Best bets (for under $150) from the Net a Porter sale


I usually wait a while to post about this luxury site’s sale, because I want prices to drop a bit more precipitously, which they now have. The only drawback to this strategy is that not everything is available anymore in every size, and because of that, I made this post extra-long, so hopefully there’ll be something for everyone. Also for some reason there’s lots of good leisure wear, like these nifty track pants, so make of that what you will.

This fringed striped tunic is kind of a perfect combination of preppy and boho.

A track jacket that’d look great layered under a puffer.

The color combination on this tie-dye button-down is really sophisticated somehow.

A cute wool blend jacket in ever-versatile grey.

I like the wide neckline of this James Perse hoodie, and the pretty lavender hue.

I’d wear this cotton poplin maxi-dress as a beach cover-up.

A snappy weather-resistant shell jacket.

Just a good pair of straight leg jeans with a blessedly low rise.

This cotton jersey half-zip sweatshirt is exactly what I feel like wearing during this weird time.

A pretty satin cami for wearing under sheer tops, or with a cardigan or blazer.

These pink jeans are just sort of delightful.

A Nili Lotan hoodie that looks quite excellently broken in.

The retroish-ness of this Alexa Chung sweater appeals, as does the unexpected color combination.

A ribbed wool sweater that would be aces with off-white jeans.

I always like a black floral, and this one from Isabel Marant Etoile is really, really good.

This might just be the Platonic ideal of a zipper hoodie—pared-down, chic, and nicely proportioned.

It’s not really khakis season, but these high-waisted pants will be perfect come spring.

An elegant cropped turtleneck sweater that I’d wear with high-waisted trousers.

A gorgeous pintuck shirt from Nili Lotan.

I very much like the print on this silk skirt, and the length is exactly perfect.

Another pair of straight leg jeans, in an excellent charcoal hue.


This week on Everything is Fine


We thought a lighthearted episode in the middle of this dark-feeling time was in order for you ladies, so we’re talking personal upkeep with beauty editor and former Rookie staffer Marie Lodi, and the conversation is both wide-ranging and an utter delight. Do tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Friday links


  • These modernist homes are so amazing to look at, and most of them have been in the movies. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Check out the new Maya Angelou quarter, the first in a series honoring legendary American women. (Kottke)
  • This piece—about the wild and wacky world of estate sales—is pretty great. (New Yorker)
  • Robert Altman is one of my favorite directors, so I was very much down for this oral history of his 2002 movie, Gosford Park.
  • Sidney Poitier died this week; here’s a thoughtful guide to his work.
  • Did you listen to the latest episode of Everything is Fine yet? We’re a bit all over the place, but it’s pretty fun. (Apple Podcasts)
  • “The Perpetual Rage of Motherhood”—fascinating. (The Cut)
  • Here are all the movies arriving in theaters or streaming this month. (A.V. Club)
  • And here’s your rabbit hole of the week: “52 Things I learned in 2021.” (Flux)
  • Olympic figure skating outfits and scandals through history—this was fun. (Go Fug Yourself)
  • A fascinating piece on sex after 70. (NY Times)




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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