As someone who lacks formal fashion training, what little I know about the subject I learned from shopping (this accounts for most of it), fashion journals, Wikipedia entries, and the occasional search through online library catalogs. To me, terminology is perhaps the most impenetrable, since some product descriptions are probably written by fashion laymen (or intentionally imprecise for marketing purposes)…

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This long-sleeved tweed dress (reviewed here) was my favorite purchase from this summer and it’s finally the right season for it. I am also excited to see it re-released as a skirt (two colors) for fall. The skirt fits about half a size small for J. Crew so those between sizes should size up. For those who are interested, it…

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05/04 Update: This Free People top is half off at Bloomingdale’s. Use your Bloomingdale’s card for an additional 15% off. Free People Drapey Wrap Front Knit Top | Aerie Romantic Lace Bralette | Ann Taylor Pearlized Navy Statement Necklace | H&M Faux Leather Pants | Chanel Westminster Flap | Unbranded Shoes I first blogged about this Free People sweater a…

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It rains infrequently in Connecticut, where I live. Even in especially wet springs, the average monthly rainfall doesn’t exceed five inches. This amount of rain (or lack thereof) made it difficult to justify spending several hundred dollars on a designer raincoat, but I couldn’t be dissuaded. For those who live in rainier places and value looking chic even in a…

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ASOS Collection Tiered Swing Dress | Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace | Kate Spade All Aboard Ship Clutch | J. Crew Mona Patent Mary Jane Pumps My last few ASOS orders were largely disappointing. Among the keepers was this flirty Tiered Swing Dress that borders on juvenile but is saved by a higher neckline and long sleeves. I’ve worn…

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