2023 Holiday Sales Favorites

Once again, Black Friday sales are starting earlier and earlier with each year, with several brands already fully live! However, I personally don’t mind some of these longer sales – as they reduce my urge to “panic spend”, allowing me to take my time on which purchases I…

Battle of the Puffers: Quince vs Aritzia vs Lululemon

After finally retiring my trusty old J. Crew long puffer coat, I was in need of a shorter replacement for our mild California winters. Of course, I had to give Quince’s affordable down puffer a try, and decided to see how it stacks up to its so-called competitors!…

Rothy’s Lug Loafer and Boot Review

Above: Rothy’s Lug Loafers, Asymmetrical Mirror Another Rothy’s update and review! I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of lug-soled loafers for over a year, with no luck. As much as I love the look of chunky shoes, on my feet it’s a very fine line between…

Baggu Inspired Sewing Patterns

Left to right in header: Stowe Bag Pattern, Baggu Nylon Mini Shoulder Bag, Baggu Standard Bag, Crosstown Crescent Bag Pattern I, like many others, love a fun and funky Baggu bag. My first Baggu is nearly ten years old now, and has been used countless times for local…

Rothy’s The Point II vs Original Point

It’s been a while since I’ve last reviewed Rothy’s! Over three years, to be exact. Since then, I’ve culled my collection down to the following: two pairs of points, one loafer, and the lace-up sneakers. They’ve all been going strong, though I had to finally retire my sneakers…

Nuuly Clothing Rental: An Honest Review

Nuuly, launched in 2019, is a clothing rental subscription leveraging inventory from the entire URBN family of brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie & BHLDN, Free People & FP Movement. Over the last few years, their inventory has expanded significantly, covering casual vacation wear to formal events. They also have…

Quince Cropped Mongolian Cashmere Cardigan Review

It is officially pumpkin spice season, and despite the still-warm weather, fall is around the corner. While I wasn’t impressed by Quince’s famous $50 cashmere sweater (reviewed here), I’ve had great luck with their other knit pieces. I’ve previously eyed their Mongolian Cashmere Oversized Cardigan, but was worried…

Polene Ilo Tote Review

Early this summer, I immediately placed a pre-order for Polene’s newest tote – the Ilo – when it was announced. I was hopeful to finally find a low-profile, structured yet lightweight tote that could fit my sizable work laptop. It arrived in July, and I’ve been using it…

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