I had previously ranted about oppressive office air-conditioning, but after a space has been cooled or heated within a few degrees of your preferred temperature, you can likely bridge the gap with layers. I always keep a few oversized wraps and knit blazers in my office, as I am barely an endotherm, and having those at the ready has proven…

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Last week’s winter storm wiped the fall colors that were exuberantly on display from the landscape, and left in its wake a bleak palette. While temperatures have actually rebounded from the month’s lows, the disappearance of fall foliage is a bitter reminder that winter is near. And when it’s cold, I dress to compensate for the unrelenting bleakness that I…

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The rebirth of wide-leg pants has been a blessing for me. While I have mostly outgrown my adolescent issues with having muscular legs, a straight leg pant will perhaps never be comfortable for me. In contrast, wide-leg pants, especially truncated ones, are more comfortable than pajamas to me. So I have been buying all of them, or trying to, anyway,…

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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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I know, I know… another jumpsuit?? The appalling thing is… this is just one in a (long) series of jumpsuits that I intend to feature this (and next) month. I know they are not for everyone, but jumpsuits are having a moment in my closet right now. (Also, in defense of this jumpsuit: it’s part overall, which makes disrobing for…

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