Jogger Pants (+ Ascena Bankruptcy)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued News broke late yesterday that Ascena Retail Group Inc., which owns Ann Taylor, LOFT (Lou & Grey), Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice, is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as early as today; following this news, its stock price fell below a dollar in early trading. Ascena’s…

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Checkerboard

Fashion mashups don’t get much better than the cape scarf (though the sweater blazer comes close): a good one will keep you warm while adding visual interest to your outfits. I have been living in this checkerboard cape scarf while traveling this summer: It was an extra blanket on the plane, a makeshift stuffed animal (when rolled into a bundle),…

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Heat Wave

If the forecast can be trusted, we may finally be getting some relief from this heat dome. While I spent much of the weekend sheltering in well air-conditioned public places (thank goodness for movie theaters), I somehow still managed to get sunburned. So, as tempting as it is to dress scantily in a heat wave, don’t forget sunscreen and a…

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Work to Weekend Dress

It’s been a rough few months: my immune system can’t seem to catch a break between the hay fever and then a lingering cold. The inconvenient truth of adulthood is that no matter how miserable I feel, life (i.e., one’s various obligations) must go on, and there’s no getting around having to get appropriately dressed for stuff. So for work…

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Denim Blazer + Crossover Pant

The Club Monaco Yolande pants (reviewed here) that I like a lot and wear with frequency are now on sale at Nordstrom, Club Monaco, and Shopbop. It’s the best kind of statement piece: pronounced enough to make an impact, but not so loud that it demands attention. For spring, I’ve been wearing these pants with lace-trimmed or covered-button adorned camisoles…

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