A work staple, J. Crew’s Long-sleeve Multicolored Tweed Dress with Fringe in Navy Multi Tweed, is currently on sale for $50 (an exceptional value, imo); sizes are complete in regular but limited in petite. I went up two sizes for a roomier fit, but the dress fits about a full size smaller in the torso than comparable J. Crew styles…

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J. Crew Big-Shot Dot Dress (similar) | Ann Taylor Dot Bow Straw Hat | Zara Leather Suitcase | Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch | c/o JD Sports Converse All Star Sneakers Happy (second day of) summer, all. And unleash the sundresses! Converse All-star Ox Sneakers in Navy – runs half a size big

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After twenty-plus years I’d like to think I’ve got this dress-myself thing down pat yet choosing the right shoes continues to regularly stump me (which is why it seems that I only own four pairs of shoes–1|2|3|4).  I think this outfit would look less…labored if I donned flats (or something other than these heels) but I am unsure what might…

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Printed blouses with bottoms in a color found on the print is an easy and mostly infallible pairing “strategy” that has served me well. I hope to add either this Brooks Brothers Baroque Floral Print Blouse (50% off) or the Zara Fruit Print Blouse to my wardrobe this Spring (though a vintage Hermes blouse wouldn’t hurt either; also love this…

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One of the unexpected holiday gifts I received last year came from Ping, who possesses exceptional sewing and pattern-making skills (I had the pleasure of trying on two of her unique creations last fall when I visited SF). This brocade dress is impeccably made and a few friends mistook it for the work of European couturiers (I don’t blame them,…

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