Two-Piece Dressing

Dressing for transitional weather is all about balancing practicality with modishness, and finding the line between being comfortable and looking shapeless. I am partnering with Ann Taylor today to share a few new favorites that will take me through the scorching summer heat and into crisp fall weather. I shared some travel-ready pieces last month, and my recommendations today are a…

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Crossover Pants (+ Club Monaco Yolande Pant Review)

The rebirth of wide-leg pants has been a blessing for me. While I have mostly outgrown my adolescent issues with having muscular legs, a straight leg pant will perhaps never be comfortable for me. In contrast, wide-leg pants, especially truncated ones, are more comfortable than pajamas to me. So I have been buying all of them, or trying to, anyway,…

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Silk Motorcycle Jacket

This (very old) silk motorcycle jacket from J. Crew–a reimagining of the irreverent motorcycle jacket in a soft, light silk material–is a wardrobe workhorse for me. I can wear it all week long–on the weekday to work and on the weekend to brunch–because it doesn’t fall squarely into any one category, and looks just as good over a sheath dress…

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Summer Work Uniform

Most commercial air-conditioning systems are dated, as they are often designed for a different time, and for worst-case scenarios. After years of slowly raising the thermostat, my office is now cooled to a clement 74 degrees, and a light blazer will normally keep me sufficiently warm (and productive). The Open-Front Sweater-Blazer, which I’ve featured several times before, is perfect for transitional weather…

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Travel-Ready Dots (+ Ann Taylor Semi Annual Sale)

I’m partnering with Ann Taylor today to share my picks for its Semi Annual Sale, which started last week. Before we get to my sale picks, I want to first highlight this swiss dot shell-and-skirt set that I picked up recently, which (along with all full-price styles) is 46% off with code MAKEPLANS until Monday night. I will be packing…

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