the new look: colorblock.

there are times that i love wearing all black. but there is something bold and powerful about wearing a bold color, especially this head turning purple. this kind of dress was all over the balenciaga runways, but h&m had a great version for under $60. instead of going neutral on accompanying pieces, i went bolder with a red-orange suede pump and my…
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shop small holiday: black friday and weekend deals.

as i’ve done in years past, i’m supporting my favorite small businesses this holiday instead of the asos’s of the world. there are lots of great deals to be had today through monday. find something for everyone on your list (including you!) from the shops below, from housewares to clothing to jewelry to beauty. and don’t forget tomorrow is small business…
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the new look: velvet polka dots.

need something to wear to thanksgiving, christmas, or holiday work events? i love this velvet polka dot slip dress from banana republic. it’s in a neutral shade that works for pretty much any occasion (even post holiday) and it’s form fitting but not restrictive. paired with a chunky cardigan, pumps or booties, it’s work appropriate; later on, swap out your…
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the new look: black on gray on black.

taking it back to a look from my trip to memphis with anh last month. i was only in town for about 2 days, and wanted to pack light so the easiest way to do that was with sleek separates. i’ve had this relaxed blazer from zara for years (here’s a look featuring it from 2014) and it has held…
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throwback: balenciaga fall 2007.

fall 2017 has become known as the season of the blazer, but i remember the last time the runways, editors, and buyers were all about the blazer and it was fall 2007. nicolas ghesquière presented an absolutely stellar collection for balenciaga that was an homage to street style and the high-low mix. remember when everyone had the coin trim scarf from…
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