Black Parka

These snow globe photos were taken just a few weeks ago. While the landscape has thawed considerably since then, last week’s spring-like weather proved ephemeral. As we enter another week of widespread winter storm warnings, I wanted to share (again) my cold-weather essentials: • Warm base layers• Sheepskin gloves• Earmuffs or a good beanie• (Smart)wool socks• Waterproof boots (the Hunter… View Post

Ways to Wear a Shacket

The “shacket”–a portmanteau of shirt and jacket–is less a hybrid of the two, and more a catchall term for buttoned garments that straddle the public and the private. Just as pandemic blur erased the line between days and months, gone is the practical difference between a shirt and a jacket. If you never leave the house, eventually everything becomes innerwear.…

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Review: Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket

In my review of the L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie, I casually mentioned the Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket as a lower-priced alternative and subsequently received a few questions about it. So today I am sharing a few photos, for anyone who’s interested. This sherpa-lined hoodie is noticeably thinner than the L.L.Bean one that I sang praises of, but is a…

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Review: Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Leggings Pant

For once I am actually fulfilling requests in a timely manner! As requested (by a few people), here is a (more) thorough review of the Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Leggings Pant, which was a monthly favorite back in February and has been seen here and there. My pandemic work “uniform” of late fall comprises oversized sweaters with full sleeves¹ and…

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February Favorites

Another month, another batch of favorites. February, along with January (and maybe even March), is a sartorial low point for me. I just really struggle to find joy/motivation/inspiration in getting dressed when it’s cold out. But I somehow managed to make some excellent (for now; time will be the judge) purchases despite the weather; here they are: —————— Rebecca Taylor… View Post

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