A staff writer for The New Republic puzzled at length over full-length down coats in a piece titled “Against the Caterpillar Coat.” She called these coats “totally unnecessary” and think they “make their wearers look bound at the knees, like they couldn’t take a large step over a puddle of snowmelt if called upon.” She has enough awareness to note…

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I have an unhealthy attachment to my many jumpsuits, and am finding it difficult to put them away in preparation for winter. To prolong their season, I’ve found some ways to wear them warmly. My go-to is styling them with a cozy faux fur jacket–the BLANKNYC Cropped Faux Fur Jacket that I am wearing here is reasonably priced and of decent quality–and…

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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 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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J. Crew‘s 50% off store-wide sale (enter code TGIF at checkout) has been extended through Sunday night. I want to share some photos of the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed, which I will review next month, as it’s an outerwear option that I have found useful on more clement fall days. The current sale brings the coat to a…

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