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milton glaser

Shopping the chains, part 4: Loft

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shirt jacket

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.

cargo pants

And these cargo pants are totally cute with the waist-tie.

eyelet top

An eyelet top for kicking around in all summer.

black dress

From the extended sizes department: a black dress that could easily be dressed way up or down.

blue popover

A really crisp striped popover.

utility jacket

This swing utility jacket looks just like one from The Great that goes for a whole lot more cash.

strappy cami

I love this Chevron-striped cami, and would wear it under a blazer.

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Such an adorable beachy/preppy sweater.

loft tank

The gatherings on this tank make it so feminine.

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This linen tee looks like the ones Isabel Marant makes. Plus, it’s yellow.

loft sweater

A striped boatneck sweater is so clean-lined, and versatile too.

Shopping the chains, part 3: The Gap

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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.

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Just a good solid pair of chinos.

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This denim top has a Japanese feel to me.

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I know the quilt-y patchwork print on this dress is on the crazy side, and I’m not certain I’d have the nerve to wear it, but I think it’s pretty fantastic, and hope that one of you goes for it.

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Such a good, flowy summer blouse.

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I showed you a t-shirt dress like this one yesterday, but I like this one even better because the neckline is more flattering.

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This top has subtle metallic stripes, which is fun.

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These jeans made the cut because they’re mid-rise instead of high, and because the wash is dark. Also, there’s a minimal amount of whiskering.

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The cut of this blazer is pretty sophisticated.

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This sweet black Swiss dot blouse could totally be from Ulla Johnson.

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A western-style denim shirt should probably be added to my next list of must-have classics.

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A pintucked popover with a barely-there striped print.

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I like how gauzy this top looks.

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