♥ Nothing Is More American Than Chinese Food on Christmas (The New York Times): “Chinese food on Christmas has become … an acceptable alternative for anyone looking outside the usual holiday celebrations … It seems like proof that Chinese food and culture is finally part of mainstream America: Chinese restaurants have managed to become as culturally American as milk and…

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Cold days are not created equal, so I really enjoy having a coat (okay, more like 10) for every 10-degree temperature drop–from mild mid-60s weather to below-freezing conditions. —————————–  FIELD JACKET  —————————– Field jackets are historically made of wind-resistant, water-repellent, treated cotton. In the warmer periods of transitional weather, this jacket adds a touch of insouciance to any outfit, and can…

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Nordstrom added some new styles to it sale section and further discounted several dozen items from its private labels. The BP. Reversible Houndstooth & Grid Scarf seen here is now $9.98. More picks: ————————————————————————- And the Burberry semi-annual sale has also been updated with new styles and further discounts. I ordered the Oversized Lapel Wool Gabardine Trench Coat in “dark cedar green.” Some…

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If November is “the Norway of the year,” then December is Alaska. (And January Antarctica.) Getting dressed ceases to be fun and instead becomes a logistical nightmare wherein I try to imagine an outfit for the day’s highs (20) and lows (14), realize I can’t (because going outside when it’s below freezing is cruel), and contemplate just staying in bed with…

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No one outfit will meet everyone’s definition of “festive dressy,” so here are dozens of options for those who are still shopping for party dresses. And while I don’t personally use rental services like RTR–because I enjoy having a corner of my closet looking like a glitter bomb exploded there–it is not too late to rent dresses. Some rental options…

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