Weekly Shopping Update

Ultimate Hooded Duffle Coat

ASOS’s winter sale is quite attractive, with a large number of heavy discounted styles. Thanks, Petiteish. for the sale alert!

Textured Swing Duffle Coat

Retailer: ASOS
Discount: Up to 70% off sale styles
Picks: Skirted Duffle Coat, Coat With Funnel Neck & Belt, Faux Fur Fronted Duffle Coat, Dolly Skater Coat, Mid Length Split Front Skirt, Faux Fur Hooded Duffle Coat, Longline Duster Blazer in Crepe, and Pleated Skater Skirt.

Duffle Coat In Cocoon Fit
Shift Dress with Pep Hem

Additional picks: Classic Bonded Duffle Coat, Paper Dolls Floral Check Print Tailored Jacket, Scuba Midi Skirt, Lace Skater Dress With Bow Waist, , Double Breasted Coat With Split Hem, Walter Baker Peeta Jacket, Midi Pleated Skirt, and Peacoat Longline With Drop Waist.

Trench Cape

Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: Extra 50% off sale styles (I especially love the dresses and skirts
Picks: Cable Turtleneck Sweater, Jeweled Shift Dress (worn here), Printblock Long Sleeve Tee, Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, Textured Club Jacket, Day Coat, Embellished Sweater Dress, and Pindot Perfect Shirt.

Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat

Retailer: Urban Outfitters
Discount: Hundreds of styles on sale.
Picks: The Kimchi Blue Duster Coat that I reviewed here is on sale for 50% off. Cooperative Femme Cocoon Coat, Silence + Noise Annie Silky Shirtdress, Silence + Noise Sleeveless Double-Slit Sweater Dress, BB Dakota Marilou Dress, Leather Crossbody Bag, Funnel-Neck Blanket Poncho, and BDG A-Line Sweater.

J Crew Tipped Twill Jacket, Chambray Pocket Shirt, and Collection Slouchy Pant

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Extra 40% or 50% off sale items with code SALETIME
Picks: Pleated Skirt, Elsie Calf Hair Pumps, Wool Melton Swing Coat, Double-cloth Lady Day Coat, Unisex Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers, and Painter Tee.

Ingrid Coat

Retailer: Boden
Discount: Up to 70% off clearance styles
Picks: The Shirt, Rose Bow Skirt, Betty Ottoman Dress, Wool Bistro Blazer, Grace Skirt, Lindsey Dress, Printed Spring Dress, Lucy Skirt, and Lara Coat.

Retailer: The Gap
Discount: 30% off regular price styles and 50% off sale styles with code SAVE
Picks: Pleated Scuba Skirt, Stripe Scuba Shorts, Stripe Peplum Tee, Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt, Three-quarter Sleeve Pleated Dress, Leather Satchel, and Bib Popover Tunic.


Open Cutaway Blazer

Retailer: Forever 21
Discount: Hundreds of new arrivals
Picks: Eyelash Lace Dress, Floral Lace Split-Back Top, Ladder-Back Dolman Top, Crochet Lace Midi Dress, Lush Floral Tea Dress, Classic Woven Joggers, and V-Notched Piqué Skater Dress.

Navy Wool Peacoat

Retailer: Banana Republic
Discount: 35% off your purchase with code BRGETNOW
Picks: Boxy Zip Blazer, Textured Ivory Open Cardigan, Dixie Scarf, Sloan-Fit Colorblock Cutout Sheath, Heritage Pleated Crepe Patio Skirt, Swing Trench, Cable-Knit Cropped Pullover, and Ribbed High-Low Open Cardigan.

Overture Tulle Sheath

Retailer: Anthropologie
Discount: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code F$150
Picks: Nonie Check Coat, Ikat Blanket Coat, Bow Knot Belt, and Diplomat Coat.


Happy shopping!

Year in Review: Goodbye, 2014 + Outfits of 2014 Part II

I did away with resolutions some years ago when I admitted that I am far too irresolute to commit to arbitrary shopping and health goals and don’t have many atrocious vices aside from fast food and fast fashion. So the only thing that I’ve resolved to do better in the new year: be more willing to admit and accept personal failings. I find it easy to blame circumstance and people but also realize that finger pointing will never solve a problem.

Are you a new year’s resolution maker?

And here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post. Outfits from the last third of the year were markedly more achromatic, not that I’ve been very colorful a person this year.

Faux Leather Trim Vest

Crop Trench

Wishing every one of you a very happy new year.

