Shall we have another week of requests?

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We’re kind of overdue for one, and I’m in the mood to answer your queries, so please do leave them in the comments.

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    PCM
    13 Dec 2020
    6:47pm

    Hi; I love a James Perse T but I need to hide my upper arms. I live in T’s and jeans. Really want to find short sleeve T’s with slightly longer short sleeves to hide my arm jiggle.

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      Lori
      17 Dec 2020
      2:11am

      Have you tried Everlane’s Air crews? I’m obsessed with them generally, and they’re great under slouchy sweaters because they add no bulk:
      https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-air-oversized-crew-tee-fadedpink

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    HickfromStyx
    17 Dec 2020
    11:40am

    This is not a request but a question, or a subject for discussion, maybe for a podcast episode? I’ve been culling my winter wardrobe, weeding out everything that doesn’t fit any more. At the end of the day, what remains is black. Seriously, everything in my closet is black. My summer clothes are every color of the rainbow. What is going on here?

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    CW
    21 Dec 2020
    9:56am

    White sweaters, please! Not cream or ivory. Full on white. And also, white jeans thick enough to hide cellulite. COH makes a vintage denim pair that does the job, but I’d love a different cut. When did white jeans get so thin?

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    Mouse
    11 Dec 2020
    7:35am

    And how about not-dowdy flat shoes for wide feet? I see so many shoes advertised as wide, but even if so, the shape is long and elegant. My feet are emphatically neither, sadly. Arcopedico is my go-to, but I need other ideas…….

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      Kiki
      13 Dec 2020
      2:59pm

      Seconding the need for wide shoes — I’m a 10/10.5 double-wide so finding shoes that fit is always a challenge. Let alone those that don’t look dowdy.

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      Nancy
      11 Dec 2020
      10:32am

      that have removable insoles for orthotics…I am familiar with i.e. Mephisto (bit too pricey unless on sale), Munro and a few others. Cannot wait lower quality like Naturalizer or Vionic…they just do not offer enough support.

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      Ellie
      12 Dec 2020
      4:52pm

      They don’t always hit the not-dowdy mark, but barkingdogshoes.com is a great resource for shoes suited to various foot needs

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    Patricia Sisson
    11 Dec 2020
    6:33am

    Oooh! Oooh! I live in LA and my days of wearing cropped or tiny t shirts are over. I feel like I spend hours week searching for the perfect long sleeve T shirt. Not graphic, not super trendy,with not-too-thin material, and not too tight, but still cool and chic. Many Thanks.

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      Ramonaquimby
      13 Dec 2020
      10:38am

      Ohhh that used to be Gap until 10 years ago—check out Vince!

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      Cara Wall
      21 Dec 2020
      9:28am

      I found my favorite long sleeve tee at Kule. It’s their “modern long”. It’s a square cut body, but not boxy. Expensive—but when they have sales they are very good sales.

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      AnnieA
      11 Dec 2020
      12:11pm

      Before there are super-amazing suggestions, I’ll go with an interim one: The Gap’s long-sleeved T shirts are really not bad.

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      Robyn
      12 Dec 2020
      5:30am

      I feel that way about all clothes right now. I want Goldie Locks clothes, not too: cropped, long, shoulders too dropped, wide sleeves, baggy, tight, well the list goes on. Quite a lot of my clothes are wearing out but there are no replacements to be found.

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    Karen
    11 Dec 2020
    6:41am

    I wondering if you would update and maybe expand on your Made in the US lists. I am trying to be more conscience of what and where what i buy is from. And while i know that just because something is made in the US it doesn’t not guarantee that it’s made ethically and with good labor practices, i feel like its at least a start. Thanks

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    Pam
    11 Dec 2020
    11:48pm

    Menopause-friendly WFH wear and sleepwear: including best layers that can go on and off, breathable fabrics, chic but loose styles, Frances McDormand-like hip.

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    Cora
    11 Dec 2020
    12:40pm

    International rules about how GOACA are supposed to look and what to wear and how to best say “f*ck you” to them and why it’s still important to rebel against all rules.
    For example … women over 50 shouldn’t wear jeans (why?) or have long hair or wear it in a pony tail (true story – my mother told me her colleague said women over 40 shouldn’t wear a pony tail. No explanation was offered.)

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    Katharina Licht
    11 Dec 2020
    1:02pm

    Sweaters that look good on people with large busts that are not v-neck sweaters.

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      LisaT
      11 Dec 2020
      5:03pm

      Small businesses that are reasonably priced?

