Fashion mashups don’t get much better than the cape scarf (though the sweater blazer comes close): a good one will keep you warm while adding visual interest to your outfits. I have been living in this checkerboard cape scarf while traveling this summer: It was an extra blanket on the plane, a makeshift stuffed animal (when rolled into a bundle),…

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One of the few perks (if not the only perk) of having been the same size since ~13 is that the participation t-shirts and embroidered sweatpants that I amassed from school/sports in my child- and young adult-hoods still fit. So it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally needed to buy activewear (I am often surprised by how…

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In an earlier post this month, I confessed to hoarding straw hats, but the scope of my hat problem goes beyond that. I also buy baseball caps and sports visors (and beanies in the colder months) regularly. One of my newest purchases is the Madewell Denim Baseball Cap (currently an extra 40% off with code VERYRARE): I like the low…

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If the forecast can be trusted, we may finally be getting some relief from this heat dome. While I spent much of the weekend sheltering in well air-conditioned public places (thank goodness for movie theaters), I somehow still managed to get sunburned. So, as tempting as it is to dress scantily in a heat wave, don’t forget sunscreen and a…

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One home design trend that I’ve warmed to is the hat gallery wall. It’s not an especially compelling aesthetic decision, but one that seems functional for those (like me) who have more hats than they know what to do with. The latest addition to my straw hats collection is the Madewell Stampede-Strap Straw Boater Hat (seen above), which is now…

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