It’s the little things


Check out these Liberty of London masks, which I do not need—I already own so many masks—but which my life might not be complete without.

The Need Supply sale is off the hook


As you may have heard, Need Supply is going out of business, and I am getting really tired of news like this. But there is a tiny upside, which is that you can get some really stellar deals on the site, including this quite spiff striped duvet cover.

These Vans slip-ons are super-classic, and the just-right amount of preppy.

This terrazzo serving platter would be good for its stated purpose, but you could also utilize it as a jewelry tray.

Such a cute tie dye skirt: I’d wear it with a striped tee for a matchy-clashy effect.

I dig the mustard yellow of this insulated travel tumbler.

Cropped wide leg jeans are such a good summer look.

I think this cutlery set is both timeless and really stylish.

This tie dye slipdress would be fantastic with a lightweight cardigan; here’s a skirt with the same print.

Why have an ordinary bottle opener when you can acquire this really cool one? Also this one is rather good too.

These clogs are a very versatile shade of brown, and they add a nice amount of height.

I own this accessory stand, and it keeps all of my necklaces blissfully tangle-free.

This Capote shawl coat by Lauren Manoogian is a cool chick classic—she makes it every year—and, while it’s still not cheap at its current price, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it marked down.

I’m thinking of going for this chic olive-green duffle—it looks like it could hold a ton.

For rainy weather, I prefer a mac to a trench, and this one is so excellently streamlined.

This travel tote converts to a backpack, which is handy.

Another item one rarely sees on sale: this V-neck sweater by PLAY Comme des Garcons, or really anything from that brand.

And finally: such a handy and pocket-sized corkscrew.


Things I bought, things I want


Like many of you, I’ve been trying not to do a lot of shopping right now, but I might have to make an exception for some of the items that follow, starting with this Mansur Gavriel bag, which has a great squishy shape, and is the perfect small-but-not-too-small size for when you’re traveling light.

I did spring for these safety orange camo sandals at the beginning of the summer, and they are killing it on the cost-per-wear front. They kind of go with nothing, so I’ve decided to wear them with everything. And they’re desperately comfortable.

The yellow leopard print on this Anine Bing shirt would be fantastic with khakis, as shown here, or with white jeans, and in a few months it’d be equally great under a blazer.

These twisted hoop earrings look super-classic and fancy, but they’re dirt cheap.

I like the preppy vibe of these slip on sneakers, and could see them looking cute with a T-shirt dress.

Love animal prints though I do, I don’t typically adore them on footwear. But these sandals are pretty damn cute, and they’ve got a bit of a platform sole.

Such a good red slouchy tee—it comes in several other colors too—and it’s currently marked down.

I neglected to bring a beach cover-up to Sag Harbor when I came out here last month, so I’ve been making do with what I’ve got, but I sure would like to add this Emerson Fry short caftan to my caftan arsenal.



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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