Day to Night: Club Monaco Colby Scalloped Dress Review

A day to night dress is conceptually ambiguous, since there are no laws prescribing which dress can be worn when—that gold-sequined bodycon dress most people reserve for NYE parties could be a day dress, if you dare. For me, a day to night dress is something that I could wear to work, and then continue wearing (with minor styling tweaks)…

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Ruffle Blouse & Tweed Jacket

Reshuffling the contents of your closet can sometimes inspire unexpected results. I’ve owned this ruffle blouse and this tweed jacket for years, but never thought to wear them together until they serendipitously landed near each other during one such “reshuffling” (i.e., hanging things wherever there’s room, with no regard for organizing principles). J. Crew Tweed Dauphine Jacket (past season) ||…

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Aubergine

A question central to wardrobe management is: what factors determine whether or not an article of clothing belongs in your closet? For me, frequency of wear is important: I have little difficulty parting with pieces that haven’t been worn in more than a year. The only class of items for which I make an exception is special occasions dresses; they…

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3 Ways to Wear an Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Simplee Apparel Loose Off Shoulder Ruffle Cotton Tunic Mini Dress in Green | Kate Spade Emerson Place Mini Vivenna Crossbody Bag (also here; reviewed here) | J. Crew Panama Hat | Hermès Reversible Logo Belt | Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals (also here, here, and here) While the rest of the world reaches peak “off-the-shoulder,” my fondness for this trend continues…

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Gold Accents (+ Mid-Week Required Reading)

Longtime readers of this blog know that my favorite holidays are the-week-after-Halloween and the-week-after-Easter, when holiday-themed candy go on sale. In recent years, though, retailers near me seemed to have cracked the code for minimizing stock of unsold holiday candy. Cheap candy is now more of a wish than an expectation and my friends don’t hear the end of it.…

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