Green Blazer + White Dress

When people say “dress for your body type,” I sometimes give them accidental side eye (and I know I’ve preached it too so I am not inculpable either). It’s not that I don’t appreciate their advice because I do, but sometimes the heart wants what it wants. Jackets with exaggerated shoulders are one of my vices. This unreasonable craving doesn’t…

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Oasis Green & Medallion Paisley (Plus a review of the Edie Attaché Bag)

I have been anxious to try this pairing for some time now – the idea of succulent green against a paisley print always sounded promising to me. In practice, I feel something is amiss – maybe a few accessories will reduce the monotony. Ann Taylor top (similar), J. Crew skirt + bag (smaller and larger version), and YSL shoes (similar)…

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Watercolor Floral

I’ve said before that I am not one for crazy patterns and busy prints and I am even pickier when it comes to floral. This skirt from Banana Republic, however, is one of my favorite finds this year. I like that it is a departure from ubiquitous brightly-colored floral prints and has sort of a quiet grace to it that…

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J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pop Art Polka Dot Revisited

One collection that I missed out on – and have since regretted not pursuing – is the Marni for H&M collection. I was only really interested in this chaotic dot print but by the time I finally made it to a store that stocked this collection, it had long been sold out. Since then, I’ve been drawn to polka dot…

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J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pop Art Polka Dot ( and other J. Crew Polka Dots)

Happy Monday everyone! The J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pop Art Polka Dot (also available as a dress and as capris) was supposed to be the last polka dot item I purchase for the next long while but J. Crew’s new collection has me doubting my self-restraint (also eying the wildly popular Perfect Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot). …

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