Stripes & Pleats Redux

The stripes with pleats look is one that I may never tire of. (See this combo on me here and here.) To breathe new life into this tried-and-true combo, try your pleated skirt with an oversized sweater in nautical stripes, or an off-the-shoulder top with ruffle stripes. I give myself permission to buy one new pleated skirt every spring, but… View Post

Style Hack: Crossbody Bag to Backpack

Have you ever felt strained by your crossbody bags after a few hours of wear? If so, read on for a fashion hack that I find extremely useful and that requires no tools. If your crossbody bag has no top handles, worry not: All you have to do is loop the straps around your torso (with the bag in front…

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Tweed Jacket & Skinny Jeans

I am fast-forwarding through my rant about the weather, because it’s not even winter yet so I am going to save those complaints for another day. On to the sales! ♥ Nordstrom recently marked down hundreds of styles, including the Halogen Plaid Tweed Jacket seen above. Also on sale now (40% off!) is the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Long Wool Blend… View Post

Transitional Weather Uniform

As much as I like (nay, love) summer, and the nice weather associated with the season, there’s nothing as sartorially inspiring as fall, when my entire wardrobe comes alive with possibility. Rich jewel tones that feel too visually heavy in 90-degree heat now seem perfectly appropriate, as do plaids and animal prints. All of this renewed sartorial freedom also reanimated… View Post

Lady Cardigan & Pleated Skirt

Two market indices hit record highs yesterday (I won’t go into how useless they are as a measure of the economy; many others have covered the topic in the past) which adds yet another frothy layer to an economic outlook that bears an air of “irrational exuberance.” Retail continues to teeter on the edge of collapse, pressured by both a… View Post

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