The time has come to look at some caftans

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It has been suggested by some of you over the years that if there is a GOACA uniform, it is the caftan. Which makes sense: they’re the very essence of comfort, they’re cool in the summer heat, and they’re chic in a tragic-Talitha-Getty-in-Morocco kind of a way too. But others of you feel quite differently, and immediately think Mrs Roper. To those of you who do that, I say to each her own, but what a shame. Because I think they perfectly a personify combination glamour and comfort. Take this classic Emerson Fry option, for instance: a winning print in a so-good green.

This one from Madewell has a peacock-y feel that I love.

I think that with the right accessories, you could get away with wearing this one to a pretty fancy party. Something about the neckline and dramatic sleeves feels very elegant to me.

And here’s a super-streamlined option that would be as good on the streets as the beach.

This one feels delightfully Mexican to me, and I dig the tassels at the hem.

A striped. empire waist caftan adorned with cute little pom poms.

This striped Turkish cotton caftan is pretty stellar, and I dig the kangaroo pockets. Also, just fyi, it also comes in blue stripes if that’s more your deal.

A simple, gauzy option that looks so effortless but also put-together somehow.

This maxi-length choice is a nice faded-out purple that’s kind of unexpected.

And finally, because I always need to include a yellow option lately, this Rag & Bone dress just hangs so nicely, and is sweetly feminine without being the least bit prissy.

 

This week on Everything is Fine

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Jenn and I are chatting it up this week with one another, and here’s what we’re chatting about: the overwhelming desire to escape; MTV reality stars of the 90s who’ve pivoted to become shamen; vexing anti-vaxxers; how your relationship to ambition changes as you get older, and so very much more. Do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please do join our Patreon, for all sorts of fun and exclusive content!

I adore this lippie

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The other day, I was carrying a handbag I hadn’t picked up in a while, and found this tinted lip balm from Sisley, which was like discovering a $20 bill in my jeans pocket, but so much better. Because Sisley products are pricey here, but in Europe—where I purchased it a few years ago—it’s a drugstore brand (well, OK, a fancy European drugstore brand, but still) that costs a good bit less than it goes for in the U.S. The hue is pinker than most of the lip colors I own, but in a lightly berryish way that makes it very wearable, and it really hydrates lips—without going on overly glossy, which I dislike. In short, an ideal summer lip color. I’m going to be annoyed when it runs out, because I’ll have to shell out to replace it. Or maybe I’ll just wait until I’m in Europe again, whenever that may be.

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