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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Review: J. Crew Classic Raincoat

Happy (second day of) Spring! While temperatures continue to seesaw wildly here in the Northeast, I’ve already put away my down parkas to make room for raincoats in preparation for rainy season. One new addition to my raincoat repertoire is J. Crew’s “Classic Raincoat.” It’s available in three colors online: a bright, cheerful yellow; a classic navy with gingham lining;…

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Black Parka

These snow globe photos were taken just a few weeks ago. While the landscape has thawed considerably since then, last week’s spring-like weather proved ephemeral. As we enter another week of widespread winter storm warnings, I wanted to share (again) my cold-weather essentials: • Warm base layers• Sheepskin gloves• Earmuffs or a good beanie• (Smart)wool socks• Waterproof boots (the Hunter… View Post

Jacquard Sweater & Midi Skirt

Spring-like weather is in the forecast and I feel… cautiously optimistic. Nearly all of the snow accumulated from February storms have finally melted and dried, making room for new growth. My newfound optimism is reflected in the lighter palette of my outfits. This characterful sweater is one of my favorite winter sale pick-ups (find more fun knits here), and I… View Post

Maxi Dress & Fleece Jacket

The prevailing sentiment on Twitter, at least among the WFH set, is that pandemic fatigue has deepened and reached another low point, as we mourn the anniversary of the first stay-at-home orders and also see the light at the end of the tunnel (i.e., mass vaccination by summer) flicker and gradually dim. While I am also struggling, I am not…

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