I went on a houndstooth bender (starting with this BP scarf) several weeks ago, and have since picked up several bottoms and accessories in this print. While the paper-bag pants featured here aren’t technically in a classic houndstooth, I really like the fall color palette and the wide-pantleg. The material–84% polyester, 14% viscose, and 2% elastane–is unexceptional, but the print…

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J. Crew‘s 50% off store-wide sale (enter code TGIF at checkout) has been extended through Sunday night. I want to share some photos of the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed, which I will review next month, as it’s an outerwear option that I have found useful on more clement fall days. The current sale brings the coat to a…

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I made a bad purchase recently. I don’t make many of those these days, as I have trained myself to return things that don’t work immediately, but this dress… I thought it had potential (for me). It’s one of the “affordable’ styles that J. Crew introduced into its lineup that looks close enough to a good basic, but had been…

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The lingerie-as-daywear trend will never die for me. There is something potent and seductive about the going-from-bed-to-brunch-to-bed proposition (not literally, of course). I packed the Satin Cowl Neck Dress that I am wearing here for a recent trip because of its potential to be both sleepwear and daywear. I had elected to bring just my Madewell Transport Tote (reviewed here) for this trip,…

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Another winter storm, another winter coat review. Single-digit weather made impossible any outfit that doesn’t include at least one bulky item, which isn’t to say that you should resign yourself to looking like Michelin Man (but it’s not like you are committing some kind of sartorial sin if you do; just do you). As promised, I am going to quickly…

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