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Italian Pinot Grigio

~~Italian Pinot Grigio~~ Over the summer I discovered Italian Pinot Grigio.   The rustic label brought back memories of Italy so I purchased the bottle.  And, it was delicious.   I went on to taste various Italian Pinot Grigio wines and was pleased.   It’s a nice, neutral wine to serve with fruit and cheese.

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Equestrian

~~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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Floral with a Pop

~~Floral with a Pop~~ Printed trousers are one my favorite clothing items for work and off-days.   I should have bought a couple pair of these florals by Anthropologie;  I wear them so often, the color is starting to fade!  The blouse is Macy’s INC, Valentino Rockstud heels, worn with a Chanel gold mini flap and J Crew necklace.  Sunglasses …

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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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Grey Days

~~Grey Days~~ During Fall and Winter bright color palettes take a backseat to the greys.  For this outfit, I paired chocolate browns and shades of grey.  The blouse is by Joie (several years old); leather skirt from Banana Republic currently in stores.  Aquazzura Amazon lace up sandals are also current, purchased from Moda Operandi.   Accessories are Hermes (clutch, necklace, …

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Going Green

~~ Going Green ~~ Van Cleef & Arpels malachite green and distressed jeans. Draped blouse is from Topshop at Nordstrom.   Denim is Rue La La; I purchase most of my jeans from high street shops.  The pricing and fit are good, and you can buy the latest trends without breaking the bank.   This bag is a Valentino Glam …

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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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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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