Review: Madewell Transport Weekender

My favorite kind of trips is the kind that requires very little planning and forethought, preferably involving last-minute packing of essentials, all stuffed into an unassuming bag (I swear I don’t romanticize the fugitive lifestyle). It should come as no surprise, then, that I love weekenders and duffel bags; for they are unstructured and will, in a pinch, fit in…

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Sumissura: Made-to-Measure Coat

While I am lucky enough to be able to shop off-the-rack, with an occasional garment requiring minor alterations, custom made clothing still makes me slightly giddy (especially when made with love). I have long been curious about the bevy of e-tailers that offer made-to-measure garments at reasonable prices (my eShakti experience from years ago had been positive) but, as someone…

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Review: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Crossbody Bag

For those who have ever purchased an unassuming handbag with quilted leather, the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Affair Bag may have been one of the first options they considered. This perennial style garners mostly positive reviews for its simplicity, versatility, and the (somewhat) reasonable price tag. Putting aside the obvious fact that the design is heavily influenced by Chanel, other than 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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Winter Weekend Uniform (+ Sorel Winter Fancy Lace II Waterproof Boot Review)

It’s finally starting to feel like winter; that is, no amount of scarves, gloves, and fleeced tights can make me feel warm when walking outside. I’ve also decided to continue my outerwear search, this time widening the scope to include puffers. Stay tuned for more reviews. J. Crew Chateau Parka in Stadium Cloth (reviewed here) | Gap Stripe Boatneck Sweater…

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