After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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For fans of the Gucci Brixton Leather Horsebit Loafer who recoil at its price tag, the Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafer is a rather affordable copy that comes in a rainbow of colors. The two are so similar that Nordstrom ordered its version slightly tweaked to avoid cannibalizing sales of the Brixton Loafer. The calfskin leather is soft and rather supple,…

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A closet favorite, the J. Crew Easy Pant in Lace, has returned in four colorways this fall. It was a marquee piece in my bleisure wardrobe so I wanted to quickly review the item now that it’s on sale (sale details below). What my outfits lack in bright colors, I try to make up in texture and prints, as those add…

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Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (because it would take me half an hour to arrive at the conclusion of “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne Topcoat is an…

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The Harper Satchel, which comes in two sizes and a rainbow of autumn colors (in the mini), is part of J. Crew’s fall “relaunch.” Marketed as a “have-forever” bag, it’s inoffensive and universal enough to be considered for addition to any wardrobe. As a bona fide J.Crew fangirl, I wasted no time ordering the bag in both sizes to try…

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