Review: J. Crew Collection Icon Trench in Light Khaki

Here’s my standard-issue mea culpa: sorry, self, for exposing (again) your complete lack of accountability by buying another trench. No one needs four trench coats. Now that we’ve established the threshold of excess for trench coats, let’s discuss the culprit behind my latest transgression. I don’t need to extol the merits of a classic khaki trench (I’ve beaten that horse…

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Banana Republic Issa Collection Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap-Tie Dress

Designer Diane von Furstenberg is credited with inventing the wrap dress in 1973, a time when the second wave of feminism was taking root (other notable events in 1972-73 include the passage of Title IX and the ERA, the “battle of the sexes“, and the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade). Frans Johansson, in The Click Moment (ch. 6), related…

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Tan Blazer & Floral Skirt

Happy Friday, everyone!  I took these pictures a few weeks ago but never finished the post. Since the weather is miserable today in my corner of the world, I could not think of a more appropriate or uplifting time to post these. Nice weather, I miss you. Alice + Olivia Blazer, Tobi Blouse, Banana Republic skirt, YSL shoes, LOFT pearls,…

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50 Shades of Tan

On colorblind mornings (those days when I would wake up thinking red + grape + brown + yellow + green is a good combination), I like to build my outfit around one base color and find various shades of that color to complement it. It’s a foolproof way to put together an interesting outfit when your sense of color starts…

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Striped Blazer + Pink Dress

This dress was part of the sheath dress buying rampage of July and after getting the dress in white I decided to part with this pink version when a friend became interested in it.  There’s something harmonious about the hot pink and navy stripes pairing and I’ve yet to figure out why. H&M blazer + dress, Ann Taylor belt, Prada…

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