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Elderflower Sunset

Elderflower liqueur has a sweet and slightly floral taste, making it the perfect mixer for summer and autumn cocktails.   As pretty as it is flavorful, the Waterloo Sunset is suitable for outdoor dinner parties as well as brunches. The recipe is as follows: 2 ounces gin 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (St Germain) 2 ounces brut champagne 1/4 ounce Chambord raspberries …

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Orange Poppy

End of summer brights in shades of orange poppy.   ASOS off shoulder top, BCBG power skirt in poppy. Accessories are Hermes 25 Capucine birkin and Coup de Fouet maxi twilly cut.   Manolo Eufida jeweled floral sandals.  

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Twenty Dollar Dress

A nice price is always in fashion; an example is this $20.00 faux leather dress I recently purchased from Forever 21.    Faux leather mini dress, the shift is on sale for $22.99.    Dress up with blazer, or casual with flats, either way works for this simple piece. Accessories are Gucci Mormont chain bag and pearl belt.    Sophia Webster black patent Chiara sandals.  

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Lace Mini

This Friday’s post features a whimsical lace and eyelet mini skirt from Zimmerman. Lace eyelet mini skirt now on sale.   In addition, this is a pretty option (also on sale) from Farfetch called watermelon bouquet.   Worn with H&M blouse. Accessories are Louboutin Pigalle Plato pumps (one of the most comfortable) and Hermes celeste 30cm birkin.

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Bejeweled with crystals and pearls, today’s post features a dazzling shoe from the Metiers d’Art collection by Chanel. Made of grosgrain satin, these booties and have a stacked 90mm heel.   They run true to size and are very comfortable.    I would pair them with jeans for a casual look (see below).   Or, wear with skirts/tights and leather leggings when the weather …

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Today’s post features the super comfortable and economically priced pixie trouser by Old Navy.   Floral pixie pants (on sale!) and mint blouse by Old Navy.  Also available in pink,  if you desire more of a feminine look.  The pixie have become one of my go-to trousers for work this summer. Accessories are Hermes Bambou 25cm birkin & rose gold CdC belt;  Gianvito Rossi pvc …

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Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is a comfortable, travel friendly piece that looks chic from daytime to evening.    My dress is by Diane Von Furstenberg, the most well known designer of this style.  It gets plenty of wear and still stays in fashion, even though it is over 8 years old!   Here is a pretty red wrap; if you prefer more of a …

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Tailored jumpsuit

From day to evening a tailored jumpsuit is an chic alternative to summer dresses.    ASOS white tailored jumpsuit.   Worn with Hermes lift pendant, maxi twilly cut and Rose Azalea jige.   Pink rockstud sandals by Valentino.

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Shorts and a Blazer

Lightweight blazers still come in handy during summertime with changing temps inside and outside.   This plaid blazer is one of my favorites, found at my local Goodwill for $3.45.  Worn with Ann Taylor Loft Riviera shorts.   Loft has one of the best selections of shorts and many are currently on sale. Accessories are vintage pendant, Hermes 25cm birkin in Capucine.  Gianvito Rossi …

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Airy Mix

Starting the first days of summer in an airy mix of denim and breezy cotton. Zara skinny jeans -on sale- in soho pink paired with a super comfy short tank from H&M (great pricing at $4.99). Accessories are Hermes mousseline scarf,  Chanel medium nude vanity case, and Jimmy Choo Mysen booties.

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