White Tweed + Pink Peplum

This pink peplum dress is a somewhat recent sale find. I had purposely curtailed the buying of all things peplum for a while because there is a point of excess and I crossed it some time ago. I made an exception for this dress because it was heavily discounted but also because of its ability to transcend occasions. The modest…

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Fiery Red with Tangelo Orange

As much as I would like to roll out of bed every morning with a fresh new idea for how to get dressed that day, on most days I resign myself to the reality that relying on a formula is sometimes the key to creating a great outfit. But wait, shouldn’t fashion be spontaneous and in-the-moment? What’s the fun in…

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Polka Dot + Leather Mini

My friend Jean, who blogs at Extra Petite, recently developed a thrifting problem (I kid, I kid). It was a long time coming so I can’t say I am surprised. But, you know, who can blame her? If I know how to alter stuff I would visit consignment and thrift stores with a lot more frequency. I recently became a…

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Marigold Pearls & Baby Blue + J. Crew Extra 30% Off Sale

Happy Monday! J. Crew is running another additional 30% off sale, which will end on Friday of this week. Use code LOVEIT at checkout. I debated crossing these items off my wishlist – the Zig Zap Sequin Tee, the Sequin Jacket, No. 2 Pencil Skirts in Herringbone and Wool, the Canary Tweed skirt, and the Jules Dress in Wool –…

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Pastel Pink & Pepper Tweed

A tweed jacket, on its own, can be stuffy and matronly so one of my favorite ways to wear it is to pair it with items that are somewhat diametric in tone; in this case, pastel pink, bows, and pleats. I think the best way to deconstruct a typecasted garment is to juxtapose it with opposing elements to add a…

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