Things I bought, things I want


Alex Mill’s recycled denim chore jacket has historically come in a lot of good colors, but this red, which I believe is new, is just the best.

A lightweight, merino wool polo shirt that looks both easy and chic.

This bandana from Madewell comes in a ton of good colors and prints, and my favorite, of course, is this yellow one.

A super-breezy cotton dress that you could wear now on its own, and a bit later with tights and boots.

These wide leg jeans in crisp white are ideal for the waning days of summer.

I was checking out the sale at Tory Burch, who is not a designer who has ever interested me until this very season, and I found this excellent poplin leopard shirt, nicely marked down.

These trousers remind me of Carhartts, or the carpenter pants a lot of us wore in middle school, but cut for a woman.

And finally, these joggers look perfect for throwing on when it’s time to give the dog his morning walk.


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5 Thoughts on Things I bought, things I want
    15 Aug 2022

    One of your under 40 readers/listeners here! I have the Phoebe pants from Alex Mill in two colors–the Golden Khaki and an off-white which is no longer in stock. They fit my larger thigh/smaller waist situation well and are very versatile. The Golden Khaki is more of a neutral than you’d think, and I like wearing it with other colors too! I was hoping the Phoebe in denim would also be a win but alas, they seem to run small.


    15 Aug 2022

    I’m also not much for TB, but that is a good-looking shirt. I had a similar one from JCrew years ago that I wore to death and finally gave away.


    15 Aug 2022

    I have a few of those Madewell bandannas!!


    Betsy P
    15 Aug 2022

    That COS dress is amazing and going into a cart as I write. Also love the similar denim one on their site.

    Thansk Kim for the great ideas going into Fall. September is always hard.


    15 Aug 2022

    I’ve been eying that chore jacket. The red is, indeed, outstanding. Also, the bandana comes in a lovely green (Distant Grove) which is the color said to declare your support of women making their own decisions about their own bodies. (which is confusing––any green not the specific Distant Grove green––mercy)



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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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