In the mood for lower-heeled booties


First off, I can barely walk in my higher-heeled boots these days, and secondly, all of these just look kind of right to me for wearing at the moment. I especially like the cone heel on these sock booties.

dolce vita booties

And I think these look endlessly versatile.

topshop bootie

This pair is just super-cheap.

free people bootie

I’m getting the tiniest goth vibe off of these.


mars bootie

It’s Rachel Comey’s Mars bootie, which my most stylish friend wears all winter long.

loeffler bootie

Another sock bootie, in glittery gold and black—perfect for a party. Here it is in black if that’s more your thing.

fisher bootie

You could totally wear this with a dress.

beard bootie

A really quite elegant option from Veronica Beard.

campbell bootie

I like the mix of textures here.


aqua bootie

This pair is weatherproof, which is cool.

dee bootie

While this white pair reminds me somewhat of being a majorette, I also think there can be something very chic about a white boot.


Here’s a post I did on backpacks not long ago.

It will be blazer season before we know it


lotan blazer

Daylight savings time began this weekend, and I feel like my life has started anew. Sure, the weather here is still crap, but once the days start getting longer, it’s only a matter of time before warm weather follows. Which has put me in mind of spring jackets, and especially blazers. I’m looking for versions that aren’t just the same old navy and black, or that—if they are those colors—have a little something interesting going on. I still really want a velvet blazer, and this one from Nili Lotan is very nearly perfect.

topshop blazer

I like the pop of orange here.

cinq blazer

I can’t quite describe what’s going on with this ladylike blazer, but I’m a fan.

universal standard blazer

From Universal Standard’s capsule line of work-wear: A nice classic burgundy number, with smart three-quarter sleeves.

shah blazer

This looks like a Saint Laurent Le Smoking jacket.

miller dickey jacket

I like the cutaway silhouette on this Veronica Beard option.

slade jacket

I am crazy for this Rag & Bone jacket: I feel like you’d always look put-together if you were wearing it. I like it in the navy too.


eloquii blazer

I might switch out the buttons on this tweed number, but otherwise it’s crazy cute.

Another velvet jacket, this one with slick satin lapels.

theory blazer

I spilled coffee on my only white blazer, and am considering this one from Theory as a replacement.

frame blazer

Why not a leopard print blazer, I ask you?

lotan blazer1

This is such a good avocado green, and I like the shrunken proportions.

Yes, a wintertime post on sunglasses


larchmont sunglasses

I’m extremely light sensitive, so sunglasses are a year-round proposition for me. Even on cloudy days, I never leave the house without a pair because you just never know. And on days when I maybe didn’t get a ton of sleep the night before, I like them to camouflage my tired eyes, so there’s that. Also the fact that they can up the style quotient of any outfit. I like this oversized pair because it feels very movie star.

ganni sunglasses

And this pale pink is pretty good too.

ray ban sunglasses

You can’t beat a classic pair of Ray Ban Aviators (I’m also quite partial to their Clubmaster).

le specs sunglasses1

A fun and not-too-pricey variation on the Aviator.

le specs sunglasses

The fact that  these are ever-so-slightly cat eye appeals.

karen walker sunglasses

I love the purple lens here (and here’s a cheaper and similar option).

gentle monster sunglasses

You don’t see brown frames all that often unless they’re tortoiseshell, and I like them.

saint laurent sunglasses

These are from Saint Laurent and cost a fortune, but here’s a cheaper pair that reminds me of them.

givenchy sunglasses

Another splurgy option, from Givenchy, but that red is so good.

heart sunglasses

And finally: how could I not include these cuties?



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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