A closet favorite, the J. Crew Easy Pant in Lace, has returned in four colorways this fall. It was a marquee piece in my bleisure wardrobe so I wanted to quickly review the item now that it’s on sale (sale details below). What my outfits lack in bright colors, I try to make up in texture and prints, as those add…

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There were a few weeks in late summer during which multiple work projects simultaneously kicked into high gear for me, and when one day blurred into another in my tired mind. I am usually a unit when it comes to making returns (i.e., heavy-duty tape gun in car and return forms in color-coded folders) but, during those few weeks, I…

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Ann Taylor brought back one of my favorite desk-to-dinner pieces–the button cuff wrap dress–this season in three colorways. This slinky number is comfortable to wear and easy to dress up (and down). For work I often layer a tonal camisole underneath to raise the neckline, and accessorize with a simple necklace. And on the weekends you might consider wearing this dress…

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The “Friends of Ann” event–take 40% off everything at Ann Taylor with code FRIENDS40–ends tonight, so I thought I’d share a look featuring some new work pieces that are on rotation. I’m currently trying (pretty) hard to warm to glen plaid–have always found the print dizzying–and this jacket is my way of getting my feet wet. And I have a…

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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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