Year in Review: Outfits of 2014 Part I

If this blog is a diary, then these end-of-year outfit consolidation posts are bookmarks.

Thank you for all of your kind comments and e-mails over the last year; every message was appreciated.

Hot Pink and Khaki Green

Ann Taylor Lemon Drop Sundress

 

Part II to follow tomorrow.

After-Christmas Oniomania

Camel Hair City Coat

Special Picks: Brooks Brothers Gingham Shirt, Brooks BrothersNon-Iron Three-Quarter Sleeve Gingham Dress Shirt, Aerie Fair Isle Trapper Hat & Gloves Set, Aerie Open Knit Circle Scarf, and Aerie Cozy Robe Gift.
 

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Retailer: Aeropostale
 

The Deal: Up to 70% off most styles; extra 20% off your order with code GIFT20
Parameter: Online 
Free shipping minimum: $50+ 
Picks: Long Sleeve Striped Boxy Crop Sweater, Map to Mars Long Sleeve Striped Bodycon Turtleneck, Map to Mars Sheer Happy Lace Crop Top, Shaker Stitch Crop Sweater, Fitted Puffer Jacket, Solid Chevron Quilted Vest, Bow Earmuffs, Cable-Knit Over-The-Knee Socks, and Pointelle Over-The-Knee Socks.

 

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Retailer: American Eagle/Aerie/AEO Factory
 

The Deal: Take 40% off $150, $20 off $75, or $10 off $40 with code CHEERS2U
Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.
 

Picks: Wool Pea Coat, Striped V-Back Sweater Dress, Aerie Softest Lace Pushup Bralette, Shawl Collar Cable Knit Cardigan, Cable Beaded Sweater, Cable Sweater Dress, and Hooded Parka.

AEO Shawl Collar Cable Knit Cardigan

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Retailer: Ann Taylor
The Deal: 60% off everything

Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum:$175+
Picks: Cable Turtleneck Sweater (worn here), Cozy Pocket Sweater, Cropped Snowflake Sweater, Cable Trim Sweater, Faux Leather Paneled Sweater, Jewel Neck Sweater, Cashmere Cable Sweater, and Pebbled Signature Tote (reviewed here).

 

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Retailer: ASOS
The Deal: Up to 50% off sale

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping and free returns on all orders.
Picks:  AX Paris Skater Dress in Gingham, Traffic People Catching Dreams Wiggle Dress, Victoriana Lace and Organza Top, Premium Checked Jacket, Sweetheart Skater Dress with Half Sleeves in Texture, Cami Swing Dress with Pleated Skirt, Dolly Skater Coat, Boyfriend Shirt with Elasticated Cuff, and Top with Clean High Neck.

 

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Retailer: Banana Republic
The Deal:
Extra 50% off with code BRWINTER.

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+
 

Picks: Seamed Ponte Fit-and-Flare Dress, Ponte Fit-and-Flare Dress, Knit Faux-Wrap Dress, Lace Crop Top, Crew Cropped Pullover, Popcorn Stitch Turtleneck Pullover, Sloan Sheath, Faux-Leather Trim Cable-Knit Pullover, BR Monogram Pink Boucle Jacket, Heritage Textured Cropped Pullover, Soft-Wash Herringbone Military Shirt, Heritage Marled Sweater Dress, Sweater-Sleeve Duffle Coat, Ruched Navy Jersey Dress, Lace Pullover, Draped Jersey Top, Soft-Wash Gingham Flannel Shirt, Charcoal Wool Trench, and Textured Cropped Pullover



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Retailer: Barney’s New York
The Deal: Up to 60% off clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Parameter: online and in stores
 

Free Shipping Minimum: No minimum on ground shipping

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Retailer: Bloomingdale’s
 
The Deal: 25% off one select regular-price item with unique code; a few to use: X30L47S0UC77, X602K7S23C77, X501G7SF3CNN, XQ0MF7SKSAIP, and XS0AR7SADBZ6.
Free shipping minimum: free shipping on all orders until 12/21.
 

Parameter: Online
Picks: Coach Madison Mini Christie Carryall Crossbody in Saffiano Leather, Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Mini Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel (reviewed here), Coach Soft Borough Bag in Nappa Leather, Tory Burch Robinson Convertible Shoulder Bag, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Satchel, Tory Burch Robinson Saffiano Wallet on a Chain Crossbody, Tory Burch Robinson Stitched Double Zip Tote, Michael Kors Miranda Small Quilted Tote, and Tory Burch Robinson Shrunken Boxy Satchel.

