• Fast Fashion
  • A Summer Sweater Dress

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    Meteorologically speaking, it’s been a wacky spring/summer so far. One day it’s humid and raining; the next, it’s sunny and freezing. It can be difficult to dress for such disparate situations, but I’ve discovered one outfit that was able to bridge these extremes. Enter this Zara sweater dress. Because the dress is knitted, it’s cozy for cooler […]

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  • Kohl’s Chic Checkmate: The MILLY Collection

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    In the year I’ve been blogging, I’ve written about plenty of collaborations between mass market merchants and high-end designers, from Target and Altuzarra to Madewell and Sézane. But there are so many collaborations competing for our attention and dollars, I can’t help but be cynical whenever a new one is announced. I was most recently dispirited […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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  • My Kitty Sweater is Checking You Out

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    Fine, winter. I get your point. You started off as just a wardrobe conundrum, but now you’ve morphed into a veritable closet wasteland. When temperatures dip below 0, there is some hardcore truth to the phrase, “I have nothing to wear.” So be it. Doesn’t mean I’m not going to have fun. Today’s outfit inspiration (which I wore last […]

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  • How to Keep Winter Outfits Interesting

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    When it comes to daily dressing, winter is the cruelest season. Once January hits, the Northeast transforms into a frigid wind tunnel — and all I want to wear is whatever’s warm. (Last year, I wore the same black Tahari coat and Sorel boots for two months straight.) I’m determined to mix up my winter style rotation in 2015. And […]

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  • What to Wear at the Office Holiday Party

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    The office holiday party is consistently one of my favorite nights of the year. I view it as a relaxing celebration with creative collaborators and colleagues. But I am keenly aware that for many, an office party is rife with behavioral and sartorial land mines. I can’t do much to ease your apprehension about the former. (Although I never, […]

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  • Adventures in Layering

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    This season, the overarching theme is the LAYER. (Pronounce it lay-aaaah to maximum fashion-ness.) Layering is hard to pull off — it can be easy to mismatch items or go overboard and look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Today’s outfit is my ultimate layering triumph. Not only does the combination splice together eight different materials, it’s […]

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  • It’s a Mod World

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    Every year, there are a million new trends to choose from. I use the term “new” loosely, because most retailers seem to randomly choose some bygone decade, recycle a couple old trends and slap on a higher price tag (adjusted for inflation, duh). This season, it’s all about the 60s — specifically the “mod” trend. Designer […]