The Club Monaco Yolande pants (reviewed here) that I like a lot and wear with frequency are now on sale at Nordstrom, Club Monaco, and Shopbop. It’s the best kind of statement piece: pronounced enough to make an impact, but not so loud that it demands attention. For spring, I’ve been wearing these pants with lace-trimmed or covered-button adorned camisoles…

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Before the weather took a turn for the dreary, I had been dressing in light layers and monochromatic hues, relying on fringe knits or washed linen for texture and tortoiseshell buttons as an accent. This outfit can be elevated to uniform status with an accessory change: periodically swap in medium-brown or light-olive accessories and shoes to add definition to the…

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First, a word about the posting schedule: Work has completely taken over my waking life, leaving me with so little energy that I lack the wherewithal to complete the many half-written drafts that I previously started. Posting may remain sporadic for the little while. Onward! This eminently wearable tweed dress (also comes in “black rainbow”) is now on sale! Use…

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While summer is undeniably my favorite season, spring in Connecticut (and in most places) is just magical, as every scene looks plucked from a Monet painting. And the pretty pastel palette of my surroundings has had a major influence in shaping my clothing choices. Lately all I’ve wanted to wear are outfits with a beige base and pink accessories. In…

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Two market indices hit record highs yesterday (I won’t go into how useless they are as a measure of the economy; many others have covered the topic in the past) which adds yet another frothy layer to an economic outlook that bears an air of “irrational exuberance.” Retail continues to teeter on the edge of collapse, pressured by both a…

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