What do you buy in multiples?


The denim brand 6397 has pretty much figured out the perfect pair of jeans for me: not high-waisted but not low-slung either, with a skinny-but-not-too-skinny silhouette. I liked this pair so much that I got them in black too. It’s been a while since I dug something enough to buy more than one version of it, but these jeans are deeply flattering, even with the extra bit of post-winter chub I’m walking around with these days.

I also own quite a few Everlane button-downs, and am very curious about their new shrunken cotton shirt.

And I have altogether too many pairs of No 6 wedge clogs, but can not state with confidence that I will not purchase more. Now tell me: what do you love enough to purchase over and over?


Get while the getting’s good


Guys, the Zero+Maria Cornejo online sample sale just went live, and as always, the markdowns are steep and the selection is aces. I acquired this short-sleeved cardigan in the fall, and it is the perfect throw-it-on-and-suddenly-you-have-an-outfit piece. Now it is priced to move, and so are a lot of other pretty delectable items, so do not delay.

Checking out the new arrivals at Shopbop


The styling and much of the product on this site skew pretty young, but I am never challenged to find something suitably grown-up to want when I visit Shopbop. I think this crocheted Rachel Comey fanny pack is rather spiff, and would wear it cross-body instead of around my waist.

I showed you this  Xirena top in white a week or so ago, and at the time considered buying it, but I feel like I’m going to get more wear out of the black version, so that’s what’s in my shopping cart.

I just think this dress from Equipment is so elegant and crisp in a 1979 Vogue kind of a way; here it is in a gorgeous dark floral print.

Jumpsuits look awful on me always, but I never stop searching for one that will fit me just right, and I’m especially drawn to utility shapes like this one from ALC. The fact that it’s satin dresses it up a tiny bit.

A tote without a shoulder strap isn’t quite as practical, true, but it’s so much chicer.

I get a lot of queries from you guys as to whether overalls are appropriate for a GOACA, and my general answer is that if they make you happy, you should wear them. But I do think it’s best if they’re nice and clean-lined and not too  tricky or torn or distressed, like these from Frame.

A nice updated take on the hippie girl dress that would even—with a cardigan or shrunken jacket—be suitable for the office.

I’ll never tire of cork platforms, and these crisscoss-strap slides look pricier than they are to me.

I’m traveling to Portugal in a couple of weeks (and am very open to suggestions regarding where to visit, eat, and sleep, so please share) and am considering acquiring this body pouch to keep my valuables close to my person and out of my bottomless airplane bag.




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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