Review: J. Crew Valentina Pumps vs. Kate Spade Licorice Pumps

On uninspired days, I opt for vanilla combinations like navy and white with a dash of red. It’s classic, patriotic, if not bromidic. With a few accessories and texture play, though, even boring combinations can be rejuvenated. One of my other safe bets is the traffic light, an examples of which can be found here.  What color combinations do you…

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Extreme Alterations: Dress to Skirt

There are a few things in my possession that I know are inappropriate for present-day me but I can’t bear to part with them. This Juicy Couture Girls dress is one of them. The made-for-children proportions are unflattering but it survived numerous closet clean-outs because of my love for the fabric. I tried the dress-as-skirt approach with this dress some…

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Navy Jumpsuit & Leopard Cardigan

I’ve had this Juicy jumpsuit for a year now – and have worn it maybe twice. I honestly don’t know what compelled me to hit the “submit” button at checkout that night because heaven knows I am not exactly the demographic that Juicy was targeting with this jumpsuit (or maybe I was; and the sleep-deprived shopper was their intended target…

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Earth-y Tones

I wore this Ann Taylor skirt on repeat last summer and always appreciated the interesting texture and dimension it endows an outfit. A textured skirt in a neutral color is a very useful piece to own as it makes getting dressed on uninspired mornings a breeze. It is every bit as interesting as a printed skirt but complement more colors…

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OOTD: Weekend Outfits

On weekends I like to incorporate at least one piece that I can’t wear to work in every outfit. It can be a shoulder baring tee or a pair of fun boots. In any case, they make me feel dressed up but not square. What do you normally wear on weekends? TJMaxx top, Free People skirt, ASOS belt, and H&M…

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