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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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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