Trench Dress

While summer is undeniably my favorite season, spring in Connecticut (and in most places) is just magical, as every scene looks plucked from a Monet painting. And the pretty pastel palette of my surroundings has had a major influence in shaping my clothing choices. Lately all I’ve wanted to wear are outfits with a beige base and pink accessories. In…

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Casual Friday

As ready as I am for warm weather to return, I will miss cold-weather dressing: The ability to layer without restraint is how sartorial magic happens. While the outfit shown here is a few notches of whimsy short of extraordinary, it is one that I like quite a bit. The green speckled tweed coat works really well with the darker…

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Review: J. Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer

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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Balloon + Pencil

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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Crossover Pants (+ Club Monaco Yolande Pant Review)

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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