Year in Review: Favorite Purchases of 2018

2018 has been the year of impulsive, frivolous purchases. Because nearly all of my big-ticket purchases didn’t pan out, I ended up spending on many smaller, unplanned items. There are some gems, though, which I highlight below: ——————–  Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses  ——————– Measured by the usual yardsticks of UV-protection and polarization, these Quay sunglasses really can’t compete against…

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Yellow Trench

The drape-front trench appeared on store racks again this season, and I am happy to embrace this trend. Since around 2014, this less-structured alternative to “classic” trench coats has given the wardrobe staple more movement and a softer look. Just as I find stiff trench coats to be a perfect foil for flowy dresses and skirts, a silk-y trench with…

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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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Multicolored Tweed (+ Weekly Shopping Update)

With July just around the corner, the sale season has now swung into high gear. I’ve included some great sales that I am shopping at the end of the post, but want to highlight a few closet favorites that are now on sale, including the Wide Leg Marina Pants (previously seen here) worn in this post which are 50% off with code…

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