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    Ellie
    12 Dec 2020
    4:56pm

    How about a discussion of why so many upscale midmarket brands are *still* so freaking size-exclusive? I’ve given up on the real luxury brands, but why is someone selling trousers for three figures not willing to take money from half the population?

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      Samantha
      16 Dec 2020
      7:19pm

      SECOND! I get so frustrated with brands that seem to only include tall, super thin models. I loved all of the clothes on the One Teaspoon site, but – the models. Oof. Not only can’t I tell if the clothes will look anything like that on me, but it feels like, as a feminist, I should boycott! I haven’t decided what to do about this. I appreciate brands like Kule and 6397 and Rachel Comey, who regularly include older models, and many brands (Madewell) are starting to include models of different body types, but others seems slow on the uptake. What do we do about this?

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    DC Jnell
    10 Dec 2020
    7:10am

    Yes! You always seem to be talking about cool quilts (or, hmm, warm). What are some favorites that aren’t too granny-ish?

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      Eloise
      10 Dec 2020
      8:11am

      Was going to request the same – and wonder if you could thrown in some, um…throws?

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      Sarah
      10 Dec 2020
      11:41am

      I recently found a cool quilt originally posted on Design Sponge. I found someone on ETSY to make it. It came out great. So if you have something in mind you can find a maker

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    Madtown Becca
    10 Dec 2020
    7:19am

    Looks for a job interview-by-zoom. Is a blazer too stuffy for the format? I also find them hard to keep neat while speaking animatedly, within a zoom frame.

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      LMM
      10 Dec 2020
      8:44am

      Yes love this idea – I’ve had several interviews that asked that I show up dressed for the interview but it’s really hard to look good on Zoom!

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    patricia blaettler
    10 Dec 2020
    10:38am

    Under layers which feel smooth-ish (not cotton). I want the straps thick enough to cover bra straps and the length short enough to barely tuck into jeans. Thank you for all you do.

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      gillian
      10 Dec 2020
      5:17pm

      Commando has some really good ones right now and are having a sample sale on
      Online Events — 260 Sample Sale
      https://www.260samplesale.com

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    Mouse
    10 Dec 2020
    10:51am

    Longer sweaters with side slits for those of us with junk in the trunk. Esp. cardigans.

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      Sarah
      10 Dec 2020
      12:53pm

      Check out the LEAH SPACE-DYED CARDIGAN on Anthropologies website. Recently purchased and you might like the cut

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    cw
    10 Dec 2020
    7:58am

    My ex is FINALLY having all his “stuff” moved out of my condo tomorrow (he broke up with me last January so I am sooooooo ready to see the last of his––I hate to admit it––rather beautiful things). Ergo, I’m replacing a coffee table (although I’m thinking of replacing the coffee table with an ottoman(s)), bookshelves and something to go under the television to hold the ubiquitous modem/cable equipment thingys. I’m also looking for a swivel chair I can sit in to read and muse as I stare out the window at the dystopian world. I just realized these are all rather big-ticket items and you may want to focus more on more universal/smaller desires….

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      Liz
      10 Dec 2020
      9:52am

      You’ll feel so good when his stuff is gone!

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        Heather
        10 Dec 2020
        1:59pm

        Agreed! I was once left with a lamp, a plant, and a cat, and yet I felt 500 lbs lighter.

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          Jenny
          10 Dec 2020
          4:06pm

          Flipside, but same result: When I moved out of house I’d lived in for 20 years, the furniture and possessions I took didn’t even fill up a small moving truck.

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    Lindsey
    10 Dec 2020
    8:03am

    Any timeline on when your book is coming out. Really looking forward to it? What has the process been like?

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    Caroline
    10 Dec 2020
    8:12am

    Ok, I know this is pretty mundane… but once again I’m in my down jacket and wishing it was a cozy long coat that was at least covering my backside. 🥶
    The warmest coats on the planets are shearlings but I can’t find one I’d be willing to spend a months mortgage payment on. It would have to be perfection.
    A post on warm winter coats. 🙏
    Pretty please.

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      Christina
      10 Dec 2020
      2:36pm

      I second this! I’m trying to find a knee length or below and actually warm down coat. I’ve seen a few good ones from Mackage, but other than that there don’t seem to be many cute options.

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        Helen
        11 Dec 2020
        4:36pm

        My Mackage coat feels like I’m wearing a sleeping bag. It’s so warm that I can’t wear it unless it’s under 20. It came with a hood, is water resistant and the inner collar is covered with sheepskin so your neck stays very warm. It was an investment but so, so worth it. I bought it two years ago so it’s no longer available but, at the very least, I can vouch for the warmth of their coats!

