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  ~~Snakeskin~~ I have a high dislike of snakes, but these blue snakeskin shoes by Aquazzura I can most certainly tolerate.  Hues of electric blue, lace up detailing, and a walkable heel height; a fantastic shoe for your wardrobe.   Style name is Aquazzura Seduce Me Elaphe, on sale now at Forward by Elyse Walker. Outfit details -blue blazer by …

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Iconic Louboutins

~~Iconic Louboutins~~ The Pigalle is one of Christian Louboutin’s most iconic styles.   Black patent with a pointy toe, perfect for business attire or a night on the town.   The above are 100mm height which is quite comfortable (to me) for a high heel.   I went with my true shoe  size,  and recently found them at Saks Fifth …

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Over the knee

~~Over the knee~~ Wearing mini skirts through winter is now an option with staying power of over the knee boots trends.  The OTK boot will most certainly add a touch of boldness to your outfit.   These over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman, style name “High Street”, recently purchased at    Sweater by Old Navy, Macy’s skirt.  Accessories …

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Taupe Tonals

~~Taupe Tonals~~ Who would have thought such a charming color derives from the French noun taupe, meaning “mole”?  In the colder months, I tend to wear taupe with orange, blue, and burgundy; when the temperatures rise I find taupe pairs nicely with pastels.   This outfit is by Zara, currently in stores.   Accessories are Valentino boots, Hermes etoupe birkin, and …

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Dancing Belles

  ~~Dancing Belles~~ Belles du Mexique is one of my most vibrant and whimsical Hermes scarves.   In this post Belles is paired with a rouge Diane Von Furstenburg flare dress and H&M blazer.  Accessories are Chanel chain booties, Hermes orange Jige, and Ralph Lauren glasses.

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Flower Power

~~Flower Power~~ Valentino Rockstuds add a little power to these flower trousers by Zara.    When Valentino first released the Rockstud style back in Fall of 2010,  I knew these shoes were a must-buy.  They were very difficult to locate at first, but after searching for several months I did manage to find a pair.   These Rockstuds have been …

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Gem Colors

~~Gem Colors~~ Sapphire Blue, Amethyst, and Ruby are the gem colors of today’s look.   The over the knee boots are by Joie (style name Olivia), currently at Neiman Marcus.  The 3 3/4″ heel makes them dressy but yet wearable.   Banana Republic leather skirt (also current), J Crew blouse (old), and Hermes CSMC cashmere shawl complete the outfit.   …

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Valentino Ankle Boots

~~Valentino Ankle Boots~~ Black & patent, lace, and bow ankle boots are from past seasons; Bordeaux Rockstuds are current.   The black patent and bow boots both have heel heights of about 70mm, hence more office friendly.  The Rockstuds and lace are reserved for nights out.

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Pink Pom Pom

~~Pink Pom Pom~~ A fuchsia pink pom pom skirt is the essence of today’s post.  Skirt by Anthropologie, H&M top.   Accessories are Christian Louboutin Pivichic heels,  Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet, and Yves St Laurent Cassandre clutch.  Miu Miu Rasoir glasses.

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~~Cropped~~ The majority of jeans and trousers I buy are too long (I’m 5’4″), so I have them cropped.   This gives me more versatility with flats, heels, and ankle boots.   The above leather trousers are AG, blouse by Forever 21.  Accessories are Hermes Lalbhai silk, Tom Ford glasses, and ankle boots by Balmain.

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