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A very-nineties leather mini dress in ballet-slipper pink? Daaaaang, Veda! You on it. —erica

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A patterned chambray Kiriko tie? LOVE. I’m sure you’re shocked. —erica

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Couple Up: Mandy Moore and Zach Braff

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When these two broke up, Mandy Moore wrote, oh, most of an album, Wild Horses, about him. Sample lyrics: “And I know you loved me in your way / I’m looking forward to looking back on these days.” Well, here’s to looking back, then? —erica

Mandy Moore: Tom Ford aviators, a cozy-looking Tess Giberson sweater, and a Rebecca Minkoff bag.

Zach Braff: Worn-in jeans from Ron Herman, a short-sleeve, just-dorky Steven Alan shirt, and a York St. by J. Press belt with a big, fat buckle.

Double down on your “Couple Up.” Right here.

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New stone crush: rutilated quartz. Claire Kinder is selling it in a big way. —erica

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The Insiders: Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

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ICYMI: We’re pretty big fans of dynamic duos around these parts. And Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are two of the finest partners we know. As the co-founders of Food52—the best food website in the history of food websites—the pair whips up unreasonably delicious meals and stocks a virtual pantry full of kitchen essentials. They gave us some good stuff to chew on below. —mattie kahn

Q: What’s one of your very favorite recipes from a Food52 user?

Merrill: I think Lazy Mary’s Lemon Tart is a no-brainer. It was a really early recipe from someone who has been a member of the site from the very beginning. She basically throws a whole lemon—the pith, the seeds, the peel, everything—into a blender and then mixes it with sugar and eggs to essentially make a lemon curd in the blender. It has the most amazing flavor. You think it might be bitter because of the pith, but it’s actually really well balanced and super easy and obviously a cool thing to talk about.

Q: Have you ever tasted a good wedding cake?

Amanda: Yes. Merrill’s wedding cake. 

Merrill: Mine? That’s so nice! I actually thought my wedding cake did taste pretty good—I have to say. 

Amanda: It was delicious! 

Merrill: I got married in Maine, so we had to have blueberries in it. It was a lemon cake with just a blueberry kind of compote in the middle and then a very simple buttercream. Nothing fancy.  

Amanda: But very good.

Q: Appetizer or dessert?

Merrill: I know what Amanda is going to say. She’ll say dessert for sure. I’m torn, but I think I’d go for the appetizer. This is why we’re good partners. 

Amanda: It’s true: Dessert.

Q: What are the secrets to a great business partnership?

Merrill: Obviously one person should prefer appetizers, and the other person should prefer desserts! I mean, I think in most ways it mirrors what it takes to have a great marriage, you know? I think there has to be enough in common so that you get what the bigger picture is and you see the same endgame and believe in the same endgame, but on a day-to-day basis, you have to be different enough that you complement each other and fill the gaps.

Amanda: I would add that you need total trust. I absolutely trust Merrill in every way. That’s really important. Whether it’s “What do you think about this title for a story?” or some business issue, I totally trust her opinion.

Q: If you could gift each other something from Of a Kind just ‘cause, what would you pick?  

Merrill: I think this peridot and gold ring would look great with her coloring, and the shape reminds me a little of her engagement ring.

Amanda: Am I allowed to choose from a Collection? If so, this sweater.

Q: Name three kitchen musts that everyone should have .

Amanda: A chef’s knife, good salt, and olive oil.

Merrill: That’s all you need.

More full-blown phenoms right here.

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Order of the Day: Come to Of a Kind HQ in NYC *Today* for 50-75% off past Editions—No Joke

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This is not a jumper. Nah, that’s a top and a pair of pants (c/o Mary Meyer) that look so freaking knock-out together. —erica

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The number of amazing things that Alyson Fox has made? I’m not sure I can count that high. Take, for instance, her latest collab with woodworker Michael Yates. Um, I’d like four of these chairs, please. —erica

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Next Level: Slide Sandals

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The deeper we get into summer, the more the idea of straps and buckles and laces starts to grate. These four pairs of no-nonsense slide sandals will have you slipping out the door in a hot second. —erica

LEVEL I: These Palatines guys go with everything—cut-offs, silk maxis, etc.

LEVEL II: Minimalist! Silver! Criss-crossy! Looove, Jeffrey Campbell.

LEVEL III: Rachel Comey def knows how to make a black sandal stand out.

LEVEL IV: Jem would die for this Miista style—she really would.

More “Next Level!” Get it.

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Something you should know: Blanca Monrós Gómez is venturing into the realm of just-statement-y jewelry. And nobody’s going to complain about that. —erica

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