• Consignment
  • The Ultimate Way to Wear White Pants

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    It’s always hard for me to pick a favorite item of clothing — but right now, I’m trending toward white pants. I’ve been wearing my pair of AG white jeans every week since last summer (seen here), and a few months ago, I decided the up the ante with an all-silk, wide-legged version by The Row, […]

  • Consignment
  • Some Thoughts on Styling Boyfriend Jeans

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    Every post, I have to make a conscious effort to avoid discussing the weather. Mostly because I sound like a broken record — it’s cold, we’re all miserable, and I’ve forgotten how sunshine feels. Instead, let’s consider the boyfriend jean. (If I can’t be in a sundress, I may as well be in the most comfortable […]

  • Consignment
  • This Week, Try Red & Gray

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    Like most New Yorkers, my weekday wardrobe is geared for efficiency. The palette can veer dangerously close to the non-dangerous: Black. Gray. More Black. Then I saw this photo on Barneys’ The Window blog: So simple, but so ingenious. The gray jacket is an office staple, but the cherry-red button-up and floating skirt add a vivid edge […]

  • Fashion Critique
  • The Label You Need to Know: Trademark

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    Over the weekend, I was racing through Soho in a late-night cab when I spotted a chic storefront emblazoned with a simple logo: Trademark. I spent the rest of the cab ride wracking my brain: Where had I heard that name before? It was nearly 2 a.m., but I got a brief reprieve from sleep deprivation […]

  • Vintage
  • Go Ahead, Rock That 80s Sweater

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    Vintage can be so tricky to wear. In fact, I typically eschew most vintage in favor of contemporary consignment. Unlike some die-hard vintage divas, I just can’t seem to rock a 1970s pantsuit or a 1950s pinafore dress. But some vintage pieces seems to transcend the ill-fit tendencies of their respective time periods — and […]

  • Catalog Police
  • J. Crew Attempts to Claw Back Market Share

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    Two days ago, J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler admitted the obvious — that the company’s women’s fashions from the last year have “failed.” If you’ve been regularly reading Catalog Police, my weekly review of mail order catalogs, this will come as zero surprise. Just a few years ago, the company had morphed from a boring […]

  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • Munchery: Better Than Seamless?

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    As I’ve discussed previously, I view food as being undeniably intertwined with personal style. There are some of us content to eat Spaghetti O’s from a can. (No shame — a decade ago, that was me.) But there’s an element of pride that comes with looking your best, and the same emotions come into play when […]

  • Consignment
  • My Outfit Inspiration: Paris Fashion Week

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    Every year, there seems to be dozens of “Fashion Weeks.” So many, I stop paying attention after a while. But I always tune in when Chanel sends a collection down the catwalk — and the Fall 2015 RTW collection was the inspiration for today’s post. Unlike my last post, nothing in this outfit is actually […]

  • Catalog Police
  • Clothes for the Dirty Hippie in You

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    Happy Friday, and welcome back to Catalog Police! This week, we’ll be analyzing Wildfox’s latest summer lookbook. The lookbook’s theme is Coachella-inspired, which I suppose means you should be buying these clothes for the music festival of your choice. Personally, I find the bedraggled festival look a little tired — not to mention redundant. (I’m pretty sure […]