Review: Theory Double-Face Wool-Cashmere Clairene Jacket

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The open-front coat is a controversial item; it demands that its wearer consider this question: when is it cold enough to wear a coat, but warm enough to wear it open? But the question misses the point. The open-front coat exists “Because Fashion! Because the Outfit!!” But I also think…

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My Favorite Orchards in CT

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One of my favorite fall traditions is going “apple-picking,” which for me is mostly about visiting country stores and buying apple fritters and other fruity comfort foods. While I have made no fruit-picking plans this year, I thought I’d share five of my favorite orchards in CT, for those looking… View Post

Last Summer Days

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued Someone I occasionally interface with on Zoom is always impeccably made up, and leaves no small detail unconsidered: from professional(-seeming) blowouts to fanciful ear jackets (which make me wish I had ear piercings), she exudes pre-pandemic vibes. And little by little, I too am climbing out of the sartorial rut… View Post

Tweed Dress & Tweed Bag (+ Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The Kurt Geiger London Large Kensington Tweed Shoulder Bag that I reviewed last fall has been lightly updated and re-released this year; better yet, it’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Speaking of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it’s now opened to the public. What I ordered this year: Longchamp Le…

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Trench Dress & Sweater Blazer

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued While COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the U.S., hospitalization and infection rates in CT have fallen fairly dramatically from April highs and the virus is on track to being contained (with a current Rt value of ~0.99, but it was at one time as low as 0.75) in… View Post

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