A few items currently idling in my various shopping carts

mansur gavriel sweater

I like to fill my shopping carts with items I may or may not end up buying—sometimes the mere act of putting some desired piece there is enough (although alas, not nearly so often as I’d like). And mostly—but not always—the items that tick away time in my shopping carts are on the pricey side (obviously, as they’re the ones I’m the most anxious about pulling the trigger on). Like this furry silk sweater from Mansur Gavriel that I feel is very nearly perfect.

bum bum body wash

A while back, I mentioned that I’ve become a fan of Brazilian Bum Bum Cream—in large part because of its super-beachy, fresh scent. Well, my fixation has only grown, and I crave that excellent smell in the shower with me too: hence the presence of this body wash in my Sephora shopping cart.

j crew bandana

This cotton leopard print bandana from J. Crew is just the cuteness: I’d use it to wear my hair back in the summer.

ganni jacket

And as long as we’re on leopard print, this Ganni jacket has me very intrigued. I like the navy jersey touches, which somehow make it come off more polished than many leopard print jackets.

ganni dress

At the risk of going overboard on leopard print: this amazingly graceful dress.

isabel marant top

This Isabel Marant top costs too much for what it is, but it’s so sweet and just a little sexy.

nili lotan arlo blouse

And another spendy top, this time from Nili Lotan: I’d wear it layered over a simple black silk cami.

adidas leggings

These all-in-one shorts/leggings are perfect for days when I’m not interested in the world examining my rear on the way to yoga class.

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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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13 Thoughts on A few items currently idling in my various shopping carts
    c.w.
    1 Mar 2018
    9:30am

    The leopard print dress is such a 2018 take on a 1950 style. I like it, but on someone taller and grander than me.

    Hope you are feeling better!

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    KimFrance
    1 Mar 2018
    9:42am

    Thanks, C.W., I am feeling much better but still moving pretty slowly. xx

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    Mimi
    1 Mar 2018
    10:38am

    I have absolutely no place to wear the leopard dress, but I love it. Great for travel, however, cause that fabric is light and doesn’t wrinkle. I think it needs a less ladylike shoe to send it definitively out of Matronland. A pointy black ankle boot or flat gladiator sandal, perhaps? Experience has shown that when I start styling something in my head I’m in trouble. 😋

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    Mary Alice
    1 Mar 2018
    10:51am

    That dress is so beautiful. I wonder, too much for a summer wedding in Denver?

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      KimFrance
      1 Mar 2018
      1:00pm

      Normally I might think leopard print a bit much for a wedding, but this dress is so graceful I think it would work.

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    Viajera
    1 Mar 2018
    11:38am

    Let the record reflect, this post got me so excited that I wanted to , but did not, call you “Kimmie!” and with way more of !!!!hese. Bc that would be wrong.

    Oh, also, and I mean this the nicest way possible, and I think you should buy it, but … Elmo!!!!!

    Also, the leopard bomber. Why not? Come on, dooooo it. I would if I were smaller and had more dough. I think. Probably. See but this is one of those times to *not* think, just do. Possibly. It’s awfully adorable, but not too much.

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      Viajera
      1 Mar 2018
      11:40am

      I shouldn’t have used the “a” word. It’s not adorable, it’s visually addictive.

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      KimFrance
      1 Mar 2018
      1:00pm

      You would not be the first person to call me Kimmie, Viajera.

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      Kathy
      3 Mar 2018
      1:21am

      Yes, ELMO! That was my very first thought. Kinda makes me like it even more, somehow, lol.

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    KH
    1 Mar 2018
    1:23pm

    I’m always going to say yes to leopard. Apparently I’ve been saying yes to leopard since 1999 judging by the state of my closet. Years ago I decided that leopard was a neutral and have lived accordingly. Part of me wishes that leopard dress was in a gray leopard color way.

    Years ago I started wearing leopard print underwear. Then I couldn’t find replacements. So when I see them out in the wild, I buy multiple pairs for a future leopard print drought. Fortunately SOMA seems to agree with my assessment that leopard is a neutral and usually has some in stock.

    But the red sweater? I’m getting Grover at the Red Wedding vibes. But! Many times things like that look better on the human in motion than in the photo. And who am I to judge? I have 25 pairs of leopard print underwear stashed away for my own personal sartorial apocalypse.

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    Sara
    1 Mar 2018
    1:32pm

    I looooooooove the leopard jacket and the Isabel Marant tank an unreasonable amount and just really really want you to buy them so I can live through you vicariously. Both would be perfect for spring!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    1 Mar 2018
    11:01pm

    Forget the rest and get that gorgeous dress! It’s very Ava Gardner. Glad to hear you’re on the upswing, Kim.

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    Nancy Baten
    2 Mar 2018
    3:07am

    I don t think there is any going overboard with that dress! I think it is amazing!

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