Fashion Finds

Black and White in Three Parts! | Part 1

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Black and White is a classic color combination we all know and love.  Why is it so pleasing to the eye you may wonder? I studied color theory for many years and still find it fascinating.  Here it is in Black and White! White is seen because of the reflection of visible light.  Black on the other hand, is the absence or the complete absorption of light.  They are complete opposites and that’s why they…

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Time to Try Turquoise

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Turquoise is one of my favorite colors. It reminds me of the blue sky of summer and the various shades of blue in the Ocean. Turquoise spans many shades from a pale blue to teal to green. The stone often has black or brown accents. I love wearing the color Turquoise, especially in the summertime.  It adds a pop of color to any outfit, is flattering on any skin tone, and is easy to incorporate into…

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Men’s Sandals

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Sandals, the enigmatic item, which most men would enjoy wearing but can’t seem to figure out what to buy or how to wear them. I am here to dispel the male myth of the Men’s Sandal! I see a lot of men in the warm weather walking around in shorts, jeans or casual pants in either leather or suede dress shoes, loafers, or oxfords. I always think how hot are their feet? Wouldn’t they be…

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Men’s Outerwear

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A lot of  my clients and friends have inspired this post. Many men know what to wear for work, however in a less formal and more relaxed environment are sort of miffed as to what jacket or coat to wear.  What is great is that many of these coats can be worn to the office or on a weekend. It is always good to start building your wardrobe with basics.  Start with Black, Grey or…

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Cape Crusader

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I have had a penchant for capes since I was a little girl. I collect capes, which means hunting them down each season. Capes or mantles as they are often called have been worn through out history. Capes are utilitarian, while also being dramatic. Spring and Fall are great seasons for Capes. When its too cold not to wear a coat, but you don’t need all the coverage. You can layer underneath them and be…

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Pencil Skirts

Pencil Skirts

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Every woman should own one or more pencil skirts. They are a staple that should have real estate in everyone’s closet. Pencil Skirts are uber feminine, sexy with out really showing anything, and demure all at once. Pencil skirts are great for the office, a party or a night out. There is quite a selection of fabrics to choose from: Ralph Lauren Black Label Scarlett Zipper Pencil Skirt, KaufmanFranco’s Croc-effect leather pencil skirt and Cushnie et…

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Flared Skirts

Flared Skirts

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If a skirt could flirt it would be a flared skirt. The hems are either soft or pleated and when you walk they undulate creating a fun and flirty movement. The Ellery Olympia Asymmetric Crepe Midi Skirt and the ‘Althea’ skirt from Zeus+Dione give us Wonderful Winter White! While the leather flared skirts from Gucci and J. Mendel’s Trapunto Stitched Lambskin version show their flare and flair in leather. Everyone should own a few flared skirts that can…

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A-Line Skirts

A-Line Skirts

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A-line skirts are the Houdini of skirts. They magically create an A-line shape (Thus the name!) and hide all the parts that most women are self conscious about. Any body type can wear these A-line skirts. The shape allows space for a bold pattern like the Etch Flower Midi A-Line skirt from Topshop or Derek Lam’s Leather and suede patchwork skirt. For something more classic Alice + Olivia’s Box Pleat Midi Skirt or Acne Studios’ Grid…

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Maxi-Mum Fun - Maxi Skirts

Maxi-Mum Fun

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I love a Maxi Skirt. It doesn’t matter what season it is. They are dramatic and create a long line. Maxi Skirts have enough fabric to hold a great pattern such as the Emilia Wickstead Faux-Pearl-Embellished Organza Midi Skirt or the Mary Kantrantzou Midlar Poppies Liquorice-print skirt. A bright color like the Martin Grant Satin Maxi Skirt ensures Maxi-Mum fun. These skirts can go Street to Gala, depending on how you style them. In the…

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Full Skirts

Full Skirts

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Full skirts work with many body types. They are feminine, dramatic and can either be innocent, very lady-like or casual. They are the most versatile of skirts. You can wear them to a party if your wear it with elegant top and heels. Wear them to work or out to dinner with a great tailored shirt or fitted sweater or dress it down with a t-shirt, fitted leather jacket and Biker boots. The Michael Kors…

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