Over the holidays, I stopped in at the Of A Kind pop-up shop, because: 1. It was right in my neighborhood and 2. I like to be supportive of people I like, and Of a Kind was co-founded by Erica Cerulo, who I worked with at Lucky. Like the Of a Kind site—which specializes in unearthing cool pieces by indie designers—the shop was full of extra-tempting items, and I bought this alpaca-blend sweater without even entering the dressing room, on the strength of how extra-soft and lightweight it was, and how much I liked that blue (it also comes in a very soft pink). So I had no way of knowing until the first time I wore it out of the house how preternaturally warm it is for a sweater of its weight, but it really is. Also, it’s also marked hugely down at the moment.
I love my blue Nili Lotan Tel Aviv jeans—they’re pretty much the perfect slouchy trouser jean—and have been searching for a black pair (they’ve been discontinued) for ages, and finally found them—marked way, way down, over at Barneys Warehouse (they have the blue ones too, BTW, also for cheap but not in quite so many sizes).
The next item isn’t something I purchased, but rather something that was gifted to me, by my ever-thoughtful mom, after I complained of insomnia: one of those weighted blankets everyone seems to be raving about. It didn’t 100% cure my sleeplessness—alas, nothing totally has—but it really helps, and I’m amazed that something so heavy isn’t suffocatingly hot, but it’s really not. Just super-cozy and somehow relaxing.
I’m seriously considering pulling the trigger on these green jeans—the hue is a fun departure from the usual blue or black, and comes off almost like a neutral.
I’d wear this embroidered top now with a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck underneath, and later on when it gets warmer all on its own.
The striped faux fur jacket is so fun and graphic.
I did a really stupid thing the other day, and spilled boiling hot water on top of my right foot while I was making pasta, which resulted in what I’m pretty certain is a second-degree burn. It hurt like a mother, and still hurts if I try to wear anything other than sneakers, which is problematic on two counts. One, because it’s pretty chilly around here these days, and sneakers aren’t the warmest, and two, because most sneakers don’t give you any height, and I crave height. So I’m considering these,which are toasty and faux fur lined, and which have a hidden wedge heel.
I also like these—which aren’t quite sneakers but look comfortable—and they have treads, which would be better when it snows.
I’m really digging silk tops at the moment because they’re so thin and therefore easy to layer under sweaters, which comes in handy when it’s Arctic out, and this one is very nearly perfect, what with its deep V-neck and nice clean lines.
And finally: this glittery pink cosmetics case is kind of a kick.