In recent years, I have grown tired of the insidious pursuit of “flattering.” While there is nothing inherently problematic with wanting to wear clothes that fit well and that accentuate one’s shape, more and more I feel that the word and its antonym have been used as a weapon to denigrate and homogenize. I admit to using “flattering” and “unflattering”…

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The beauty of a floral dress is that there’s basically no wrong way to wear one. (The problem has always been finding a print that you like and one that won’t date itself in a few seasons.) To those who puzzle over what to wear on the weekends in warm weather, one of my first recommendations is always: start with…

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J. Crew Majesty Peacoat || Zara Embroidered Lace Top in Mustard (size S) || J. Crew Sailor Skirt In Double-Serge Wool in Heather Honey (size 00; past season) || Prada Medium Saffiano Double-Zip Tote || Marc Fisher Mfescape Riding Boot My local J. Crew closed quietly this month–as part of the distressed retailer‘s plan for a smaller brick-and-mortar footprint–it’s a…

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Boden is running a really great winter sale right now (with free shipping on orders over $49). I just noticed that that “The Classic Shirt“ is on sale in most colors–the colorway that I am wearing here is 50% off, and dug up this post from a few months ago that I forgot to finish. The size that I am…

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The floodgates have opened for after-Christmas sales, so those of you not looking to shop may need to take a break from the internet for the next two weeks. But for those of you who are looking to shop, there is a sale roundup post going up later today so check back for that. But first, Ann Taylor‘s semi-annual sale…

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