A potential upside of being an enthusiastic shopper and frequent closet-purger is that, after a few years, you may end up with a closet full of clothes that you love. Take, for example, the floral sheath dress that I am wearing in these photos. Even after dozens of wears, I am still excited to put it on and continue to…

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Longtime readers of this blog know that I wear my beige-colored trench coats a lot. As much as I wish I could wear them all year round, there are days between seasons when it’s too warm for these medium-weight cotton pieces, but not warm enough to go without a jacket. On those days, I usually turn to silk-y coats that…

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Until Sunday night (sale ends  4/30 at 12AM PST), take 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code MAINSQUEEZE. A number of pieces I featured recently can now be bought at reasonable price points, so I would encourage anyone looking to update their wardrobe to shop this sale. I have been wearing the dress featured in this post…

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Fashion’s association with frivolity stems in part from its disconnect with practicality. Beyond being just a barrier from harsh weather elements, clothing is often used to signal our gender identity, profession, mood, culture, or tribal identity. And for much of recorded history, fashion has also been used to suppress: corsets, for example, have been one of the most enduring forms…

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My favorite silhouette for spring is a loose, flared bottom. There’s something inherently effortless about a wide-leg pant that will relax even the starchiest of outfits. And for anyone new to this genre of pant, adding even a pair to your closet will open up new pairing possibilities. Just in time for the “Friends of Ann Event” (use code FRIENDS40…

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