Review: Burberry London Kensington Fit Wool Cashmere Trench Coat in Camel

Despite having every intention of keeping this Burberry coat, in the end I didn’t think it met enough of my criteria to earn a place in my overstuffed closet (I also admit that I subject luxury items to a higher level of scrutiny). The double-breasted style, smart point collar, and detachable medium-width belt with a leather buckle are all details…

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Review: J. Crew Chateau Parka in Stadium-Cloth

It’s outerwear review season again! First up is the J. Crew Chateau Parka, which sold like hotcakes last year and has been brought back in eleven (!!!) colors this year. The navy pictured here is from 2014 and is, surprisingly, not a color that is available this year. There’s a lot to like about the Chateau Parka; the swing A-line…

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Brown Leather Tote // Madewell Transport Tote Review

Whenever someone asks me for a basic tote recommendation, I almost always recommend the Madewell Transport Tote. It is all leather, well made, reasonably priced, and free of the kitschy details that render a bag passé after some time. The Transport Tote has emerged as the ultimate bag for casual affairs thanks to its legion of fashionable fans and is…

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Fall Poncho (+ Burberry Heritage Giant Check Cashmere Scarf Review)

I have had the Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf for a few years now and finally feel qualified to comment on this purchase. The question I get most is: is the $475 price tag justified? (Burberry price increases are quickly approaching untenable; I bought mine for less than $400.) And the short answer is: it depends on whom you ask.…

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Review: Black Halo Classic Jackie O Sheath Dress

My favorite work dress (with no exceptions) is the Black Halo Jackie O Dress in Stretch Gabardine. I almost always pack it for work trips because of its versatility; it’s dressy enough for after hours socializing but also demure enough for day. Black Halo Jackie O Dress in Stretch Gabardine (also here, and here) | Coach Borough Bag in Pebbled…

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