Floral & Gingham (+ Updated Infinite Style by Ann Taylor Rant)

  I ranted at length about Infinite Style by Ann Taylor last year, and then made a bold prediction: it’s doomed (if not to oblivion then, at a minimum, to irrelevance). While my feelings about Infinite Style haven’t changed, an update is warranted as new information have come to light. What I didn’t realize when I wrote my original post…

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Desk to Dinner: Drapey Jumpsuit

A good desk-to-dinner piece is necessarily unostentatious. The accessories you choose will determine what occasion the outfit is suited for. This drapey jumpsuitĀ (also sold here) is versatile because it comprises both casual and dressy elements: the moderate v-neckline allows for a range of neckwear; the fitted top and defined waist accentuate the billowy bottom; and the wide crop pantlegs lean…

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Review: J. Crew Perfect RainJacket

I relinquished (for good) my much-loved Helly Hansen yellow raincoat to my mom the last time she “borrowed” it for months on end. And the search for a new yellow raincoat is on! After trying on a few different styles (of which the Joules Right as Rain Waterproof Hooded Jacket was a close runnerup), I decided on the J. Crew…

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White Pantsuit

A bright white suit may seem unseasonable for an early March punctuated by winter storms, but I have decided that I am going to will spring to come by dressing for the season in which I want to live. And I’ve always loved tonal pantsuits, perhaps even more after Hillary brought it back into the limelight during her presidential run.…

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Wide-Leg Crop Pant

My favorite silhouette for spring is a loose, flared bottom. There’s something inherently effortless about a wide-leg pant that will relax even the starchiest of outfits. And for anyone new to this genre of pant, adding even a pair to your closet will open up new pairing possibilities. Just in time for the “Friends of Ann Event” (use code FRIENDS40…

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