Cheap and chic of the week

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There’s nothing I love like a big fat rugby stripe tee.

Monday links

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  • You don’t want to miss the winners of the 2017 Dog Photographer of the Year contest. (My Modern Met)
  • A look back in Polaroids at the wonder that was Wigstock. (The Cut)
  • Any movie that has Michael Cera and Abbi from Broad City in it has me at least interested: here is the trailer for Sundance fave Person to Person. (Flavorwire)
  • I enjoyed this brief history of breakdancing. (The Kid Should See This)
  • Pride celebrations from around the world. (Elle)

Ten black dresses for summer

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Black dresses are a cornerstone of my summer wardrobe, but I do try to nod to the season by wearing them with bright accessories, like my red No. 6 huaraches or an Antonello bag. Here are a few I like a lot, starting with one that’s a little surprising for me, as I never much go for corset belts. But the one here is so subtle, and the lines of the rest of the dress are so clean, that it works.

sweet neckline on an inexpensive, throw-it-on-and-go option.

I like that this feels kind of Grecian and breezy and romantic.

Sexy but also rather sweet.

Just the simplest V-neck t shirt dress.

very feminine, flowy plus-size option (I’m sorry, I know you don’t always like it when I single out the plus-size options, but I feel like I need to when you can’t discern from the model that this is the case).

I’m pretty sure I posted this excellent black floral from the Kooples before, but now it’s on sale, and how great is that?

I just like how very comfortable this one looks.

An  office-friendly choice, from Violeta, which is Mango’s pretty good plus-size line.

The  asymmetrical hem looks so striking on this otherwise quite straightforward dress.

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