I wrote several sincere but ultimately meaningless paragraphs about my new coat, then decided my need to rant about J. Crew takes precedence. I’ll talk about this coat another time. Since news broke that Jim Brett resigned after just 16 months at J. Crew, I’ve been counting down the days until J. Crew announced its Q3 results. Because I was starting…

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Someone who stumbled upon this blog by way of this WIFW post on midi tulle skirts wrote to ask if I could share some ideas for how to style a black tulle skirt, and I was happy to oblige, even though I’ve reined in my tulle habit in recent years, having graduated into an age bracket in which tulle (on…

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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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I found this suede skirt while browsing Zara’s winter sale a few months ago, and bought it on a whim; it has proven unexpectedly flattering and versatile, and helped break the black/white monotony I sometimes fall into during the depth of winter. I found similar styles at various price points online, so thought I’d share some promising ones here: Ralph…

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The first days of 2017 have been (and look to be) unseasonably warm in my neck of the woods, and I am relishing every moment of these tights-optional days before real winter conditions return. I know this suede moto jacket has been prominently featured on here recently, but for those of you who still don’t own it, it has been…

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