Review: J. Crew Camille Shrunken Sweater-Blazer

The summer cardigan is a warm-weather must-have, and is a true wear-with-everything piece: pair it with nap dresses or wear it over swimsuits. However, if you are looking for something a little dressier, J. Crew‘s Camille Shrunken Sweater-Blazer (seen below in “Heather Sand”) can take you easily from work to weekend. The material, a cotton-polyester-wool blend, stretches easily to allow…

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Field Jacket & Plaid Skirt

I own so many field jackets. Like, an unjustifiable number of them. So I had initially ordered the Classic Field Jacket from J. Crew “for my mom,” but she was lukewarm about the style while I unexpectedly liked it. And in my closet it went; but I am glad I kept it, because this little jacket has been a workhorse…

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Side Ties (+ Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress Review)

I’ve been living in (sweat/tee)shirt dresses, because they don’t require (much) coordination or styling. And one of my favorites is the Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress, which is casual enough for everyday, but the ruching detail separates it from basic tank dresses. The material–a mid-weight 89% viscose/11% nylon knit–is soft, (very) stretchy, and surprisingly substantial. The side ties allow for…

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Lace Up

Do you have a “as-soon-as-I-am-fully-vaccinated-I-am-going-to” wish list? I recently received my first shot of the Covid vaccine, and have started daydreaming (with breakthrough infections as a possibility in mind) about the moments of normality that are awaiting me in the not-too-distant future. The first two items on my wish list are: Run outside maskless. While I’ve been running outside with…

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Spring Tweed: Sister Jane Trifle Tweed Mini Dress

My favorite fashion trend for spring is the exaggerated puff sleeve, which is part of the “romantic” wave that also brought back bustier tops and full skirts. One of the pieces I recently “invested” in is this dramatic Trifle Tweed Mini Dress (also sold here and here), which evokes a Regency-era sensibility (i.e., an empire silhouette) and incorporates the shorter…

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