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…

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Ever the optimist, I, after seeing a mid-March forecast that looks much milder than what I anticipated, have decided to forgo black tights for the remainder of the season, and have also (prematurely?) retrieved my many print skirts from storage. Time will tell how big of a mistake this is. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ For anyone interested, the Theory Oaklane…

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For anyone who’s reading the news and wondering: What does one wear in a state of deep freeze? Ski-wear (+ all the Heattech) or maybe a spacesuit, that’s what. Though, when the low is minus 50, why risk frostbites when there’s shelter? But for those, like me, who are battling merely average winter temperatures in a humid continental climate, here’s an outerwear review for you:…

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After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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In the right hands, tunics are infinitely wearable. Swap a standard-issue crewneck sweater for a tunic worn casually-tucked, and your skirt suit will instantly look 8x cooler; or throw it over some slinky wide-leg pants to join the menocore fun. My favorite way to wear a tunic is to wear it as a dress: all that’s required is a slip…

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