Review: J. Crew Perfect Winter Parka

Things didn’t take long to hit bottom after the season’s first snow. This week, temperatures fell into the teens, bringing with it general misery. I gave serious thought to wearing snow pants to the office, but by the end of the morning’s first hot chocolate, I was able to talk myself down to just wearing fleece-lined tights under wool trousers.…

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Review: J. Crew The 2007 Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool Toggle Coat

J. Crew The 2007 Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool Toggle Coat in Bright Butternut  (size 00P) || J. Crew Striped Crewneck Sweater with Side Snaps (size XXS) || Zara Skirt with Gold Buttons in Navy (size XS) || Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Grained Leather Bow Shoulder Bag in Mirto || J.Crew J. Crew Academy Leather Loafers in Bittersweet Chocolate J. Crew’s mounting financial…

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Review: BLANKNYC Moto Jackets

I received a few questions about the BLANKNYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket that has appeared a few times on this blog in the last month, and thought I’d share my thoughts on this jacket and a few similar options. BLANKNYC Easy Rider Faux Leather Moto Jacket // Size XS // Black Overall Length: 23″ || Shoulder: 15.5″ || Sleeve length:…

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Bows (+ Burberry Brit Bowpark Raincoat Review)

It rains infrequently in Connecticut, where I live. Even in especially wet springs, the average monthly rainfall doesn’t exceed five inches. This amount of rain (or lack thereof) made it difficult to justify spending several hundred dollars on a designer raincoat, but I couldn’t be dissuaded. For those who live in rainier places and value looking chic even in a…

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Review: J. Crew Nordic Parka

Touted as J. Crew’s “warmest coat ever,” the Nordic Parka (available in two colors—olive and navy) quickly made my to-try list. After close to two decades of northeast living, I should be an expert winter survivalist but I am still on the prowl for the next outerwear unicorn, i.e., a coat that is exceptionally warm, fairly priced, and reasonably stylish.…

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