Ways to Wear a Shacket

The “shacket”–a portmanteau of shirt and jacket–is less a hybrid of the two, and more a catchall term for buttoned garments that straddle the public and the private. Just as pandemic blur erased the line between days and months, gone is the practical difference between a shirt and a jacket. If you never leave the house, eventually everything becomes innerwear.…

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Review: Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket

In my review of the L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie, I casually mentioned the Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket as a lower-priced alternative and subsequently received a few questions about it. So today I am sharing a few photos, for anyone who’s interested. This sherpa-lined hoodie is noticeably thinner than the L.L.Bean one that I sang praises of, but is a…

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Sweater Trench

I’ve mentioned this sweater trench a few times before, but want to highlight it in its own post as it’s one of those pieces that marry comfort with polish, and has the right weight for transitional weather. But getting the proper fit is key (I sized up), as an adequate amount of front drape is essential to creating that “elegantly…

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Leather Skirt with Suspenders

One impulsive fast fashion purchase that I made last season was this Faux Leather Mini Skirt with Suspenders (sold out; similar here and here). There’s something compellingly wearable and very current about a mini skirt with suspenders, updated in leather (and not just because a similar style appeared in the Hermès F/W 2020 show–or the BCBG F/W 2016 show). For…

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Houndstooth Coatigan (+ Ann Taylor Extra 60% Off Sale)

If you placed an order yesterday, you can try calling Ann Taylor (or using the live chat tool) to request a price adjustment. Just know that AT is unpredictable in how they handle these requests, so you may need to reorder. And apologies for the less-than-ideal timing of this week’s sale post. If you ordered something on final sale and…

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