In cooler weather, battle-scarred veterans of harsh winters know to dress in cozy, peelable layers (with some exceptions); the irritation of freezing one minute then overheating the next is all too familiar to those who work outside the home. While current temperatures (low-40s to high-50s) do not necessitate puffer jackets or Uniqlo Heattech, this temperature swing introduces enough uncertainty that starting…

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Burgundy-and-navy is one of my favorite fall color combinations, but an outfit comprising just these two colors can seem visually heavy. The solution? Add a light neutral. My go-to neutral is light brown, a natural complement to dark colors and one-note color schemes. When I am dressed in all-white or all-black, a textured light brown topper can brighten the outfit…

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There were a few weeks in late summer during which multiple work projects simultaneously kicked into high gear for me, and when one day blurred into another in my tired mind. I am usually a unit when it comes to making returns (i.e., heavy-duty tape gun in car and return forms in color-coded folders) but, during those few weeks, I…

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Happy Monday! Just a short post today to share a great sale: everything is 50% off (with no-minimum free shipping) at Ann Taylor until midnight PST tonight (10/22/18) with code HURRYUP. The Ankle Pant in Plaid (available online in two colorways) that I am wearing here is a versatile option for work, but the off-the-rack fit was suboptimal for someone with…

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Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (because it would take me half an hour to arrive at the conclusion of “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne Topcoat is an…

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