Review: Theory Double-Face Wool-Cashmere Clairene Jacket

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The open-front coat is a controversial item; it demands that its wearer consider this question: when is it cold enough to wear a coat, but warm enough to wear it open? But the question misses the point. The open-front coat exists “Because Fashion! Because the Outfit!!” But I also think…

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Tweed Dress & Tweed Bag (+ Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The Kurt Geiger London Large Kensington Tweed Shoulder Bag that I reviewed last fall has been lightly updated and re-released this year; better yet, it’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Speaking of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it’s now opened to the public. What I ordered this year: Longchamp Le…

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Trench Dress & Sweater Blazer

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued While COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the U.S., hospitalization and infection rates in CT have fallen fairly dramatically from April highs and the virus is on track to being contained (with a current Rt value of ~0.99, but it was at one time as low as 0.75) in…

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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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J.Crew: A Pandemic, or LBO, Casualty?

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The retail apocalypse realized by COVID-19 has claimed another victim: News broke on Thursday that J. Crew is planning to file for (likely Chapter 11) bankruptcy–maybe as soon as this weekend–trading an already difficult existence for an impossible one. For J.Crew stans, it may be helpful to remember that bankruptcies…

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