Touted as J. Crew’s “warmest coat ever,” the Nordic Parka (available in two colors—olive and navy) quickly made my to-try list. After close to two decades of northeast living, I should be an expert winter survivalist but I am still on the prowl for the next outerwear unicorn, i.e., a coat that is exceptionally warm, fairly priced, and reasonably stylish.…

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I have very little to say about this outfit. By now you should know that green-and-blue is my crutch (and should be yours too). What I have are a ton of articles for you to read, some dense, others light, as I am sure most of you will need to kill time aboard or awaiting transportation to wherever your holiday…

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut trying to dress warmly for the winter. On most morning, I would mechanically put on a knee length skirt, a sweater, a long coat, and tall boots before languidly drifting out the door. It’s not the most inventive way to dress but is perhaps one of the safest. Forever 21 Cable Knit…

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I have been infatuated with lace espadrilles (or, as pictured, more affordable crochet slip-ons; additional colors here) for some time now. While they are unflattering on my “athletic” legs, I like them enough to dismiss any vanity about my own perceived shortcomings. Lest I ruin them for you, I want to emphasize they are really not universally truncating. And they…

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One of my favorite purchases from J. Crew as of late is the J. Crew Motorcycle-Style Mini in Wool (another is the Maple Tweed Jacket which I’ll review hopefully next week). The gold hardware complements the rich shade of olive green perfectly. While some people might find two front zippers to be superfluous, I kind of enjoy the measured chaos.…

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