A pop of yellow is never bad


Yes, I’m still feeling yellow, but today we’re looking at items for the home instead of clothes; I think this alarm clock would look great on my nightstand.

I aspire to be the kind of person who owns a butter dish, and this one is so delightful.

Just a nifty wee side table.

My search for dining chairs is still on, and I’m halfway tempted to go bold and acquire something like this. It’s also really nice in the black, fyi.

This one looks slightly cushier, though.

A happy little utensil pot.

This ottoman would really perk up a room.

I really like yellow and grey together, and the geometric print on this throw is quite winning.

A sweet little bud vase that’s perfect for tight spaces, like your desk.

A basket that would be perfect for dog toys or whatever.

This Le Creuset pitcher is so damn cheery.

And why not a yellow bread bin?

This bowl would look so great with tomato soup in it.

None of my mugs match because I’m always breaking them, so I’m thinking about getting a set of these.

A stylish, space-saving bottle rack.


The best things I found at the Net a Porter sale for under $200


I’m kind of down on Net a Porter lately—increasingly, it’s just full of monstrously pricey status-wear, and the cool finds I used to enjoy unearthing there are fewer and farther-between. But there is still a lot worthwhile to be found here at sale time, and a lot of decently-priced stuff too.  I am very tempted by this pretty red silk top with delicate pleating.

A striped top gets a little more interesting with a touch of grosgrain trim.

I love James Perse Casual tees—they’re really flatteringly cut—and this one is marked down in a couple of colors.

Just a good utility shirt in a very nice army green.

I think this denim wrap jacket would be so cute with skinny black pants.

I don’t usually just love lace-up blouses, but this one is quite elegant.


A silk cami is just a good thing to own, and this one has a nice drapiness going on.

Here is a perfect dress for if you are traveling somewhere warm soon.

A fun metallic peasant top that’d be great with beaten-up jeans.

The high slit keeps this denim skirt from coming off too matronly, as longer denim skirts tend to do.

I think I might have posted this leopard print shirt at some point in the past because I like it a lot: the red and black is so graphic.

A creamy-white silk shirt is always so put-together-looking.

A pretty pussy-bow blouse in a nice wine-y hue.

A pretty-much-perfect pair of slouchy trousers.

I do love a black floral, and the pops of red here really pop.

A clean-lined collarless denim jacket with cool gold buttons.



I own these Nili Lotan Tel Aviv jeans, and adore them; they slouch really nicely like trousers. They’re only left in a couple of sizes, but maybe you’ll get lucky.

I had this swimsuit until the dog chewed it, and now I’m tempted to buy it all over again because it is so nicely marked down, and because it is so cute.

Things I bought, things I want


I haven’t done one of these posts in a while because I really have been trying not to buy much, but I found the siren song of the Zero+Maria Cornejo sale to be irresistible, and picked up this short-sleeved cardigan that I wear even as I type.

I was recently accused of having very basic taste in earrings, because I always wear the same old small hoops, day after day. So I’m thinking I might mix things up a bit, and these pearl earrings from Ted Meuhling are just so elegant.

This tote packs down to nothing, and is perfect if you’re the type of person who acquires too much when she travels to fit it all in her suitcase.

Just a really chic little faux fur jacket at a decent price.

This is a pretty simple top, but I like how it’s sort of peasant-y without being at all hippie-ish.

This zebra-stripe cashmere sweater pleases the part of me that knows I peaked, style-wise, some time in the 80s.

Just a cute jaguar-print sweatshirt for lounging about.

I wear my black No.6 clog boots constantly, and they are currently looking quite beaten up in that way that even a trip to the shoe repair can’t fix. So I’m thinking of replacing them, but with this navy pair. Thoughts?



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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