Graphic Sweater

I am late in hopping on the graphic sweater bandwagon (better late than never, that’s what I tell myself) and satisfied my curiosity with the La Parisienne Sweater (currently sold out but is restocked occasionally), my favorite J. Crew offering this winter. Printed sweaters are not entirely new to me – I am the proud owner of numerous polka dot…

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Lace-Printed Sweatshirt

I hadn’t planned on keeping the J. Crew Lace-printed Sweatshirt worn in this post – the fit was an issue for me and it just wasn’t dazzling – but when I was repackaging things to return I noticed that the retail tag had detached from the top. As my local store associates already give me side eye for returning bulk…

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C. Wonder

I stumbled upon C. Wonder two weeks ago while trying to kill time before picking J up from the airport. I must have passed it a hundred times but never gave it a second glance. I was pleasantly surprised by the brand and my first visit to the store resulted in two purchases (the hunter green turtleneck and chain belt…

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Hunter Socks (and a giveaway)

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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Bow Coat

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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