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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I have a new vice: it’s the sporadic (though not infrequent), aimless browsing of The RealReal. At this time, it does not present a major time drain–just a minute here, and a minute there–done mostly when I am waiting in line at the grocery store or on hold to be connected. I want to say I anticipated, but did not…

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Two of you bought the Hepburn Mini Dress featured here, then wrote to ask how I addressed the deep armholes “situation.” If I were more comfortable with my body, I might have said, “go braless!(?)” But I am only slozy in private, so my favorite way to wear tops or dresses with deep armholes is to add an inner layer–and that can be…

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