Ann Taylor brought back one of my favorite desk-to-dinner pieces–the button cuff wrap dress–this season in three colorways. This slinky number is comfortable to wear and easy to dress up (and down). For work I often layer a tonal camisole underneath to raise the neckline, and accessorize with a simple necklace. And on the weekends you might consider wearing this dress…

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J. Crew’s Tie-Neck Dress in Italian Wool was one of my favorite purchases last fall, and while I was happy to see the design brought back earlier this year in a “365 crepe” in three colorways, I was disappointed by the polyester blend, which cheapens an otherwise classic design. I kept this dress because I missed the return window, and it’s…

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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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Wearing athleisure to work would have sounded preposterous to me three years ago, but I’ve slowly warmed to the idea. The weather is partially to blame for the increasingly relaxed silhouette of my work outfits, but on days when I am just holed up in my office, why shouldn’t I be free to explore the boundaries of a business casual…

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