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A New York Love Affair

Next Stop? Vegas Please.

In two days I will be sitting poolside in Vegas, soaking up some 80 degree rays. Eeeeek! Words cannot describe my excitement. But there’s so much to be done before I hop on that plane…

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Style Me March ~ Color On My Feet

As you might have figured out by now, shoes are my vice. I can’t resist buying them. Unlike clothes, where some days nothing seems to fit right, shoes always make me look and feel great….

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Brightly Colored Crops

Spring poked its head out to say ‘hello’ again this weekend! We are still a long way from blooming flowers and melted snow, but it was a nice reminder of what’s to come. On Saturday,…

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Wantable Box ~ March

Shopping for jewelry can be paralyzing. So many choices, so many styles, but what to buy? My answer is usually, everything! But my wallet struggles with that. I recently discovered Wantable, and I think this might be…

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Style Me March ~ Getting my Marching Orders

If you’re like me, every morning you stand in front of your closet — full of clothes — and think, “I have nothing to wear”. It’s hard to be inspired when the sun hasn’t even…

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Red Carpet Rundown ~ The Oscars

The Academy Awards is like the Super Bowl of fashion and movies. Last night my friends and I got together, watched hours of pre-show coverage, made our predictions, and ate (and drank) a little too…

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Love Your Lips

Lipstick is an accessory I rarely leave home without. More often than not, I have one shade on my lips, and about three others jostling around in my bag. The color choice depends on my…

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Spicing Up a Little Black Dress

One is never over-dressed or underdressed in a little black dress. It is an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe. A timeless staple that can be utilized on so many occassions. Dress it down, with…

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Reflecting on a Beautiful Weekend

We had a brief respite from the unbearable winter this weekend. It was in the 50s and sunny, and the entire city was out and about. Peter and I spent our Saturday afternoon just walking…

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Stella & Dot Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Jahlieh Henderson … the gorgeous Linden necklace is now yours!! I’m super super jealous, but know it will look fabulous on you. **Message me in the next 24 hours to claim your prize,…

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Showin’ Some Love for Des Moines

Do you ever get hit with a bout of nostalgia, seemingly out of no where? That’s been me today. Maybe its because its “Throwback Thursday” and my news feed is littered with college pics, or maybe…

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stella & dot Giveaway!

Gosh, I just love giveaways. It’s a chance to say “thank you!” to all my wonderful, loyal readers out there. But it also gives me the opportunity to spotlight small businesses! Today I’m excited to team…

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Accessorizing for Valentine’s Day

Romance defines Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday dedicated to love. When I think of romance, I think of elegance. With that in mind, I took to my jewelry collection and started brainstorming the perfect accessories…

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Dressing the Man in Your Life

The men in your life — whether boyfriend, husband, or even your brother — could probably use some sartorial aid. In other words: they need fashion help … or at least a nudge in the right…

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A Little Black Dress with Pops of Blue

When I put together an outfit, I normally have one specific piece in mind, and then I build the outfit around it. In some cases, that might be a statement necklace … other times its…

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Layered Up

Trying to maintain a style blog in the middle of winter is a difficult endeavor. Especially THIS winter. Today I got all layered up to take pictures in the snow for you, but I ended…

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We Want…YOU!!

1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6 Things I’d like to add to my closet this week… In keeping with my goal of “pushing my style boundaries” in 2014 , I’ve…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Ralph Lauren and JCrew … gold and navy … blouses and blazers. My mother deserves the credit for my penchant for timeless, classic looks. But it was a style I never fully appreciated until I…

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Just Like New

Anyone else have a coat in their closet that they’ve owned for a few years? For me, its this black peacoat from H&M. I got it almost four years ago, and I just love how it…