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Cappuccino and Camellia

  Today’s coffee shot is a cappuccino and Camellia rouge “wallet on a chain” by Chanel.  The WoC is handy as it can be carried as a wallet, or use the long chain to wear messenger style.   Boots are “Lowland” over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman,  they are becoming one of my winter favorites in terms of comfort …

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Dress Up

          Belting a knee length tunic dress for today’s post Dress up.  H&M dress; belt and bracelet are Hermes collier de chien.  Tunic dresses can be work-friendly worn long, cinch with a belt for evenings out. Louboutin Pigalle 100mm from Saks Fifth Avenue.  I went with my true Louboutin size for these, which run very similar …

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Fur Collar

             One of my most luxurious accessories is this fur collar purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue. Adding dimension with leather and an ombre tunic for today’s post. Outfit details: mixed media trousers by BCBG, Gap black v-neck sweater, and Forever 21 ombre tunic sweater.  Accessories are mink fur collar, grey Chanel mini flap, and Azzedine …

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First Snow

~~First Snow~~ Yesterday we had our first real snow of winter. While I am not a big fan of cold weather, it creates another season for coats, boots, and scarves. Being chic in wintertime is a challenge, but there are some creative ways to dress up your winter accessories. I got to try out my new boot cuffs, hand knitted …

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Ladylike

~~Ladylike~~ Essentially ladylike in pearls and a structured bag. As I get older, I’m finding that I gravitate toward smaller bags like this Lady Dior. Adding a touch of whimsy with a tulle skirt by Anthropologie. http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-skirts-fullaline/4120211624002.jsp?color=001#/   and BCBG leather shirt. Accessories are Chanel pearl boots and necklace. Lady Dior medium bag, Prada sunglasses.    

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Letters

~~Letters~~ A mix of letters for today’s outfit post. Over the knee “Lowland” boots by Stuart Weitzman. These boots are unbelievably comfortable and keep your legs quite warm.  http://www.stuartweitzman.com/store/item/?itemid=92913&gclid=CMi46MTwj8MCFdgNgQodFawA5w Jeans and blouse by Forever21. BCBG suede draped vest. Accessories are Louis Vuitton Alma bag and denim shawl. Hermes & Tiffany bracelets. The black fur beret is an heirloom from my …

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Winter White

~~Winter White~~ Today’s post mixes winter white with a fuchsia pink color splash. Faux fur vest by Juicy Couture, H&M sweater, Zara trousers. Accessories are fuchsia velvet Chanel boy bag, Hermes Patchwork Horse scarf & Sanguine lizard Collier de Chien, and Louboutin Suspenodo 100mm slingback heels. Sunglasses by Chanel.

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Holiday Cape

~~Holiday Cape~~ I enjoy shopping on eBay, so many vintage and unique finds offered as seen with this cape I recently purchased. The detailing is fantastic and pairs nicely with holiday reds. Getting into the Christmas sprit today wearing a cape, faux leather pants, and Valentino rouge rockstuds. Accessories are Hermes gloves and Chanel vintage cuff.

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Bejeweled

~~Bejeweled~~ The most difficult decision when purchasing Manolo Hangisi bejeweled pumps is what color to buy. Made famous by the movie “Sex in the City,” this beloved pump is quite versatile for a satin shoe as I have worn mine with distressed boyfriend jeans, leather pants, and dresses. They are quite comfortable for a 4 inch heel, and the detailing …

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Seeing Spots

~~Seeing Spots~~ Seeing spots this Wednesday with leather and leopard accents.   Faux leather power shoulder jacket from eBay, trousers by Zara.    Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse leopard scarf and kitten heels by Giuseppe Zanotti.  Vintage Chanel jumbo flap bag.

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