The GOACA bestsellers of 2019—so far

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Can you believe we are almost halfway through this year already? I find that fact remarkable. Where does the time go, people? If you’ve got an answer to that question, please do provide it in the comments. Anyway it’s always interesting to me to see what you guys end up buying after seeing it here, but it’s hard to draw too many conclusions based on my data, except for that 1. You like a classic, but one with interesting details and 2. You will shell out the big bucks occasionally, but mostly are looking for a good buy. This Rag & Bone blazer (which I originally showed you in black) falls into the former category, but I can see why so many of you went for it: it’s so well-cut and kind of Euro-chic, and I think it’d be great for right now in the camel.

Everlane’s Day Glove flat is deeply comfortable—and I say that as somebody who thinks most flats are actually not that comfortable because they offer no support—and comes in a multitude of colors, but I think this blue is really good and unexpected.

I have been playing with the idea of pulling the trigger on these jeans forever because the wash is so good and I like the crop, and the fact that so many of you went for it only makes me want them more. Here’s a pair of higher-waisted Levi’s that quite a few of you sprang for as well.

I walked across what felt like it was the entire country of Portugal in these Adidas (they’re still available in the blue and black I bought, but I thought I’d show you something new) and now they’re marked down to $70.

I just showed you this cute Everlane skirt last week, and I’m not surprised so many of you snapped it up—the length is exactly right, and it seems like it’d be really flattering with a variety of tops too.

I know I vowed not to purchase any more footwear, but I may have to go for these Madewell clog sandals, because they are just so damn cute in the red (I like these as well).

This linen button-down is just the palest of pale pinks, and it’s got a nice slouchy feel.

Iro’s Shavani jacket was a favorite of yours too. I think it’s the perfect way to dress up an otherwise casual outfit.

These Rag & Bone shooties are high-heeled enough to be sexy but low-heeled enough to be (reasonably) walkable, and right now they’re on sale.

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25 Thoughts on The GOACA bestsellers of 2019—so far
    Krista
    13 Jun 2019
    8:01am

    Interesting post! I’m sure you know you and Andrea posted that Everlane skirt on almost the same day! 🙂 Great minds think alike!

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    Mary
    13 Jun 2019
    8:53am

    I went for the Citizens of Humanity jeans and love them! Great slouch. A lot of the reviewers say to size down but I tried both sizes and disagree – take your normal size, or you’ll lose the slouch factor.

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    Eloise
    13 Jun 2019
    9:21am

    Keep showcasing the Rag and Bone blazer – one of these days I’ll pull yhe trigger!

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    c.w.
    13 Jun 2019
    9:32am

    This is a fascinating post! I am a purchaser of the Levi jeans (love them, wore them yesterday until a dog peed on me at the beach––dogs tend to pee on me, I don’t know why) and wore the sneaks (purchased them in white) the day before so items that are well loved and worn. What I wanted to buy, but didn’t because when I delved into the length discovered it would be far too long for me was this dress: https://www.shopbop.com/eve-dress-saloni/vp/v=1/1502768916.htm?extid=affprg_linkshare_SB-QFGLnEolOWg&cvosrc=affiliate.linkshare.QFGLnEolOWg&sharedid=42352&subid1=QFGLnEolOWg-r8chtm5jW2gR1OVftkIdZw I still love it. Also, I would have happily purchased the black linen tee (and the camo pants shown with it) from & Other Stories, but the web site would not under any circumstances allow me to list my address as being in the United States. Tried three different times to no avail. Am I the only one who has trouble with this web site?!

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      Viajera
      13 Jun 2019
      12:21pm

      Oh, I am soooo sorry that happened to you!

      I have a huge pet peeve about dogs at the beach. I don’t know how things are where you live, but where I live, they are not allowed on most beaches. There are special beaches for them, and that is where they ought to be, if they must be at a beach.

      But on no occasion should someone allow their dog to *pee* on someone. What arrrre these people thinking? That is just wrong. And as always, I blame the human.

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    Kirstjen
    13 Jun 2019
    4:11pm

    I sustained a pretty significant injury to my right foot when I was 24 years old. I’m in my 50’s now. I’ve never been able to wear heels, unless I’m completely sedentary.
    I can tell you that there are LOTS of flat shoes, sandals and boots that provide support and stability. They are not usually ballet flats, however. You do not have to be confined to either ugly or painful footwear, but you do need a more substantial sole than a ballet flat usually provides. Just a little bit more is a huge help. I only wear flats, and I’ve got a pretty good list of flats with support. Eileen Fisher makes my favorite sandals. Pretty much any shoe with a cork footbed is a good bet- so Dansko, Naot, Birkenstock. Clarks, Merrells & other “sport” shoes. Joseph Seibel, Think!, AGL, Arche, Born, Ecco, Cole Haan, Sesto Meucci, Munro, M Gemi, Sorel, Aquatalia are others that are featured in my shoe wardrobe.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      14 Jun 2019
      2:53am

      Ooo! Thanks for the comprehensive list, Kirstjen. Believe me, my dogs are barkin’!

