J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Academic Green

My love affair with this green pencil skirt came to a wistful end when I observed the wrinkle-prone nature of the mid-weight cotton-blend skirt (This old post should have given me pause).  Wrinkles aside, the color (“Academic Green”) is really stunning in person. Strangers and people I encounter on a regular basis (who have never commented on my sartorial choices)…

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Review: J. Crew Classic Schoolboy Blazer in Navy vs. New Schoolboy Blazer in Navy

The Schoolboy Blazer in Navy is J. Crew’s pièce de résistance and a constant source of pride and joy for the retailer. Every store associate seems to own one and wears it proudly, like a badge of honor. In one simple jacket is embodied the corporate philosophy of J. Crew, who consistently delivers wardrobe staples that befit the modern woman…

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A Closet of Essentials

The amount I shop over time more or less graphs a horizontal line with minor spikes that coincide with sale seasons but recently I find myself returning most of what I order even when my initial reactions to those purchases are positive. Compared to when I started this blog in 2010 –  when I had been a recent college grad…

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Traffic Light

I am oddly intrigued by outfits that incorporate red, green, and yellow. When done right, the end result is harmonious even though the colors are chromatically distinct from each other. J. Crew coat (from last year) + skirt, Ann Taylor top, Chanel bag, and Miu Miu pumps

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Stripes, Dots, Pink and Yellow

I can’t decide if this outfit is too busy. On top of print-mixing, I am also wearing two bright colors. I think it helps that the gold buttons on the blazer dilute the harsher contrast between bright pink and yellow while the rest of the outfit is monochromatic.  When you get dressed, how do you avoid mixing too many trends…

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