Category Archives: Fashion

A Few Sale Items From J. Crew That Are Worth A Look


Sales are weird these days. Seems like something’s always on, somewhere. In the face of overwhelming choice, lean on experience. In other words, sale shop your tried and true brands. In my case, that’s J. Crew. They are currently offering an additional 25-30% off their Spring Sale section with code SHOPNOW. Shipping is free for […]

A Personal History Of Fashion In Zagreb: Guest Post From Dottoressa


A guest post by the commenter known as Dottoressa. She is a citizen of Zagreb, with a love of fashion, and this is her personal fashion history in context. In light of the bombings in Brussels, we discussed delaying this post, but in the spirit of carrying on, of being undaunted, decided to publish. She […]

New Shoes For Summer From The Shopbop Sale


While the inimitable “Une Femme” and I have collaborated, intentionally, on a couple of posts, this morning’s alignment is serendipitous. She’s thinking mules, I’m thinking sandals. Shopbop’s having a sale, spend $250+ save 15%, spend $500+ save 20%, spend $1000+ save 25%, with code: BIGEVENT16. Good for most items on the site, Canada Goose, Hanky […]

Let Us Remember The Virtues Of Elegance


Have you all by chance seen Giorgio Armani’s collection from the most recent Fashion Week? Quite something. Look at these black velvet jackets. This first feels rather War and Peace-ish, to me. (Oh, and did you watch the BBC’s latest version? Great costuming.) I like a little over the shoulder insouciance. Might be just another […]

Pre-Shopping For The Piece I Might Need For The Summer Of 2016, Or, How About A Maxidress?


When I was working I experimented with clothes. I bought a skater dress, reviewed different brands of cashmere and button-front shirts, wore corduroys. Come the new season, I hankered after that which was put before me — I followed fashion. I still follow fashion, but with more discretion. Hanker less, consider more. Less money, more […]

What Should You Wear To Speak On A Panel About Two Of Your Great Life Interests?


As you may remember, back before Christmas, I was asked to participate in a panel about the Apple Watch. Wristly, the sponsoring firm, had found me via my review, here. As you can imagine, deciding what to wear that day required serious deconstruction. I considered my options across several axes, as one does. Modern vs. classic, […]

A Review Of The (Quite Ladylike) Compact Lightweight Down Jacket from UNIQLO


One morning in January you wake up and quilted diamonds of down blanket the land. You in cold climates have the puffers, high-end to low, fanciful to utilitarian. While we here in the temperate zone, well, we wear what you might call fluffers. A thin layer of down is enough. To that end, here’s my […]

Channeling The Grande Dame For A Semi-Fancy Late Holiday Lunch


Last week my husband and I had our Thanksgiving at the Taj Campton Place Hotel restaurant. It’s small, elegant as San Francisco goes, and recently received a second Michelin star. We reserved for late lunch/early dinner at 3pm, in San Francisco, The City Of Jeans. What to wear? Not a dress. Mine are all evening, […]

A 59-Year Old Woman Reviews The Apple Watch In Real Life


Have any of you thought about buying an Apple Watch? Does anybody actually own one? Oh, yeah, me. Huh? To be clear, I am not one for gadgets, I have no particular interest in tech for tech’s sake. But I am fascinated by human behavior, and wanted to get an early look at the world […]

Object of Desire: Wolford Tights


Illustration by Marilyn Pollack Naron I have two pair of Wolford tights in my top right-hand dresser drawer. This is not enough. Having retired after a late-career earnings spurt, I find my closet to be quite full enough of high-end goods. My budget does not allow me to own new Dries van Noten every year, […]