Finally, there’s some respite from that prolonged, spirit-breaking cold snap. It’s warm enough (40s!), in fact, that I am playing hooky from work in order to go for a run outside–something which I needed desperately. I went to college in New Hampshire, where brutal winters are standard, but as soon as the landscape thaws, however slightly, the whole school could…

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All sale styles are an extra 40% off with code NEWYEAR at J. Crew, including the Convertible Sweater Cape featured below. Please note that most discounted styles are marked final sale, so please consider your purchases carefully. Some sale picks: Cable-Knit Turtleneck Sweater Dress (see on me here), The 2007 Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool Toggle Coat (see on me here), Ribbon-Tied…

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  Madewell Fleet Jacket in Desert Olive (size XXS; also sold here) || Leith Ruched Long Sleeve Dress in Black (size XS) || Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace (past season) || Hermes Reversible Belt (size 65) || Chanel Westminster Flap || Marc Fisher Aprille Leather Ankle Boots Happy weekend! The last bare leg days of the year are behind us,…

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Ann Taylor launched “Infinite Style” earlier this month with little fanfare. And while I would normally avoid forecasting a venture’s future this early on, I am already 75% confident that Infinite Style will undergo this life cycle: continue to garner little attention, with subscription numbers that peter out, and eventually fold quietly. I thought about presenting my argument in a…

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One trend intensified by the current tidal wave of statement sleeves is the puff sleeve, which I have always loved because of its association with Disney princesses (seriously, advertising dollars spent on children are worth every penny). There’s a sweetness to the detail that really appeals to the 5yo in me. For those of you who enjoy the trend as…

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