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Jeans and Tee

Frayed hems and a YSL inspired tee are the feature of this Thursday’s post. 7 for all Mankind black frayed hem skinny jeans worn with YSL inspired glitter tee from Etsy.    Accessories are Hermes rose gold CdC belt kit & 28 Kelly, St Laurent opyum 85 pumps, Chloe rose gold Isidora aviator sunglasses.

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Protein Power Pops

Packed with protein and fiber, these power pops are a healthy on the run snack for kids and adults. You will need (makes about 30): 2 cups raw unsalted cashews 2 cups Medjool dates 1 cup shredded coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla First, soften dates in warm water for about 10 minutes.   Using a food processor, chop cashews.    After dates …

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Metallic Bodycon

Friday night ready in a hot steal, the $17.50 metallic bodycon dress by Club L.     Currently on ASOS, this golden bodycon dress is still available in many sizes.  I size up from my US sizing when purchasing from ASOS. Accessories are Gucci Mormont chain bag,  Zara gold court shoes and Louis Vuitton Amber sunglasses.

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Zara Pearls

Top to toe in Zara with pearl detailing.     Zara grey turtleneck sweater and denim jeans with pearls on the sides.   Pearls dress up this cropped style making them day to night ready.     Accessories are Louboutin Iriza pumps and Chanel medium vanity both in nude.   Chanel pearl necklace.   Tom Ford Anoushka cat eye sunglasses.   

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Schutz Jaden

Looking for a neutral sandal that is both dressy & casual, with a comfortable heel…. and decent price point?  Yes, it does exist! Check out the Jaden caged sandal by Schutz. Saks Fifth Avenue carries the Jaden in both neutral and black.   This sandal could be worn with skirts, skinny jeans, rompers and even cutoffs.   A chunky heel makes the 4 inch …

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Cool Pastel

Winter lingers but anticipating spring in a cool pastel palette.   Hermes H En Biais sweater worn with Topshop Nordstrom ecru skinny jeans. Accessories are Hermes Patchwork Horse shawl, 25cm Capucine birkin and 32mm Constance belt in Orange.   Valentino Rockstud knee boots in beige.

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Scarf Simple

Dressing up a casual outfit with a Hermes Maxi Twilly cut scarf. H&M feather soft  jeggings and knit turtleneck sweater. Accessories are Chanel medium vanity case in nude, Hermes Couvertures et tenues Maxi Twilly silk and Valentino Rockstud ankle boots.

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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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