Ruffled Cable Knit Sweater

Sweaters are having a moment (as much as something this basic can). They went from something seen as fairly humble and utilitarian to suddenly being as aspirational as a designer handbag. For me, statement sweaters are a silver-bullet solution for (soul-crushingly) one-note cold-weather outfits. With a statement sweater, you can easily elevate even the most basic outfit (like the sweater-and-jeans…

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Camel & Charcoal

I am on a self-imposed outerwear ban right now, because I am struggling to offload old coats to make room for the FIVE (!!!) new ones that I purchased this winter. One piece that’s on the short list for donation is this Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat that I got from Urban Outfitters some years ago. I still like…

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Perfect Alignment: Pleated Plaid Skirt & Wrap Collar Coat

There are a few useful rules of thumb for choosing what coat to wear with an outfit: the one I follow (almost) religiously calls for pairing skirts and coats that are similar in length (ideally the skirt is an inch or so longer than the coat, allowing a little bit of the hem to peek through when the coat is…

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Long Sweater Dress

Oversized knits are one of my winter staples. One new addition to my closet is this Free People sweater dress (now on sale online in two colorways; in addition to the taupe pictured here, this dress is also available online in a brick red): I really like the cable-knit design on the front, though I wished the pattern extended to…

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Black Layers & Gold Accents

For those in the market for a pair of tall booties, consider the Aquatalia Ryann Ankle-Strap Suede & Leather Boots, which are now on a steep sale at Lord + Taylor in black (on a lesser sale here). I would suggest sizing up, if you have normal or wide feet, as I find Aquatalia shoes to fit somewhat narrow. The…

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