A potential upside of being an enthusiastic shopper and frequent closet-purger is that, after a few years, you may end up with a closet full of clothes that you love. Take, for example, the floral sheath dress that I am wearing in these photos. Even after dozens of wears, I am still excited to put it on and continue to…

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If you are not looking to shop this week, I am sorry and have bad news: this blog will be even more shopping-centric than usual (if that were possible). The sale credited with destroying my shopping budget for the month is the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale; I am lucky(?) to have like-minded friends who keep sending me recommendations and new finds throughout…

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Longtime readers of this blog know that I wear my beige-colored trench coats a lot. As much as I wish I could wear them all year round, there are days between seasons when it’s too warm for these medium-weight cotton pieces, but not warm enough to go without a jacket. On those days, I usually turn to silk-y coats that…

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British retailer Boden was founded as a mail-order business in 1991, two years after Popular Merchandise Inc. rebranded itself as J. Crew. Both companies found success in catalog sales, but J. Crew’s retail store ambitions overtook the company’s catalog-based model early on. Unlike J. Crew–which went public in 2006, and then was taken private again in 2011, Boden has opted…

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As (maybe) the most trend-loving person in my friend group, there is always something that I am experimenting with and “trying to make happen“: it’s currently (extremely) oversized spring coats. As with many of my fleeting obsessions, the original stimulus is unknown, but probably has something to do with Balenciaga’s Fall 2018 collection. However, because the silhouette is neither new…

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