I puzzled at length over J. Crew’s deep discounts and Mickey Drexler’s “retirement” several weeks ago. Then, in late March, J. Crew shared financial results for the quarter ending February 2, 2019, and suddenly, the question I posed at the end of my rant had an obvious answer: J. Crew was running fire sales because its inventory had ballooned to…

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Long-time readers of this blog know that the Black Halo Jackie O Dress is one of my most prized possessions. It is as effortless as it is stylish, and I rarely go on business trips without it. Naturally, after I’d acquired the dress in nearly all the colorways, I moved on to collecting different iterations of the “Jackie O” style,…

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Thank you, Walmart, for partnering on this post! I’ve teamed up with Walmart on their We Dress America campaign to share a spring look comprising pieces from my closet that are quickly becoming workhorses. As an aspiring light traveler, when I am on a multi-city trip that spans the weather spectrum, I will often order an outfit or two to…

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Thank you Ann Taylor for partnering on this post! After spending the better part of a week in sunny South Carolina where spring arrived weeks ago, I returned to a Northeast very much still in the grip of winter. Having gotten a taste of warm weather, all I want to wear now are punchy florals and spring colors. Today I…

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As ready as I am for warm weather to return, I will miss cold-weather dressing: The ability to layer without restraint is how sartorial magic happens. While the outfit shown here is a few notches of whimsy short of extraordinary, it is one that I like quite a bit. The green speckled tweed coat works really well with the darker…

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