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This is the time of year for layers.   Vests are a great layering piece as they keep your core warm but still allow freedom of movement. Faux leather vest and denim by Forever 21.   Sweater vest by Macy’s        Accessories are Louis Vuitton, Chanel boots.  

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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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~~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.   and BCBG leather shirt. Accessories are Chanel pearl boots and necklace. Lady Dior medium bag, Prada sunglasses.    

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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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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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The Kelly Watch

~~The Kelly Watch~~ Endless strap options give the Kelly Watch by Hermes beautiful multiple personalities.  All of my other watches have bracelets or a single strap,  I never figured I would enjoy the variety of options this watch can bring.   The above photographs are shown with the typical single strap and a double tour, I have yet to try …

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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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Timeless accessories

~~ Timeless accessories ~~ Chanel has some wonderful vintage jewelry collections. I find rare and unique pieces through reputable resellers or at upscale consignment shops (Ann’s Fabulous Finds, Fashionphile, Yoogi’s Closet to name a few).   Classic accessories like these never seem to go out of style, so you can be sure once you purchase your cost-per-wear will be well …

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Moto Stripes

A moto jacket can add edge to any outfit.  This jacket is by BCBG, worn with a slip dress from Free People; both purchased this past summer.   Accessories are Chanel sunglasses & boy bag with stripes, shoes by Azzedine Alaia, Hermes chaine d’ ancre necklace.

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The Rolex Day Date

  The Rolex Day Date, established in 1956. The first watch to not only display the date, but also the day of the week in its entirety.   Not only does rose gold look great with similar rose colored jewelry  (as pictured above -Cartier Juste un Clou diamond bracelet-) additionally it mixes quite well with silver and yellow gold. Rolex …

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