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Well, it’s happening. I accept it. The cool winds of change have blown into Chicago and with them the need to pull out some warmer clothes. This is pretty much my uniform as summer turns to fall—jeans, a vintage sweater, and an always classic navy blazer. If the temperature starts to rise, as it often does this time of year, I can ditch the blazer and still feel comfortable. As for accessories, if you look closely, you might notice that sparkly little cluster of jewels hanging around my neck. Get excited because that’s one of J.Crew’s new Fall statement...

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We’re talking Fall must-haves today with J.CREW’S Jacqueline Carson, because, let’s face it, nobody does high-low, dressed-up casual better than this iconic brand. According to Jacqueline, who runs J.CREW’S Lake Forest, Illinois store, there are seven items that every woman should have in her wardrobe this season— Leather tuxedo pants, a tuxedo shirt, a great pair of pumps, a statement piece of jewelry…  a cashmere sweater, a knit dress, and a sumptuous handbag. Which to choose when checking off items on the must-have list? Jacqueline loves the knit stretch of the Pixie Pant and the tuxedo dot shirt for...

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