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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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This week’s post features a nicely priced tropical print jumpsuit that is comfortable as it is chic for summer parties.    Jumpsuit $29 from Marshall’s, currently in stock.  Other styles I like are dressy, culotte style and floral. Lace up sandal by Jimmy Choo, Hermes Constance 18cm, and Celine sunglasses.   

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Top Triangle

A silk twist this Thursday with a scarf worn as a top.    Hermes Kachinas giant triangle in aqua; worn with Topshop off white denim.  Calvin Klein blazer. Accessories are nude patent Pigalle Plato, Hermes Celeste birkin and Ray Ban sunglasses.   

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Chain Chanel

Soft yet fierce in animal print with chain detailed accessories.    Chiffon leopard print dress from H&M (mine is several years old). Accessories are Chanel chain peep toe booties,  logo belt & No 5 minaudiere.   

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Cardigan Caftan

This Thursday’s post features a flowy caftan cardigan that can be worn over streetwear or as a swimsuit cover up. Red floral caftan currently in stock from Marshalls, see a pretty blue style online at Nordstrom.   H&M skinny jeans and sleeveless top in metallic beige.    Accessories are Schutz cage sandal, Hermes orange belt and Capucine 25cm.   

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