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    CJ
    13 Jun 2019
    3:00pm

    I’ve been searching for some vegan friendly/non-leather versions of the Day Glove flats forever. If anyone knows of one, please let me know–I’ll by them in every color!

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    Maryse
    13 Jun 2019
    5:01pm

    I admired the Sambarose sneakers when you first posted about them. I wear sneakers almost all of the time and on sale I couldn’t resist this time.

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    Kathi
    13 Jun 2019
    7:02pm

    So glad you featured the Everlane Day Glove in that blue, not sure how I missed those on website (didn’t know there were so many freaking awesome colors!!). I may have to sell some of my flats I no longer wear to clear out my closet & then get these & wear them until they fall apart. In regards to time going fast, winter stuck around here in Iowa – and from comments on this blog most of the country – way too long. And now that we have warmer weather, the days seem to be going by at light speed & July 4th is right around the corner. I read somewhere recently, that when you are a kid time goes slowly but as you age time seems to speed up. Wish I could remember where I read it so I could include link.

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    Rae
    13 Jun 2019
    7:39pm

    Love this post, so interesting. That Rag & Bone blazer is fantastic in both the camel and black. Anyone who purchased care to comment on whether they found it worth the money in quality / wearability?

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      Laura Schneider
      13 Jun 2019
      10:12pm

      I would love something similar with a lower (much lower) price tag! Any suggestions?

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    Mary
    13 Jun 2019
    12:40pm

    I also got the 6397 Mini Skinny and the cork-soled Clark’s Wedges, just in case anyone is interested.

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      Kim France
      13 Jun 2019
      6:40pm

      Are those cork-soled Clark wedges not the best, Mary?

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        Mary
        13 Jun 2019
        8:19pm

        They really are, Kim, and I’m beyond thrilled! They’re very fashionable, comfortable and provide much needed height.

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    lc
    14 Jun 2019
    12:36pm

    It’d be interesting to widen this out a bit and do a survey of what your readers have bought and love based on your recommendations, beyond the affiliate links. Or if their thinking about style — what they buy, how they wear it — has evolved due to GoaCa. It’s so interesting how you have become something like an independent fashion editor (and other stuff too), with a smaller but much more engaged audience. I hate the term influencer, which implies something shallow and social media based, but the relationship you and your readers have seems like the future of shopping/style, or one of them, and I’d love to know more about it.

    As an artist (the non-famous sort), I’ve always loved and studied fashion and style but can’t spend much on clothes and buy almost everything on markdown or at thrift stores. I’ve yet to purchase anything through your affiliate links, but I note your recommendations and have purchased things because you touted them, like the Vince Neela platform sneakers (found at Nordstrom Rack for half off) and the Vince chinos (thrift store designer sale for $28!!!). Both turned out to be fantastic pieces that I rely on heavily and not things I would have ended up with on my own. That brand is now on my radar, as are others that you champion, and I’ll continue to look for those at whatever price point I can manage at the moment. (If I find myself in a higher income bracket, Zero Maria Cornejo is definitely going to be seeing me!)

    I’m also coming around on button-up shirts and popovers, thanks to you. They always looked uptight and mom-ish on me — no dis on moms, just that it looked like I was wearing someone else’s clothing — but your choices are cool and relaxed. And although I’m really not an animal-print person, I’m thinking of digging out my faded purple leopard-print t-shirt from Commander Salamander and taking another look, if just to consider the possibilities.

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      Kim France
      15 Jun 2019
      1:28pm

      I’d love to let you all know which non-affiliate items sell, but sadly I have no way of tracking that.

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        lc
        15 Jun 2019
        7:10pm

        Yeah, no way to track that realtime, but you could do a SurveyMonkey, or just a call-out for comments; I’d bet a lot of your readers would be happy to share more. Anyway … I don’t mean to rag on about it. Just thinking that your influence (ugh, that word!) extends further than you might think, which is pretty cool.

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    Pamela Goldsteen
    14 Jun 2019
    8:14am

    Anyone who’s bought the Everlane skirt have feedback about sizing? There are no reviews up on their site.

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    Adrienne
    14 Jun 2019
    9:28am

    Where does the time go, people? I will give you my theory, Kim. When we’re young, life is all about “firsts” – first day of school, first time riding a bike, first pet, first kiss, first prom, first day of vacation. As we get older, our life starts to boil down to a routine and our life isn’t filled with as many firsts anymore. So, time flies! What you have to do, throughout your life, is add as many new “firsts” as possible, and time becomes about the anticipation of those firsts…and seems to stretch out. What do you think?

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    Lynn K Davis
    18 Jun 2019
    12:21pm

    I bought the Sambas in pale grey and white! My family teases me about my hip-hop footwear (did you know that they are actually indoor soccer shoes?) but I love them. Wore them to work yesterday with a t-shirt dress from Athleta. This may become my summer look!

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