Review: Theory Double-Face Wool-Cashmere Clairene Jacket

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The open-front coat is a controversial item; it demands that its wearer consider this question: when is it cold enough to wear a coat, but warm enough to wear it open? But the question misses the point. The open-front coat exists “Because Fashion! Because the Outfit!!” But I also think…

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Review: Mackage Jada Maxi Length Down Coat

One especially brutal week in a Chicago winter some years ago colored my conception of Midwestern winters. On a rational level, I know that average temperatures in Chicago are not meaningfully lower than those in New England, but that knowledge does not mitigate my fear. When I got news in November that I’d have to spend close to a month…

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Bête Noire

One “trend” that I decided early on in life that I would never partake in is fur, as I associated all fur-wearers with Cruella de Vil. Over the years, though, my anti-fur stance softened, and I found myself slowly gravitating toward pieces with fur-trimmed hoods, and eventually graduated into larger fur items like stoles. My resistance finally collapsed with the… View Post

Review: Free People Drapey Wrap Front Sheila Hacci Knit Top

05/04 Update: This Free People top is half off at Bloomingdale’s. Use your Bloomingdale’s card for an additional 15% off. Free People Drapey Wrap Front Knit Top | Aerie Romantic Lace Bralette | Ann Taylor Pearlized Navy Statement Necklace | H&M Faux Leather Pants | Chanel Westminster Flap | Unbranded Shoes I first blogged about this Free People sweater a… View Post

J. Crew Trench Cape

Despite being critical of the J. Crew trench cape in a previous post, a well-timed price drop (and no resistance to my request for a price adjustment from J. Crew’s online support team) convinced me that it’s now something worth investing additional energy into transforming.  I decided I liked the cape’s color, could overlook the easily wrinkled fabric, and was… View Post

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