Having always, always sought novelty, I do believe I’m starting to repeat myself. This is good, when it comes to life accoutrements, and I’m happy to have settled on what to wear and where to find it.
A short list below. (I’ve linked to the currently available products from above, and also my new sneakers not seen. If you’re curious about any of the other items below, just put the terms into the blog search up there in the top right hand corner and past posts with examples should magically appear. I appreciate your interest in my style. We do like to see how our cohort ornaments, do we not?)
- H&M sweatpants
- Designer sweatshirts/cheap sweatshirts in fun colors/sweatshirts that support causes
- Random tees from 3 decades (Bruce Springsteen may have to go soon, sadly)
- UNIQLO tees (for graphics. The Basquiats are my absolute favorite, but they do sell out quickly)
- J Crew tops (for the sophisticated colors, above)
- Eileen Fisher lantern pants: the ponte (above in brown), cotton pills too much
- Sneakers: current brand is HOKA and am finding them super comfortable and more stable than my old Nike Airs
- Comfortable not-sneakers: Paul Green, Grenson (above)
- GraeCove linen dresses
- J Crew bathing suits
- Haviana flipflops
- Mephisto wedge sandals
- UNIQLO down jackets
- MaxMara good coats
- Other jackets from Vince (above), J Crew, Barbour etc. For these I have no brand loyalty; they are determined by the set of trousers and shoes that I can comfortably wear; comfort being defined by identity presentation as much as the thickness of a sole.
- Cashmere/silk scarves
- Hiking and workout gear from hithah and thithah (said in a Boston accent for no particular reason)
That leaves dress-up stuff, the indulgences, the clothes and accessories that verge on art. Christopher Kane, Prada, Chanel, Loewe, Greyson and Jimmy Choo. Having bought these once, in the times of salary, no need to repeat. Such things tend to endure, both in ethos and material. I’m still wearing the Dries van Noten dress and my Gucci tiger slides, although not together because that would look weird.
Even skincare, notoriously something I’ll snag in hopes of solving something unsolvable, I’ve begun to rebuy. To the items in this post I’ve just added the expensive neck cream from Brian+MW and I’m both pleased and annoyed that it actually seems to firm up the crepe. I’m waiting for the next Sephora sale to rebuy the Tatcha cream, Drunken Elephant soap and Cipacair. However, important note, this time I will buy the mini Cipacair. Product in the large size starts to separate before it’s finished.
Oh, wait, one thing I haven’t settled on, concealer. Turns out that even with the Cicapair I would like something for extra coverage here and there. Any recommendation?
I do not, however, want to give up novelty in thought.
I’ll be taking August off. Partly to frolic, partly to think. I’ve reached the querying stage for my romance, and I want to take a little time to consider my next long-form writing project, which doesn’t exist yet except in fragments like confetti on the wind. I’ll also be thinking about the blog, so if there’s anything you’d like to read, any topics you’d like my peculiar take on, requests happily received.
BTW, yes I did photoshop a black rectangle to cover something not mine to show in the photo above. The sheer creative novelty astounds. I left my pile of Havianas, Birkenstocks and beat-up Glerups because this is all as true as I can make it.
Have an excellent weekend and may your August be absolutely glorious, my friends.
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