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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Poncho & Leather Pants (+ Chooka Top Solid Rain Boots Review)

Late fall has been kind to the American northeast; I haven’t seen snow since those flurries back in October, which means that my rain boots have (so far) been sufficient in wetter conditions. I have been wearing these Chooka Rainboots in matte black frequently with faux leather pants; the matte finish of the boots dulls the gaudiness and gleam characteristic…

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Review: Burberry Sandringham Fit Cashmere Trench Coat

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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