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  • Adventures in Extremes: Loafers, is it Prada at a fraction of the price?


    Loafers are not for the sheer hose set any more! But then again, sheer hose has made a recent come back thanks to Kate Middleton. >>DON’T MISS: Shoe Shopping Guides The loafer, from high-heeled to flat, is fast becoming a wardrobe must-have as they hit upon a more refined look while being completely comfortable. And it’s hard not to become infatuated with this pair of Prada Classic Leopard Loafers. Although pricey at $795, they make for a shoe that we bet you would…

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  • Banana Republic Clones “the” Kate Middleton Reiss Dress


    Adventures in (not very) extremes… Remember the beige “Shola” Reiss dress that Kate Middleton wore to meet Michelle Obama? It’s “the” $340 dress that stalled the Reiss server? Well, apparently Banana Republic didn’t forget it and came out with their own version aptly named the “Kate Sheath“ as imitation is surely the sincerest form of flattery. The BR version sells for $130. SHOP: BEST DRESSES Honestly, Banana Republic is a fantastic resource for go-to modern basics so blatantly “reworking” a…

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  • Adventures in Extremes- The Leopard Clutch, Judith Leiber or Express

    Judith Leiber Veronika Leopard printed haircalf envelope clutch

    Funny Story: Once upon a time I purchased a vintage Judith Leiber round suede bag with fantastic passementerie detail. The bag was a unique style and exuded absolute timeless chic. The little finding that held the shoulder strap popped off so I took it up to the Judith Leiber showroom for repair. As I sat in the waiting area, Ms. Leiber walked by. She looked at my bag and in her deep Hungarian accent declared, “Such a young girl, such an…

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  • Adventures in Extremes- The shearling jacket… Rag and Bone or Old Navy

    I’m doing the math here on this fashion double-take and one jacket is $2,420.06 less than the other. How can you not love the Rag & Bone Shoreditch Shearling Jacket? But at $2,500, timeless or otherwise, it may be a bit too much style for your bank account.   Enter Old Navy’s Women’s Faux-Shearling Moto Jacket at $79.94. Quality-schmality, it’s cute as a button and will get you through some very stylish occassions. Just saying, it’s a smart buy. And, it comes…

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  • ADVENTURES IN EXTREMES- The Isabel Marant Pumps that Emmanuelle Alt Loves or the GAP version

    GAP suede bow pumps in red

    There’s a very “inspired by” version of the Isabel Marant “Poppy” bow pumps that Emmanuelle Alt had been sporting quite a bit over at the GAP. So what if the sold-out style was from last season, they are classic, super cute, and very French Chic. Pair them with skinny jeans for a Parisian take on understated lady-like look or wear them with your favorite plaids of the season. You can’t go wrong and if you don’t tell anyone, I won’t…

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  • Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps


    Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps. I've always said that not everything appears the same way in a photograph as in real life- it's all about stylist tricks, ya know.On the other hand, having great style is not necessarily about the items themselves but about how YOU put them together.Case in point: A pair of jewel tone pumps.Whoddaevathunk that I put Alexender McQueen and Rockport in the same sentence?SHOP: DRESS PUMPSBut on the other hand, it's the look…

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