Year in Review: Be Gone, 2020 + Outfits of 2020

To my own surprise, I managed to cobble together enough content to post this year lookback post; I tip my hat to my younger self, who was actually quite prolific at the year’s start (before everything went to hell, obviously). As always, images are linked to their respective posts, so click through if you want to read the full post.… View Post

Ways to Wear a Shacket

The “shacket”–a portmanteau of shirt and jacket–is less a hybrid of the two, and more a catchall term for buttoned garments that straddle the public and the private. Just as pandemic blur erased the line between days and months, gone is the practical difference between a shirt and a jacket. If you never leave the house, eventually everything becomes innerwear.…

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How to Wear: Sweater Scarf a.k.a. Scarf with Sleeves a.k.a. Sleeved Scarf

One trend that I initially found absurd (okay, which I still find absurd) but grew increasingly curious about is the sweater scarf (or scarf with sleeves): it’s a long-sleeve sweater with nearly all of its torso missing. You can also think of it as a buttonless/closed shrug, if that helps with the cognitive dissonance. The sweater scarf is an inevitable…

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Cropped Cardigan & Plaid Skirt

I “discovered” a public green space in my town this spring that is connected to the outside world by a single unpaved (winding! dead-end!!) road. For a few weeks it felt like my backyard since I was often the only one there. I stopped going regularly over the summer when people started showing up (not in vast numbers, but enough… View Post

Review: L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One index term that makes my eyes light up is “fleece-lined” (or, better yet, shearling-lined… swoon). I can’t tell you how many of my purchases are driven by or sealed with this detail; it’s my second favorite keyword, just after “zippered pockets.” In my closet are fleece-lined leggings (would recommend…

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