Fringe Sweater-Jacket & Wrap-Front Trousers

The photos in this post were taken a while back, but I find myself repeatedly turning to the same outfit formula: a printed or textured fitted top, a medium-weight tweed jacket (or plaid blazer), and bottoms with a loose silhouette; add a statement necklace if the color palette is monochrome or muted. The result is a lightly dressed up, but…

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Review: Oroton Margot Mini Day Bag

My bag collection is badly in need of an update. As the rest of my wardrobe takes a sharp turn into the casual, I have grown (a little) tired of all the structured satchels that I carry, and decided I need to get weird(er) with my bag choices. (But not too weird, because that probably wouldn’t feel me.) One new…

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Sweater Vest Dress + Teddy Coat

Dreary weather returned to the Northeast this week, making everything bleak. The wild temperature swings (and drier air resulting from indoor heating) have set my eczema aflame. To be kinder to my skin, I am prioritizing comfort above all: choosing warm but breathable fabrics, relaxed-fit everything, and plushy outerwear that I can retreat into when I need a comfort object.…

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Menocore Lite

I’ve been talking breathlessly to friends about the quiet beach getaway that I am planning (and the cute beach dresses that I’ll finally get to wear) since this spring, just after I made my first vaccine appointment, but for various reasons the trip simply hasn’t materialized. And playing dress-up has been my coping mechanism: floaty white tunics, wide-leg linen pants,…

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Review: Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

One update that I am making to my work wardrobe is culling structured sheath dresses–which formed the foundation of my work outfits pre-pandemic but now feel too formal–and replacing them with weightier knit pieces that look just as polished but feel cozier. A new favorite is the Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress seen here. I had originally…

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