For those of you who celebrate, happy Lunar New Year (technically on the 5th, but by the time this post goes live, it will already be Tuesday in much of the Eastern Hemisphere)! I will be low-key celebrating by wearing red, likely donning the red coat worn here (and reviewed here), as red is considered an auspicious, all-purpose color in…

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J. Crew‘s winter sale continues to heat up: select sale styles are an extra 70% off (others, including the Easy Pant in Lace featured in this post, are an extra 60% off) with code GOFORIT until 01/21/19. Note that some sales are final with the extra off code. Shipping is free on all orders for J.Crew Rewards members (membership is…

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I vaguely recall the windswept mid-fall day on which these outfit photos were taken: the dense foliage had only recently exploded with color (an oddity) after an unseasonably warm start to fall. I remember thinking to myself: self, relish this moment, because winter is coming. While December in the Northeast hasn’t been especially brutal–it has merely seesawed between tolerably-cold-but-wet and…

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A staff writer for The New Republic puzzled at length over full-length down coats in a piece titled “Against the Caterpillar Coat.” She called these coats “totally unnecessary” and think they “make their wearers look bound at the knees, like they couldn’t take a large step over a puddle of snowmelt if called upon.” She has enough awareness to note…

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I wrote several sincere but ultimately meaningless paragraphs about my new coat, then decided my need to rant about J. Crew takes precedence. I’ll talk about this coat another time. Since news broke that Jim Brett resigned after just 16 months at J. Crew, I’ve been counting down the days until J. Crew announced its Q3 results. Because I was starting…

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