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{New Work Alert} Lands’ End’s Fall Issue of Apostrophe

I recently had the opportunity to style Lands’ End’s quarterly magazine, Apostrophe for their fall issue and as you can tell by the images below, had a lot of fun on this shoot at their headquarters in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. I also had fun sharing my styling tips and fall trend predictions while behind the scenes of the shoot (see video above), including the fall coats every woman needs.

Speaking of needs, I also started to make my fall shopping list from their latest collection. Trust me, it’s really good. The details on the coats made them look way more expensive than they probably are, the leather handbags rival ones that cost more than double, and those jeans! I can’t believe they are finally making jeans that both I and my hubby will want every style of.

Start making your fall shopping list below…

STYLIST TIP (top secret!): They didn’t show it, but they caught me on camera weathering a leather watch and belt with a bit of rubbing alcohol and sand paper—try this at home to make your new leather goods feel perfectly aged!

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See more and where to shop these looks at Lands’ End


How To Choose The Perfect Winter Coat

Winter Coat Picks

1. NAU red hooded coat // 2. ESPRIT navy coat // 3.  J.Crew army coat // 4. Anne Klein hooded coat // 5. Scotch & Soda army coat

DEAR ANDI:

I am in the market for a new winter coat—not puffy (my current one makes me feel like a marshmallow) and preferably with a hood and zipper. Any thoughts on where to look?

-Stacey, New York

Dear Stacey,

I feel your pain. Living in New York in the winter, it’s always a challenge to look both flattering and fashionable when you just want to bundle up and feel warm!

In the past, I’ve sacrificed warmth for fashion, but now that I find myself running around the city more, I make sure to be sensible with a down-filled jacket.


The trick to not feeling like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is to make sure your waist is nipped in or belted—then you won’t feel bad about your puffy shell.

I splurged on my last winter coat and bought a Nau jacket like this one, which is remarkably thin, but packed densely with down, so it doesn’t look like a big puffer coat but it definitely keeps you warm like one. Not to mention, it’s waterproof, so you don’t get that nasty wet feather smell and you stay perfectly dry.

I’m all about the bargains, but I really feel that if you live in a climate like ours, you should invest in a good quality winter coat. People don’t think twice about spending $300 on a dress you wear a couple of times to a wedding, but when it comes to something you wear for nearly half of the year, it’s worth the cost.

That being said, you can certainly look for deals on coats at places like T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, as well as sales like this coat that has a major markdown.

Stay warm and stylish!


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