Longtime readers of this blog know that I collect special-occasion dresses with fervor. But, as I normally advise those who email me looking for recommendations, there’s a reason dress rental services like Rent the Runway exist (and thrive!): few people want to be photographed in the same dress twice. However, there is value in having a few timeless pieces in…

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I relinquished (for good) my much-loved Helly Hansen yellow raincoat to my mom the last time she “borrowed” it for months on end. And the search for a new yellow raincoat is on! After trying on a few different styles (of which the Joules Right as Rain Waterproof Hooded Jacket was a close runnerup), I decided on the J. Crew…

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For those of you in the market for a clean-cut watch, the Kate Spade Metro Watch is now on sale for between 30%-60% off in various colors and sizes through a number of retailers. Tiny Metro: Blue (50% off at Amazon); Gold (50% off at Saks Off 5th + an extra 20% off with code SPOTIT); Brown (44% off at…

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Another winter storm, another winter coat review. Single-digit weather made impossible any outfit that doesn’t include at least one bulky item, which isn’t to say that you should resign yourself to looking like Michelin Man (but it’s not like you are committing some kind of sartorial sin if you do; just do you). As promised, I am going to quickly…

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J. Crew‘s sale section just got a big refresher and everything is an extra 50% off with code GOTIME. Please note that most items are rendered final sale with the code, so take that into consideration before you check out. The Signet Flap Bag that I reviewed here is now on super sale in two colors. A few more picks:…

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