• What I bought: Augustinus Bader x Sofia Coppola $43 (!) lip balms

    What I bought: Augustinus Bader x Sofia Coppola $43 (!) lip balms

    Item(s): Augustinus Bader x Sofia Coppola The Tinted Balm in Shades 1, 2, and 3 Reason: I’ve tried Augustinus Bader’s lip balm before (and their Rich Cream, Cream, and Body Cream, lol). It’s one of those expensive lip balms where the formula is more, like, loose than say a stick of Burt’s Bees. You know…

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  • I chose my side on them | Margiela Tabi flats review

    I chose my side on them | Margiela Tabi flats review

    While my Sun (Cancer), Moon (Capricorn) & Rising (Virgo) signs, most posts on this site, and the Stanley Cup next to me might suggest differently: I do not conform to society’s expectations. … and I love the unexpected. That’s probably part of why Margiela’s Tabi shoes appeal to me so much. The larger part of…

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  • Super big, but super flattering | AGOLDE Jeans review

    Super big, but super flattering | AGOLDE Jeans review

    After my AGOLDE Parker shorts, I was totally sold on AGOLDE jeans. Those shorts were perfect. … but AGOLDE’s sizing? Super inconsistent. During Shopbop’s bi-annual sale, the lure of blue AGOLDE Riley Crop jeans and silver AGOLDE Nico jeans reeled me faster than any dazzling bobby.

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  • Sizing is different for each style, but… | a MOTHER Denim Review

    Sizing is different for each style, but… | a MOTHER Denim Review

    It’s hard for denim brands to differentiate themselves. … like they all sell the same thing — jeans. MOTHER denim though? There’s this air of California light that surrounds on them. You know the kind I’m talking about — that Echo Park Indie Princess California aura of, ummm, coolness. Fringe is cut by themself, fridge…

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  • Surprisingly cool | Loro Piana shoe review

    Surprisingly cool | Loro Piana shoe review

    I spend a lot of my time wondering why nice things are so expensive. From carpets for the living room to skincare and even a Venti Skinny Vanilla latte, everything costs a ludicrous amount of money these days. You could say it’s my Roman Empire, but I don’t want to give it that much credence.…

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  • What I bought: Sephora sale & a new trash can

    What I bought: Sephora sale & a new trash can

    Item(s): Prada Amber perfume, Clinique Black Honey, Glossier After Baume, and a new trash can Reason: I’ve been thinking about Prada’s Amber perfume since my bottle broke during a move in 2009. It’s a beautifully rich, yet fresh, but warm at the same time scent that makes me wonder why it took 15 years to…

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  • Forget what’s on the market | “Vintage” Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag Review

    Forget what’s on the market | “Vintage” Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag Review

    When you’re little, you think that being an “adult” will be so much fun. In your mind, it’s like, “I can jump on my bed, dye my hair blue, and eat junk food for dinner when I live on my own.” … and then once you get to “adulthood” it’s all knee pain, random grey…

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  • What I bought: Prada Fringe Tunic

    What I bought: Prada Fringe Tunic

    Item(s): Prada Spring/Summer 2007 (Look 11) Fringe Tunic Reason: I’ve wanted this top since it flew down the runway on Sasha P. in September 2006. It’s subtle, but catches the eye. It’s a statement, but oddly understated. … and Ashley Olsen wore it to, like, a gas station* in 2007. Un-employed 15/16 year old me…

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  • Trying to stay warm out here | Max Mara coat review

    Trying to stay warm out here | Max Mara coat review

    Maybe it’s because I’m a Cancer that I cling to the past. … but, I had this beautiful camel coloured peacoat that was given to me as a hand-me-down as a child from a family friend with impeccable taste. It had oversized lapels, horn buttons, and it fit me to a T. I wore it…

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  • The only Chanel classic flap handbag review you need to read

    The only Chanel classic flap handbag review you need to read

    This Chanel Classic Handbag review includes NEW 2024 prices.
 From high school graduation (pre-absurd price hikes) to graduating college (mid-price hikes) and turning 30 (just before the ridiculous price increase), a Chanel Classic Handbag has marked hallmarks in my life.
 … but when they start at $8,200 $9,600 $10,400 USD, I cannot say that you…

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