Review: J. Crew Perfect Winter Parka

Things didn’t take long to hit bottom after the season’s first snow. This week, temperatures fell into the teens, bringing with it general misery. I gave serious thought to wearing snow pants to the office, but by the end of the morning’s first hot chocolate, I was able to talk myself down to just wearing fleece-lined tights under wool trousers.…

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Alice + Olivia Tweed Jacket

Neiman Marcus is running another double gift card event (ends 11/14/17 at 10PM CT): earn up to $600 in gift cards (on a $2000 purchase; minimum spend is $250 for a $25 gift card) when you purchase styles from both the apparel and shoes or handbags departments, and use code TOGETHER at checkout. Qualifying items are designated with pink text…

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Bows

In early June, the Nordstrom family, who collectively own 31.2 percent of the company, announced their intention to take the company private (it had gone public in 1973). Its stock was trading in the 40-42 range at the time, after tumbling close to 20% in the days after its Q1 results were reported a month earlier. Predictably, the market rejoiced,…

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Plaid Scarf

Regular visitors of this blog know that I have a financially ruinous relationship with Zara (it makes up 40% of my outfit here), and I know I am not alone in this struggle, as Inditex, Zara’s parent company, reports unrelenting growth in sales quarter after quarter. But with other fast fashion brands nipping at its heels and the retail sector…

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Weekend Classics

On the weekends, when I am not twirling around in a tutu, I can often be found in a long-sleeve fitted dress, tall boots, a light jacket, and maybe a printed scarf. This is a safe, if somewhat uninspired, combination. To break the monotony, I make sure that at least one element of my outfit is somewhat unusual. Sometimes that…

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