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        Nancy
        11 Dec 2020
        10:35am

        that goes to a generous XL please…

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    Cara
    10 Dec 2020
    8:37am

    I am looking for a pin to close all those wrap knits. 5″or so.

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      Pam
      11 Dec 2020
      8:05am

      Kilt pins are available on Amazon. I bought them for long wrap knots.

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      Eloise
      10 Dec 2020
      10:53am

      I feel like Andrea (I wanttobeher.com) linked to a fairly basic one a few weeks ago – maybe a “Best of the Week” post?

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Dec 2020
        2:38pm

        Yes! It was an Etsy.com find. Good memory, Eloise!

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    Kay Erikson
    10 Dec 2020
    9:17am

    Casual blazers please . Something that looks good with sweats at the farmers market on Sunday morning. Bonus points if it doesn’t have to be dry cleaned.

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      Christina
      10 Dec 2020
      4:05pm

      Sort of along those lines – a styling guide for blazers? I so want to be a casual blazer lady, but I always feel ridiculous wearing them.

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        cw
        10 Dec 2020
        5:30pm

        I can’t wear a blazer. I look like an elderly man. It’s horrifying.

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    Donna
    10 Dec 2020
    9:36am

    I’m looking for a nice slouchie beanie (preferably merino) that won’t slide down my forehead. I shrunk my favourite knit one despite handwashing it.

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      Eloise
      10 Dec 2020
      10:10am

      Look here? I swear by the branch out slouch hat but they’ve got lots of non-slip options https://www.nirvannadesigns.com/

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        mlinky
        11 Dec 2020
        1:03pm

        Thanks! That is exactly what I was looking for!

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    Celia
    10 Dec 2020
    9:44am

    Casual, layerable, good-looking tops. Like a good button-up flannel shirt that could be worn with a cotton cami or tank underneath and a sweater/hoodie/blazer on top to dress up or down. Or a cotton sweater that can stand on it’s own (step up from a sweatshirt in terms of dressiness and warmer than a tee.) Cozy and soft but not super heavy/hot.

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      Nancy
      10 Dec 2020
      11:20am

      Yes and please something that would accommodate a large chest that would not gap and not pricey as its to wear that around the house.

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      kimbersam
      10 Dec 2020
      1:07pm

      Perhaps a layering tutorial? Including mixing patterns.

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      Richelle
      10 Dec 2020
      2:00pm

      This, exactly!

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    Liz
    10 Dec 2020
    9:51am

    I’m interested in investment pieces – jewelry, watches, handbags, coats – that stand the test of time. I’m at an age where I’d like to look pulled together without having to chase new stuff every season. Thank you!

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      Diana
      10 Dec 2020
      12:30pm

      I second that, Liz!

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      Rae
      10 Dec 2020
      2:38pm

      Third. Please!

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      Jeanne
      10 Dec 2020
      5:51pm

      My pebble leather (the pebble style is important, I think) Salvatore Ferragamo bag is the strongest leather purse I’ve ever used. I lugged my shoulder bag everyday for over four years. I was so awful to that poor thing. Rain, food spills, hot summer car, no cleaning or conditioning. I even slammed it in my car door three times and each time, I’d think “okay that did it. ” Nope. No scratches or anything. That purse looks just like the day I got it. I wish all my other luxury brands held up so well.

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      RamonaQuimby
      10 Dec 2020
      10:18pm

      Same! I love that you keep an eye on price especially for the fast fashion stuff but I’m very interested in quality pieces that will last for years even if I have to pay more up front. Big believer in club Buy it Once!

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    Carrie P
    10 Dec 2020
    9:59am

    My endless quest is to find longer (at or below hip) camisoles/tanks that aren’t too fitted or too loose. Preferably cotton but definitely something soft. I seem to layer these 24/7 most seasons.
    Thanks for taking requests and good luck with the move!

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      CW
      21 Dec 2020
      9:33am

      I’m looking for the same thing, but stretchy and tight fitting! Me + Em used to make fabulous ones, but discontinued.

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      Betsy Palmer
      10 Dec 2020
      10:04am

      The Garnet Hill tanks are really good. Nice and long and keep their stretch. Also true to size.

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      Janet
      10 Dec 2020
      11:41am

      Duluth Trading Company! They have ‘tugless tanks’. Good stuff.

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        Carrie P
        11 Dec 2020
        12:48pm

        Thanks — I will check these out!

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        Dawn
        12 Dec 2020
        1:06am

        Agree on Duluth for the tanks, although their black tanks fade almost instantly. I don’t mind about the color because I am usually wearing them underneath something or for outdoor activities and they really do stay put.

