Rider (+ J. Crew Rider Bag Review)

From flared trousers to clunky platforms, 70s trends are having a moment. Saddlebags, one of the era’s key accessories, can now be found as easily at big box stores as on runways. I almost purchased the Chloé Small Marcie Leather Crossbody Bag last year (and test-drove one from a friend’s collection for a few weeks earlier this year), but found… View Post

Monday (J. Crew Monday Dress Review)

One of the key trends for spring was ruffles, and this romantic detail continues to attract eyeballs this fall. Mass market retailers interpret trends differently, but I like J. Crew or Ann Taylor for more office-friendly versions. Online reviews for J. Crew’s Monday Dress were mixed—common complaints include the deep-cut armscye and the exposed back zipper. I agree that the… View Post

Review: Steve Madden Carrson Suede Sandal

Steve Madden Stecy Sandal in Natural (reviewed here) | Steve Madden Carrson Sandal in Sand Suede Sharing a review of the Steve Madden Carrson Sandal today because the style in “Sand” (pictured) is currently on sale at Nordstrom (additional colors here) and Shoes.com. “Sand” is a fairly accurate description of the color—it’s a tan (or light brown) with yellow undertones.… View Post

Navy & Mauve (+ Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flats Review)

The only redeeming thing about having a closet populated with similar hues is that my outfits kind of work even when I wear all of my favorite things at once. On the rare occasion when I don’t feel like wearing one of my many sheath dresses, I often elect to wear some variation of the outfit pictured in this post.… View Post

Wool Blazer & Denim Shorts (+ J. Crew Signet Bag Review)

Monograms became passé for a time—not unlike the logo fatigue we are currently experiencing—but its recent resurgence (fueled by the “personal branding” movement) counts even luxury fashion houses among its champion. J. Crew, who has offered discreet monogramming for some of its bags and clothes, has ramped up its efforts to monetize this renewed interest in customization. The Signet Bag… View Post

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