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The Blues- Hat & Shoes

~~ The Blues- Hat &  Shoes ~~ ‘Tis the season for beanies and hats; this navy wool Fedora is from Forever21, and currently in stores.   Shoes are Manolo Hangisi, Gap trousers, Forever21 blouse; worn with a Hermes shawl and Charlotte Olympia zodiac (Aquarius) clutch.

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Berry Good Day

~~ Berry Good Day ~~ For Mother’s Day this year my husband bought me a Vitamix Bar Boss blender; and it has been one of my most used gifts.  I usually make a smoothie for breakfast after morning workouts.   And it’s transportable, even better during the morning (getting kids ready for school) hustle.  I came across layered smoothies while …

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New York City

I recently traveled to New York City to host a meet and greet for friends and followers of my Instagram account @carpus_diem.   Ava Lounge (top of the Dream Hotel) is one of my favorite rooftops in the city, and with a midtown location, it’s a perfect place to host a party.   We had lots of laughs and wonderful …

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Wrist Picks

Here are this week’s Wrist Picks!   Click on the thumbnail image for details; enjoy!

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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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Hermes Silver Collier de Chien

The Hermes silver Collier de Chien is a cool statement piece.   It is bold enough to be worn alone, yet can be stacked with additional bracelets.  This cuff comes in sizes (short, standard, and large); make sure you try before you buy.   I initially purchased a short, but found it a little too snug so moved up to …

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Gold Gladiators

These Stuart Weitzman gold gladiators from Nordstrom were one of my summer go to sandals.  Perfect to make a simple outfit pop.  I found them very comfortable, and the fact that they zip on and off made them a great choice for traveling, although they did cause some (positive) commotion at airport TSA!  The shorts and clutch are Anthropologie; top …

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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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Purple Suede Skirt

  An all-year-round splash of color. This purple suede skirt is from H&M, worn with Gianvito Rossi bi-color pvc heels and BCBG jacket, all purchased this past summer.  The accessories are Hermes, Rolex, Eddie Borgo, and Cartier.  Sunglasses by Chanel.

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An inviting snack

A Charcuterie is an inviting snack to present during entertaining; it usually consists of several meats and cheeses. I usually start with three cheeses.  A hard cheese (Manchego), soft cheese (goat) and a blue (Cashel). Next, a couple cured meats, Prosciutto and  Sopressata. For a little crunch, add some Marcona almonds, Cornichons, and Castelvetrano olives. Mustard and a sweet garnish …

Carpus DiemAn inviting snack