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    Betsy Palmer
    10 Dec 2020
    10:02am

    How about house refresher items that we can all order in January while we are sitting at home waiting for our turn at the vaccine?

    Side note-what have you heard about Quince? I ordered a $50 cashmere sweater and it is surprisingly good.

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      Elisa
      10 Dec 2020
      2:30pm

      Quince has been my go-to for Hanukkah presents. Great sweaters!

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        Jeanne
        10 Dec 2020
        5:52pm

        Elisa: Have you had any pilling issues with their cashmere?

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    Diane
    10 Dec 2020
    10:11am

    Oh yes! Sweaters with interesting patterns. I’d love to introduce more fun and variety to my wardrobe of solids and stripes. Also, I love bulky/chunky sweaters, but they are hard to wear under winter coats. What is the happy medium for wearing inside and outside?

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      Lori
      17 Dec 2020
      3:05am

      Oh my gosh — totally recommend &Daughter! Their knits are spectacular, and they recently launched dresses, which also look amazing!
      https://www.and-daughter.com/

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      kimbersam
      10 Dec 2020
      12:27pm

      HauteLook and Rue La La have a number of pattern cashmere items.

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    Eloise
    10 Dec 2020
    10:14am

    I’d love post with links to your favorite independent go-to shops for….whatever. Trying to support small but not sure where to turn.

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    joannawnyc
    10 Dec 2020
    11:18am

    Fun socks?

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      mlinky
      11 Dec 2020
      12:58pm

      My favorite site for fun socks is Blue Q. Also an endless source of cute inexpensive gifts.
      https://www.blueq.com/

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    Kelly Dwyer
    10 Dec 2020
    11:20am

    I hope this request isn’t too niche. My goal is to keep going for walks this winter, even once it gets cold. (I live in Madison, Wisconsin, so it will get COLD.) I have a warm Patagonia coat. But I’d love recommendations for warm boots, gloves, and hats that will withstand the test of walking in the cold for 45 minutes to an hour, say. Thank you, Kim! xo

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      CW
      21 Dec 2020
      9:45am

      Pajar boots! I bought a pair at Nordstrom rack in the face of an impending snowstorm last year. They are so warm I can go barefoot in them (not that I do it often…). They are lightweight with a thick, comfortable, springy sole. Far more comfortable than my running shoes. I have the Ceria style, but am eyeing a second pair that’s a little higher.

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      Steph Bedford
      11 Dec 2020
      5:53pm

      Ditto from a fellow Madisonian! A post for people who live in places where it gets The Most Cold.

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      mlinky
      11 Dec 2020
      1:08pm

      After years of trying everything to keep my feet warm during hours at the barn, I finally found these, and they work great! Wear with a boot that will accommodate a heavy sock and your feet will stay warm. https://www.polarfeet.com/

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    Ann
    10 Dec 2020
    11:21am

    Thin gloves that keep your fingers warm and you don’t have to take them off to use your phone.

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      Euphemism
      10 Dec 2020
      1:12pm

      Google “running gloves” – made for exercising in frigid weather, they’re always thin but warm and usually have a fingerpad to allow for phone use.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      10 Dec 2020
      2:51pm

      I love my new texting gloves by EVOLG, which Kim posted here a few weeks ago. They come in a billion colors and patterns.

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    Nancy
    10 Dec 2020
    11:24am

    a warm down coat to my knees or longer that isn’t too pricey and also not too puffy…I am puffy enough already but for walking in Northern IN I need warm a warm coat.

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    Sarah S
    10 Dec 2020
    11:36am

    Spring wedding attire – April – not winter … not summer … I am stumped what to wear.
    BTW – love your picks. Recently picked up a neon Anthro sweater you recommended.

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      Dawn
      10 Dec 2020
      12:21pm

      Yes! I have two weddings in early summer (fingers crossed) and I suspect once we have put this pandemic behind us, there will be many postponed fancy dress parties! I need GOACA dresses with an appropriate length. Here is my favorite out of my price range dress: https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/product/alexander-mcqueen-v-neck-brocade-print-sheath-dress-0400012631124.html?dwvar_0400012631124_color=BLACK%20GOLD

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        Nancy
        11 Dec 2020
        10:42am

        I think TerriJon has beautiful dresses and wide range of styles/sizes. I ordered one when I was MOG and so pleased with it: https://www.terijon.com/shop.html
        Speaking of MOG search…what a sad state of affairs that shopping is…felt like my choice was my 90th bday or pageant in Las Vegas…no arm coverage, either loose and frumpy or body con…I wanted pretty, classic and flattering…irregardless of price range..VERY FEW options.

