Review: J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (because it would take me half an hour to consider and then arrive at the conclusion of “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne…
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Weekly Shopping Update: Ann Taylor, J. Crew & Boden

Until 10/21/18, take 46% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code REFRESH. Shipping is free on orders over $125, or pick up in store for free. I recently ordered a few styles from the current collection that I hope to feature in the coming weeks, but wanted to share the sale as the discount is fairly attractive. More…
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Review: Reformation Rou Midi Fit & Flare Dress

I woke up this morning to barely above-freezing temperatures and remembered that I still had this post in draft form. While it’s belated… better late than never. First, a word about Reformation (or “Ref,” as they occasionally refer to themselves; no relation to to the religious movement), the LA-based fashion retailer with a founding myth that is textbook for most…
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Weekly Link Roundup

♥ Happy National Dictionary Day! I originally planned a word-themed “fun facts roundup” for today, but that post disappeared from my drafts folder, and I didn’t notice far enough in advance to replace it. As I have too many favorite words to choose from to highlight, I will instead leave this link for an AskReddit question titled, “What’s your favorite word?”…
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Yellow Trench

The drape-front trench appeared on store racks again this season, and I am happy to embrace this trend. Since around 2014, this less-structured alternative to “classic” trench coats has given the wardrobe staple more movement and a softer look. Just as I find stiff trench coats to be a perfect foil for flowy dresses and skirts, a silk-y trench with…
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