Flowy white dresses are as emblematic of summer as watermelon slices and colorful popsicles (despite what the team at io9 wants us to do and casting aside why we came to associate white apparel with summer). There is something oddly congruous about seeing a figure in white against a backdrop of lush greenery with sunlight streaming through. As a sorta-continuation of my…

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The first day of summer is only days away. As I firm up summer travel plans, I have also started to wardrobe-plan, as a poorly packed luggage can easily sour a trip. I am partnering with Ann Taylor today (just in time for its Cyber Summer event–use code MAKEWAVES to take 50% off everything and to enjoy free shipping on…

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A potential upside of being an enthusiastic shopper and frequent closet-purger is that, after a few years, you may end up with a closet full of clothes that you love. Take, for example, the floral sheath dress that I am wearing in these photos. Even after dozens of wears, I am still excited to put it on and continue to…

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The lingerie-as-daywear trend will never die for me. There is something potent and seductive about the going-from-bed-to-brunch-to-bed proposition (not literally, of course). I packed the Satin Cowl Neck Dress that I am wearing here for a recent trip because of its potential to be both sleepwear and daywear. I had elected to bring just my Madewell Transport Tote (reviewed here) for this trip,…

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In recent years, I have grown tired of the insidious pursuit of “flattering.” While there is nothing inherently problematic with wanting to wear clothes that fit well and that accentuate one’s shape, more and more I feel that the word and its antonym have been used as a weapon to denigrate and homogenize. I admit to using “flattering” and “unflattering”…

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