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    Janet
    10 Dec 2020
    11:45am

    OK, talk about mundane, but: Could you do a post on cold weather hoisery/sock styling? All my pants are cropped or cropped-ish, and I have this hold-over fear from middle school of my socks showing. I’ve thankfully outgrown that, kind of, but I could use inspo. How do you style your shorter pants/socks/shoes? Or do you just tough it out with cold ankles? Am I the only one who absorbed this fear of my socks showing?

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      Tahe Z
      10 Dec 2020
      1:25pm

      Janet, I was just talking about how dorky I looked today with my sneakers, striped socks and ankle length jeans, but perhaps we can make it a thing? Also, ditto on the Darn Tough socks!

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        Jenny
        10 Dec 2020
        4:09pm

        That is my lewk! Right down to the stripes. I declare it to be A Thing.

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      Leah
      10 Dec 2020
      1:16pm

      Janet, thank you for putting this out there! I was going to ask for the same thing.

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      Nykole
      10 Dec 2020
      11:59am

      I’m just getting over this sock thing, Janet. Darn Tough makes some really nice, thin wool socks with attractive patterns and would look cute showing!

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        Eloise
        10 Dec 2020
        2:18pm

        Darn Tough is also the ONLY company I’ve found that makes socks small enough not to spin around/have heel bunched up all over the place for ADULTS with small (size 5) feet – well worth the price tag!

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      Viajera
      10 Dec 2020
      12:21pm

      I sympathize with this fashion dilemma … although I am not experiencing it myself. I suppose you have already thought about getting taller boots to go under the pants? (I hate the idea of you going without any socks at all … bareskinned in the winter?) It might even be easier to just buy new pants? I believe Old Navy has full length pants. I know that might not be your favorite pair if it is a desperation purchase, but, it’s just temporary. Spring will be here before we know it! … … … I am the type that sees visible sockage as more of a feature than a bug. What about “message” socks? I’m sure they must exist. Sports team? You could even go full-on dork – like with little penguins or polar bears or something. And I’ll bet there are nonprofits out there selling socks to support this or that worthy endeavor. At least it would give you an excuse. (I hope there aren’t really bullying older girls there to hassle you. I remember what that was like – it was no fun.) Think of socks as mini-billboards?

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        Viajera
        10 Dec 2020
        12:28pm

        Although it may be that you’ll just want to go with sober socks which match your shoes … I did find these: https://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Apparel/Sack-of-Socks.aspx I hope you don’t mind my being a buttinsky – I find this kind of fun. Naturally I’m completely late at getting my own shopping done, but yours is more fun…

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          Viajera
          10 Dec 2020
          12:34pm

          Oh my, there are more. PBS. something called conscious step. Just the rabbit hole I was looking for!!

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            Viajera
            10 Dec 2020
            12:37pm

            You could have the Mona Lisa peeping out of your shoes. https://shop.pbs.org/HT4152.html … I am stopping now…

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              D.Morgendorffer
              10 Dec 2020
              1:20pm

              Viajera, what about Gammarelli socks? No figures or patterns, but the pop of color (the red ones) might be cool. Pricey, but I think they’d count as investment socks. I considered them in the past, but I could never find out if they would slip down my heels like most socks do–or be too tight on the rest of my feet, as the non-slipping ones are. The Vatican is regrettably tight-lipped about whether or not the Pope and the cardinals experience sock slippage with their fancy socks. I like the Mona Lisa ones, too.

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                Viajera
                10 Dec 2020
                4:23pm

                Ooh, they’re lovely. Now I too am wondering about the Pope’s socks. It’s not easy to find a good one. If I had to guess though, I’d bet on Italians for a good sock.

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      Kate
      10 Dec 2020
      12:45pm

      This doesn’t stress me out, but I think a post about how to do this well could be really cool!

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    Ellie
    10 Dec 2020
    12:03pm

    Would love a post about READERS!!

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      Patricia Sisson
      11 Dec 2020
      6:38am

      Oooh! Oooh! I live in LA and my days of wearing cropped or tiny t shirts are over. I feel like I spend hours week searching for the perfect long sleeve T shirt. Not graphic, not super trendy,with not-too-thin material, and not too tight, but still cool and chic. Many Thanks.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      10 Dec 2020
      3:28pm

      Like the magnifying glasses? Or US?!

