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…

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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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