• Casual Friday
  • This Spring, Ditch the Collar

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    Blazers are obviously an everyday part of the office uniform, but I’ve been trying them for loads of more casual looks, particularly now that the weather is still trying to make up its mind. Lately, I’ve been focusing on the collarless jackets in my closet, which seem less starchy and formal than the lapel-licious versions. In […]

  • Can I Pull This Off?
  • My Version of the Shalwar Kameez

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    When it comes to fashion, I can be stubborn. If a trend doesn’t work for me the first time, I’ll keep tweaking relentlessly until I discover a version that works. Let’s take today’s look for example — the dress-over-pants, or a modified version of the shalwar kameez. I’ve tried this look with mixed results here […]

  • DIY
  • A Derby Hat for Less Than $30

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    This past weekend seemed to divide the sports-watching public into two distinct camps — horses vs. boxing. (I got stuck in the latter category and fell asleep in the middle of a fight-watching party, I was so bored.) But over the weekend, my sister, Chelsea, attended to her third Kentucky Derby. When I spotted the festive […]

  • Catalog Police
  • It’s a J. Cruel Summer

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    TGIF, people. I’m borderline giddy because I think we’ve finally — sorta — reached spring. (I’m still wearing a trench coat half the time, but CLOSE ENOUGH.) Today, I’m reviewing J. Crew’s latest style guide, which is chock full of its warm-weather offerings. (There’s virtually no office wear on offer, so apparently, J. Crew customers have […]