J.Crew: A Pandemic, or LBO, Casualty?

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued The retail apocalypse realized by COVID-19 has claimed another victim: News broke on Thursday that J. Crew is planning to file for (likely Chapter 11) bankruptcy–maybe as soon as this weekend–trading an already difficult existence for an impossible one. For J.Crew stans, it may be helpful to remember that bankruptcies…

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Casual Friday

As ready as I am for warm weather to return, I will miss cold-weather dressing: The ability to layer without restraint is how sartorial magic happens. While the outfit shown here is a few notches of whimsy short of extraordinary, it is one that I like quite a bit. The green speckled tweed coat works really well with the darker…

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Winterized Jumpsuit

I have an unhealthy attachment to my many jumpsuits, and am finding it difficult to put them away in preparation for winter. To prolong their season, I’ve found some ways to wear them warmly. My go-to is styling them with a cozy faux fur jacket–the BLANKNYC Cropped Faux Fur Jacket that I am wearing here is reasonably priced and of decent quality–and…

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Tunic → Dress

In the right hands, tunics are infinitely wearable. Swap a standard-issue crewneck sweater for a tunic worn casually-tucked, and your skirt suit will instantly look 8x cooler; or throw it over some slinky wide-leg pants to join the menocore fun. My favorite way to wear a tunic is to wear it as a dress: all that’s required is a slip…

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Weekend Fur

The Classic Fur Coat (last seen here) that I am wearing here sold out quickly online, but its doppelgänger can currently be found on sale at Urban Outfitters (FP is a subsidiary) as a men’s coat. I like this (impossibly) plushy coat so much it’s found a permanent home in my car, where I can cuddle it whenever the mood…

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