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” (in short: “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 elegant solution for cooling weather that is priced reasonably (with a discount)…

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