Things I bought, things I want


I’ve got a pretty random assortment of items for you today, starting with these army green pants from J. Crew, which are soft and slouchy and kind of ideal.

A new caftan from Emerson Fry is always cause for celebration, and this pink print is so happy and poppy and fun.

Also from Emnerson Fry: this sweet hippie girl top in a really rich purple—not a color I typically love, but it’s so good here.

A leopard print jacket that’s great for the cool nights we’re still having.


I like the slight platforms on these sandals, and if you don’t like the silver as much as I do, they come in like a zillion other colors.

Converse platform low-tops made of leather: summer perfection.

Here’s a cute and easy tee dress that’ll only run you 50 clams.

This shirt dress from Universal Standard comes in a few good colorways, but I’m partial to this grassy green.

And finally: a chambray shirt fabricated to be light enough to wear all summer.



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5 Thoughts on Things I bought, things I want
    26 May 2022

    Thanks for throwing in the “50 clams” comment — made me happy as a clam. Interesting thing about the pic of the J.Crew pants, I actually love that jacket and those fisherman’s sandals even more! Had to hunt down the jacket, it is a special collab between J.Crew and Cassi Namoda. It’s weird how that pattern makes the jacket look thicker than a linen jacket. It really looks much better in that pic with the pants than on its own product page.
    Re: fisherman’s sandals, I’ve loved the trend coming up in the past few years and I’d been deliberating and deliberating for over a month (trying to minimize the impulsive buys). I finally gave in and ordered the Everlane fisherman’s sandal version that I’ve been drooling over since March. Cross my fingers. That’s Not My Age had a fisherman’s sandals post that pushed me over the edge finally.
    Speaking of denim/chambray tops, I’m also looking for an extremely light blue (like a hint of blue) wash, soft over-size button-down (or button-front depending on your region) shirt. I had found one that seemed perfect on Madewell, but the last one n stock sold out just as I added it to my bag. There’s a Citizens of Humanity one that’s great too but it’s $198(!) on Anthropologie. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ve been hunting for a while and it doesn’t help that long-sleeve shirts are now getting cleared out for summer stock.


    26 May 2022

    That bright green shade is EVERYWHERE this summer and I’m here for it!


    Betsy P
    26 May 2022

    I have the J Crew pants and they are indeed soft and the fabric is really lightweight. Prefect for summer in the south.


      26 May 2022

      Those pants have been in my shopping cart for months and I finally am buying them now. Plus another pair that were also in the cart. 30 percent off SUMMER code. It’s the little things…


    26 May 2022

    I have a version of those Beek sandals and they are so uncomfortable! It could be the shape of my foot, and it makes me very very sad, but I can’t wear them. So try them on if you can, and I hope they work for you! They are very chic. Love all these pics, love your blog, and love the podcast!



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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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