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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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~~Equestrian~~ Valentino Rockstud knee boots, Gap trousers, and a wool blazer (with removable fur collar) by Ann Taylor complete this equestrian look.   Accessories are Hermes and Tom Ford.

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Floral with a Pop

~~Floral with a Pop~~ Printed trousers are one my favorite clothing items for work and off-days.   I should have bought a couple pair of these florals by Anthropologie;  I wear them so often, the color is starting to fade!  The blouse is Macy’s INC, Valentino Rockstud heels, worn with a Chanel gold mini flap and J Crew necklace.  Sunglasses …

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Grey Days

~~Grey Days~~ During Fall and Winter bright color palettes take a backseat to the greys.  For this outfit, I paired chocolate browns and shades of grey.  The blouse is by Joie (several years old); leather skirt from Banana Republic currently in stores.  Aquazzura Amazon lace up sandals are also current, purchased from Moda Operandi.   Accessories are Hermes (clutch, necklace, …

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Going Green

~~ Going Green ~~ Van Cleef & Arpels malachite green and distressed jeans. Draped blouse is from Topshop at Nordstrom.   Denim is Rue La La; I purchase most of my jeans from high street shops.  The pricing and fit are good, and you can buy the latest trends without breaking the bank.   This bag is a Valentino Glam …

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