Good winter footwear should serve two essential purposes: protection against the cold and dampness. Rain boots in general do a good job of keeping out wetness but are not warm enough for New England winters, which is why boot liners and socks are often just as important as the boots themselves. I normally turn to discounters like TJMaxx or Nordstrom…

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I’ve tried just about every coat offered by J. Crew this winter but the biggest surprise so far has been the Bow Coat. I at first thought it was limited in versatility because of the infantilizing bow but in person the bow adds an element of interest that was unexpected. I tried on the kids’ version several weeks ago (from…

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I have poor circulation in my extremities and have to make more of an effort than the average person to protect my fingers and toes in the winter. I normally wear layers of socks under boots but for pumps I used to just cut up old socks and hide them in the toebox of the shoe. This method has served…

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I ordered the Zara shoes worn in this post while on vacation during Thanksgiving, along with about eight other pairs of shoes. I had initially planned on returning my entire purchase but J said that after the amount of trouble I went through to browse the sale (including staying up until midnight and setting eight alarms on everyone’s phones lest…

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Bright red tights are incredibly difficult to wear. For me, at least. I bought two pairs of colorful HUE tights on a whim last winter because I needed a pair of navy ones but the accompanying red pair was quickly stuffed to the back of my tights drawer. If I had my choice of shade, I would pick a deep…

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