New thing I’ll wear to death

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At first glance, Everlane’s new sneaker-hybrid-y Street Shoes come off a bit wonkishly pointy, but then after you try them on you realize they’re perfect. I shall walk all over creation this summer in these.

Things I bought, things I want

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My new Tsumori Chisato tee is so excellently Peter Max.

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This credenza with embroidered panels by Coral & Tusk literally stopped me in my tracks when I saw it at Michele Varian on Sunday. If I had a kid, it would so be going into that kid’s room.

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The genius of this this big, slouchy clutch does not totally come off in this picture, but I could not take my hands off of it after spotting it at the Clare Vivier store on Elizabeth Street, and I’m not even a clutch person.

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I love my Hope News Trousers so much that it only made sense to order them in the khaki.

Consider the clog sandal

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Cool though it may be, the clog is not a pretty shoe. It is galumphy and unfeminine in the extreme; the kind of footwear that can be styled to look cool, but rarely to look seriously good. I do like clog sandals, however. They are walkable and fun, and while they might not be the most delicate shoes in your summer arsenal, they will be among those you reach for most. I’m considering this Loeffler Randall pair: it’s on the splurgy side, but the tri-colored straps—three great neutrals that go great together—would work with just about any color.

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This very classic natural leather pair suggests the 70s, but does not feel stuck there.

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Such strappy kick-around-on-the-weekend fun, and with some real height. Plus, the fact that these are a nice blue keeps all those straps from feeling too dark and clunky.

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Brooklyn’s own Nina Z makes a small line of cute clogs at decent prices, and if you’re in the borough, you can always find them on weekends at the Brooklyn Flea. That’s where I discovered this pair, which after two summers, I have worn into the ground. You can barely see this shoe’s best detail in this picture: it’s a seam coming straight up the middle of the front of the ankle strap, and it’s quite chic.

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Possibly the most dressed-up clog sandals in the brief history of clog sandals, in fancy silver metallic leather.

 

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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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