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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

I was just sitting here complaining that I couldn't decide what to wear today - another freezing cold New England winter day. And now I know. Something exactly like this. I think I have every element, albeit in other brands. Leading into white Lilly pulitzer jeans, grey Dudley Stephens tunic layered w/ a chambray shirt. Blundstone's are always ready. This is why I love you!

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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

This is exactly why I find your Substack so very informative and helpful. I have discovered brands that are awesome, new sites to shop from, as well as how to put every thing together. Thanks for also including your sizes as I find it lets me gauge what size I should go for to get "the look".

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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

Found the pants on sale at Urban Outfitters for $25 today. Thank you for the inspiration!

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Jan 15Liked by Becky Malinsky

Been subscribed for a while and I had all of the components in my wardrobe already- mostly from previous newsletters. AMAZING PAYOFF :D I wore this outfit today obv

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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

BTW house projects are the worst during but the best after. So sorry for the disruption but it will all be worth it when it is OVER. I hope that is ASAP!

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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

Well Becky, I thought that this would be boring but is not. I love the navy sweater idea (I have an old cashmere one from 360 that is on it's last legs sadly) and love the idea my big J Crew cotton one over a loose Kule tee. But the winner for me is the Aeyde Max boot, which are so good I now have two pair! Aren't they sooooo comfy? I did size up for a non squish thick sock toe situation.

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Jan 16Liked by Becky Malinsky

Dickies! Flashback to NH 7th grade when they were in the trinity with Levi's and the original Madewell painters pants. I'm so excited to rediscover them. Love everything about your emergency outfit.

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Jan 14Liked by Becky Malinsky

One of my ALL time favorite posts from you Becky.. between moving (too much).. horse, dogs, remote work where deshabille NOT a thing.. travel, I find myself SO often in these piled on comfort clothes.. & I’ve been steps away from that Donni sweater.. but in my current phase have been unable to pre-order as... I have ZERO idea where I will b after March 1st. Gotta get those dickies I guess .. (reminding me I have violet Stan Ray painters pants & I’ll likely end up in those wherever I land 🤣🤣⭕️❌⭕️❌

Happy reno 💪🏼💪🏼

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Jan 15Liked by Becky Malinsky

I lived in these pants during my junior and senior years in high school in 1971-72! I am glad to see they are still being made and appreciated.

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Jan 15Liked by Becky Malinsky

Hi. I so enjoy reading your Substack. I too put thought into my ease relaxed look that is always utilitarian. My painters pants are likely older than you😳. I do feel validated seeing you with your clever, clean simplicity that is quietly refined and ageless. I opted for bankers grey in sweater over wht t or Heather grey and a black topper. (My coloring is horrendous for most camels). Thanks for your wit and advice❤️❤️❤️.

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Jan 15Liked by Becky Malinsky

I'm glad you were able to keep your sanity!

I'm not usually a nit-picker, but... 'alas' usually is used before something bad happens. Like "alas, we didn't make it to the concert in time". So you should be happy you all survived, no 'alas' about it!

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I recently have been borrowing my husband's navy cardigan -- it's so Mr. Rogers I love it. Quick question - can you tell us how you wash your cardigan socks? Hand washing I'm assuming but just want to confirm this is how adults do it...

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Becky, I appreciate your ability to make lemonade out of lemons. Good luck with the door frames. One idea for giving us your thoughts: how you choose the under layer - e.g., long sleeve or short sleeve tee, collared shirt, rugby shirt, etc. You make a simple t shirt and sweater combination so interesting

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This newsletter came just as I was thinking I need to replace my Blundstones and wondering what to replace them with - for the easy pull-on, terrible-weather, casual school drop-off / kick-around boot! I went down a Schnee rabbithole but perhaps the answer is just to buy another pair of Blundstones! Would love any thoughts on these - your summer weekend uniform saved me (shorts + collared shirt + sensible sandals), so I’m hoping you’ve got a winter one in the works too! (Perhaps it is the painters pants + shirt + sweater in this newsletter?)

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What is the camel coat you’re wearing in the last photo? That’s the camel coat I want :) looks like the Reiss one you linked to in the coats newsletter…but that one is sold out now so hoping it’s something else!

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Love the post—I was going to get the dear Frances combat but now wondering if I should get the dear Frances? Any thoughts?

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