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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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Winning Icons Watch Auction

Sold!  The most expensive wristwatch ever purchased was the feature of Phillips Legendary Watches of the 20th Century auction last Thursday evening in New York City.  Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona has years of family history, and the actor actually wore the watch daily for 15 years, even while racing cars.      The standing room only event started promptly at …

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Pink Alhambra

‘Tis the month to think pink!  This week’s Wrist Pick is Van Cleef & Arpels pink gold 5 motif vintage alhambra bracelet.   Worn alone or stacked, pink gold pairs beautifully with both silver and yellow gold.   Pictured above with steel Audemars Piguet 15450.   I chose this bracelet as it is an iconic piece yet can be worn during daily activities without …

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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 …

Carpus Diem4th Annual NYC Meetup