One especially brutal week in a Chicago winter some years ago colored my conception of Midwestern winters. On a rational level, I know that average temperatures in Chicago are not meaningfully lower than those in New England, but that knowledge does not mitigate my fear. When I got news in November that I’d have to spend close to a month…

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I went on a houndstooth bender (starting with this BP scarf) several weeks ago, and have since picked up several bottoms and accessories in this print. While the paper-bag pants featured here aren’t technically in a classic houndstooth, I really like the fall color palette and the wide-pantleg. The material–84% polyester, 14% viscose, and 2% elastane–is unexceptional, but the print…

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I bought these polka dot jeans from the Gap several months ago for pennies; I had unexpectedly come into a substantial amount of Gap Inc. rewards* and wandered into the store expecting to spend my windfall on new pajamas, only to walk out with two oversized shopping bags full of sale clothes instead.  *an aside: not completely unexpected as I…

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