After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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I wrote several sincere but ultimately meaningless paragraphs about my new coat, then decided my need to rant about J. Crew takes precedence. I’ll talk about this coat another time. Since news broke that Jim Brett resigned after just 16 months at J. Crew, I’ve been counting down the days until J. Crew announced its Q3 results. Because I was starting…

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I went on a houndstooth bender (starting with this BP scarf) several weeks ago, and have since picked up several bottoms and accessories in this print. While the paper-bag pants featured here aren’t technically in a classic houndstooth, I really like the fall color palette and the wide-pantleg. The material–84% polyester, 14% viscose, and 2% elastane–is unexceptional, but the print…

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♥ A Black Friday shopping recap: I picked up Herschel Supply Co. suitcases and Arc’teryx coats for my parents (the Patera Down Parka for my mom and the Magnus Coat for my dad), limited-edition PS4 games for my brother (sweetened by the targeted American Express x Amazon deal), a subscription of Tropicana Apple Juice for myself (a sale so good it made the front page…

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This post will be updated periodically through next Monday. —————————–  J. Crew  —————————— Retailer: J. Crew Promotion: Take an extra 60% off sale styles or 50% off full-price purchases with code CYBER. Terms: Free shipping for J. Crew Rewards members (membership is free); free returns to stores. Note: The promotion renders some purchases final. Proceed with caution. My most recent…

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