Fog & Olive Juice

I am a fan of evocative color names—even when they are abstruse. Most brands do an adequate job of associating color names with the reference color, but sometimes those connections are hard to make. The most egregious offenders are in paint; it’s rarer that fashion brands might miss the mark entirely. My theory is that, in fashion, when brands try… View Post

Ruffled

One trend for fall that I really enjoy is wearable ruffles; in the right proportion, it can be office-appropriate and transition easily for weekend wear. One piece that I recently added to my closet is this Ann Taylor blouse with modest ruffles around the neck and shoulders. This blouse, along with everything else in Ann Taylor’s fall line, is 50%… View Post

Review: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Mac Convertible Crossbody Bag

The “M.A.C.” (or Morning After Clutch) is, apart from the Affair and the M.A.B., Rebecca Minkoff’s most recognizable design. I used to own the standard version but wore it so infrequently that it went to Goodwill a few years ago. While searching for a purple crossbody last year, I came across the Quilted Mini Mac Convertible Crossbody (on steep discount… View Post

Dusty Ginger (+ Sorel Boots Sale PSA)

Dressing in monochromatic color schemes is a safe choice on days when inspiration runs dry. There’s something comforting about the presence of (quiet) visual cohesion, but the contrasting tones and textures still manage to create intrigue. This outfit might be made better if I had traded indigo denim jeans for light gray or white bottoms to soften the overall look,… View Post

Review: J. Crew Wintress Puffer Coat with Faux-Fur Hood

I reviewed a J. Crew’s bestseller, the Wintress Puffer, last winter and found it slightly underwhelming. I was excited to see it brought back this season with a removable faux fur trim and ordered it immediately to try. QUALITY The puffer’s material and workmanship are more or less on par with other J. Crew outerwear styles (so declining, but still… View Post

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