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The Cocoon Coat

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! The big chill arrived yesterday on the heels of our 70-plus degree weather on Saturday. Crazy, right, but it  comes with the territory here in the Midwest where the weather is ever-changing. Sunday’s chill made it the perfect time to pull out my new cocoon coat. I picked it up at Banana Republic (here) recently and absolutely love the chic factor of this coat. Its egg-shaped silhouette has always been one of my favorites, a true classic. I styled it with black denim and heels, but this coat is so versatile I know...

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And Waiting, And Waiting, And…

Spring is slated to arrive next week, and yet I think this is one due date that is going to have to be induced, at least here in the Windy City. This crazy winter weather – relentless this year – still has us in a vice grip and it doesn’t appear that it wants to let go. On the bright side, my wardrobe possibilities have been endless this season, thanks to a massive coat collection. Yes, I’m a collector of coats – overcoats, peacoats, parkas,trenches – you name the style, I probably own it. I have coats for every...

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READING GLASSES

Au courant though they may be at the moment, I would not wear them if I absolutely didn’t have to. But I have to. (Sure, I’ve been wearing readers for a while now, but they’re not really glasses, are they?) I’m talking about having to wear real, prescription strength glasses. Forget the new study from the British College of Optometrists that found that those who wear glasses to a job interview are more likely to land the job than their non-glasses wearing counterparts.  Lets give job interviewers more credit than that.  A person’s intelligence quotient doesn’t get amped up...

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