This week, we recommend all of the essentials: pajama sets, a brand new erotica series from Badlands books, and leopard prints.
I recently bought a pajama set for myself and am now firmly in the pajama set camp. Here is a lovely heart pair from Wildfox that would help make your bedtime so much more luxurious.
I am reading Lorrie Moore’s short story collection Birds of America right now and would like to discuss this with everyone.
Everlane is so hip right now. This Everlane backpack has been on the collective Tonic shopping list for a while. It comes in a few colours and they sell out quick.
Badlands books just launched a new erotic literature series. Their first three books are out and I will leave you with the synopsis offered for How to Train Your Virgin, “The queen of a mythical realm realizes that her king now prefers the bodies of inexperienced human virgins to her own. His insatiable appetite threatens the kingdom and everything the queen holds dear. She plots to seduce and deflower the two humans the king favors, but her plans backfire in spectacular fashion. What will become of her marriage? Her kingdom? Her virgins?”
If you’ve never heard of Asos Marketplace, then I apologize for introducing you in the middle of a work day. You probably won’t get anything productive done for some time and we will not judge you for that. I am in love with this vintage floral midi dress.
I recently read a simple rule for elegant no-fuss dressing: wear flats with anything above the knee and heels with any hemline that falls below. In that vein, I would love a pair Keds with a mini skirt for spring. Or with some printed high waisted shorts. Or, the exception that proves the rule, with a black maxi dress. These lilac Keds are versatile enough for all occasions.
This week, I bought a membership to Longreads. For $3 or more per month, you get full access to their archives, which means all the longform reading you could ever dream of.
As Rachel Zoe has said, every woman should own something in a leopard print. I wish my one leopard print item was this Rag & Bone leopard print blazer.
I almost did not put this item on the list as the price tag is just so beyond, but I wanted everyone to see this and know that it exists. It’s from Tabandeh, where I will be spending all of the money I get from the first screenplay that E and I sell. This pearl skull necklace is clearly aspirational.
PS: The photo at the top of the post was taken at the National Arboretum last spring.