GOACA wardrobe classics: The saddle bag


There is something very cool girl about saddle bags. And not cool girl in the Gone Girl way, but cool as in somebody you just see on the street or at a party and think: I want to be that chick. They’re just so classic and effortless, and frequently big enough to carry a decent portion of your life around with you.

little liffner saddle bag

The less hardware the better on saddle bags, as far as I’m concerned. But I do like the D-ring on this otherwise quite clean bag from Little Liffner.

steven alan saddle bag

I like the idea of a canvas bag, and this one is kind of preppy chic with the leather strap and details.

cuyana saddle bag

The simple gold bar on this choice from Cuyana sets it apart.

longchamp saddle bag

And I really like this one from Longchamp; it’s got good lines.

clare v saddle bag

From Clare V: The braided strap is unexpected here.

welden saddle bag

I know this is on the crazy side and maybe not for everyday, but I do think it’s fun.


frye saddle bag

A bit of a departure from the traditional shape, but I like that it’s red.

mansur gavriel saddle bag

And this one from Mansur Gavriel comes in a ton of colors, but I adore the army green and think it would be quite versatile.

french connection saddle bag

A super-well-priced option.

apc saddle bag

I like the faux crocodile effect on this one from A.P.C..

ll bean saddle bag

And I’m quite intrigued by this one from LL Bean.

coach saddle bag

And finally: Coach makes a good choice if you’re looking for something super-unadorned.


Here is a post on great bags for everyday.

It’s a Zero+Maria Cornejo online sample sale, ladies


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The sale just went live a few moments ago, and I’m posting about it right away so you guys can have first dibs on the good stuff, like this crinkle-stripe top, which used to be $550 and is now marked way down to $175. Similar amazing bargains await! Do not delay!

Top 5 of the week: various items that cost under $100


utility jacket

This is a really weird time of year for writing posts. It’s still cold out in much of the country, but everyone is tired of looking at winter stuff, plus all the good pieces are gone anyway. And it still seems too early to fully spring spring on you, my florals posts this week not-withstanding. So today’s post is on the random side, but I do very much like everything in it. Like for instance: Everlane makes this $78 utility jacket in a few colors, including army green, but I think it is so crisp in the white.

clump crusher mascara

I read about Covergirl’s Clump Crusher mascara somewhere recently, and since clumps are the bane of anyone who is trying to add volume to her lashes’ existence, I decided to give it a go. And, true to its name, this mascara goes on incredibly smoothly. I do two layers of this and then finish off with Elizabeth Mott’s It’s So Big mascara—which fattens like crazy— and I’m set.

leopard pleated skirt

This leopard print skirt is so cute and flirty. I’d wear it with a simple white tee when it’s warmer, and a black crewneck sweater now.

madewell chore jacket

The dusty pink (is that what you’d call it?) on this jacket is so good.

h&m moto jacket

And this H&M moto jacket looks like it could be from fancy French brand Iro.



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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