• Work
  • You Can’t Go Wrong with This Outfit

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    No one can be a sartorial genius every day. (Except for Olivia Palermo. Seriously, her wardrobe is insane.) But I think I’ve discovered the perfect clothes to wear when you don’t know what to wear. I know this isn’t necessarily the most exciting outfit, but the combination is the under-stated power suit of women everywhere. The ultimate […]

  • Travel
  • Working Wardrobe: Packing for a Business Trip

    Camel Blazer:  Ann Demeulemeester | Top: Madewell | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Sandals: Pierre Hardy (Goop)

    The last two months, I have racked up thousands of travel miles jetting around the country — mostly for business. I’ve been traveling so frequently that when I return to my apartment, I don’t bother putting my suitcase away. (All the easier to pack for the next trip, which is usually just a couple days […]

  • 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 […]

  • Work
  • My Preferred Shoes for the NYC Commute


    I recently moved to a new job in the Financial District, which has completely changed my commute. For the last three years, I’ve been walking to and from an office a whopping 10 minutes away. Now, I’m trekking across town with thousands of other commuters — and yikes, subway riders can be SCARY, especially before they’ve had their […]

  • Work
  • My Homage to Sweet Briar Style


    Last week, the New York Times ran a story about Sweet Briar, a small women’s college in Virginia that will close its doors after a final graduation ceremony this year. I read the story with a higher degree of interest than usual because my great aunt went to Sweet Briar, back when debutante-white gloves were […]

  • Work
  • Harem Pants Obsession: The Sequel


    At this point, I think it’s fair to say I have a healthy obsession with harem pants. This is despite the fact that I constantly complain that the style has an uncanny ability to distort your lower body into a pool of flapping fabric. But those reservations never seem to stop me from wearing my harem pants to death […]

  • Consignment
  • Shhh: How to Get the Prada Discount


    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 […]