Abercrombie & Fitch Summer 2020 Try-On

I plan to share at least one try-on post every other week, and I am hoping that, by broadcasting my intentions here, it will keep me accountable. As many of these purchases were made (much) earlier this year, I will note their availability at the time of publishing. All styles featured below were keepers. One (of several) puff-sleeve dress with…

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Summer Dresses Try-On

Even though I’ve been housebound by the pandemic, I decided I wouldn’t allow that to derail my summer dress plans. So while I have mostly been lounging around in house dresses, I occasionally spice things up with more shapely options. To that end, I’ve been ordering fun dresses to try on from time to time, and here are some of…

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Trench Dress & Sweater Blazer

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued While COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the U.S., hospitalization and infection rates in CT have fallen fairly dramatically from April highs and the virus is on track to being contained (with a current Rt value of ~0.99, but it was at one time as low as 0.75) in…

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Clothing Rental In the Time of Coronavirus

While I’ve always been skeptical of the sustainability of Clothing as a Service (CaaS) for mall brands, COVID-19 and the new reality it created have further exposed the weakness of this business model. Because, as much as fashion rental services try to frame their business as one based on software, big data, and technology-driven logistics, they are ultimately defined by…

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Jogger Pants (+ Ascena Bankruptcy)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued News broke late yesterday that Ascena Retail Group Inc., which owns Ann Taylor, LOFT (Lou & Grey), Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice, is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as early as today; following this news, its stock price fell below a dollar in early trading. Ascena’s…

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