hit ’em high


I hit ’em high, hit ’em high, hit ’em high




These are incredibly comfortable jeans. Pseudo-jean legging things. I don’t uniformly love a high waist (not every time, not in every context), but I really like these. At one point I was going on about back pockets and proportions, and these pockets are, to me, a great size. (I also really like these jeans pocket-wise, the pockets of which are even more square). Larger back pockets, if anything, make my ass look bigger, more generous—as does a high waist—, which I like. Small back pockets do not make it look any smaller (no one is fooled by this ploy), which I don’t want anyway*, and they look immature and useless besides.

*I want it to look…not small. Like, a handful. I have no time for jeans that are not on board with this goal.



Express Stella high waist leggings, Eric Michael boots, Urban Outfitters plaid shirt, Banana Republic trench (thrifted), necklace via asos, J Crew belt, Mulberry bag (thrifted), Fossil watch. On the lips: Milani lipstick in Naturally Pink, much blotted and with Smith’s Rosebud Salve over top. On the cheeks: Michael Kors bronzer and Tom Ford blush in Love Lust, which will tell you about soon. It’s gorgeous, just a bit more muted/sophisticated than the (otherwise very similar) Japonesque blush I like so much.


I’ve been wearing my hair down more, too. Not as inconvenient as I was remembering. Hm. Don’t faces look totally different at 10′ vs 2′ away? The whole architecture of the face seems to change.



p.s. I’m giving away one of these Designsix ‘love’ necklaces this week. Just leave a comment below to enter! Open internationally, winner will be chosen randomly next Monday 4/14/14 at 10pm EST and informed through disqus. Good luck!

weekend distraction: Caroline de Maigret for Madewell

I am utterly charmed by Madewell’s Fall 2013 campaign, and it is chiefly due to the model, Caroline de Maigret.

A lot of the looks are great, too (the styling is spot on trend in a relaxed, foolproof way), and as simple as they promise to be, but I don’t think I would have given them a second look if it were not for the severe, sublime architecture of this face. Oh, she’s Parisian, too.  Naturellement.

[You can also check out her interview.]

This campaign is a reminder for me of how powerful the presence of the model can be. It is making me take another look at Madewell not because I care about the pieces but because I’m so impressed with their choice of de Maigret.




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