The Brami, Again

This Free People Rib Brami (last seen here) is proving one of my most-worn “budget” buys this season. I will probably show it again in another outfit before the fall, but did notice that several retailers restocked the style in different colorways online. I am also excited to wear it in cooler weather–perhaps layered under a shacket, or fitted over… View Post

Review: J. Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress

I have mixed feelings about the resurgence of smocking details in clothing. I mean, for a (long) time in the early aughts, I was all about Juicy Couture terry cloth dresses with smocked bodices, so the nostalgia factor is there for me. But smocking can also really cheapen an article of clothing, so there’s no shortage of design train wrecks…

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Review: Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

One update that I am making to my work wardrobe is culling structured sheath dresses–which formed the foundation of my work outfits pre-pandemic but now feel too formal–and replacing them with weightier knit pieces that look just as polished but feel cozier. A new favorite is the Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress seen here. I had originally… View Post

Ditsy Bloom Sundress

My dress du jour is ditsy-bloomed mini sundresses with square or sweetheart necklines (to show off a dainty necklace, if you choose to wear one), smocking in the bodice (which offers plenty of stretch, a must in 90-degree heat), and tie keyhole details (or any kind of accent at the neckline, for added visual interest). This dress is (almost) a…

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Double-breasted Blazer & Wide-leg Shorts (+ 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview)

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday for select Nordstrom Cardholders (the sale will open to the public on July 28). Shipping and returns are free on all orders. My wish list is quite long, as this year’s selection is seemingly more varied than that of years past. For those of you who are shopping this sale, here… View Post

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