Balloon + Pencil

Last week’s winter storm wiped the fall colors that were exuberantly on display from the landscape, and left in its wake a bleak palette. While temperatures have actually rebounded from the month’s lows, the disappearance of fall foliage is a bitter reminder that winter is near. And when it’s cold, I dress to compensate for the unrelenting bleakness that I…
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Weekly Shopping Update: The Week Before Black Friday

This post will be updated throughout the week with new sales. ——————————  Boden  —————————— Retailer: Boden Promotion: Take 30% off all orders with code V4N9. Terms: Free shipping on orders over $49 ——————————  Nike  —————————— Retailer: Nike Promotion: Take an extra 20% off sale styles with code THANKS Terms: Free 3-day shipping and free returns within the U.S., no minimum. ——————————  Express …
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Cold-Weather Essentials

Serious winter gear is unsexy: it’s a corner of fashion that does not allow for much personal expression and is ruled by practicality. It’s the stuff that is often unseen in an outfit post, but if you live in places with cold winters, they are the most crucial. —————————–  UGG SHEEPSKIN GLOVES  —————————– I hoard gloves… in part out of…
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Review: Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafers

For fans of the Gucci Brixton Leather Horsebit Loafer who recoil at its price tag, the Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafer is a rather affordable copy that comes in a rainbow of colors. The two are so similar that Nordstrom ordered its version slightly tweaked to avoid cannibalizing sales of the Brixton Loafer. The calfskin leather is soft and rather supple,…
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Tunic → Dress

In the right hands, tunics are infinitely wearable. Swap a standard-issue crewneck sweater for a tunic worn casually-tucked, and your skirt suit will instantly look 8x cooler; or throw it over some slinky wide-leg pants to join the menocore fun. My favorite way to wear a tunic is to wear it as a dress: all that’s required is a slip…
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