Banana Republic Fall 2020 Try-On

Banana Republic’s fall/winter collection, which comprises stretchy sweats and smooth knits and relaxed silhouettes, is pleasantly wearable for a stay-at-home lifestyle. So I placed several orders last year, with mixed results. Here are some styles I tried on. Banana Republic Sweater Hoodie Fit: Cropped length, and runs slightly small for a “relaxed” fitMaterial: The material, a cotton-blend (58% cotton, 42%…
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Sherpa Jacket

I got “dressed up” to take these photos in the yard last fall, because indoor lighting was unjustly harsh to this sherpa jacket with faux leather trim, a style from several seasons ago that is still sold at Amazon in three colorways and a range of sizes (XS-L). This bomber jacket in moppy fleece has a bulky silhouette, but is…
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Weekly Link Roundup: January 8, 2021

♥ Why COVID Couldn’t Stop the Hungarian Production Boom (The Hollywood Reporter): “Like the rest of the world, Hungary was hit by the coronavirus pandemic and, like the rest of the movie business, COVID-19 shuttered film and TV shoots at studios in and around Budapest. But Hungary was one of the last places to shut down — low infection numbers…
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Ann Taylor Fall 2020 Try-On

As promised, here are some try-on photos of a few recent Ann Taylor orders. Ann Taylor is currently running a “Winter Blowout Event” and sale styles are up to 80% off online. Shipping is free on orders over $75. Ann Taylor Floral Smocked Maxi Dress in Navy Onyx Fit: True to size. (I did not need to size up as…
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Year in Review: Must-Read Articles of 2020

I know this list looks long, but every article is worth reading (or re-reading), so bookmark them all. You won’t regret it! ♥ Happiness Won’t Save You (The New York Times): “It was the quintessential Philip Brickman conversation. A man lingers on the rooftop of a high-rise, despairing. He makes his way toward the edge. And after some time — seconds? minutes? hours?…
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