It’s time for Zero+Maria Cornejo’s biggest sale of the year


This big overstock sale has so much gorgeous—and seriously deeply discounted—stuff on offer, like this gorgeous, drapey dress. Check it out before all the good stuff is gone.

Cheap and chic of the week


I am aware that you are aware I have been known to spend on Nili Lotan—mostly her trousers, because they’re such a good fit for me. And occasionally her tops too. And maybe a sweatpant or three (I should add here that I pick a whole lot of this stuff up on the Real Real for comparatively cheap). But one item I haven’t been able to find on the Real Real—and don’t think is worth what Lotan charges for it—is this hoodie. But good news! I found this doppelganger, which also has the best summery hue. And actually, I think I like it better because the neckline is wider. So nice when life works out like this.

Taking requests: Straw bags


Last week in the comments for the summer preppy post, a number of you shared that you’d like to acquire one of these, and they are just perfect in every way for summer, so here we go: the concentric squares on this one make it really nicely graphic, and I also dig the grey, which seems unexpected.

Things with hearts typically strike me as too twee by half, but I think this bag is just desperately cute. The hearts look like the ones on playing cards, I think.

Leather and straw look so excellently rich together.

Vanessa Bruno has been making a version of this sequin-embellished tote for years now, and it never really gets old.

The chain handle adds a nice touch of polish here, and the leather detail at the shoulder makes it a lot more comfortable to carry.

The leather-wrapped straps here are a great little touch, and the size is ideal for an afternoon at the beach.

Clare V’s diminutive Pot de Miel bag is just so sweet.

Another one from Vanessa Bruno that I think is particularly sophisticated-looking.

A cute striped number with fun pom-poms (that are removable in case you think they’re no fun at all).

The beading on this crochet tote bag gives it a modern edge—you could carry this on the street or to the beach.

A round-handle bag that is lined, which I know is important to some of you.

A very well-priced bag that looks all French and fancy.

This one looks pricey too—and if I’m honest, it’s not cheap—but I think it looks very refined and ridiculously expensive (like this Chloe bag, say).

This is a clever shape, and it’s currently marked down.

Of course I completely dig this Isabel Marant tote; it’d be the ideal carry-on for a Caribbean vacation.

And finally: the sculptural shape here is just aces.





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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