Club Monaco‘s “End-of-Season Sale” is now live! Take an extra 40% off sale styles, no code needed; discount taken in cart. Use code FREESHIP for free shipping on orders over $150. The Lenoria Coat featured in this post is now only available online in very limited sizes, but you might check in stores for more sizes. My sale picks: Happy…

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After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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I went on a houndstooth bender (starting with this BP scarf) several weeks ago, and have since picked up several bottoms and accessories in this print. While the paper-bag pants featured here aren’t technically in a classic houndstooth, I really like the fall color palette and the wide-pantleg. The material–84% polyester, 14% viscose, and 2% elastane–is unexceptional, but the print…

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J. Crew‘s 50% off store-wide sale (enter code TGIF at checkout) has been extended through Sunday night. I want to share some photos of the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed, which I will review next month, as it’s an outerwear option that I have found useful on more clement fall days. The current sale brings the coat to a…

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Last week’s winter storm wiped the fall colors that were exuberantly on display from the landscape, and left in its wake a bleak palette. While temperatures have actually rebounded from the month’s lows, the disappearance of fall foliage is a bitter reminder that winter is near. And when it’s cold, I dress to compensate for the unrelenting bleakness that I…

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