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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Ruffle Sleeve Dress + Soft Pleated Trench

Banana Republic posted positive comparable store sales (a modest 1% increase) in the final quarter of 2017, ending 11 consecutive quarters of decline. Barely positive comps are not usually cause for celebration, but in traditional retail, you have to celebrate every victory,  however small, otherwise every day feels like doomsday. Season by season (since mid-2016), I’ve found that Banana Republic’s…

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J. Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater Blazer // New Lightweight Sweater-Blazer

The  J. Crew Open-Front Sweater-Blazer has been a bestseller since its debut last fall, and I was happy to see the jacket updated and offered in pretty pastel colors for spring. The “new” sweater-blazer is constructed from a lighter cotton/polyester/wool blend (compared to the all-wool composition of the original) and has 3/4 sleeves, which are great for showing off fun…

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