I worked in the magazine business for over two decades, so I never need to buy another canvas tote bag in my life, because they were always being given to me as gifts, or they were the bags in which gifts were delivered, and I’ve managed to hang on to quite a few. I find them endlessly handy: for travel, of course, but also the greenmarket and the beach, among other places. I like the straightforwardness of this utility tote.
I am very tempted by this because it is so simple yet really stylish at the same time.
Optic white looks fantastic with a deep red pedicure.
I bought a version of this K. Jacques sandal in Paris five years ago when I broke the strap of the shoes I’d been wearing that day in close proximity to their shop in the Marais, and I replaced them last year after I wore that pair into the ground. They’re about as sexy as a pair of flat sandals can get.
I realized a while back that I can’t continue to shop at the pace I had gotten used to and expect to retain or accrue any savings whatsoever, so I’m trying really hard to be good. And for the most part, I have been. But this week tested my will in some meaningful ways, and I think I deserve a goddamned medal for not buying this truly quite perfect Nili Lotan denim blazer.
Or this bright yellow clutch, which I feel would make any outfit significantly cooler.
This phone case tempted me as well, with its excellent red and blue leopard print.
Retailers are starting to show fall clothes now if you can believe it, and mostly I’m not ready to look at any of it, but this Rachel Comey corduroy jacket is just so good.
These shiny bright red mules are a good height for walking, and would look as good with a dress as they would with jeans.
How adorable and comfortable-looking is this striped Teddy?
And finally, here’s something I might very well let myself purchase, as it costs a mere $50: a tee dress from Everlane with a generous side slit that adds a nice dose of sophistication, and the tiniest hint of sexiness.
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.