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Reader Five Faves November 2020

Reader Five Faves November 2020

Every month, I look at our analytics and listen to your feedback to round up the top five best sellers from the previous month to help you continue to build your wardrobe.

Our little community here is unique in that I can speak to so many of you personally, in either our Private Facebook group or in our INSIDER membership.

This kind of access allows me to find out precisely what you are struggling with, searching for, and enjoying the most. So what I featured in our monthly Reader Fave round-up are not only bestsellers but most loved.

Ideally, this series should help you fill any voids in your wardrobe or discover an extra piece that will help create even more options.

Reader Five Faves November 2020 


A picture showing the five top items in November

For the first time in almost a year, our favorites do not feature any sweats! Instead, we have a fabulous collection of size-inclusive options, all at fantastic prices.

Please note, inventory is selling out quickly and prices are subject to change. 

Stay at Home Loafer 

The starling Loafer

The Starling Loafer, $95 

If you stay home this holiday season and entertain a smaller group, treat yourself to these loafers by Birdie. Designed to be a hybrid of a slipper and a loafer, they were specifically created for women who want to look chic but stay comfy while hosting at home.

As the brand grew in popularity, so did their assortment. You can pick up a gorgeous bejeweled or embellished option, but if you’re just starting out, go for the timeless velvet suede. And don’t worry, you can (and should!) wear these out of the house too.

$30 Sheath

Old Navy Gray Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress, $29

This Old Navy dress is an absolute steal, available in sizes regular, petite, and tall up to an XXL. The combination of a structured sheath done in a casual Ponte knit is what makes it so versatile. Wear to the office with boots, or with sneakers to run errands, and when we can start to travel again, it will make a great airport dress. 


Basic Layer 
J. Crew crewneck sweater

Crew Neck Sweater, $29

J.Crew Factory has long been a go-to for basics better prices. Last month I featured this extra cozy crew neck sweater, available in seven colors in sizes XXS – 3X, and everyone stocked up.

It will stretch a bit but size up if you plan to wear it as a layer over a shirt. I keep it simple and throw it on with jeans and ankle boots – and, because it’s 2020, my kids then ask me why I’m so “dressed up.” lol

Oversized Boyfriend Blazer

Old Navy houndstooth oversized blazer

Oversized Blazer, $38 

Another Old Navy gem, this oversized blazer is fun and affordable, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes. It’s supposed to be long and loose. You can certainly take it to the office, just note it will be a more relaxed look than a tailored one. I love it paired with light-washed jeans and sneakers; you’ll look super cool even if your not. 😉


Cold Weather Boots

Cole Haan Hiking Boots


Hiking Boot, $150

Finally, so many readers wrote in requesting recommendations for a cold-weather boot. I found these Cole Haan Hiking Boots on sale at Nordstrom, with dozens of five-star reviews, in black, brown, and white (above). They are shearling trim, waterproof, warm yet lightweight. 

Personally, I wear the Sorel Joan of Arch boot (in black). Our winters on the east coast range from mild to back-to-back blizzards, so I’m happy I have them. They are, however, very heavy. If you need something to keep you warm but lightweight, go with the Cole Haan; if you need a serious, stomp-through-the-snow kind of boot, go with the Sorel. 

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Reader Five Faves November 2020

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Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I bought the loafers and really love and they are comfy them BUT sadly I'll be returning them. The black is so black against my very pale skin that I look like a geisha.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I just went in to my local J Crew Factory today to do a return, and grabbed that sweater in the vivid jade color. It is GORGEOUS! I also have the gray dress, although I haven't tried it on yet to see how it fits. But I've had great luck with other ponte dresses from Old Navy, so this one should be a winner as well. As I get dressed these days, I realize how many of my most-loved pieces have come from your recommendations :)

Thank you for all you to do to keep us well=dressed!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

This makes me so happy! Thank you!!!


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I just realized I purchased three of the five favs; well, four if you count the horse-bit belt. :-) Megan, I really like your curated styles and how you break down the different looks. Thank you!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Love that belt!! Great find!! Thank you :)

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