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This Thursday’s post features the Hermes twillaine in Astrologie printed silk.   Worn with a belt or loose, this long cardigan makes a beautiful statement.    More styles found by Hermes in boutiques and at reseller shops; I purchased the one above on eBay. More wallet friendly at Anthropologie.    Worn with Zara ecru mini and H&M ribbed tank.    Accessories are Jimmy Choo Mysen boots and 25B in Capucine.

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Dress Shorts

Dress up or down these comfortable printed shorts from H&M.    H&M black fitted button down paired with wide jungle print shorts.    This style has an elastic waist, pockets, and comes in several patterns. Accessories are Pineapple & Star fedora from Amazon, Dior slingback pumps, and Hermes Medor clutch and belt.   

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A mid-summer pop of Rouge for today’s post.    Red flounce sleeve top worn with white power skirt by BCBG. Accessories are Hermes Cosmographia Universalis silk worn as a belt, Krystal sandals,  and Special Order Kelly.  Lift pendant in pink.     

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  Spiked studs and golden metallic rope turn up the glam on a classic espadrille style.    The Christian Louboutin Normandie wedge is currently in stock at Saks Fifth Avenue.   Pictured above is the 3.5 inch espadrille, also available in a rope flat that is more beach and pool friendly.   I found this style to run true, and is quite comfortable.   Contact Jay at SaksBoca …

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The timeless Levi’s 501 style gets redesigned with a slimmer leg and chic distressed details.    Levi’s 501 skinny in can’t touch this wash, this fit does run large. I ordered two down from my current size.  H&M ruffle sleeve top. Accessories are Louboutin chevron cork pumps,  Hermes Bambou birkin &  Hermes Jungle Love rainbow twilly.       

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Belt Bag

Today’s post features the Chanel belt bag; a chic, handsfree carry for travel, nights out or errands.    Vintage Chanel vintage belt bag in red.  Worn with designer inspired Chanel jacket cropped and bleached; purchased from Lenee’s Closet, & Diane Von Furstenberg metallic shorts.    YSL opyum pumps.                 

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Pink and Denim

Pink and denim blue for this Thursday’s post. H&M distressed denim skirt.   Zara pink tweed blazer.    Accessories are Louboutin Pigalle in white and Rocawear sunglasses now in stock at Marshall’s.  

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Safari Sun

A lightweight linen dress and sun hat beat the humid heat in this week’s post. Forever 21 off shoulder linen dress at a great price of $24.90.    Accessories are Pineapple & Star straw fedora,  Gianvito Rossi pvc pumps, and Hermes clic clac in rose gold and Lift pendant.  

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Kimono Cut

Recently I designed a kimono from a vintage Hermes silk button down shirt.   Kimonos make an airy, effortless layering piece that can be worn dressed up or down.    Vintage Hermes silk button down top from Etsy.   This Les Cles would make fabulous kimono.   Linen shorts and tank from H&M. Accessories are Topshop Rogue sandals and Hermes Constance Elan in Soufre.   

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Slit Skirt

Bringing some edge to a summer look with a high slit pencil skirt.    Faux leather skirt from H&M; check out this similar style from ASOS for less than $17.00.   Top by Balmain. Accessories are Gucci pearl belt and bag, Sophia Webster winged sandals.

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