Review: J. Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress

I have mixed feelings about the resurgence of smocking details in clothing. I mean, for a (long) time in the early aughts, I was all about Juicy Couture terry cloth dresses with smocked bodices, so the nostalgia factor is there for me. But smocking can also really cheapen an article of clothing, so there’s no shortage of design train wrecks…

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Review: Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

One update that I am making to my work wardrobe is culling structured sheath dresses–which formed the foundation of my work outfits pre-pandemic but now feel too formal–and replacing them with weightier knit pieces that look just as polished but feel cozier. A new favorite is the Club Monaco Kaytee Fit & Flare Sweater Dress seen here. I had originally… View Post

Wrap-Front Utility Jumpsuit (+ A&F Sale)

Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is short and has one purpose: to share a great sale at Abercrombie & Fitch (whose stock price has been taking a beating). For a limited time, clearance styles at A&F are up to 70% off online (prices as marked). Shipping is free on orders over $75. The Wrap-Front Utility Jumpsuit (available in two colorways: the…

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Summer White

I have fallen behind on blogging so posting may remain sporadic through the next week: I do have a number of posts near completion so there’s hope yet for reverting to a more regular posting schedule in the near future. For those of you traveling for LDW, safe travels. (And for those in Dorian’s path, stay safe!) Have a great… View Post

Heat Wave

If the forecast can be trusted, we may finally be getting some relief from this heat dome. While I spent much of the weekend sheltering in well air-conditioned public places (thank goodness for movie theaters), I somehow still managed to get sunburned. So, as tempting as it is to dress scantily in a heat wave, don’t forget sunscreen and a…

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