wardrobe

  • make-believe: lazy river.

        A quiet canoe trip down a meandering river? Worth every blister you might get. And a far cry from absent-mindedly taking the wrong subway train during your morning commute. If you can…

    July 31, 2017 7 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sleepwear.

    I’ve been sleeping in my underwear for the last month because it’s summertime and in summertime I sleep in my undies. But before I actually climb into bed, between the hours of, say, 8pm and…

    July 26, 2017 46 Comments
  • an affordable wardrobe with thredup.

    This post is sponsored by thredUP, a secondhand shopping website selling like-new clothes. I’ve said it before: When it comes to clothes, I’m mostly a terrible secondhand shopper. Despite knowing the relative environmental and financial benefits…

    July 18, 2017 23 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: culottes.

    Here’s a helpful thing on the road to a lean closet: clothing that can perform two functions instead of one. Enter, culottes. (Koo-lots.) Not quite a skirt, not just pants. Dress them up or…

    June 28, 2017 47 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: skirts.

    As some of you might recall, I’ve got a four-month old milk monster at home. A benevolent monster, but still. Last week I went through my closet and removed from it all of the pieces…

    May 31, 2017 24 Comments
  • simple stuff: hangers.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    May 22, 2017 51 Comments
  • a spring giveaway with bridge & burn.

    This giveaway is sponsored by Bridge & Burn, makers of classic apparel for men and women. In a week when we’re off traveling, to the Pacific Northwest of all places, it felt particularly fitting…

    April 25, 2017 44 Comments
  • spring things with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a favorite source for ethically made essentials for modern women. Hello! Hi. It’s springtime. (So says the calendar.) I’ve been coaxing things along with a little indoor and outdoor bulb…

    April 4, 2017 19 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sweatshirts

    The ultimate minimalist wardrobe trick? Feeling comfortable in your own skin, er, sweatshirt. I’ve said before that the biggest indicator of whether something is going to have staying power in my wardrobe is its…

    March 21, 2017 43 Comments
  • make-believe: springtime

     The past week or two has felt like something of a make-believe spring in Brooklyn. We’ve had unseasonably warm days flanked by seasonably chilly ones. Bodegas are filled with daffodil blooms, tree pits are…

    March 1, 2017 16 Comments