I wore one—a dress—to my mother’s birthday party, and my brother Todd said I looked very “Morticia in springtime.” But that is sort of the appeal; black florals are pretty and feminine, but also have a bit of an edge. This appealingly clean-lined kimono is on sale right now at Net a Porter.
I like the flattering neckline here, and the print is perfectly lovely.
I’ll get comments on how pricey this dress is—it’s right on the outer limits of the GOACA price ceiling—but it is just divine.
This plus-size option nips in at a pretty universally flattering spot.
I have such a tough time finding good skirts, and I don’t understand why. I like them classic, without too much going on, and that’s where I run into trouble: they’ve all got something tricky happening at the waist, or they poof out too much unflatteringly, or the hem is severely bi-level or some such business. Is anybody with me here? I’d give a lot for more in the way of this simple tomato-red A-line number from Tibi.
On the plus front, I found this denim pleated skirt, which seems quite sweet.
I love a silky slip skirt—dress it down with a simple white tee.
Just a brilliant genius green, and a very pretty cut.
This pull-on skirt from Everlane just seems so appealingly easy.
This has a little asymmetry at the hem, so technically it’s a touch tricky, but I’m including it because it looks so wearable.
One of you sent me a tip that Oak—purveyors of all things black and downtown-y and 90s-ish—offers plus sizes, and that’s where I found this perfectly versatile number.
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.