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      margaret
      10 Dec 2020
      6:14pm

      EYEBOBS! I got these and showed them to my eye doctor’s tech so she could check the magnification. She was freaking out at how cute they were and was going to order some herself. Also the quality is astounding–these aren’t your drugstore standard cheaters. https://www.eyebobs.com/collections/round-frame/products/3192-art-in-revolution?variant=32730521894992&

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        kimbersam
        11 Dec 2020
        10:13am

        Eyebobs are terrific. I can validate this by the fact that mine end up walking off with family, colleagues, and friends. Right now I am negative two.

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    Susan
    10 Dec 2020
    12:19pm

    Midi skirts please! I feel slightly more dressed even if I’m wearing a sweatshirt or pullover with it

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    Catherine
    10 Dec 2020
    12:31pm

    OOh- I have a request! I’m looking for a low-heeled, knee-high patent boot to wear with outfits that could use a little shine to break them up. I found a great pair of Tibi boots (the Lars), but they’re too precious for how often I’ll wear them. I hope you can help in the quest!

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    Remy
    10 Dec 2020
    12:33pm

    Everyday stud earrings. (because they are mask-friendly). Also, I wore too many heavy earrings in my life and would appreciate any cute studs that would cover my stretched holes (LOL).

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      Beth
      13 Dec 2020
      6:19pm

      Also – hoop earrings — or any style — with lever back or hinged closures. I’m tired of losing one earring of a pair.

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      LisaC
      11 Dec 2020
      6:11am

      Not that you asked … but a dermatologist can sew those up and repierce you ears. I had it done about 10 yrs ago (damn 80s heavy earrings) and I’m so glad I did.

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      Nadine
      10 Dec 2020
      5:14pm

      Hi Remy, I don’t know if they’re your style. I just got a pair of those and I’m loving them: https://www.etsy.com/ca-fr/listing/703597929/boucles-doreilles-de-clou-de-flocon-de?ref=shop_home_feat_3&frs=1
      They’re very light weight and thin, I’ve been keeping them while sleeping and while doing yoga!

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        Remy
        10 Dec 2020
        7:07pm

        Cool! Thanks for the great recommendation Nadine!

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    Kate
    10 Dec 2020
    12:43pm

    Hi Kim, I love a post about how to put an outfit together. Andrea’s are great but I would also enjoy your take (I also swing slightly tomboy, which I think you do too).

    This might be more for when spring clothes start coming out, but I looked really hard for a pair of khaki pants this year and didn’t really find any I liked. I’m looking for more 90s/minimal/classic than preppy (think Carolyn Bessette Kennedy on the subway), and either not so stretchy or cut so that they’re not so butt-conscious. This might be too specific – sometimes I get stuck on a weird thing. Or, maybe just nice pants. 🙂

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    Dallas
    10 Dec 2020
    12:48pm

    Maybe this is too basic, but I would love a post on on different styles of jeans and/or how to wear them.

    I’m also always on the hunt for dog friendly quilts and blankets!

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    Liz
    10 Dec 2020
    1:06pm

    This isn’t a clothing-related one, but your conversation with Stacey London made me really want to hear everyone’s funny midlife crisis stories.

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    Emily TL
    10 Dec 2020
    1:36pm

    I would love a post on non-frumpy turtlenecks/high necks for cold weather and even short sleeve or sleeveless ones for summer? I find that turtlenecks keep me from being hypnotized by my chicken neck while on Zoom for 4-6 hours a day.

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      KHD
      10 Dec 2020
      7:13pm

      YES PLEASE!!!

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    rita
    10 Dec 2020
    1:42pm

    With increasing joint issues, flat shoes are pretty much required for me anymore. I always love a cute tennis shoe or cute flat (cute flat boot) roundup.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    10 Dec 2020
    2:33pm

    I’m always on the hunt for v-neck sweaters, particularly ones that aren’t cropped. Not always easy to find these days. Also, this might just be one of those “I know it when I see it” kind of things, but I often wonder what makes a good pair of jeans to your editorial eye? I feel like I’ve ordered (and returned) a million and a half pairs of jeans because the fit was off, the denim wasn’t right, or the color was wonky.

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      Eloise
      10 Dec 2020
      4:32pm

      Right there with you about the jeans, Mamavalveeta – I’m always tempted to ask the UPS delivery person to “just hold on a sec” while I try them on!

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        Kim France
        11 Dec 2020
        12:49pm

        That’s hilarious, Eloise.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Dec 2020
        4:55pm

        Heavens, yes!

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    Elisa
    10 Dec 2020
    2:34pm

    I would love to see a post on sneakers, shoes and that are actually good for you–knee issues, hip issues, foot issues. There was a post a while back, but those just seemed like pretty comfortable shoes. And if they could be not dorky? Heaven!

