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Embellished Denim

Denim never goes out of style, but an new take on the traditional jean jacket is the latest trend with embellishment and patches.          Kiss the Sky cropped denim jacket at currently available at ASOS.  The light wash denim is super soft and runs true. With raw hem, patches and coin charms, this jacket adds a cool edge to a …

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4th Annual NYC Meetup

After hosting at the Kimberly rooftop for the past two years, I decided to change the location for this year’s annual meetup in New York City.  The Lotte NY Palace has beautiful courtyard seating in the summer months, with plenty of room for guests to mingle.      With a central NYC location, the Lotte Hotel is on Madison Avenue between …

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Gucci Summer to Fall

Summer to Fall Gucci details.     All season versatility in these Gucci accessories.   Gucci black and white Mormont flap bag, and light pink Princetown loafer available at Neiman Marcus. GG pearl belt (now sold out),  a pretty option is the Gucci Crystal leather belt in stock at Saks Fifth Avenue.   Black and white always stay chic, and a light neutral pink adds a …

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Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes??  Yes, you are reading correct!   A sweet and salty veggie pancake for breakfast, lunch, or just a snack.   Super easy, just blend and grill.     Ingredients are: 4 eggs 2 cups chopped zucchini 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons baking power 1/4 cup melted butter sprinkle …

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Metallic Gold

End of summer shine in metallic gold details.   Balmain gold lame double breasted blazer.   Forever 21 sweater dress,  Revolve clothing has a similar style on sale by Rag & Bone.     Accessories are Chanel No5 minaudiere, and Gianvito Rossi Caribe sandals on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue.  

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Gianvito Caribe

This week’s post features a sale shoe by Gianvito Rossi.    The Caribe sandal is now on sale for 50% at Saks Fifth Avenue.   Pictured above is “Mekong” a true gold metallic, also Caribe is available in silver metallic (Argent), and Rosso red.   Running true to GV sizing, this shoe has an adjustable ankle strap and heel just slightly over 4 inches. …

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Black Lattice Mini Dress

Ready for the weekend in a little black lattice dress.   Very economically priced at under $10 on eBay, this black lattice dress hugs you in all the right places.   Also available in white, pink, and army green. Simply accessorized with Louboutin Nude Iriza pumps, and Hermes 30cm Himalayan birkin.

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Frayed Denim Ankle Boots

Super comfortable and retro cool in frayed denim ankle boots.         Forever 21 frayed denim ankle boots  at a nice price of $39.90.   These boots run true to size- the denim is very soft making them quite comfortable for a high heel.   Worn with a ASOS distressed mini, H&M basic tank, and BCBG Reagan jacket. Accessories are Chanel medium vanity and pearl necklace.   …

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Soie Cool

Active summer days call for the Soie Cool backpack from Hermes.    The above size is medium ( 8.5″ x 14.5″ x 8.5″) in Brazil printed silk with a chocolate calfskin base.   The Soie Cool is also available in small, measuring ( 4.3″ x 6.1″ x 4.3″).   The medium holds quite a bit- wallet, a couple books, phone/charger and keys.   Worn …

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Light and refreshing, watermelon agua fresca (fresh water) is a delicious thirst quencher on a warm summer day. Popularized in Mexico, agua fresca is simply fruit blended with a bit of sugar and lime juice (I added mint for a little extra kick).       Ingredients are (serves 4) : 4 cups of chopped seedless watermelon 1/2 cup water …

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