Last Summer Days

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued Someone I occasionally interface with on Zoom is always impeccably made up, and leaves no small detail unconsidered: from professional(-seeming) blowouts to fanciful ear jackets (which make me wish I had ear piercings), she exudes pre-pandemic vibes. And little by little, I too am climbing out of the sartorial rut…

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Jogger Pants (+ Ascena Bankruptcy)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued News broke late yesterday that Ascena Retail Group Inc., which owns Ann Taylor, LOFT (Lou & Grey), Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice, is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as early as today; following this news, its stock price fell below a dollar in early trading. Ascena’s…

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Best Crop Tee: Mott & Bow

Reasonable t-shirts (i.e., affordable and comfortable) are fairly plentiful, but finding one that’s proportional for someone short is more challenging. So I was very excited to find the Mott & Bow Noble Boxy Semi-Crop Tee, which is 100% cotton, incredibly soft, and the perfect length on 5’2 me. It’s not inexpensive at $30, but with how frequently I reach for…

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Wrap-Front Utility Jumpsuit (+ A&F Sale)

Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is short and has one purpose: to share a great sale at Abercrombie & Fitch (whose stock price has been taking a beating). For a limited time, clearance styles at A&F are up to 70% off online (prices as marked). Shipping is free on orders over $75. The Wrap-Front Utility Jumpsuit (available in two colorways: the…

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Transitional Weather Uniform

As much as I like (nay, love) summer, and the nice weather associated with the season, there’s nothing as sartorially inspiring as fall, when my entire wardrobe comes alive with possibility. Rich jewel tones that feel too visually heavy in 90-degree heat now seem perfectly appropriate, as do plaids and animal prints. All of this renewed sartorial freedom also reanimated…

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