The first day of fall is only a few days away, and with it come seesawing temperatures. One piece that I am loving for transitional weather is this faux suede trench coat from Zara. It comes in three colors, and the price–$89.90–is reasonable (especially compared to the Burberry Sanbridges Suede Wrap Trench–also here–that I almost purchased). The material is on…

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Despite being critical of the J. Crew trench cape in a previous post, a well-timed price drop (and no resistance to my request for a price adjustment from J. Crew’s online support team) convinced me that it’s now something worth investing additional energy into transforming.  I decided I liked the cape’s color, could overlook the easily wrinkled fabric, and was…

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Dressing in monochromatic color schemes is a safe choice on days when inspiration runs dry. There’s something comforting about the presence of (quiet) visual cohesion, but the contrasting tones and textures still manage to create intrigue. This outfit might be made better if I had traded indigo denim jeans for light gray or white bottoms to soften the overall look,…

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The main drawback to being my mom’s size is that I can never say no when she wants to “borrow” something from my closet (with no intention of returning). How do you say no to a woman who carried you for thirty-eight weeks, was in labor for close to forty hours, and then allowed you to spend her money with…

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A cold front passed through the NE earlier this month. It was a brief appearance but one that successfully confused my immune system.  I woke up groggy last Friday and that discomfort has persisted. I fluctuate between shivering uncontrollably and perspiring profusely. There have been 70-degree days when I put on sweaters and leggings to run errands because I couldn’t…

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