Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (in short: “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne Topcoat is an elegant solution for cooling weather that is priced reasonably (with a discount)…

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I had naively thought, right after I graduated from college, that I could continue to get by on the two suits–one skirt-suit and one pantsuit–that I wore on repeat for summer jobs. That plan quickly crumbled as I grew bored and increasingly desperate for variety. My blog was born out of that desperation: it was both an outlet to channel…

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Full-price styles are 40% off and sale styles are an extra 60% off until Wednesday with code FALLFAVES at Ann Taylor. Shipping is free on orders over $125, or pick up in stores for free. A number of things in my closet are now on sale and, with the extra 60% off discount, they are now priced extremely reasonably, assuming…

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Banana Republic is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this fall with a campaign that is more nostalgic than forward-looking. Now, I am a champion of opening archive vaults to keep the bottom from falling out, but Banana Republic has always been a brand that takes few creative risks, and this collection of “signature’ pieces feels very familiar (Gap Inc. is seemingly all…

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Big changes are afoot at H&M–from a new size chart (which essentially requires you to order one size smaller than before: someone who used to wear a size 6 would now wear a size 4) to a new website and mobile app to high levels of store closures–it’s too early to tell if these adjustments came (too little and) too late…

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