Fall Work Fashion

A cold front dropped temperatures in parts of the northeast below 60 degrees for the first time in recent memory. While warm weather will soon return, I am appreciative of the opportunity to wear some new fall purchases. For anyone looking to refresh their work wardrobe for fall, I’ve teamed up with Ann Taylor–just in time for the Friends of…

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Floral Jumpsuit

Amid tepid performances in every retail segment, Urban Outfitters managed to grow its 4Q sales by 5.7%, helped most by an 8% increase in comparable sales at Free People. I can’t say I am particularly surprised by UO’s performance in recent quarters, as I have contributed substantially to its growth in recent months. Les Wexner, chairman/CEO of L Brands (admittedly…

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Plaid Coat (+ Rant: Infinite Style by Ann Taylor)

Ann Taylor launched “Infinite Style” earlier this month with little fanfare. And while I would normally avoid forecasting a venture’s future this early on, I am already 75% confident that Infinite Style will undergo this life cycle: continue to garner little attention, with subscription numbers that peter out, and eventually fold quietly. I thought about presenting my argument in a…

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Bubble Sleeves

Statement sleeves are really fun, but they are not always practical. To get my feet wet in this trend, I first dabbled in bell sleeves, which did not mesh well with my pizza-eating, condiment-loving lifestyle. I then gave exaggerated cuffs a whirl, but those proved equally problematic. What finally sold me on statement sleeves are batwing sleeves, which made me…

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Double-Breasted Tweed Jacket

I originally planned to use this space to assess the merits of double-breasted tweed jackets, but clearance styles at Express are an extra 50% off (no code needed) until midnight tonight (11/5/17) so my sartorial meanderings can wait. The Mid Rise Jersey Sash Pant seen here is on sale in select colors (here in petite; see on me here. Black…

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