Review: J. Crew V-Neck Fringe Sheath Dress

First, a word about the posting schedule: Work has completely taken over my waking life, leaving me with so little energy that I lack the wherewithal to complete the many half-written drafts that I previously started. Posting may remain sporadic for the little while. Onward! This eminently wearable tweed dress (also comes in “black rainbow”) is now on sale! Use…

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Utility Jumpsuit + Down Coat

As someone who succumbs easily to clutter anxiety (wherein inaction begets more clutter and, in turn, more anxiety), I am quick to part with purchases that neither serve a purpose nor spark joy. So I was surprised to find a box of pre-2015 purchases that I thought I had donated years ago. In that box was this “classic utility jumpsuit”…

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Review: Mackage Jada Maxi Length Down Coat

Updated 05/13/2020: The Mackage Jada Fur Trim Longline Parka is currently 60% off at Saks 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.…

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Houndstooth Pants

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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Polka Dot Jeans

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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