Review: UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boots

The UGG Ultra Mini Boots have real shearling/leather uppers that are treated for water-repellence and stain-resistance, but the footbeds are lined in a material called UGGplush that’s 80% wool and 20% lyocell³. The lining, which measures 17mm, is quite plush and warm. My favorite detail on the Ultra Mini (which you will also find on the Classic Mini but not on the taller styles) is the rear pull tabs, which facilitate the on/off process. The Ugg classic boot is easily identified by the tonal stitching on the exterior and UGG labels at the heel. They are generally well made and, based on my experience, last between five to eight seasons; I generally only retire them when the lining starts to thin from (overzealously) cleaning the insoles.

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Review: L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One index term that makes my eyes light up is “fleece-lined” (or, better yet, shearling-lined… swoon). I can’t tell you how many of my purchases are driven by or sealed with this detail; it’s my second favorite keyword, just after “zippered pockets.” In my closet are fleece-lined leggings (would recommend…

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Review: J.Crew Long-sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Dress

When I can’t be in head-to-toe sweats, I have been falling back on sweater dresses, an always cozy but still presentable option. One new(ish) addition to my closet is the J. Crew Long-sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Dress: it’s not particularly exciting, but is a solid everyday basic that is easy to dress up–or down. FIT The cut is slim but…

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Review: Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Leggings Pant

For once I am actually fulfilling requests in a timely manner! As requested (by a few people), here is a (more) thorough review of the Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Leggings Pant, which was a monthly favorite back in February and has been seen here and there. My pandemic work “uniform” of late fall comprises oversized sweaters with full sleeves¹ and…

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Review: Theory Double-Face Wool-Cashmere Clairene Jacket

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The open-front coat is a controversial item; it demands that its wearer consider this question: when is it cold enough to wear a coat, but warm enough to wear it open? But the question misses the point. The open-front coat exists “Because Fashion! Because the Outfit!!” But I also think…

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