2018 has been the year of impulsive, frivolous purchases. Because nearly all of my big-ticket purchases didn’t pan out, I ended up spending on many smaller, unplanned items. There are some gems, though, which I highlight below: ——————–  Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses  ——————– Measured by the usual yardsticks of UV-protection and polarization, these Quay sunglasses really can’t compete against…

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Sale Alert: For anyone looking to add the Black Halo Jackie O dress (reviewed here) in a spring color to their closet, Saks Off Fifth has it on super sale in “Daytripper” coral/pink. Only sizes 0 and 2 remain in stock. I packed my “bleisure” wardrobe for a recent work trip, and this is one of the outfits that was…

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Bleisure is one of those dreadful portmanteaus that I would never use in conversation, but for the purpose of this post, we are going to pretend it is not a word that invites eye rolls. I feel fortunate that the business trips I take generally include ample downtime, allowing me to meet up with friends and to also explore the…

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J. Crew announced on Monday that West Elm’s Senior Vice President of Design, Johanna Uurasjarvi, will be joining the fashion retailer as its Chief Design Officer–a role left unfilled after Somsack Sikhounmuong resigned in September of 2017. I’ve long been skeptical of the shift away from brands having a creative director, since it must be difficult trying to put together a collection…

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A good desk-to-dinner piece is necessarily unostentatious. The accessories you choose will determine what occasion the outfit is suited for. This drapey jumpsuit (also sold here) is versatile because it comprises both casual and dressy elements: the moderate v-neckline allows for a range of neckwear; the fitted top and defined waist accentuate the billowy bottom; and the wide crop pantlegs lean…

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