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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Sweater Trench

I’ve mentioned this sweater trench a few times before, but want to highlight it in its own post as it’s one of those pieces that marry comfort with polish, and has the right weight for transitional weather. But getting the proper fit is key (I sized up), as an adequate amount of front drape is essential to creating that “elegantly…

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Chic Classics: Tweed Skirt Suit

Thank you Ann Taylor for partnering on this post! I’m partnering with Ann Taylor today to share a work look for transitional weather, featuring pieces from their February collection that can be effortlessly worn and re-worn in the coming months. And until the end of today, take 40% off your entire purchase online with code WEARIT, plus get free shipping…

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Pink Cardigan

The right cardigan can be hard to find: opportunities for undesirable associations (humdrum/sloppily avuncular/square) abound. So it’s all the more surprising when I find a cardigan that’s equal parts cozy and stylish. The homey oversized boyfriend fit of this Ann Taylor cardigan is tempered by the spring-y color (tangent: is millennial pink still in vogue?) and pretty pearlized buttons (swoon),…

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Ruffled Cable Knit Sweater

Sweaters are having a moment (as much as something this basic can). They went from something seen as fairly humble and utilitarian to suddenly being as aspirational as a designer handbag. For me, statement sweaters are a silver-bullet solution for (soul-crushingly) one-note cold-weather outfits. With a statement sweater, you can easily elevate even the most basic outfit (like the sweater-and-jeans…

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