Things I bought, things I want

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I know we just had a whole post on black jeans, but then I went and bought these good boyfriend jeans  from R13, a brand I’ve kind of been over lately, but then I saw these and was too intrigued not to try them on. I like the high-but-not-too-high waist (I know I always say that, but it’s important to me) and the slightly cropped leg. R13 costs a fortune, so check out this pair from Madewell if you’re interested in something similar but cheaper.

How perfect is this Anine Bing fleece? The leather details really make it, but the colors are also outstanding.


Everybody’s beginning to show spring clothes, and while I’m far from ready for that, I do keep seeing items that appeal to me, like these easy army green pants that just look like you could spend your whole weekend (or vacation) in them.

I think this utility shirt is really snappy, and would be so perfect for layering. In the spring, I’d wear it as a jacket.

I am so deepy tempted to order this adorable mini-tote from Kule for my trip to Los Angeles—I always feel like I’m not wearing enough color when I’m there, and this would perk things up so much,.

I think the print on this unbelievable polo shirt would look so great peeking out from under a blazer.

I may have to walk over to the Vince store on Prince Street to check out this white striped popover, because it looks like a good top for Los Angeles, maybe even for the plane. It’s nicely polished but also a little slouchy, and looks like it would be really comfortable.

I don’t usually wear a lot of white shirts when it’s cold out, but they’ve been on my mind lately, for whatever reason, and this one has such feminine details for a menswearish shirt.

Here’s another Vince top I feel I must venture to their store and see for myself about. Such an elegant dark floral.

This tennis sweater is such an old-school classic, and reminds me of one my dad wore in the 70s.

Such a fun messy polka dot print on this blouse.

I’ve got concerns about the fit of this leather shirtdress—it looks awfully boxy—but I’m also intrigued. It’s well-priced, for a leather dress, and I really like the shirt collar and almost kimono-ish sleeves.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    13 Feb 2020
    12:27pm

    Thanks for the less expensive alternatives, as always!

    I read The NY Times article about the “golden age” at Condé Nast and I’m thinking about you, Kim. We think you’re ACES.

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      Kim France
      13 Feb 2020
      2:11pm

      Aw thanks, Val.

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    junglesiren
    13 Feb 2020
    1:08pm

    Great collection. I want it ALL! That leather dress is so simple and gorgeous.

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    Dana
    13 Feb 2020
    12:43pm

    Over R13? Why??? I hoard my boy skinnies.

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      Kim France
      13 Feb 2020
      2:11pm

      I think their classic jeans are good, but there’s a lot of this lately: https://rstyle.me/+LuDs5Yh0C5wo8eukl8FQSg

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        Dana
        14 Feb 2020
        11:41am

        Oh yeah I ignore those. They seem like more like a stunt than like clothing.

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        Heather
        13 Feb 2020
        3:29pm

        Indeed, that is horrifying.

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        Mary
        13 Feb 2020
        3:49pm

        Holy crow!

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        c.w.
        13 Feb 2020
        4:12pm

        But they’re only $695!?!?!?!? (I for real laughed out loud at that photo.)

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        maia
        13 Feb 2020
        11:34pm

        those are for your trip to Japan, all Harajuku

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        Jennifer Zinn
        14 Feb 2020
        7:42pm

        Seriously, WHAT THE HELL are those? I wouldn’t wear them if you PAID me $695.

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    Kathi
    13 Feb 2020
    1:41pm

    Excellent post. Love the oversized cowboy shirt shown with the R13 boyfriend jeans!! Kim, I please challenge you to find a less expensive alternative, especially with the elbow lengthish sleeves. I was in a store this morning & it brightened my day to see some spring clothes as the colors just popped. Even though it is 7 degrees here today, I am jonesing for the army pants and the Vince dark floral is supreme.

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    Kristen
    13 Feb 2020
    11:54am

    I always have a hard time finding the perfect black jeans. The R13’s look amazing. I see R13 on sale at GILT for $99/pair and many black! So I ordered 3!

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    Caryn
    13 Feb 2020
    9:01am

    I own those R13 jeans and couldn’t agree more – the rise is perfect.

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    c.w.
    13 Feb 2020
    10:17am

    The R13’s are great, but I have to say I’m not opposed to the Madewells. And that Vince messy polka dot blouse is sooooo good. I have three (yes, 3) pair of green pants which I purchased last year and are very similar to the ones you show––I wore and wore and wore them all summer long and plan to do that all over again when the weather turns warm. Highly recommend.

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    Debra K
    13 Feb 2020
    11:10am

    Leather shirtdress is an oxymoron 🙂

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      Kim France
      13 Feb 2020
      12:25pm

      I’m confused, why?

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        Debra K
        13 Feb 2020
        4:10pm

        I think of shirtdresses as a light thing to wear in the summer so the idea of having one in leather gave me pause. I recently saw a woman wearing one at a very sunny daytime event (in LA) and it looked uncomfortable on a warm day. Maybe it works better at night or in a colder climate? (I was trying to be funny about it but sometimes things get lost in translation! Apologies all around!)

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    Mary
    13 Feb 2020
    11:12am

    I’m liking those R13s very much. They are super expensive but I live in jeans.

    I’m really coming around to a high waist though, I’ve got to say. It has taken many, many tries to get it right but I think I’m almost there.

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    Heather
    13 Feb 2020
    3:29pm

    Love that zigzag polo in such spring-y colors.

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    Praleen
    13 Feb 2020
    7:48pm

    The tote is so great Kim, treat yourself! Use the wild success of the podcast as the reason! It’s perfect!

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    patricia
    17 Feb 2020
    3:45pm

    GAP girlfriend jeans are very well fitting and exceedingly affordable…in black and dark denim. They are a real find and way under 100.00. unfinished hem, mid-rise. surprisingly great.

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