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    D.Morgendorffer
    10 Dec 2020
    2:40pm

    This is a request that veers into the philosophical: would you do a state of the union address on the future of pants? I used to wonder how women in earlier centuries could endure corsets, but I realize how I myself was so used to some degree of discomfort in pants that it didn’t even register until now. As a coping mechanism these past 8 months, I focused on having a nutritious diet and fine tuning my exercise routine. I’m actually more toned in various spots, yet when I try on my old, hard pants, I now register discomfort. I start to wonder, were pants ever really designed with women’s comfort in mind? Do you think pants for women will change in the “after times” or will things go back to the old, uncomfortable normal?

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    DeeSea
    11 Dec 2020
    1:56am

    A bit of a wild-card request, but I’d love to see your Kim-style recommendations for high-quality but animal-free clothes and accessories, especially shoes, bags, down alternatives, cashmere alternatives, etc. Pricey is fine. Thanks a million!

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    Cedar
    10 Dec 2020
    3:14pm

    A few years ago you got some Nike snow sneakers – and I really want something like that for long winter walks this year – warm and waterproof but not as heavy and clunky as serious snow boots. I’d love a round up of those.

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      Susanna
      10 Dec 2020
      6:33pm

      I know which ones you mean! I bought them and wore them just today. So cozy. Like a duvet for your feet.

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    RZ
    10 Dec 2020
    3:16pm

    What about a dupe for the Katie Holmes Khaite bralette/cardigan combo?

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    Viajera
    10 Dec 2020
    4:28pm

    Personally I am always looking for cropped, v-neck cardigans with full length sleeves, preferably in cotton or wool, but not those fibers together. I also want midrise flared leg jeans in a super dark wash with nice pockets, which don’t exist. And suits that don’t make me want to hit myself in the head, but that also is not going to happen. Oh well.

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    Sarah
    10 Dec 2020
    4:27pm

    Maria Tash-style huggie hoops that don’t cost a fortune (and won’t tarnish with everyday use).

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    Ellen
    10 Dec 2020
    6:04pm

    My request is for a post on how often you edit your closet? I have a hard time knowing if I’ve had something too long. The upside is then I came make room for new items.

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    Suzy
    10 Dec 2020
    6:06pm

    Would love some tips/wisdom/advice for online dating during pandemic, especially for women over 50! How does this work? Why does it feel so scary?

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    rebecca
    10 Dec 2020
    6:20pm

    I’d love a house tour because a) I’m nosy and b) I love all the house stuff you post.

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    gk
    10 Dec 2020
    4:53pm

    can you please teach me how to cuff my pants? i know there is a line between dorky and chic and i can’t find it alone. big cuffs? narrow ones? 2 rolls? different rules for different cuts of jeans? how do i determine how long they need to be? particularly since i am now wearing them mainly with tennis shoes or slippers? thank you!

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    Stephanie
    10 Dec 2020
    4:54pm

    I feel like a jeans post once a week would barely even make a dent in this complex, ever-so fraught topic. What styles look good now? How do we avoid looking frumpy or lumpy or desperate or confused? Above all, what’s comfortable? For me, I’m wanting these days straight legs (*real* straights, not just slightly less skinny skinnies) and a higher waist, so I ended up buying men’s jeans at Eddie Bauer. They’re hardly ideal… Someday we’ll all be out in the world again, and my jeans situation has a long way to go to get back on point. (PS. Thank you for introducing me to Chan Luu scarves. They are now my standard Xmas gift from my husband. I know exactly what’s under the tree and I CAN’T WAIT.)

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      Nancy
      11 Dec 2020
      10:48am

      Look at the Vintage Straight Jeans in Risen rinse at JCrew. I NEVER EVER thought they would fit me…as a size 16-18 depending on the cut. When they arrived…I waited to try on as I didn’t want to face another looks horrible/won’t fit/ return situation…I LOVE THEM…the wash is great, nice and dark. The fabric has a bit of stretch and is not super heavy so they are comfortable to wear all day. Cannot recommend enough.

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    Edith
    10 Dec 2020
    6:45pm

    How about sleepwear?

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      melsybelsy
      11 Dec 2020
      8:44am

      Yes – I was going to post this – and/or loungewear – something I can wear for long naps, working from home, and to the grocery store. Want to get something nice for new years eve because you know – we are staying in! Sign of the times.

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        Carrie P
        11 Dec 2020
        12:59pm

        Yes I would love this as well. Especially eco-friendly fabrics.

