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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A closet favorite, the J. Crew Easy Pant in Lace, has returned in four colorways this fall. It was a marquee piece in my bleisure wardrobe so I wanted to quickly review the item now that it’s on sale (sale details below). What my outfits lack in bright colors, I try to make up in texture and prints, as those add…

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Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (because it would take me half an hour to arrive at the conclusion of “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne Topcoat is an…

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I woke up this morning to barely above-freezing temperatures and remembered that I still had this post in draft form. While it’s belated… better late than never. First, a word about Reformation (or “Ref,” as they occasionally refer to themselves; no relation to to the religious movement), the LA-based fashion retailer with a founding myth that is textbook for most…

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I have a new vice: it’s the sporadic (though not infrequent), aimless browsing of The RealReal. At this time, it does not present a major time drain–just a minute here, and a minute there–done mostly when I am waiting in line at the grocery store or on hold to be connected. I want to say I anticipated, but did not…

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