Metallics and Pastels (+ Zara Messenger Bag with Metallic Fastener Review)

This outfit is from a few weeks ago (still working to clear a three-week backlog but I am in full on winter mode at this point; wool coat, gloves, boot socks, thermals, the whole nine yards). This Alice + Olivia shimmery number is one of my favorite purchases last year (though sadly did not make the top 10) but I’ve…

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Gold and Leather (Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace Review)

I was watching Big History (clip rolls immediately so don’t click on this link at work or in class) the other day and the episode on gold links our attraction to shiny objects to our primogenitors’ ability to locate nearby water supplies (the gleam produced by sunlight hitting the surface of bodies of water). Whatever the reason, my own attraction…

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Mixed Metal (and a Saks Sale)

I would normally wait until the next weekly shopping update to share this sale but I promised some of you I would share coupons that work on the Michael by Michael Kors Selma Satchel as soon as they emerge and–voilà–Saks delivers. Check your inbox for unique promo codes that range from 10% to 20% off. If you are not an…

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Grape & Purple Suede (Featuring the J. Crew Scallop Sateen Skirt)

Happy Friday! As a bona fide scallop fiend, I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting the J. Crew Scallop Sateen Skirt in both colors (shadow – or navy – and “grape” – as shown here) when I spotted them in stores a few weeks ago (I know…so much for not buying duplicates! I hang my head in shame). These skirts…

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Fuchsia Peplum Dress & Striped Belt

Peplum tops and dresses are a godsend for people with rectangular torsos. They are instrumental in creating the illusion of a low waist-to-hip ratio for people who normally look curve-less. One of the challenges in dressing my body is that I make a lot of perfectly cute dresses look childlike – I could be 20 pounds heavier or lighter and…

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