Camel & Charcoal

I am on a self-imposed outerwear ban right now, because I am struggling to offload old coats to make room for the FIVE (!!!) new ones that I purchased this winter. One piece that’s on the short list for donation is this Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat that I got from Urban Outfitters some years ago. I still like…

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Twofold Marigold

This Racked article about the proliferation of British fast fashion retailers is jam-packed with information, but the thought that lingered in my mind was the argument that U.S. retailers are struggling because they are “conservative and safe” (does being conservative and safe render you necessarily boring or indistinct?) And I wondered if that idea merits more consideration. The article conveniently…

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Review: Burberry Lavenby Reversible Check Tote

After two unrelated, but equally unfortunate, incidents (involving condiments and a leaky pen) marred my Tory Burch Saffiano Tote (reviewed here), I was eager to find a replacement for it. I suppose I didn’t realize how useful I found large beige-y totes until I didn’t have one. Burberry’s “Lavenby” Reversible Tote (now on sale at Saks Off Fifth in three…

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