Radiant Orchid

Zara Double-breasted Wool Coat (last worn here) | Zara High Neck Sweater with Strass | c/o Chicwish Full A-line Midi Skirt in Violet (also available in green) | J. Crew Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves (this year’s version here) | The Cambridge Satchel Company 13″ Satchel | Charles David Pompadour Pumps Allow me some artistic license to label this vibrant shade of…

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Linchpin Accessory

I casually touched on the idea of a linchpin accessory in my last outfit post and wanted to elaborate on this concept which I feel has improved many of my outfits in the last year. While belts are not a panacea for all outfit ills, they, along with jewelry, gloves, handbags, coats, and scarves, can elementally transform otherwise humdrum outfits.…

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Kate Spade Bow Tie Scarf

My bow spree continues with the purchase of this Kate Spade Bow Tie Scarf, the third style and fourth item in this print that I now own. It is inexplicable why I am so drawn to this pattern and couldn’t resist adding more of it to my collection but the damage has been done and luckily, this purchase has proven…

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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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Puffer Jacket and Leather Mini (+ J. Crew Boy Shirt in Classic White Review)

When I first started stockpiling (or “collecting”) costume jewelry, I made the mistake of buying duplicates of highly-distinguishable pieces, like the J. Crew Bubble Necklace.   There was a time in relatively recent history when bubble necklaces were considered unique (hold your laughs); a time before the market became saturated with copies of these necklaces in every color, often of…

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