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Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

Definitely made with LOVE, this hearty chicken soup will warm you up on a winter day.    Ingredients are: 5 lasagna noodles cooked al dente 2 large carrots 2 celery stalks 1/2 medium white onion 1 large garlic clove 1 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock 2 1/4 cups shredded chicken 1 tbsp chopped parsley While the lasagna …

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Frilled Suede

The rose pink frilled faux suede legging by Zara has been one of my go to pieces for this fall and winter, and now they are on sale for $19.99!     In a neutral rose, these Zara frilled leggings are super soft and add a touch of femininity to your look; grey turtleneck with pearl buttons also by Zara.  Faux fur vest from …

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Cropped faux fur

Add instant glam to your winter look with a cropped faux fur jacket.   Donna Salyers cropped red faux fur jacket.  Worn with H&M black knit turtleneck and faux leather leggings,   Accessories are Hermes black box Kelly 28, vintage charm gloves, and Nadia boots. Louis Vuitton Amber sunglasses.  

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Chanel Sparkle

Adding sparkle to this holiday season in accessories by Chanel. Turtleneck and combined lace & tweed skirt by Zara.    Chanel accessories are glitter boots, minaudiere, fingerless gloves and crystal brooch.  I find subtle tweeds and solid color the best to wear with glittery boots to keep the style classy.      

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Hermes Norah Hat

During the cooler months I enjoy accessorizing with hats.   Recently I decided to take the plunge and purchase a hat by Hermes.      The Norah Hat is a classic fedora silhouette with silver Clou de Selle detail on the side.  I find smaller brim hats most versatile as they can be worn with dressy skirts or jeans on casual days.  Available …

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Bordeaux and Blue

Warm jewel tones for this Thursday’s fashion post.           H&M fitted black sweater and skinny jeans. Accessories are handmade fur collar with Hermes Chemins de corail 90cm scarf and Constance 18cm in Blue Electric.   Stuart Weitzman Highland boot in bordeaux.

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Holiday Pine Cone Cheeseball

This easy and delicious pine cone cheeseball will be a favorite for holiday gatherings.   With just 3 ingredients, it’s super quick and has a lovely presentation for your table. To make, soften two blocks of cream cheese, add the packet of Ranch dressing mix (not the dip) and 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese.   I used a mix of sharp and …

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Poncho Wrap

Providing a lightweight layer of warmth, the poncho has a drapey fit that looks great day to evening.    Nordstrom plaid poncho (from last winter), currently in stock are this beautiful Missoni fringe and oversized plaid for $39.00 by BP.   Worn with Gray H&M biker jeans. Accessories are Chanel Gabrielle boots in green suede, and Hermes Etoupe 35cm birkin in Clemence leather.  

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DIY Fox Fur Collar

Styling silk scarves can be a challenge during winter, this Friday’s post will show you how an easy DIY fur collar can add luxury (and warmth!) to your look.    Check estate sales or eBay for great deals on fox/mink fur collars, like this.    The ends of the collar should be straight in order to make a nice silhouette, collar length …

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High Street Holiday

Today’s post features several high street deals for the upcoming holidays.   Not only can these pieces be worn together but also mix and match to wear throughout the season.    Target Who What Wear Lace bell sleeve sweater $27.99,  worn with Old Navy Velvet pixie trousers on sale $35.00      (also available in pine and dark purple).   Embroidered boots by Zara $55.90.   Trendy but still classily …

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