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Witches Hats and Funny Bones

In full Halloween spirit with Witches’ Hats and Funny Bones treats, perfect for a school costume party. The witches hats are super easy to make, you will need: Fudge Stripes cookies Orange icing (a tube is more handy than spreadable) Hershey’s kisses Funny bones require getting your hands a little dirty, or should I say chocolatey!  Still pretty simple to …

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Black Rips

Adding edge to today’s fashion post with black rips. Black ripped jeans from Forever21, several years old.   ASOS has several black distressed jeans on sale for under $40, including the Ridley for $38, and the Whitby for $35.   Top by Forever21, current option is $12.99 crepe popover blouse. Accessories are Hermes Tyger Tyger cashmere shawl 190cm, and Capucine Togo birkin bag with gold …

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Lace up

Weekend ready in lace up over the knee boots.     “Envy” boots in black from   Use code OCTOBERFEST for 10% off your purchase.   Perfect trendy lace up otk boot at a good price of $64.99, and they run true to size. Trouve skirt (older) from Nordstrom.  Wilde Heart has a similar skirt with zippered detail.   Zara …

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Kenzo Eye

Channeling autumn colors in a Kenzo Eye sweatshirt.    Kenzo eye sweatshirt can by found at (by Elise Walker), color is Dark Khaki.  Fit runs a little small, I wear either a Medium or Large (Medium is shown). Trousers by Zara (current), Bebe has some zipped cargos on sale.   Stacked heel boots by Valentino, Farfetch has similar in black.  Louis Vuitton Amber …

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Bling Things

It’s Friday, time to put on some bling things!     Blazer by BCBG (last summer), currently on BCBG blazer in blue.  Macy’s is having a sale, and this colorblocked blazer by Kasper is almost %50 off at $54.99.   Lauren Ralph Lauren crepe tank, also on sale at Dillard’s.   Zara asymmetrical faux leather skirt is now in stores, another option by Leith, many sizes in …

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Sleeveless coat

I did not realize how versatile this Zara sleeveless coat was until I starting mixing and matching with my closet. Easily worn with jeans or trousers, it will be one of my go-to pieces for Autumn and Winter.     ASOS has some pretty options for sleeveless coats, one in wool by Warehouse, and also a lightweight camel color by ASOS Collection.   …

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Wrap Dress

The feature of today’s post is the wrap dress,  an iconic style by Diane Von Furstenberg.   This style is several years old, but I get a wear or two from it each season.   The wrap style is classic and can go from day to night.  Some current wrap dresses by Diane Von Furstenberg are the new julian two at Nordstrom, …

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Sweet and Tangy Shrimp Salad

I enjoy making salads, but one of my complaints is all the chopping involved in preparation.  With this sweet and tangy shrimp salad, just sprinkle the ingredients; in a couple minutes you have a colorful and healthy salad, with no chopping needed.   And, I picked up all the necessities at Trader’s Joe’s market, even better with one stop shopping. You …

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Laid back and loose in boyfriend jeans for this Friday’s fashion post. Blouse by Joie, several years old, current style by Joie found at    Zara boyfriend jeans, The Hayden by Topshop at Nordstrom has good pricing at $80.00.     Accessories are Hermes gold 32cm sellier Kelly, the Real Real has the same bag in retourne.   Grey Rockstuds can be found at Saks Fifth …

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