Wear It Five Ways: Tweed Coat

One of my spring wardrobe staples is this super versatile tweed coat (also here): it is warm enough for chilly mornings during transitional weather, but not so bulky as to be shapeless. This statement coat also pulls together outfits in an instant and energizes even the most tired of ensembles (I am looking at you, white-blouse-and-jeans). I have also been…

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Tweed Coat (+ J.Crew Extra 60% Off Sale)

A short post today to share a great sale at J.Crew: select final sale styles are an extra 60% off (all other sale styles are an extra 40% off) online with code FLASH75, including the Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed (sizes still complete in all three colorways at time of post) seen here. While it’s (almost) always nice for an…

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Mystery Solved

I puzzled at length over J. Crew’s deep discounts and Mickey Drexler’s “retirement” several weeks ago. Then, in late March, J. Crew shared financial results for the quarter ending February 2, 2019, and suddenly, the question I posed at the end of my rant had an obvious answer: J. Crew was running fire sales because its inventory had ballooned to…

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Casual Friday

As ready as I am for warm weather to return, I will miss cold-weather dressing: The ability to layer without restraint is how sartorial magic happens. While the outfit shown here is a few notches of whimsy short of extraordinary, it is one that I like quite a bit. The green speckled tweed coat works really well with the darker…

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Sweater Dress & Tweed Topcoat

I want to first apologize for my overconfidence, because the posting schedule did not normalize as I promised, and will probably remain in a chaotic state as I struggle to overcome whatever affliction befalls someone after a big project wraps. I just can’t find the motivation to do anything other than running outside (that 70-degree day last week wrecked my…

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