J. Crew is running a 30% off sale (use code OHMYSALE at checkout; cardholders can take an extra 20% off with code CARDPERKS) on select full-price styles through Sunday (08/19/18), including the Belted Shirtdress, which was previously excluded from all promotions. This dress encapsulates comfort dressing: the cut is somewhat relaxed, and the midweight, soft merino-wool blend has plenty of…

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The rebirth of wide-leg pants has been a blessing for me. While I have mostly outgrown my adolescent issues with having muscular legs, a straight leg pant will perhaps never be comfortable for me. In contrast, wide-leg pants, especially truncated ones, are more comfortable than pajamas to me. So I have been buying all of them, or trying to, anyway,…

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Most commercial air-conditioning systems are dated, as they are often designed for a different time, and for worst-case scenarios. After years of slowly raising the thermostat, my office is now cooled to a clement 74 degrees, and a light blazer will normally keep me sufficiently warm (and productive). The Open-Front Sweater-Blazer, which I’ve featured several times before, is perfect for transitional weather…

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Happy Prime Day! There are so many great things on promotion for Prime Day, but my favorite part of the sale is always the book deal. Until tomorrow night, use code PRIMEBOOKS18 for $5 off book purchases over $20 (must be sold by Amazon.com). This offer does not apply to digital content. Full terms here. If you need ideas for…

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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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