Things I bought, things I want

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I just pulled the trigger on these corduroys from Mother Denim; they come in a few good autumnal colors, but I finally went for this yellowish brown.

I’ve very much got cords on the brain right now, and am pretty intrigued by this wide leg pair. The patch pockets are kind of fun and retroish, and the army green is nicely neutral.

One final bit of corduroy: these chinos look so comfortable and chill.

I need some new cotton oxford shirts, and like that this one comes in a ton of good colorways, has a cool boxy fit, and rings in at just $80.

Here’s another good oxford that costs a tiny bit more, but also comes in other iterations—though I’m partial to these blue-and-ecru stripes.

A cotton/wool blend sweater that’s super-sportif, and ideal for transitional weather.

This bag is by no means cheap, but it reminds me of Isabel Marant bags that go for easily twice as much.

And here’s a practical and chic bag that I really, really want.

During Covid, I transitioned from underwire bras to bralettes, and I am perfectly happy with that decision on all fronts except one: bralettes can be kind of unsexy. But this one from Fleur du Mal, looks as easy to wear as it is hot.

Why not a furry and oversized pink patch pocket cardigan, I ask you?

 

 

 

 

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    cw
    30 Aug 2022
    1:57pm

    Oh; cords-how I love thee”! Great post: Kim?!

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    GG
    30 Aug 2022
    10:05am

    Kim, I like the list. And I hope that you had a great trip, too. But you’ve made a minor mistake in this sentence: “The patch pockets are kind of fun and retroish, and the army green is nicely neutral,” You’ve used a comma instead of a period. The editor in me can’t control my ability to spot errors. I don’t mean it to come across as critical. Just wanted to let you know.

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      Viajera
      31 Aug 2022
      12:15pm

      I thought it might be at least partly tongue in cheek? I found it a tiny bit amusing. Like, here is my new friend GG sharing her ocd with me, and – although I am not good enough at grammar to share it – that’s more of an aspiration – I do have lots of other (less useful) foibles. Who doesn’t have at least one foible?? … … … And then there was the part where GG wrote, “I don’t mean it to come across as critical.” So there’s that. … … … Still, it is great that people are so protective of Kim. One of the many things I like about this place is that people do tend to say what’s on their mind a bit more than in some other places. As long as they are polite, I see this as a positive. And it reflects *very* well on Kim that she hasn’t tried to squelch us. She’s not a squelcher! (I wish I could think of a better word for that. Gargoyle, more coffee!! … ) (The gargoyle is always me.)

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      Tahe
      30 Aug 2022
      12:43pm

      Is it really necessary to call out Kim on such a minor and inconsequential detail? Gee whiz.

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        Aviva Goldberg
        30 Aug 2022
        2:29pm

        Since Kim has a professional background in an industry where proper punctuation is important, maybe she cares about appearance. I’d appreciate it if a reader courteously pointed an error out. “Gee whiz.”

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          Tahe
          30 Aug 2022
          7:21pm

          The best of us have all made spelling and punctuation errors, and I’m one of those people who practically see mistakes in neon. This is a blog, not an article in a magazine. It’s one thing to point out if a link doesn’t work (or worse, the time someone pointed out that Brigitte Bardot on a t-shirt was a bad idea) , but a simple mistake like an accidental brush of the wrong key can be overlooked by the rest of us.

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    Elisabeth
    30 Aug 2022
    11:21am

    Oh, Kim, you are hitting me in the fall feels, even though it’s going to be hot as blazes where I live for at least two more months! But a GOACA can dream, right? Snapped up that boxy Oxford 😀

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    Maryse
    30 Aug 2022
    11:29am

    I love the boxy Oxford and that zip sweater but both Everlane and COS should have a wider size range. If J Crew can do it so can they.
    And I love that saddle ish bag and those patch pocketed cords. Those take me back!!

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    Viajera
    30 Aug 2022
    12:08pm

    Another fun post today!! I say “yes” to booooth the fuzzy sweaters!! And the printed sweater at the bottom of the pink sweater page looks nice too. It sounds like the cream one is gone already. … … … As for the Cos corduroy pants, whyyyyy do they call them straight when it is clearly a tapered leg? And, can you have a corduroy khaki? (Maybe you can. I am just wondering.) … … … It peeves me a bit when sites don’t give me the choice of how much they’re going to spy on me. Harrumph. But other than that, I dig those shoes in the Mother photo. Annnnd the pants.

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      Julie
      30 Aug 2022
      3:38pm

      Thank you for voicing my frustration with the “straight” tapered leg!

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      lc
      31 Aug 2022
      7:31am

      To people who came of age during the long era of skinny jeans, any pants that aren’t skinny is straight leg. Skirt length is another place. When did knee length become midi? That used to refer to something between knee and full length.

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        Viajera
        31 Aug 2022
        12:18pm

        Oooh, interesting – I hadn’t thought of that.

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        lc
        31 Aug 2022
        7:32am

        edit: are straight leg, not is. ooiks.

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    Kelly
    30 Aug 2022
    12:10pm

    I bought the wide-leg Colette pants in linen after you wrote about them not this summer but last, and they’ve been my favorite summer pants; I get so many compliments on them!–and they are so easy, cute, and comfortable. I will definitely be buying the fall version in corduroy. As for the Claire V bag, I want it so badly!…sigh… Thanks for a great list! xo K

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    Mamavalveeta03
    30 Aug 2022
    12:34pm

    I’m always intrigued by cords come Fall, but I never wear them as much as I think I will. Maybe I’ll just admire them from afar. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t pick up that Everlane boxy Oxford when it was on-sale and I had a credit to use!

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    C.D.
    30 Aug 2022
    12:55pm

    That cheerful, fuzzy pink cardi is just what I need to get through winter, my least favorite season. Thanks for finding it.

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    Leanne
    30 Aug 2022
    4:57pm

    Oooh, those Maeve moss cords! And that COS sweater is pretty boss. Do I have the legs and neck for either item? I’m not sure. But I plan to find out. Great list!

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    Leah
    30 Aug 2022
    7:18pm

    That purse and the first cords are perfect! Thankyou!
    What I’m actually dying to know about are the sandals in the first pic. They don’t seem to mention them on the website for the cords they are posted with. Any ideas on their brand?

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