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How to: Wear socks + heels

Sometimes, styles that were once seen as fashion DEATH become socially acceptable and are canonized as part of the style lexicon. Remember when wearing heels with jeans was a no-no back in, like, 1997? Socks and heels were long seen as anathema to the fashion community, conjuring up images of fetish-y babydoll wear most often seen on "glamour models" in Frederick's of Hollywood catalogs, but the look has gained acceptance...

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Double Sweater…What does it mean?

Vintage sweater dress + earrings, Victoria's Secret sweater dress, Jessica Simpson bootsSo my new favorite thing to do is layer sweaters, which is why this sweater dress + sweater dress/cardigan (last seen here) combo pleased me so much.  It's like a double shot of cozy on those annoyingly cold days!I think the trick to not looking bulky is to define your waist (hence the belt) and wear relatively thin knits--though a loftier knit might work,...

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Getaway: Tropical Frontier

Around this time every year, I start to question the true purpose of snow--if it's not Christmas, I see no point--and dream about escaping to some far flung exotic destination where warm weather and palm trees are a way of life. Pucci boots, The Outnet; Summer Gypsy feather earrings, xVELVETx on etsy; Carcara by Camila do Rosario; Old San Juan by Emilio Santacoloma; Shakuhachi cape at Pixie Market Right now I'm in the mood for...

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Current Obsession: Anita Moser

I'm not sure how I first came across shoe designer Anita Moser's designs, but I know it was love at first sight. Really, how could you not love fluorescent yellow peep-toes and slouchy purple leather boots? And the production process? Amazing. Dip-dyed shoes! Almost makes me want to take a cobbling class. And the toe on those brogues is PERFECT. Check out the rest of the collection here. Sidenote: Even though I'm no...

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One (semi) realistic resolution

I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions. I have a serious sweet tooth, so for a long time I made the standard "Eat healthier" resolution. It always failed because I just crossed my fingers and hoped that I would wake up on January 1st WANTING to eat only raw broccoli with lemon zest for the rest of my life. That cookie/cake/pint of Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche calling my...

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4 things: Lace-up booties

Sometimes I dream up these grand fashion fantasies wherein I fixate on one item that I think will change my life. I imagine that this perfect blazer/shoe/pair of jeans will enhance my entire wardrobe and it's Definitely Worth Buying because I'll Wear It All The Time! Street Peeper, Stylesightings, Copenhagen Street Style This week (yes, this happens quite regularly), it's lace-up booties. Seeing these chunky-yet-seasonally-appropriate babies in...

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Leftover sequins

I know all the razzle-dazzle of the holiday season is over, but the gold sequins were calling me! Who am I to say no?Vintage vest, top, and shoes; thrifted pants and shirt, Marc Jacobs bagI think the secret to dressing down the over-the-top-ness of sequins and fur is to pair them with extremely casual workwear like olive khakis and an old military shirt. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you were attacked by...

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