We used to buy those tiny fabric knots to wear with the French-cuffed shirts we got at Thomas Pink, until a friend who’d made a move to a more relaxed lifestyle sold us her cufflink stash: beautiful, feminine cufflinks she’d collected over the years that turned out to be 200x easier to get through the darned holes. These cuffs were so beautiful AND so much easier to work with that we are never going back to those tiny fabric knots (for $10, too!) again. Today’s item of lust is Vivre’s collection of cufflinks. We’re fond of the clear rock crystal/jade combo, but we do note that they have them in rose quartz (which, in times past, was thought to increase one’s chances of finding love) and lapis lazuli (sometimes thought to be a stone of great power).
If well-made, conservative clothes is what you’re looking for, Brooks Brothers is always a safe place to go. Nothing there is earth-shattering, and it’s relentlessly preppy, but nothing there is going to offend anyone. There’s a number of great basics in the “Clearance” section (including a $300 4-ply Loro Piana cashmere sweater marked down to $111 after discount, hello!) and some great shoes. Use code “Friend56” at checkout for 25% off your entire order.
One of the things we’ll be doing on this site is looking at one piece of office-appropriate clothing each day, in a range of prices. Mondays will be sky’s-the-limit; Fridays will be “trying to get out of debt to quit.” Today’s find is a beautiful David Meister sheath dress in a happy blue. It’s knee-length, which is appropriate. When you buy it you shouldn’t buy it too tight — this thing will hug your body. I think it would be great paired with a khaki-colored jacket, or a navy or black cardigan. (Definitely cover the arms at the office, though — sleeveless is not appropriate unless the air conditioning is malfunctioning!