• Catalog Police
  • What to Wear on Your Hippie Cruise

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    What a week, am I right? TGI Friday, which means it’s time to critique one of the many catalogs that arrive on my doorstep. This week, we’re focusing on Free People, an old favorite. It’s a spring catalog, so the clothing is minimal (mostly sandals and bikinis) to get you frothy with excitement over replenishing your […]

  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • Lentils & Flowers: A Chic, Easy Dinner

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    I’m always on the hunt for what I call the “dinner unicorn” — a great, easy, plant-based dinner that takes no time and looks impressive enough for company. It’s been a years-long search, but I think I’ve found a contender: a tweaked version of Bon Appetit’s Spiced Black Lentils with Yogurt and Mint. And believe […]

  • Beauty & Skincare
  • Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Routine

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    A few days ago, the New York Times published a story on how the weather impacts retail sales — specifically, how shoppers return to stores in droves as soon as spring pops. Retailers call this phenomenon “pent-up demand.” The premise is that after months of wearing the same winter-weary accoutrements (beanies, boots and coats for months on […]

  • Fast Fashion
  • You Could Be a Farmer in Those Clothes

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    This past weekend was glorious: sunny, productive and three days long. Most of Saturday was spent running errands — finally tackling a stack of Sephora returns, dropping off alterations at the tailor and purchasing groceries (including an organic rabbit) for Easter supper. I wound up walking 8 miles around the city, so I needed an […]

  • Catalog Police
  • Lilly Pulitzer for Target: First Thoughts

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    Just a few days ago, Target released its hotly anticipated Lilly Pulitzer for Target lookbook. This type of country club aesthetic is a big departure from Target’s recent attempt at a design comeback with the impressive, slinky Altuzarra collection — which I covered here. While my enthusiasm is wan at best, that may be because I’m not the […]

  • Consignment
  • The 1970s Fringe Revival

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    If you’ve picked up a fashion magazine in the last two months, you’ve read that the 70s are back. It’s one of those blanket statements you hear from trend forecasters every two or three years — a cycle of yawning predictability. But this year’s 70s revival has a certain kitsch flavor, complete with macrame bustiers, button-fly denim skirts […]