 

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Wool Wrap-Front Coat, Saxxon® Wool Cable Turtleneck & Short Leather Stacked Heel Booties


Retailer: Brooks Brothers  
The Deal: 50% off select styles and an additional 15% off sale styles
Parameter: Online
(12/25-27) and in stores (12/26-27) 

Picks: Wool Toggle Coat, Gingham Shirt, Non-Iron Three-Quarter Sleeve Gingham Dress Shirt, Two-Button Classic Navy Blazer, Cashmere Cable Knit Crewneck Sweater, and Non-Iron Fitted Stripe Dress Shirt.


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Retailer: C. Wonder
The Deal: 50% off everything, discount taken in cart.

Parameter: Online
 

Free shipping minimum: $100+
 

Picks: Fox Crest Patch Sweater, Cropped Wool Jacket, Cable Mitten, and Buffalo Check Shearling Lined Trapper.
 

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Retailer: Century 21
The Deal: 
Up to 70% off select styles

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $99+

 

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Retailer: Club Monaco
The Deal:
30% off sale items and 50% off clearance items with code HOLIDAYS

Free shipping minimum: $150
 

Parameter: Online

 
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Retailer: Dillard’s
The Deal:
post-Christmas sale

Parameter: Online and in stores

 

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Retailer: Express
The Deal: 50% off everything

Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum: 125+


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Longline Duster Coat

Retailer: Forever 21
The Deal: Up to 50% off select styles

Free Shipping Minimum: Free shipping on all order 
My picks: Bouclé Overcoat, Textured Woven Overcoat, Faux Leather Flap Satchel, Chunky Knit Sweater, Open-Knit Shawl Cardigan, Hooded Toggle Topcoat, Cable Knit Sweater, Turtleneck Dolman Top, Varsity-Striped Sweater, and Marled Stripe Raglan Top.

 

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Holly Go Lightly Plaid Skirt

Retailer: Free People
The Deal: 
Extra 25% off sale item

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $100+


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Retailer: The Gap
The Deal: 35% off your purchase with code GIFT4ME

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+



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Retailer: H&M
The Deal: Up to 60% off 1000+ styles

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+

 

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Golden Double-cloth Topcoat

 Retailer: J. Crew
 

The Deal: 30% off full-price styles & extra 40% off winter sale styles with code HOLIDAYTIME.
Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders
Picks: Woolrich John Rich & Bros.® Buffalo Check Blanket, Cashmere-lined Tech Gloves, Tailored Wool Pant, Marled Plaid Scarf, Wool Melton Peacoat. Full Skirt In Bonded Satin, Buffalo Check Bomber Jacket, Cashmere Patch Pocket Hoodie, Skirt In Bonded Crepe, Dolman Sweater, Rib-stitch Turtleneck, Cashmere Chunky Turtleneck, Mixed Tweed Dress, Box Pleat Skirt in Crepe, Plaza Skirt in Tweed, Prom Midi Skirt In Bonded Satin, and Quilted Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket.

 

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Retailer: J. Crew Factory
The Deal: 30% off new arrivals, price as marked.

Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: $100+
 
 

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Kate Spade Maxine Faux Pearl Embellished Sweater


Retailer: Kate Spade
The Deal: 25% off sale items with code JINGLE25
Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders 
Picks: Cedar Street Large Monday (last worn here). A smaller version of the same bag can be found here. Also on sale is the Primrose Hill Little Kaelin Bow Crossbody that I own in two colors (last worn here; reviewed here). Additional picks: Deborah Skirt, Maxine Pearl Sweater, Daphne Bow Coat, Gwen Dress, Shanghai Dress, Cedar Street Medium Harmony, Plaza Bow Clutch, Lola Avenue Bag, and Leather Boy Key Fob.  


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Retailer: The Limited
The Deal: Extra 50% off sale items and 60% off full-price sweaters

Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: $125
Picks: The “Scandals” collection

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Retailer: Lord & Taylor
The Deal: After Christmas sale, up to 80% off sale items; extra 20% off with code AFTER

Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: No minimum

 

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Retailer: LOFT
The Deal: 50% off everything

Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $125+ 

Picks: Chambray Two-In-One Top, Floral Jacquard Short Sleeve Dress, Ballet Boatneck Sweater, Starburst Jeweled Sweatshirt, Lou & Grey Blockstripe Moto Jacket, Quilted Skirt Dress, Stitchblock Sweatshirt, and Split Neck Shirred Blouse.

