A Factory Find

As Gap is ushering in a tall Factory line, unfortunately J.Crew Factory is ushering theirs out. The online factory store formerly offered quite the selection of tall pencil skirts, alas that is no longer the case. For a few months, the tall selection completely disappeared! Tragic. This skirt reappeared, as did the Tall category on [...]

Lake Life

Lake Life

Last weekend the family gathered in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to say goodbye to a beloved family member. Although it was an especially sad goodbye, I am comforted that there is no more suffering. While I spent many summers and holidays in the lake town, I knew that I would not be returning again. However, I [...]

New Release: Tall Tweed

This shift dress is brand spanking new and very Charlotte York. In fact, it isn't even included in the site's New Arrivals section. Super sneaky stuff, if you ask me. I only found it because I performed a site search for "tweed". Sidebar: the solid version also comes in white and acid pink. Shop on.  [...]

Good Charlotte

Charlotte York Goldenblatt is my style icon. But for her ill-advised marriage to Trey MacDougal, she would have been my life icon as well. She mentioned working at her present gallery for ten years in "The Cheating Curve," which indicates that she had the dream job of a gallery director by her mid-twenties. I don't [...]

Oxford Blues

I have nearly every color variation of oxford shirt in my closet. It is an obsession. White? Check. Pink and white stripe? Check. Blue? Check. Pink? Check. Blue and white stripe? Check. Oxfords never go out of style. It is a closet staple and all one has to do is find the perfect fit. It [...]

I am Sam

I remember my first brush with Kate Spade. I read about the brand in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair. They were such aspirational publications and I could never possibly be as chic as the women for which those magazines were intended. Later on there was Lucky magazine, which seemed so much more relatable that the [...]