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    Annie
    10 Dec 2020
    6:39pm

    I would love a post of sweaters (and maybe some other knitwear) that don’t contain any wool, alpaca, or other animal hairs/fur. My skin has gotten so sensitive that I can’t stand to wear a sweater that’s even like 5% merino wool, and it can be really hard to find anything that isn’t just super cheap acrylic. This would probably appeal to vegans too.

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      Stephanie Rowe
      11 Dec 2020
      2:52pm

      I am on the lookout for 100% cotton sweaters 100% of the time.

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        Lori
        17 Dec 2020
        3:23am

        I’ve had good luck with inexpensive cotton sweaters at both Everlane and Uniqlo. (-:

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    susan mernit
    10 Dec 2020
    7:29pm

    Okay, have many, some better than others:
    Nightwear that is not too bare, but flatters an hourglass shape;
    DIY hair color and covering a LOT of grey during the pandemic (and hair color removal for those mistakes);
    Pillows to sit up in bed and cozy throws for watching TV under $100 (the throws);
    How has your style changed in the last 3 years? Since the pandemic (this is reflective). What will you never wear again, once we all get through this?
    Plaid: what is great and cool?

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      Annabelle
      11 Dec 2020
      10:04pm

      Zoom tops, please! With the right neckline or collar to say I’m fun, interesting, and smart.

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    Kris
    10 Dec 2020
    9:21pm

    Jeans and pants for tall ladies that aren’t dodgy, flammable, teenager-style things. For those of us with a 36”-38” inseam who don’t want to look like we’re wearing clamdiggers or knickerbockers anytime we put on pants. Sometimes that’s okay. Just not … all … the … time.

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      Simone
      11 Dec 2020
      2:05pm

      Haha! Clamdiggers and knickerbockers–love it!

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    y.k.
    10 Dec 2020
    9:41pm

    I am looking for a coat- military greatcoat style. Vivienne Westwood made one a few years ago, with a great big collar and fitted shape (no epaulets – that ‘s a little too costume-y for me). I’m still hunting for it on ebay/ real, but any suggestions for a current model would be so appreciated!

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    Robin
    10 Dec 2020
    9:44pm

    Short skirts and tights/leggings combos. Since I don’t really leave the house in the evenings these days, I ‘ve embraced wearing a fleecy, sporty short skirt over tights (okay, they are basically a thin thermal patagonia baselayer). It is warm and feels cute, and I wouldn’t wear it out in public in the past, but who knows what the future holds.

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      Maureen
      11 Dec 2020
      2:00pm

      For now, I’d check out Title 9. It’s a women’s active wear site and they have lots of really cute short skirt/legging/tight combos.

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    Jax
    11 Dec 2020
    3:18am

    This isn’t really shopping, but I would love to understand how you approach colors. I think I buy good items, but I just have a really hard time styling them together. I’m actually not into a super colorful wardrobe. I just buy whatever colors I think are great and which I think suit me. I tend to wear a lot of blacks, grays, navys. Green is my favorite standout color — olive, emerald, forest, moss. Love blues, eggplant, darker reds as well. I adore the trendy mustard and rust colors right now, but they don’t do my skin any favors. After years of avoiding the lighter colors, I do like my white and cream shirts and blouses. I don’t like brown.
    But I still have a tough time putting outfits together. Just wondering, how you approach that for yourself.

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    Catherine
    11 Dec 2020
    4:27am

    This is kind of random, but good-looking laundry hampers, particularly a three sorter situation. I’ve been looking for a nice one for years! They all seem to be 1-2 sorters, ugly, or carts!

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    skb
    14 Dec 2020
    9:28am

    I’ve been dying to know what the tinted lip balm is that was mentioned on an EIF episode…I believe Andi Zeisler…at the very end. Kim, I believe you were going to go searching for it! And it made me realize I’d love an entire post from you about said topic. A complete pleasure piece….
    Thanks for considering!

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    Sarah G.
    18 Dec 2020
    3:33pm

    Is there such a thing as a progressive, body positive PRINT magazine for tweens/teens that covers health, art, politics, science, beauty, all the things with a feminist tone? I was a Sassy girl and it breaks my heart that there is nothing like this for my kid. I know Teen Vogue and Seventeen are great but they are digital only and what I really, really want is paper. TIA

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    Cassie
    12 Dec 2020
    9:25pm

    I’m trying to find interesting, elegant, low profile (2 inches tall?) candlesticks. Realize this is a niche request, but I’ve been searching online for a year and would love your expert recommendations!

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