Things I bought, things I want

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I haven’t done one of these posts in a while because I really have been trying not to buy much, but I found the siren song of the Zero+Maria Cornejo sale to be irresistible, and picked up this short-sleeved cardigan that I wear even as I type.

I was recently accused of having very basic taste in earrings, because I always wear the same old small hoops, day after day. So I’m thinking I might mix things up a bit, and these pearl earrings from Ted Meuhling are just so elegant.

This tote packs down to nothing, and is perfect if you’re the type of person who acquires too much when she travels to fit it all in her suitcase.

Just a really chic little faux fur jacket at a decent price.

This is a pretty simple top, but I like how it’s sort of peasant-y without being at all hippie-ish.

This zebra-stripe cashmere sweater pleases the part of me that knows I peaked, style-wise, some time in the 80s.

Just a cute jaguar-print sweatshirt for lounging about.

I wear my black No.6 clog boots constantly, and they are currently looking quite beaten up in that way that even a trip to the shoe repair can’t fix. So I’m thinking of replacing them, but with this navy pair. Thoughts?

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    Susanna
    28 Nov 2018
    8:06am

    Re the No. 6, do the navy! I retired a pair of shearling ones in brown aviator last year (after 8 years of wear!) and have been feeling the lack in my closet ever since. I’ve been eyeing the navy shearling and somehow to me it just feels a little fresher than the black.

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    c.w.
    28 Nov 2018
    9:05am

    Love the string tie peasant/not hippie blouse, but those strings would be in my soup, my coffee, my toothpaste etc. etc. etc.

    Yes to the No.6 Navy clogs.

    I can’t “do” pearls because Barbara Bush ruined them for me, but if I could I think those earrings are lovely.

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    CC
    28 Nov 2018
    9:15am

    That faux fur is terrific- I’ve never seen such a good one, and it seems ethically made and US/NYC made. Dammit I am tempted!

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    Jai
    28 Nov 2018
    10:43am

    Just wanted to let you know that I purchased my first pair of No 6 clog boots in black because of you! After reading your posts for a couple of years praising these boots, I went for it and I am thrilled with them! Thanks for pointing out timeless quality design and not just hyping the latest trends.

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    Joannawnyc
    28 Nov 2018
    11:25am

    I think I had that zebra sweater in the 80s! Only it was acrylic and the stripes were metallic 😉

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    Cheryl
    28 Nov 2018
    11:43am

    I like the clog boots. Got for it.

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    Cheryl
    28 Nov 2018
    11:43am

    Sorry: that was “GO” for it.

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    Sally
    28 Nov 2018
    11:53am

    can you do a post about no 6 clog boots and esp sizing? i want to pull the trigger but those things are expensive and i am intimidated by everyone saying the sizing is off. i have big clompy feet that don’t need to be emphasized lol

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      sarah j
      28 Nov 2018
      12:28pm

      I like the navy boots a lot. I have the same pair in brown that I wear to death, but they are definitely “rustic” looking. I think the navy is much more spiffy and it’s dark enough to be very neutral.

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      sarah jones
      28 Nov 2018
      12:32pm

      Oops, did not mean my other comment to go to you! I will say that, as far as sizing goes, No. 6 plays by its own rules. I’m usually a 39 in most brands and wear a 41 in No. 6. If you have a high instep at all, some styles just won’t work period, in my unfortunate experience.

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      Kim France
      28 Nov 2018
      1:01pm

      In my personal experience, I just have to go up one size at No. 6, and that’s pretty consistent across purchases. But I know you and others have had different experiences, so go figure.

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        c.w.
        28 Nov 2018
        3:54pm

        Thank you for this Kim & Sarah Jones, I’ve been so tempted to order, but was concerned about size. Also one of those folks with a high arch––and super bony top of my foot––ergo many boots simply won’t fit. Cowboy boots are the worst!

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      Tiffany Hutton
      28 Nov 2018
      5:51pm

      I found the sizing to be fine. I have two pairs and I adore them!

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      Maureen
      29 Nov 2018
      11:38am

      You should get in touch with no.6 about sizing. I have a few different pairs and wear a slightly different size in each model. I have 38s and 39s. My 39s in shearling are a bit too small, but the 39s in the other models are a bit too big. I wish I had taken the time to talk to them before just ordering.

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    Andrea
    28 Nov 2018
    12:37pm

    you can never go wrong with a pair of no.6 shoes in my opinion 😉

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    Amie
    28 Nov 2018
    3:00pm

    oh i looooove that short sleeved cardigan. Will be perfect for a summer of b-feeding as I have ahead of me. Only problem is the price :(…

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    Melissa
    28 Nov 2018
    3:22pm

    I love those boots. For those interested in a cheaper version, Dansko has a great pair in a few colors (I’m wearing green ones): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR0UOM2/ref=twister_B00OVU0KA0?th=1

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      AK
      29 Nov 2018
      10:00am

      Comfortable?

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    Amy
    28 Nov 2018
    5:26pm

    I do not understand what a short sleeved cardigan is for – or a short sleeved sweater if I’m completely honest. If I’m cold enough to need a sweater for my torso; my arms would be too cold for short sleeves. Are you just hot natured?

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      Kim France
      28 Nov 2018
      9:14pm

      It’s all in the layering, Amy.

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    Gablesgirl
    28 Nov 2018
    8:23pm

    My Longchamp has been a lifesaver when traveling, especially at French drug stores! I upgraded to the expandable.

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      Leslie
      28 Nov 2018
      9:20pm

      I just got the first pair of navy shoes probably since grade school and am in love- I can’t believe how much stuff they match. Also, I too wear 1″ hoops year-in and year-out, I sleep in them, I forget they are there. Sometimes I try to liven things up and it works for a bit, then I just wander back to my old comfortable hoops. I might need new comfortable hoops?

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    AK
    29 Nov 2018
    10:36am

    Has anyone tried Troentorpe clogs, specifically the boots?

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      Sue
      29 Nov 2018
      5:59pm

      I have Troentorp clogs (though not boots). I found them at a clothing tag sale for $60 a few years ago and wear them endlessly. They’re heavy (those steel toes) but comfortable. I think I like them more than my Dansko’s. I’m happy to try to answer a specific question, if you have one.

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        AK
        30 Nov 2018
        2:37am

        Super! How is the sizing compared to Dansko? Ok for high arches? Comfortable and light enough to walk around A LOT?!

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          Viajera
          30 Nov 2018
          2:52am

          Are clogs better for high arches, or does it depend on the brand?

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