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What a great newsletter! I’m an avid catalog lover-I still keep a pile of 2000 era J. Crews for reference and remembering a time when simple but well-made utilitarian classics were always available. The perfect pant, the turtleneck, the blazer and your perfectly funny references. Chefs kiss to you-Fievel, the green room with mahogany railings. I just couldn’t love it more. You should have been on Elaine’s’ staff at J. Peterman!! 💕

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I kept scrolling thinking “this is my favorite outfit” and then I’d do another zip and I’d find another favorite 💜. Love the styling. more ways to style a fisherman!

For the folks at Alex Mill reading this letter, I love your clothes, for lots of the same reasons Becky noted! Been a fan since 2019. My husband has a note in his phone that says “when in doubt, buy Francesca something from Alex Mill”.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

An ideal collab post. I’m such a fan of Alex Mill and this made me like them even more!

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Don’t give up on vintage knits!! I have some incredible ones, you sometimes just need to dry clean them or give them a good air

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Without a doubt my fave newsletter of yours yet! Head is spinning with outfit ideas.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Omg THANK YOU for the turtle notes. I get literal panic attacks from regular turtlenecks and am excited to try out this alternative.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Becky, thank you for including that plaid skirt from Talbots. My errands today took me near a Talbots and I stopped in to try on that skirt. I did not pick it up but I learned that their petites fit me perfectly and I picked up a plaid shift for an office party. This was an awesome find for me at a rtw store I had never thought to shop at before.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Thanks for the great styling options with Alex Mill clothing, which I discovered on cupofjo.com. I have the embroidered cardi in grey and you've given me new ways to wear it. One question: Why will you cut out the cotton lining on the blazer? To remove bulk? Make it less warm? Just curious as it's something I never thought to attempt.

That Officene Generale coat is sooo tempting! Can you tell me if it's lined? It does not say on the site.

Thanks so much!

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Adorable all around — but more tricky than the turtleneck was the choice between Ben and Noel!

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Delightful as always!✨

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

What A delightful post! I learned so much. Thank you and happy holidays to you and your family.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

This was so fun and I loved (and want) it all!

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Love this entire concept, esp the Nantucket Christmas / not cold fantasy! 😉🎄 And the Attersee "cocktail pants" - those are something I've very specifically needed and could not find - thank you!

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everything is GREAT, sexy black skimpiness with workpants and then blazer....divine.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Ohhhhh, Becky. I think you've sold me on those Alex Mill pants. I can see exactly the hole they'd fill in my closet. ( insert grimace emoji here)

And I'm still rolling on the floor at the Fievel Goes West reference. 🤣

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Becky Malinsky

Love the first sweater...but I have vowed not to buy any more...I have so many! Discovered Alex Mill on Cup of Jo as well like Sharyn...I have a wonderful heavy cardigan from them...with pockets! The only thing I will say is I think the black pants need to be hemmed...I know that is a look, but SO much better hemmed, in my opinion!

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