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Marant and Macchiato

Comfortable Isabel Marant kicks and a hot macchiato this Tuesday. Isabel Marant started the trend of wedge sneakers several years ago.   The velcro closures make these perfect for travel, and as a woman on the petite side, I am very fond of the hidden wedge.                   This style is called Bekett, …

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Winter Pastel

A winter pastel theme for today’s post of white jeans, over the knee boots, and soft colors.  I usually stick to the “no  white after Labor Day” rule,  but this year I am finding it is quite refreshing to wear white year round. Sweater coat from Macy’s, Forever21 white distressed denim, and Stuart Weitzman Highland over the knee boots in …

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Tall and Short

Enjoying the last couple days of sunshine and warmer weather in tall boots and a short skirt.         Sweater tunic and mini skirt are both from Old Navy.   YSL Cassandre clutch can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue or Neiman Marcus.   Chloe over the knee boots from Net A Porter.  Accessories are a vintage medallion, …

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Seafoam

Sometimes it just takes a little color to beat the winter doldrums. Today’s post is centered around a Seafoam coat by J Crew (from 2013), Hermes Parures Des Maharaja cashmere shawl, and Valentino accessories.                                     I purchased my Valentino bow boots from eBay, here …

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Bows and Ruffles

All about bows and ruffles for a feminine touch to today’s post. Jacket, camisole, bag and brooch are Chanel.  Skirt is J Crew ( on sale- see link below).   Over the knee boots by Valentino. https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/skirts/mini/PRD~B4747/B4747.jsp?N=21+17+10037&Nbrd=J&Nloc=en_US&Nrpp=48&Npge=1&Nsrt=3&isSaleItem=true&color_name=HTHR%20CHARCOAL&isFromSale=true&isNewSearch=true&hash=row1                                      This Chanel jacket is from …

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V neck

A most intriguing shoe is the V neck peeptoe bootie by Gianvito Rossi.   I initially ordered a lower heel height in metallic black, but I feel the higher heel gives this shoe more justice.   The V neck comes in many colors and in leather and suede.   I chose “Dust” in leather.   My size is 35.5 in …

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Envelope Clutch

This Thursday’s post features the Givenchy Antigona envelope clutch in silver.   Recently purchased at Bergdorf Goodman on sale for 50% off.   This clutch is super roomy, can easily hold a wallet, phone, keys, mirror and lipstick.   I ended up carrying it all last weekend, even to my kids’ tennis lessons (note I was a little more casual …

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Golden Accents

Today’s post features a comfortable causal outfit with golden accents.                Cape with removable fur collar on sale at Nordstrom.  Boots are Givenchy, similar style in black suede with silver hardware can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Hermes belt, Valentino glam lock bag, Gap jeans.  See below links for cape and boots. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/echo-great-scott-faux-fur-collar-plaid-ruana/3790394?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Black&resultback=0&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_A …

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Parisian

A Parisian motif this Friday with over the knee boots, a slitted skirt, and fur trimmed blazer.               Chloe boots, Zara skirt (current),  and blazer by Ann Taylor.

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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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