Black Layers & Gold Accents

For those in the market for a pair of tall booties, consider the Aquatalia Ryann Ankle-Strap Suede & Leather Boots, which are now on a steep sale at Lord + Taylor in black (on a lesser sale here). I would suggest sizing up, if you have normal or wide feet, as I find Aquatalia shoes to fit somewhat narrow. The…

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(All the) Layers

Punxsutawney Phil, notoriously bad forecast-hog, “predicted” six more weeks of winter last Friday. Given Phil’s poor record, I hold out hope that an early spring might still be in the cards, even if the 10-day forecast in my area looks grim. As it’s been so dispiritingly cold, I have inadvertently been dressing in a style best described as “homeless chic“–a…

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Review: Madewell Transport Weekender

My favorite kind of trips is the kind that requires very little planning and forethought, preferably involving last-minute packing of essentials, all stuffed into an unassuming bag (I swear I don’t romanticize the fugitive lifestyle). It should come as no surprise, then, that I love weekenders and duffel bags; for they are unstructured and will, in a pinch, fit in…

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