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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 5/3/13

2013 May 3

The sun is out and it’s Friday, which means I’ve got an iced coffee and treated myself to a bagel (with peanut butter!) for breakfast. Life is good, and I’ve got a fun weekend ahead–it’s Joe’s birthday on Sunday! And now, links!

Best of the Looks:

I love Kayley of Sidewalk Ready’s flowy white dress with tan accents and wedges–perfect summer neutrals.

This style manual for employees of Abercrombie & Fitch makes my head hurt.

Some truly amazing prom photos of celebrities.

I loved reading this BookRiot post about Daisy’s diamonds in the Great Gatsby movie–I’m getting SO EXCITED for this movie!

Choosing the right sunglasses with the Effortless Chic.

Best of the Books:

A tale of one year without the Internet. It’s not what you think.

A round-up of NYC’s best bookstores.

The case of the American Women Novelists category at Wikipedia.

Beautiful bookplates by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

At Ploughshares, a call for new punctuation.

The family of writers. 


Happy weekend, all!


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  1. May 4, 2013

    In regards to the A&F dress codes: I don’t actually think they’re that bad! We had to learn that cuff at J.Crew (and styled hanging shirts with it), and they had a fairly strict policy about the “third piece.” We had a little looser definition of looking “on-brand,” but that just meant that I had to have several conversations with employees about what was and was not acceptable. (No, you can’t wear an Armani Exchange logo T under your cardigan.)

    A&F’s is obviously more rigid, but since they use their employees as “models,” it seems pretty in-line with their overall brand mission. Which, subjectively, is hideous and stupid, but from a retail standpoint, I can see where they’re coming from.

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