 

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Retailer: Macy’s
The Deal: After-Christmas sale

Parameter: Online 
Free Shipping Minimum: $75+
 
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Brushweave Cocoon Coat


Retailer: Madewell
The Deal: Extra 30% off with code FORYOU

Parameters: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: Free shipping on all orders.
Picks: The Reversible Transport Tote, Silk Spotlight Shirt, Corridor Skirt, Military Crop Coat, Nightout Tank, Larking Plaid Scarf, Denim Cargo Workshirt in Pure White, and Sundown Maxidress.

Bon Voyage Turtleneck Sweater

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Retailer: Nordstrom
The Deal: End-of-year clearance sale

Parameter: Online and in stores.
 

Free shipping minimum: free shipping on all orders.


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Retailer: The Outnet
 

Discounts: Up to 80% off
 

Parameter: Online

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Tee Dress

Retailer: Piperlime
The Deal: Extra 60% off final sale items with code CHIC60

Parameter: Online only
 

Free shipping minimum: no minimum free shipping and free returns.

 

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Retailer: Ralph Lauren
The Deal: Extra 40% off sale items

Parameter: Online only 
Free shipping minimum: $125+ with code FREESHIP125  


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Retailer: Saks
The Deal: Up to 70% off

Parameter: online and in stores 

Free shipping minimum: free shipping and free return shipping with code HOLIDAY.

 

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Retailer: Theory
The Deal: Up to 60% off

Parameter: Online and in stores
 

Free shipping Minimum: Free shipping and return shipping on all orders.


 

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Retailer: Uniqlo
The Deal: Fall/Winter sale from $4.90

Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum: no minimum

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Plush-Lined Convertible Glove

Retailer: Urban Outfitters
The Deal:
30% off sweaters, jackets, and cold-weather accessories

Parameter: Online
 

Free Shipping Minimum: $50+

 

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Retailer: Victoria’s Secret
The Deal: 25% off bras, 40% off sleep, and 60% off clothing.

Free shipping minimum: $100+

 

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Retailer: Zara
The Deal: After-Christmas sale

Parameter: Online and in-stores
 

Free shipping Minimum: $50+

 

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Happy shopping!

Green Gingham (+ Mid-Week Required Reading)

I have very little to say about this outfit. By now you should know that green-and-blue is my crutch (and should be yours too).


What
I have are a ton of articles for you to read, some dense, others light,
as I am sure most of you will need to kill time aboard or awaiting
transportation to wherever your holiday plans take you.



Without further ado:


1. The 10 Best Modern Love Columns Ever via the New York Times

2. National Geographic’s Photo Contest 2014 via the National Geographic (The NG instagram page is a treasure trove of stunning photography)


3.  The Renaissance of Printing via the Economist


4.  The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis via the Atlantic

J. Crew Majesty Peacoat J. Crew Honeycomb Cable Sweater (similar) | J. Crew Gingham Utility Shirt (similar) | J. Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool | Club Monaco Claudia Leather Glove | Tory Burch Daria Top-Handle Satchel Bag | Hunter Basket-Weave Knit Cuff Welly Socks | Hunter Original Rain Boots

5. A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs via the New York Times


6. 17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014 via the Atlantic


7. The Drones on Autopilot that Follow Your Lead (Usually) via the Wall Street Journal


8. Let it Go via The New Yorker

9. The $27,673 You’ll Need to Spend on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ via the New York Times

10. The CIA’s Travel Tips via the Economist

Happy reading!

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Sale items at Banana Republic are an extra 50% off with code BRWINTER.

Picks: Seamed Ponte Fit-and-Flare Dress, Ponte Fit-and-Flare Dress, Knit Faux-Wrap Dress, Lace Crop Top, Crew Cropped Pullover, Popcorn Stitch Turtleneck Pullover, Sloan Sheath, Faux-Leather Trim Cable-Knit Pullover, BR Monogram Pink Boucle Jacket, Heritage Textured Cropped Pullover, Soft-Wash Herringbone Military Shirt, Heritage Marled Sweater Dress, Sweater-Sleeve Duffle Coat, Ruched Navy Jersey Dress, Lace Pullover, Draped Jersey Top, Soft-Wash Gingham Flannel Shirt, Charcoal Wool Trench, and Textured Cropped Pullover.


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