J.Crew Tie Detail Tweed Lady Jacket (also here) J. Crew is a reliable source of affordable tweed pieces and has produced some of my closet favorites (I keep hoping the Maple Tweed Jacket would be brought back in new colorways). My most recent J. Crew tweed purchase is this frilly tweed jacket, which is now on sale at J. Crew…

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I’ve said before that Kate Spade’s design aesthetic appeals to my sartorial sensibilities—I love the bows, the whimsical prints, and the high street take on designer styles. Over the years I’ve added a not-insignificant number of Kate Spade styles to my closet, all of which were purchased on (at least a moderate) sale. As the token shopping expert of my…

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Whenever someone asks me for a basic tote recommendation, I almost always recommend the Madewell Transport Tote. It is all leather, well made, reasonably priced, and free of the kitschy details that render a bag passé after some time. The Transport Tote has emerged as the ultimate bag for casual affairs thanks to its legion of fashionable fans and is…

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I had denim-covered pumps on my wishlist for months before a good sale at Saks ended my search. My requirements were not particularly stringent: pointed toe, medium wash, heels that are at least three inches in height, and less than $300. Kate Spade’s Larisa Pumps emerged as an early favorite, I thought the shape was flattering, the trompe l’oeil denim…

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With a welter of packages from my turkey day haul scattered on my floor, much of it unopened, the only package that I tore open immediately was one from Madewell. I had been using the medium YSL Cabas Chyc Bag as my primary luggage for shorter trips but it occasionally felt insufficient in size. Madewell’s Transport Weekender is better suited for…

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