Until about two weeks ago, I didn’t wear leggings outside of the home as pants. And then I changed my mind. Well, I should clarify: I mainly changed my mind because leggings arrived on my doorstep. If they hadn’t been under my mailbox, I don’t know if I would have ever tried them. But alas, when you must pass a pair of … Keep reading…

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Saturday we hosted a sit-down dinner for a dozen people. Sunday, for understandable reasons, I just wanted to be comfortable. But we needed to leave the house. The struggle. Thankfully, after Thanksgiving I picked up a sale poncho because I care more about coziness than sex appeal at this point. This time of year I’d like to be physically wrapped in bread … Keep reading…

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A long time ago, at a garage sale far away, I bought a worn-once, still-in-the-box pair of Doc Martins for $2 from a yuppie who said she could never charge more for shoes that had ever held someone else’s feet. I negotiated several thousand off the price of my car. My cat was on clearance at the shelter. I once made $6 … Keep reading…

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I learned a few things at this season’s Saint Louis Fashion Week. First, I need a pair of pointy-toed d’Orsay flats immediately. I shouldn’t even be typing this—I should be out there hunting for them. Next, I need to do more yoga so I can start wearing more mini skirts, ideally with loose, graphic sweaters. Also, why is my closet so seriously … Keep reading…

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