Review: Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote

I woke up this morning to several texts from friends–who are enthusiastic Nordstrom shoppers–alerting me that the Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote, a workhorse of a bag (and my work bag on most days), is available again through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access started today and public access will start 07/20). This is a Nordstrom exclusive (at least in recent…

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Review: J. Crew Easy Pant in Stretch Linen

The J. Crew “Easy Pant” is part of the retailer’s effort to offer a (more) varied assortment of work-wear that can transition seamlessly into weekend wear. The style is simple–mid-rise, somewhat slim-fitted throughout, and a slightly cropped length–but details like the elastic in the back of the waistband and the short slits at the leg openings make these pants more comfortable…

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Watercolor Floral

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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Spring Lace

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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Tweed Sheath Dress (+ Ann Taylor 50% Off Sale)

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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