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When New Is Better

Cozy and ready for meetings: Club Monaco jacket; MM Lafleur dress.

Cozy and ready for meetings: Club Monaco jacket; MM Lafleur dress. Jacket not available online, but similarly great version here and here– on sale! – and a fantastic version by MM Lafleur here.

On my recent work trip, despite an embarrassingly large amount of planning, I still found myself in city #3 feeling like I had nothing suitable to wear and wanting to chuck my entire suitcase. The weather was cooler in Hong Kong than expected and my clothing options from Singapore were too cool and outfits from Beijing were too warm.

Between meetings I happened upon a Club Monaco and decided to go in. That’s where I found this incredible jacket.

It’s easy to get in the trap of new items being better – my suitcase was over-filled with many of my very favorite work wardrobe items. But the idea if putting my black blazer on yet again made me feel tired.

So on that day, I decided new would be better and I couldn’t be happier. The light color felt fresh and the cozy fabric added warmth without making me feel stifled. I even kept it on for the flight home and was perfectly cozy.

At the Hong Kong airport, ready to travel in my new favorite item!

At the Hong Kong airport, ready to travel in my new favorite item!

How to you handle times when you just don’t know what to wear? What is your favorite recent purchase? May all of your purchases this season be so satisfying!