Camel & Gray

I vaguely recall the windswept mid-fall day on which these outfit photos were taken: the dense foliage had only recently exploded with color (an oddity) after an unseasonably warm start to fall. I remember thinking to myself: self, relish this moment, because winter is coming. While December in the Northeast hasn’t been especially brutal–it has merely seesawed between tolerably-cold-but-wet and…

View Post

An Ode to the Caterpillar Coat

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…

View Post

Winterized Jumpsuit

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…

View Post

Review: J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed

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,…

View Post

Houndstooth Pants

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…

View Post

Looking for Something?