I woke up this morning to several texts from friends–who are enthusiastic Nordstrom shoppers–alerting me that the Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote, a workhorse of a bag (and my work bag on most days), is available again through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access started today and public access will start 07/20). This is a Nordstrom exclusive (at least in recent…

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The J. Crew “Easy Pant” is part of the retailer’s effort to offer a (more) varied assortment of work-wear that can transition seamlessly into weekend wear. The style is simple–mid-rise, somewhat slim-fitted throughout, and a slightly cropped length–but details like the elastic in the back of the waistband and the short slits at the leg openings make these pants more comfortable…

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I mention on this blog often that I don’t wear much jewelry in everyday life, primarily because I am clumsy, and secondarily because I eat with my hands a lot. That doesn’t mean I don’t envy those who wear fine jewelry with grace, I just thought maybe that life wasn’t for me. Earlier this year, though, I started to entertain…

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Sale styles are currently an extra 40% off at LOFT, no code needed. I thought now might be a good time to review a few styles that I ordered earlier this year, as some of them are now on sale.  LOFT Camellia Garden Shirtdress // 0P // Pink Fizz STYLE NAME Camellia Garden Shirtdress FIT Fits a little small on…

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Longtime readers of this blog know that I collect special-occasion dresses with fervor. But, as I normally advise those who email me looking for recommendations, there’s a reason dress rental services like Rent the Runway exist (and thrive!): few people want to be photographed in the same dress twice. However, there is value in having a few timeless pieces in…

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