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Black and Spikes

Today’s post of black and spikes features a laser cut top and fierce Louboutin peep toe pumps.               Top by Rebecca Taylor (older), current style by same designer is the Guipure top found at Nordstrom.   H&M slacks have been cropped with added front slits. Accessories are Gucci cat eye sunglasses (2 years old) Tom Ford is similar in shape and …

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Knee Fringe

Having fun in knee fringe boots this Tuesday. ASOS t shirt dress with kimono sleeves is worn with Hermes Constance belt in Orange.    Fringe boots are Stuart Weitzman Fringie Fringe currently sold at Neiman Marcus.  Color options are black and Camel.   3.8 inch stacked heel, and full length side zip make these boots a fun addition for fall.   Wear with skirts, denim, …

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Vitamix Gazpacho

Just chop, drop, and blend for this Vitamix Gazpacho recipe!     You will need for 4 servings: 4 large tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 green pepper 1 red onion 1 jalapeno pepper 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil dash of hot sauce (for a little more heat) salt and pepper to taste Coarsely chop all veggies.  Add …

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Matte Rockstuds

Stepping into the end of summer with a pair of matte rockstuds by Valentino.    Color is Grey, currently in stock at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Grey can be worn all season long, one of my main reasons for choosing this color.  A pretty Valentino paring with a glam lock bag, has the small style in nude.     Recently worn on a …

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Color Casual

Skinny jeans and a flowy blouse for today’s Color Casual post.    Blouse and jeans from Forever21.   Jeans are older, current style is low rise skinny ankle jeans in light grey.  Blouse currently in stores, another pretty example on sale for $12.99 is Love21 collarless popover blouse.    Accessories (all from previous seasons) are Hermes Fleurs d’indiennes giant 140cm silk scarf …

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Sweet Beets

Here’s a super simple Sweet Beets salad for summer!  All ingredients can be found at Trader Joe’s grocery store. You will need: 1 package of butter lettuce 1 package of beets/ or 3 prepared beets, chopped  (I cheat and use beets steamed and peeled) handful of candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, crumbled champagne vinaigrette            Use …

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Tri Color

Matchy today in an Anthropologie floral skirt and Hermes tri color Kelly bag.   This skirt is one of my all time favorites from Anthropologie.   It is several seasons old, but I continually wear it in the summer months.   Some current floral skirts are by Ted Baker, Milly, and INC international concepts.   Blouse is H&M butterfly sleeve blouse, many more color options …

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Chambray Sunday

Comfy chambray this Sunday. Chambray romper from Anthropologie, in Kamalia blue;  also available in grey.   Another denim option from Anthropologie is the Alexa Chung for AG romper with chic front pocketing.    Accessories are Stuart Weitzman gladiators in cava gold and Valentino glam lock medium in nude.

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Summer Bright

Summer bright in sorbet colors.     Neon blouse by Francesca’s from last summer, Lily Pulitzer Elsa top comes in many bright color combinations perfect for white jeans or shorts.    Distressed denim by Forever21, has Blank white distressed jeans on sale for $44.     Accessories are Valentino Rockstud pumps in neon yellow, has orange and this season’s yellow.  Chanel small velvet boy bag …

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A casual tee and sapphire colored trousers for this Tuesday’s fashion post.    Tee shirt and trousers are both current at Target.   Fifth Sun I love you a latte tee shirt for $12.99 and Merona ankle pant in classic fit for $27.99, make this an economical outfit for work or play.    Accessories are crystal necklace by J Crew (older),  crystal flytrap is similar. …

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