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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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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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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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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Christopher Bailey, head honcho of Burberry, announced early last month that the brand is moving to consolidate Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London, and Burberry Brit into one unified brand—Burberry—by the end of 2016. This announcement bears only the surprise of timing; it is part of a growing movement to prune—through consolidation, elimination, or reintegration—diffusion brands: Marc by Marc Jacobs was absorbed…

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