however, is pretty much weightless, and like I mentioned the smell is divine, and on hot, sticky days when I want to wear my hair down anyway, it definitely helps to keep things from going sideways.

Things I bought, things I want



Kind of an eclectic mix for you today, starting with this cute 6397 linen caftan dress, which I’d coveted in the store. As soon as I saw it was on sale,  I pounced. It is the perfect thing to wear on a very hot day.

I know I just showed you a pair of trousers with a stripe down the side yesterday, but I’m really digging these too: they’re perfectly slouchy.

This woven leather tote will only get better with age.

This zebra-print jacket is rather bold and clever.

I really like the gold details on these classic Stan Smiths

This cool ribbon ear climber is such an attractive alternative to hoops.


The slinky material here gives this oversized dress a touch of polish.

And finally: I’m not certain I can survive without these leopard print pajama bottoms.



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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