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  • Just say BOO!

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    Wearing clothes that wear you is almost never a good idea. Of course, there’s stage (that’s called a costume), an editorial photo shoot, and a very rare bird who knows how to pull off excess extravagance with flair without looking like the crazy cat lady. But for most, wearing outlandish fashion trends is an invitation to look like a fashion victim, (not very good) drag queen or hooker.  There, I’ve said it! No time better than early Halloween to get…

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  • Do you want the perfect way to dress up jeans? Try classic plaid!


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Cozy and casual chic plaid that’s the perfect way to dress up  jeans Sometimes dressing up is really a spin on what could be dressing down. Truth be told, I love plaid. Especially red plaid. Always have. For me, plaid runs the gambit from my collection of cowgirl chic western shirts to classic American sportswear iterations, like my Geoffrey Beene vintage red plaid coat, pictured left, that I may just pull out and wear again. Aside from…

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  • Everyday Chic: 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall (if you don’t have these key pieces already)


    Sharon & I want to help you get a grip on Everyday Can-Do Chic with these 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall… …. and, with continuing trends, you may not even have to add anything new -lucky you! Transitional weather dressing is hitting most of us this time of year and with that in mind we’ve taken a moment on what you can easily do to update your style to stay on trend and look your best. Take inspiration…

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  • Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

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    Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what…

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  • Try A New Skirt Length and Update Your Look and Attitude


    Try A New Skirt Length, go ahead and challenge yourself, you just might be surprised at the results… Like a good dress, a good skirt can take you quite far sartorially speaking, but unlike a dress you get even more wear as you can mix & match like there’s no tomorrow. And since we all know how easy it is to get mundane with what you already know looks good on you, we thought you might want to consider a…

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

    Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 - Chanel - Arrivals and Front Row

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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  • Top 7 Trends From New York Spring 2014 Fashion Week To Pay Attention to Now

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    While it’s still warm out, take note of the Top 7 Trends from the Spring 2014 New York Runway Collections  Spring 2014 saw many of New York’s go-to designers on the A-games, producing collections that are certain to become enviable next season. With that in mind, we’ve whittled down our favorite Top 7 Trends from New York Fashion Week to keep an eye out for now. >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now What are the top trends…

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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

    Verena Kerth attends Herlitz during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind…

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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool….

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  • 6 Crimes of Fashion: Have you committed a fashion faux pas?

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    Honestly, how can you not resist a photo of a bulldog in leopard drag? All kidding & a cute dog picture aside, each of us have, at least once, committed a fashion faux pas. Albeit, intentionally or not, we have all suffered from the crimes of fashion to some degree. Listen up, it happens. Even if it was back in the day… the day of perms and massive earrings. (I think that was called the 80s and MTV style). Look at our cute…

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  • Let’s REALLY look ahead: Top 10 Mega Fashion Trends for Spring / Summer 2015

    Megatrends for Spring 2015

    More predictable than weather forecasting, fashion trends are predicted by way of referencing inspiration. While we are (maybe, slowly) planning our fall wardrobes, designers are thinking way ahead. Take a look at what trend forecaster Stylesight predicts as the Four Megatrends for Spring/Summer 2015. Within the all-encompassing themes of the Core, Memory, Harmony & Imprint are these 10 fashion trends that you might want to put into your style sub-conscious now: Broad Leisure Stripes- an extension of colorblocking Varsity – an updated feel of…

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