The Edit: Vince


While I rarely go into the Nolita store, they really do have a nice mix of everyday pieces and in good fabrics, too — lots of silk, cashmere, soft cotton. And it seems like lately they’ve moved on from just basics to clothes with a little more excitement going on, like this plaid dress that is very Marc Jacobs’ Perry Ellis grunge collection (which actually got him fired which is so funny to think about now). Super feminine with a tomboy twist. And super versatile, too. It’s a great summer staple, but also the perfect fall dress to layer with everything.

Here’s a pretty floral blouse that somehow manages to stay cool and un-girlie-girl. And while it’s not exactly a wild bargain, it’s made of 100% silk and is classic enough to wear for years.
This steel gray slip skirt is another great ’90s-ish piece — Professional enough for work, fun enough for weekends and, again, layered with tights and sweaters for fall.
A  cute, simple pump in the vein of Martiniano is even chicer in a rusty satin.
These jeans have such a cool shape: slightly baggy, but not too, with a good crop and the right dark wash.
 This striped cashmere sweater is the kind of thing that’s making me wish for even just one fall-like day.
A long slipdress  is way more versatile than you’d think. Works with booties, flip flops, alone, or with a turtleneck or  big cardigan,
And they really are spot-on with the vintage plaids this season, as seen in this classic button-down.



  • July 17, 2017

    Mary Helen

    I adore the plaid dress. I tried it on recently and so wanted it to work on me. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

  • July 17, 2017


    I, for one, have always loved Vince basics, so I’m not sure how I feel about this change. I noticed that some of the size range got smaller with the new look.

    • July 26, 2017


      Same! Vince has ALWAYS been my go-to and I could count on it to fit every time. Suddenly my usual mediums are too small–but my old stand bys still fit perfectly. Sigh.

  • July 18, 2017


    I liked Vince. This line-up is “meh”