30 Outfits in a Bag: Bow Top

When packing for a lengthier trip with space constraint, I normally choose pieces that are more muted in color and avoid color schemes that vaguely resemble holiday themes (so no red with pink, red with green, orange with black, etc.) I also opt for neutral outerwear (like khaki trench coats, medium wash denim jackets, black/gray/navy blazers, etc.) and few colorful…

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30 Outfits in a Bag: Crossover Dress

At the risk of boring all you to tears, this series on my business travel packing list will comprise about ten posts. I originally planned to devote only three posts to this topic but couldn’t organize the content effectively in that space without employing jerky transitions. On to today’s subject: I normally pack at least one dressier dress (is this…

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Brocade Dress and Trench Coat

One of the unexpected holiday gifts I received last year came from Ping, who possesses exceptional sewing and pattern-making skills (I had the pleasure of trying on two of her unique creations last fall when I visited SF). This brocade dress is impeccably made and a few friends mistook it for the work of European couturiers (I don’t blame them,…

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Leather Skirt and Trench Coat

I resurrected another moribund post from the archives today because it’s been a while since I last braved the snow and took pictures outside (I’ve reduced my snowday routine to boots + sweater + pants or skirt and tights + coat). Buried in feet of snow, it’s difficult to imagine what dry roads look like but thankfully I have old…

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A Uniform (and My Closet Must-Haves)

I rescued these pictures from blogging limbo in an attempt to stem a lousy habit of hoarding drafts of potential posts. I mean to include a review of the Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Neverfull (don’t click at work or in class; link leads to LV’s website where there is sound) with the post but decided to postpone that discussion for…

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