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  • The Passport Dress

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    This past weekend was the first one I’d describe as “super-hot.” Normally, I’d be tempted to wear Spandex and a tank, but because it was a holiday weekend, the schedule was jam-packed with activities that required something more fashion-forward. (Like a visit to the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit at the Jewish Museum.) Here’s how I beat the heat, while […]

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  • When the Buyer Becomes the Seller

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    It’s no surprise that I’m a consignment lover. It’s a tactile shopper’s dream — every excursion is a voyage into the unknown, and no two stores or items are ever alike. Not only are you practicing greener, more sustainable shopping, but you are cobbling together a new sartorial biography built on the history of others.’ Hunting the racks at […]

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  • You Won’t Believe the Price for These Alaïa Boots

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    Every so often, I’ll start digging on a designer and go on a tear looking for vintage and consignment pieces. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for pieces from Tuleh (I wrote about the now-defunct label last week) and Celine from the Michael Kors era. But I’m always stalking the holy grail — affordable Alaïa. It’s […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Shhh: How to Get the Prada Discount

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    Whenever I tell acquaintances that more than 50% of my wardrobe is secondhand, I get a LOT of crinkled noses and gyrating, quizzical eyebrows. “Ew,” these naysayers murmur. “Don’t those clothes smell?” I am delighted whenever I hear this type of nonsense. The more people who are grossed out by consignment shopping = the more […]

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  • How I Faked a Jumpsuit

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    I’m really conflicted about jumpsuits. One the one hand, I love me a good onesie. On the other, I abhor any site of clothing that is intrinsically non-ergonomic. On a purely aesthetic level, jumpsuits are speaking to my inner eye — an undulating wave of 1970s sophistication. But this is one instance where form triumph over […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]