Top 5 of the week: leopard prints

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I was off leopard prints for a while, but I’m feeling them again, I think because I keep seeing them on items I really want, like these sweats. I could do without the pre-distressing—I can destroy my own clothes, thank you very much—but still think they’re pretty great.

This jacket is also super-distressed, and it also costs way more than it should, but I am not a little obsessed with it.

Why not leopard print sunglasses?

Leopard prints in fun colors are always a delight, and this mini-tote from Clare V feels both totally cute and nicely sophisticated.

OK, I realize I’m getting way ahead of the seasons on this one, but this faux fur peacoat is just divine.

We are deep in flat sandal season

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When I’m in the city, I like to wear shoes that give me some height, but out in Sag Harbor, I can’t be bothered, and kick around in flat sandals. The only problem is I only have one pair I really like, which gets a little gross. So I’ve been on the lookout for more, and these are just a good basic pair—a little on the clunky side, which I view as a plus—and the price is decent.

I’ve got a thing for metallic flat sandals, so there are a couple of them here: this pair is just nice and simple.

As are these.

I think I really want these silver Huaraches.

I love a cross-strap, and these are nice and wide.

The mix of metallic and neutral here is just so good.

You know I like a nice pop of red in a sandal, and the multi-strap look here is fun.

Another pair I’m dying for: this one in denim.

How about a classic Jack Rogers, but in black?

The big old knot here is very chic.

The cotton webbing here is a nice, comfortable departure from leather, and of course I am partial to the stripes.

A whole lot of red

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I love red, and it’s probably the most flattering color on me, but I rarely wear it because I have a tough time finding items in that color I like. So I did a deep dive over the weekend, and came up with the following, starting with this dress, which is so easy and really comfortable-looking, but just a little sexy, too.

I love the idea of a pop of color at your feet, and this sandal is so adorable.

Just a pretty, becoming floral wrap dress from Rebecca Taylor.

Red chinos are perfection with a white button-down or tee this time of year.

A gorgeous skirt with such a graceful hemline.

This slouchy plus-size tee has the most flattering neckline.

The tomato red is pretty ideal on this James Perse tee.

Just a fun, party-worthy plus-size dress.

The stripes here area lot, but I think this is really chic, and the price is great.

A well-cut, office-worthy blouse.

The cutaway shape of this blazer is so damn snappy.

An Iro jacket in red makes all kinds of sense: throw it on and your boring jeans and a tee are suddenly a happening outfit.

It’s a little on the bare side, but I am in love with this dress—it is so feminine and kind of sweetly retro.

And finally: these were too good not to include.

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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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