There are a few things I like about Ann Taylor’s little sister: first off, they’re really reasonably priced, and seem to forever be offering everything at 40% off. They stock most of their clothes in petite sizes. And they recently added extended sizes too. You have to forage a bit to get to the good stuff, but it’s there: this shirt jacket, for instance, is a very nearly perfect spring layer.
And these cargo pants are totally cute with the waist-tie.
I feel about Gap much the same way I feel about Banana Republic: a once great brand long past its glory days. But if you do some digging, you can still find some pretty good clothes there, like this subtle striped linen popover.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.