Inspired : Marie Claire February 2011

Source : Mizhattan My bargain version consists of this H&M top with lace panels ($15, also in red, navy and black) and an Abercrombie & Fitch floral skirt from 2009 (was on sale for <$20). These “recreations” are miles away from their gorgeous originals but it definitely curbs my impulse to hunt down the gorgeous top that the model is…

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Sartorial Bucket List # 2 : Red Chanel Jumbo Flap

This purchase requires no introduction. While I know most people would consider Chanel overpriced and frivolous, this particular bag has been on my mind for two years. After a lot of internal struggle I decided to get this bag even though 2011 is the year for saving. I would’ve preferred the 10C red but the bf thinks the 10A red…

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Not For The Extra Small : Talbots

Truth be told, I was pretty excited about this purchase so it was kind of a let down when I tried them on. The quality is excellent, but the cut leaves a lot to be desired. I think it’s just not for my shape. I am wearing 0P in both the Shetland Wool Pleat-Waist skirt and the High-ridge Twill jacket…

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Unexpected Pairing? Rust + Blush

I am in love with the beautiful rust color of this H&M blouse but am having trouble finding bottoms that compliment it. After several unsuccessful pairings I ended up deciding that the ultra feminine blush color goes best with the top. The background picture is of Philadelphia in the summer. Some close-ups. Do you have a new favorite color pairing? 

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Better Than Uggs : Hunter Wellington Original Rain Boot

I have abandoned my EMU ugg boots in favor of my Hunter Rain Boots of late… there is simply too much snow here in CT to be treading around town in my barely waterproof (though very warm) ugg boots. Not to mention I have grown fond of how Hunters look with all types of outfits. I love the hunter green…

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