I can’t recall the name of the commenter who suggested this post—there have been so many comments lately—so thanks for the suggestion, Anonymous Reader, and away we go: this orange print specimen is just so damn happy, and I think it would help my mood in the morning—the toughest time of day for me lately—immeasurably.
After years of wearing only the tiniest and most delicate of studs and hoops, I’ve found myself swinging in the exact opposite direction: not since the 80s have I been interested in this kind of thing: big old statement-y pieces that steal all of the attention. Like these hoops, which are so pretty, look fancy, but are in fact from Madewell.
I’m really worried about all the independent stores and designers and how they’re going to weather this storm, so I thought I might share a few of my favorites with you (please mention your own favorites in the comments). Even if you’re not in the mood to buy anything right now, consider purchasing a gift card. It all helps. I’m starting out with California boutique Beklina, which makes some of my favorite clogs. I’ve been wanting to buy these for ages, and now may just be the time I pull the trigger.
Any longtime reader of GOACA knows of my affection for No 6; right before the whole world changed, I bought these clog sandals and I look forward to it being warm enough to wear them out of the house. If I ever leave the house.
I also think the print on this floral dress is just gorgeous.
La Garconne traffics in what I would describe as edgy classics, although I wouldn’t use either of those words to describe this beautiful robe.
They also sell Hope trousers, which are similar to Nili Lotan’s but a bit cheaper. I like this subtly pinstriped pair.
Alder & Co is a Portland boutique I often visit online for inspiration. I could see this dress going into very high summer rotation.
Jo Gordon is a British knitwear designer who makes some of my favorite hats, scarves, gloves, and sweaters. Right now she’s offering a whopping 50% off of everything, including this adorable hat, which I own and wore all winter.
I got this striped scarf too, and it kind of matches the hat and is so damn cozy.
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.