Lands' End Fall 2014 Collection

As Tough As Long Division? Is Lands' End the New Mattel?

Twenty years after Mattel debuted the ill-fated Teen Talk Barbie, Lands' End continues to tell girls that math is hard... for girls. Teen Talk Barbie, you may recall, is the talking Barbie who said, among other things, "Math class is tough!" Backlash led Mattel to essentially recall the dolls a mere four months after they hit the market. In 2011, J.C. Penney came out with a shirt that said, "I'm too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me." That same year, Forever 21 came out with a shirt that said, "Allergic to Algebra." So why is Lands' End perpetuating the message to girls that math is hard?...more
 @Gamingangel Yeah, that is one of the most irritating aspects of their response.more

Can you be warm AND chic? Of course you can!

Here's my recurring winter coat dilemma: I live in a place where the winters are fairly mild, except for about three weeks in February when it's so cold and windy that going to the grocery starts to feel like an Arctic expedition.  When my kids were little, I could put off the grocery run for days and just hunker down in the nice warm house, but now that they're in school I am compelled to go outside every single day (because homeschooling is NOT an option around here).  And so I need a winter coat that is casual but not schleppy, warm but not bulky, well made but not expensive.  ...more

I am a fiend for pockets on the inside of my winter coats.  The Land's End website mentions this ...more

Fall into winter: Making your summer closet work past Labor Day

I love when stylists talk about your "fall wardrobe," blithely assuming both that fall will begin promptly on the Tuesday after Labor Day and that you have a COMPLETELY SEPARATE set of clothes for the period in between the last day of summer and the first day of winter. So what's a girl to do if the weather stays warm until Thanksgiving and she has only the clothes in her closet to get her through all FOUR seasons? Simple: mix and match and layer, layer, layer. ...more

Hi - I am new to the whole "tights with dressy skirts" as I normally wear one piece dresses or ...more