Protect me from what I want

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…which at the moment is this crazy-good zebra-print Rachel Comey mule.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 of the week: graphic sweaters

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It is so boring to get dressed this time of year, when warmth can take a back seat to style, but these poppy, fun sweaters go a long way towards redressing that balance. This sequin-embellished number might be too much in a brighter hue, but it’s pretty much perfect in marled gray.

A Bowie-esque lightning bolt against a camel backdrop really pops.

You can’t argue with the sentiment here, and I really like the color combination.

The concentric stars here are appealing, in a very 1970s way.

And speaking of the 70s, this sweater put that Bee Gees song into my head, where—maddeningly—it has remained for a while now, but I do think it’s quite cute.

 

Cheap and chic of the week

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I don’t pay too much attention to trends—even when I edited Lucky, I didn’t, believe it or not (except maybe a little at the beginning, when I made some highly expensive and regrettable purchases)—but I have not been able to ignore the mass movement to high-waisted jeans, and have felt, in my lower-waisted ones, very 2008. It has been a struggle to find a brand that works for me: I only ever buy jeans online because I find the experience of trying them on in stores to be soul-depleting, and I have ordered and returned more pairs than I care to admit.  But at last, I have settled on Levi’s, which is so lovely, as most pairs cost under $100, and often a lot less on their website. I just picked up this super-skinny pair and they fit like a dream.

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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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