Inside the Crown Act, which bans discrimination against natural hair and was just passed by the house. (Elle)
Did you listen the the episode of Everything is Fine featuring the ladies of the Breaking Beauty podcast yet? We’re talking the best drugstore buys, and it’s chock-full of useful information. (Apple Podcasts)
Do any of you have knee problems? I’ve just started to, and the situation is not only deeply uncomfortable but also really cramping my style, as my usual footwear seems to exacerbate the problem. So I’ve been searching for cool sneakers, which seem to be a more prudent choice. These Onitsuka Tigers are nice and classic, and I dig the subtle red detail.
This Vince sneaker has a nice substantial platform, and also comes in black, but I think it is so good in the grey. And the snake-embossed detail is fun.
These canvas Veja sneakers are appealing in an understated way, and I like that most of the materials used to make them are sustainable.
You really can’t go wrong with a pair of platform Vans—they’d be as cute with jeans as they would with a dress.
This one is entirely bonkers, but in a way I can really get behind.
I’ve wanted these Nikes for a while: they add a nice bit of height, and come in a few good shades.
As I mentioned last week, these are all over the place this season, and I for one could not be more pleased, because they’re so comfortable and easy and tomboy cool. My inclination is to wear them layered over a zipper hoodie—a shocker coming from me, I know—but they look great on their own too, like here (also: I know the jacket in this picture is pretty perfect, and I feel certain that at least one of you will ask where it comes from, but it’s a street style photo, and I honestly have no idea).
I like the oversize dimensions of this one, and the graphic black and white, and the perfectly-placed pockets. Here’s something similar but cheaper.
This has a fuzzy texture I dig, and I’m also a fan of its autumnal hues.
I like the nice, soft colors intermingled with the black on this one.
This pink plaid number isn’t left in many sizes, but it was so cute I had to include it anyway, and maybe you’ll get lucky.
The shots of orange here make this a bold (but not too bold) choice. I also think the single row of buttons is cool.
Here’s one that reminds me of pricier specimens by Isabel Marant.
The very subtle pattern here is completely appealing, and makes this a really versatile option.
This peacoat is a fun alternative to the traditional navy one.
And finally: the detachable hood here is a nice touch.
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.