The Details of Style

 

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The small details and accessories are what can take an outfit form okay to exceptional.  Sometimes it’s something you can’t see like special lingerie that makes you feel sexy and sometimes it’s something more obvious like a killer pair of heels.  Here are some details that I find inspirational and beautiful.

What are your favorite style details?  What accessories make you feel special?

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Fall Fashion Shopping List

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang Leather Jacket from Net-a-Porter

Fall is here.  I can no longer deny it.  Instead of mourning the loss of summer, I’m trying to focus on the bright side.  There is the return of root veggies and kale, the chance to wear sweaters and boots, and the crispness of the air that perfectly invites a snuggle session and a cup of tea.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year in the fashion world.  It is much easier to look chic when you are not perspiring heavily or huddled inside five-thousand layers!  Fall is easy.  Throw on a skinny pair of pants, tuck them into a great pair of boots, add a sweater and an interesting scarf and you will look great every single time.  In the spirit of fall fashion, here is my shopping list for the season.  What’s on  your list?

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Style Icon: Caroline de Maigret

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J’adore Caroline de Maigret’s cool girl style.  The French model and music producer mixes tough, feminine and boyish pieces together to create a look that’s all her own.  These are a few of my favorite style pics.

 

What do you think of Caroline’s style?  Love it or hate it?

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Summer Travel Essentials

Rimowa Salsa Air

Rimowa Salsa Air Suitcase

I have spent the past three weeks traveling in Europe.  First to London, then on a trip to Berlin, Hamburg and Amsterdam. It has been a blast but a hot, sweaty blast.  A heatwave has consumed us and made me realize how inadequate some of my packing (3 pairs of jeans?!) was.  If I could do it over again, here are my summer travel essentials.

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Designer Love: Isabel Marant

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Parisian designer Isabel Marant is the it-girl’s pick for cool, effortless style.  She is one of the only designers I know of that actually shows wearable fashion on the runway.  I want one of everything!  Alas, my budget does not agree.  But a girl can dream.  If you would like to join me in dreaming, here are my picks from the fall 2013 show:

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Chic Office Attire

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It can be really difficult to dress for the office while looking stylish and work appropriate.  Too often I see women dress exactly like men do in corporate positions – black suit, blue button down, ugly shoes.  In fact, this is the exact way I dressed in my extremely short lived career in Finance.  It was easier to blend in and I somehow thought this would make people take me more seriously.  I thought that if I dressed like a man I would fit into a man’s world.  I was wrong.  Not about fitting into a man’s world but about trying to do so by loosing my femininity and my style.  Many years later, I have realized that my power lies in being myself and standing out from the crowd.  That being said, I believe that there is office appropriate attire and that is not what you necessarily wear to a nightclub or to the gym.  In other words, mini-skirts and sweat pants are out.  For a bit of inspiration I’ve compiled these looks, any of which I would happily wear to work and feel damn good doing so.

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