Review: Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Ballet Flats

Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Elastic Ballet Flats in Natural I keep a pair of flats near me at all times, as my tolerance for uncomfortable shoes ebbed. Two of my favorite emergency flats are the Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats (see on me here) and the Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Elastic Ballet Flats (on sale in five colors) reviewed in this post.… View Post

Cap Sleeves (+ J. Crew Resumé Dress Review)

In recent years I’ve stopped purchasing suits and separates for work, and instead have been focused on amassing racks of sheath dresses. Beyond removing variables from the getting-ready-in-a-time-crunch equation, I also no longer have to concern myself with how neatly my shirt is tucked into my skirt. I am especially fond of dresses with cap sleeves, and regret not ordering… View Post

Vibrant Red (+ J. Crew Promotion Dress Review)

One of my closet workhorses, the J. Crew Promotion Dress, is now on sale for $60 (with code LOTSTOSHOP). The design invites comparisons to my all-time favorite work sheath, the Black Halo Jackie O dress (reviewed here), which I recommend with caveats: the length is not petite friendly and the price, while not prohibitive, is not exactly easily affordable. The… View Post

Tweed Jacket (+ J. Crew Fringy Tweed Jacket Review)

This J. Crew Tweed Jacket is easily one of the best purchases I made this year—it’s incredibly versatile and works well with both denim shorts and pencil skirts. It sold out immediately, but has been restocked occasionally. I had hoped to share these photos when the style is restocked in more sizes, but it doesn’t seem likely that J. Crew… View Post

Wedding Guest Dress Shopping: ASOS Part I

A kind reader wrote to let me know that several dresses from this post have been restocked in random sizes. I thought I’d bump this post to the top so those who are interested can act quickly. I placed a large ASOS order several weeks ago in anticipation of the upcoming wedding season. I have no shortage of special occasions… View Post

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