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Plaid, Plaid, Plaid.

In Accessories, Denim, Patterns, Plaid, Pop of Red on October 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

I…need this plaid button-down ($88).  If you see it in person, you’ll get it.  It has this fabulously thick, nubby tuxture and is extra long.  I love it with basic skinnies ($125), the current coat of my dreams ($365), and the coolest suede wedges you’ll evah see (Giuseppe Zanotti, $1,115):

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Finish with this perfect little leather cross-body ($148):

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I’m also so attracted to this blouse (Malene Birger, on sale for $88) with a red mini ($98) and a great oversized plaid scarf ($30):

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Finish with classic gray flats ($40) and a bad-ass Balenciaga tote ($1,835):

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Who’s with me?

Lilac Lady.

In Accessories, Denim, Jewelry, Neutrals, Pastels on October 23, 2014 at 8:13 am

I’m a sucker for lavender.  Such an elegant and flattering color.  I found this perfect-for-work gray dress ($89 — Olivia Pope-esque, eh?  Check out more Olivia-inspired looks here) and instantly imagined wearing it with lavender, first and the form of this necklace (Loren Hope, $298):

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And second in the form of these two-tone Manolos ($645) and a gorgeous Chloe tote ($2,700):

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Loving all the different shades of gray in this look.  Other lilac gorgeousness: this stunning silken top ($350) with crystal starburst studs ($25 — and I’ve always loved these slightly more dramatic Kenneth Jay Lane drops in the same vein), gray skinnies (Le Frame, $350), gray Loeffler Randall heels ($325), and this elegant Balenciaga clutch ($1,245):

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Other options: a stunning fur-trim coat ($1,200);Rochas tote (on sale for $422); this textured pullover ($375); a grid-print mini ($30); funky drops ($158); a cozy cable-knit ($99); and a Sophie Hulme envelope purse ($595).

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And, finally, for home…one of my chic girlfriends introduced me to this cool line of artisanal fabrics, St. Frank, that was founded by a fellow UVA alum!  I am smitten with this framed lovely ($995), of course in gorgeous lilac:

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Hallow-ed.

In Accessories, Black, Gifts!, Jewelry, Leopard, Magpie Nest, Monograms on October 22, 2014 at 8:28 am

Happy early Halloween!

Have I told you how terrible our Halloween costumes were growing up?  They were absolutely wretched.  My Mom was very supportive of our creativity but was not into purchasing expensive store-bought costumes.  So instead, we tended to cobble together makeshift costumes that made no sense.  I kid you not: my little sister once went as a “bell.”  A bell.  As in the the thing you ring.  My brother went as “a fat person” one year — wearing jeans that said “wide load” along the back.  How he even got out of the house without getting in trouble for the inappropriateness of this costume evades me.  I went as the Pillsbury Doughboy once.  Grimace.

Long story short, I’m not a huge dress-up-for-Halloween type.  I’d rather invest money in real-life dress up.  That said, I do love the Halloween color palette (black…black…more black) and have also been known to decorate for the holiday (subtly), especially with goodies like these pumpkins from Target ($12.99 for white; $6 for jute):

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For a day-of get-up, I like this funky asymmetrical knit ($135) with a stunning scarf (Virginia Johnson, $195), black skinnies (J. Brand, $185) and fab orange-and-leopard flats (Kate Spade, $228):

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Finish with this gorgeous patterned tote ($198):

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Love the above tote — reminds me of this Dog Statue ($129), which I’ve wanted for.ev.er for my home.  Unfortunately, we don’t have much black in our front room — I wish this pup came in white!  It would be the perfect decor to juju up for Halloween with a little witches hat.  Other gorgeous home goods that could be excellent for fall/Halloween decor: this lip-print blanket (made of rabbit fur.  What.  What.  Gimme.  $1695); trinket tray ($20); a feu de bois candle (Diptyque — said to emulate the scent of wood burning on a cold day — $30-60); turtle objet ($45); a zebra upholstered stool ($459); a Paule Marrot cat pillow ($195); and a monogrammed tray ($44):

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Other items for yo’self I lovelovelove include this knit hat ($128 – 20% off with coupon code ACTFAST); a jeweled-shoulder sweater ($90); these Louboutin flat boots ($1395); black-and-white flannel ($89, plus 25% off); some great bejeweled flats ($295); and a great black clutch ($51):

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