Things I did not buy this week

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What is it about red booties that is suddenly so appealing to me? Not sure, but I do think these are stellar. Here’s something similar but cheaper.

And I’m kind of into the notion of white booties too, and think these, from Everlane, are pretty sharp.

I could see wearing this sweetly feminine leopard print blouse with skinny black trousers.

There’s something kind of appealingly 90s about a leather jean jacket.

And I am forever a sucker for a good faux fur jacket, and this one is so lovely: nice and fluffy and well-cut.

I like black jeans, but not when they’re pitch black, and these have more of a charcoal-y hue. I also appreciate that they’re not high-waisted.

 

I love the nubby texture of this jacket, and it’s pretty well-priced.

I like kicking around in sneakers, but I hate taking a hit on height with my footwear. This pair has a platform sole that’s subtler than most platform sneakers.

I want this perfect pinstriped blazer so badly I could cry: first of all because the pinstripes are so spiff and would dress up jeans and a tee beautifully, but also because it’s a nice shrunken-but-not-too-shrunken shape.

I like neither turtlenecks nor wide sleeves, and yet something about this top appeals.

 

 

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17 Thoughts on Things I did not buy this week
    Hanna
    8 Oct 2018
    5:49am

    These red booties are just stunning.

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    Tamara
    5 Oct 2018
    9:41am

    Laughing because my Banana Republic leather “jean jacket” from the 90s is still and has always been a great fall staple…glad I never got rid of it!! Also from the same era: a cognac colored whip-stich trimmed leather blazer that’s still fabulous…Buttons long gone but maybe I should find a cute one and have it put on…

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      Mamavalveeta03
      5 Oct 2018
      11:47am

      Smart move! You can find good buttons, easy peasy!

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      Viajera
      5 Oct 2018
      3:14pm

      I guess there is no way, but I’d love to see a photo of the blazer. It sounds cute.

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        Tamara
        8 Oct 2018
        9:52am

        Banana republic circa a million years ago https://goo.gl/images/1Nd8eq

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          Viajera
          8 Oct 2018
          10:59am

          Very cute!! Thanks for the link!

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    Alix
    5 Oct 2018
    10:19am

    If you want something so bad you could cry, you should get it. Buy that blazer!

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    Rae
    5 Oct 2018
    10:23am

    Perhaps the appeal of the wide sleeved turtleneck is actually the model? She models for my usual online haunts: Madewell, Sezanne, Everlane and I have noticed that I want to order everything she wears. She is so beautiful and looks comfortable, effortless in her clothes — clearly she is VERY good at her job because she has sold me a lot of clothes!

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    Michele
    5 Oct 2018
    10:32am

    You know, that Rebecca Taylor leopard print blouse looks a lot like this one from Mango Violeta, which I have. The shading and collar are different but it’s very similar around the general cut, the sleeves, the neckline. I have the Violeta one and like it very much. https://shop.mango.com/us/plus-size/shirts-blouses/animal-print-blouse_21010941.html

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    Mary
    5 Oct 2018
    12:25pm

    Loving the blazer too. Looks beautiful and not too constrictive.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    5 Oct 2018
    11:45am

    I’m really into red booties right now, too, Kim. I call it “The Anine Bing Factor,” since it started for me when I first began following her on her website and saw the cutest booties in a multitude of colors – but she was wearing red, and let’s face it, she’s the best brand ambassador for her own stuff. I’ve held off so far, but they may turn into a Christmas request!

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    kimberly
    5 Oct 2018
    12:13pm

    Damn you! Damn youuuuuuuuuuuuuu (haha joking of course)
    You have been killing it and I bought those Birkenstock boots from last week, now I want half of this stuff too
    And with those red boots its the shape as well that makes them so good

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      Viajera
      5 Oct 2018
      3:19pm

      Birkenstock boots? How did I miss those? What day was that?

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        kimberly
        7 Oct 2018
        11:35am

        It was on the Sept. 27th Shopbop family sale post – Birkenstock chelsea booties (got them and had to exchange for next size down they ran large, but love)

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          Viajera
          8 Oct 2018
          11:00am

          Wow, I will have to go back and look at those.

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    c.w.
    5 Oct 2018
    8:32am

    I’m in my can’t-order-anything phase of my east coast stay since I head back to Texas soon and I don’t want to risk any orders arriving here when I’m there. However, if I were ordering it would be the sneaks––love the subtle platform!–– and the turtleneck, but NOT in the Halloween black and orange stripes, but the ivory combo instead.

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    Joannawnyc
    9 Oct 2018
    9:13am

    I have seen that Madewell turtleneck (in ivory) both on campus and at my 40th HS reunion, so I think it has wide appeal!

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