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Monotone

Pairing a neutral monotone with classic black and white for this week’s post. H&M top, similar by Topshop at Nordstrom.  Zara pencil skirt, a similar style in red is online now.    Accessories are rabbit fur scarf,  Gucci Mormont bag and pearl belt.  Sam Edelman booties,  another pointy toe style can be found here.   Celine Shadow sunglasses.

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Sunshine

A little sunshine always helps to get through the gray winter days.  Recently, I picked up a pretty dose in New York City with this Chanel Spring Summer 2018 flap wallet. I plan to wear this piece as a wallet and a clutch since the grained calfskin is quite durable.    Plenty of storage for cards and change works for day …

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Yogurt Fruit Tart

I recently discovered this fruit tart recipe when asked to make dessert for a neighborhood party.    The crust is made from cashews and dates, just add some greek yogurt and decorate with fresh fruit. You will need: 1 1/2 cup unsalted cashews 17 Medjool dates vanilla greek yogurt fruit of your choice ( I used kiwi, clementines, strawberries, blackberries, …

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Bold Blue

Today’s post features bold blue accessories to liven up dreary winter days. Balmain leather double breasted blazer.   H&M metallic turtleneck top and feather soft jeggings (highly recommend). Accessories are Hermes Constance18 in blue electric and Sous L’egide de Mars cashmere shawl.  Valentino suede rockstud boots.

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Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

Definitely made with LOVE, this hearty chicken soup will warm you up on a winter day.    Ingredients are: 5 lasagna noodles cooked al dente 2 large carrots 2 celery stalks 1/2 medium white onion 1 large garlic clove 1 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock 2 1/4 cups shredded chicken 1 tbsp chopped parsley While the lasagna …

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Frilled Suede

The rose pink frilled faux suede legging by Zara has been one of my go to pieces for this fall and winter, and now they are on sale for $19.99!     In a neutral rose, these Zara frilled leggings are super soft and add a touch of femininity to your look; grey turtleneck with pearl buttons also by Zara.  Faux fur vest from …

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Cropped faux fur

Add instant glam to your winter look with a cropped faux fur jacket.   Donna Salyers cropped red faux fur jacket.  Worn with H&M black knit turtleneck and faux leather leggings,   Accessories are Hermes black box Kelly 28, vintage charm gloves, and Nadia boots. Louis Vuitton Amber sunglasses.  

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Chanel Sparkle

Adding sparkle to this holiday season in accessories by Chanel. Turtleneck and combined lace & tweed skirt by Zara.    Chanel accessories are glitter boots, minaudiere, fingerless gloves and crystal brooch.  I find subtle tweeds and solid color the best to wear with glittery boots to keep the style classy.      

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Hermes Norah Hat

During the cooler months I enjoy accessorizing with hats.   Recently I decided to take the plunge and purchase a hat by Hermes.      The Norah Hat is a classic fedora silhouette with silver Clou de Selle detail on the side.  I find smaller brim hats most versatile as they can be worn with dressy skirts or jeans on casual days.  Available …

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Bordeaux and Blue

Warm jewel tones for this Thursday’s fashion post.           H&M fitted black sweater and skinny jeans. Accessories are handmade fur collar with Hermes Chemins de corail 90cm scarf and Constance 18cm in Blue Electric.   Stuart Weitzman Highland boot in bordeaux.

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