Puff-Sleeve Dress (+ Reformation Sale Picks)

This A&F puff-sleeve dress with a square-neck from last summer is one of my favorite warm-weather pieces, and I am happy to find similar silhouettes at various retailers this year. For those in the market for something similar, here are a dozen options to consider: In sale news, Reformation recently added hundreds of new styles to its sale section, including…

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Little White Dress

White dresses are the summer’s official uniform, and I have many. A classic shirtdress in white, elevated with wrap leather belts, is a tried-and-true formula for the office (for variety, top with a lightweight textured or printed crop sweater). On the weekends, choose a frothy white sundress (and accessorize boldly) that’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood. This…

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The Brami, Again

This Free People Rib Brami (last seen here) is proving one of my most-worn “budget” buys this season. I will probably show it again in another outfit before the fall, but did notice that several retailers restocked the style in different colorways online. I am also excited to wear it in cooler weather–perhaps layered under a shacket, or fitted over… View Post

Review: J. Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress

I have mixed feelings about the resurgence of smocking details in clothing. I mean, for a (long) time in the early aughts, I was all about Juicy Couture terry cloth dresses with smocked bodices, so the nostalgia factor is there for me. But smocking can also really cheapen an article of clothing, so there’s no shortage of design train wrecks…

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Review: Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

One update that I am making to my work wardrobe is culling structured sheath dresses–which formed the foundation of my work outfits pre-pandemic but now feel too formal–and replacing them with weightier knit pieces that look just as polished but feel cozier. A new favorite is the Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress seen here. I had originally… View Post

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