• Catalog Police
  • Review: J.Crew’s 2015 CFDA Collaboration


    For the last five years, J.Crew has supported the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). As part of its sponsorship of the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, J.Crew sells  a selection of merchandise from the winner and two finalists. Historically, this is always the most exciting merchandise available at J.Crew. (I wrote about a silk blouse I bought […]

  • Trends
  • Denim Flares Are Back


    Anyone here remember 1996? We were still sleeping off the Clueless hangover, Wet Seal was the arbiter of all things cool and Blue Asphalt flares were THE cool-girl currency. I went to a private school, but you better believe I busted out my prized flares on every single dress-down day. If you need more proof that the […]

  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • The Food I’m Loving Lately


    Normally, I cook a large portion of my weekly meals. But lately, I’ve had zero time to cook — and since I’ll be traveling to New Orleans, Mexico and Chicago over the next few weeks, things are about to get even crazier. So, here’s how I’ve been feeding myself lately. It’s a combination of local discoveries and new […]

  • Shopping Secrets
  • Have You Discovered Meg’s Dresses Yet?


    During one of my recent sojourns to Williamsburg, I discovered a fantastic new boutique called Meg. The boutique’s specialty? Its dresses, which are strikingly well-cut. The dresses don’t have a ton of hanger appeal — because they are cut so simply, they seem to hang like sacks. But it’s a game-changrs once you slip one on. Lately, Breton stripes […]

  • Work
  • How to Wear Yellow & Black


    When I think about wearing yellow and black, my mind immediately wanders to bumblebees, Charlie Brown and taxi cabs. Because of its inherent loudness, the combination doesn’t sound like an everyday staple. But the past week, I did some experimenting with a couple variations — and it turns out that yellow and black are a […]