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Work Style: Solid Gold

I remember buying this top on a thrifting adventure a few years ago, but I don't remember why. Most likely, I figured I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy what was basically a tee shirt made out of gold sequins. Really, what self-respecting thrift-loving fashionista could? Only, I haven't really worn it. A crazy halloween costume doesn't count (I was Rick James, bitch). Neither does dress up around the house, which happens just as often...

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Shopping: Top 6 Rompers Online

I have always been a fan of one-pieces. Maybe it's a sign of immaturity, maybe I watched too many Three's Company reruns as a child, but jumpsuits and rompers have always figured prominently into my wardrobe. Apparently, I'm not the only one inspired by Chrissy Snow and the cast of Roller Boogie--stores are currently overflowing with one-piece shorties and hipsters everywhere are touting them as the must-have item for summer. Being the generous person that I...

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Fashion Math

I'm not really a math person. As a left-brained creative type, reading, spelling, and language have always been my favorite subjects. However, due to my anal-retentive control freak tendencies and a maniacal need for organization, I do appreciate formulas--as long as they don't involve numbers. This translates to my wardrobe accordingly: I like coming up with easy-to-understand combinations--recipes, if you will--for putting clothes together. For instance, trousers + fitted tee + blazer, or this pencil skirt...

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Shopping: Virtual Vintage

I have a thing for vintage. I know I'm not alone in this. Search the blogosphere--heck, search the entire world wide web--and you're greeted by a plethora of blogs, shopping sites, articles, and message boards all dedicated to the love of vintage clothing. Lately I've been suffering through some pretty serious withdrawal as I haven't been able to spend time browsing the cluttered aisles of my favorite thrift and vintage haunts (Goodwill, I miss you! Call...

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Style: Philip Lim Copycat

The opening look for the Spring 2009 3.1 Philip Lim show was one of the most popular of the season--and really, what's not to like?  However, if you look closely, you can see that the pieces that make up the look are fairly common: slouchy black pants, short sleeved white blouse, cropped vest (okay, the gold Sargeant Pepper styling is pretty special), and black open-toe shoes. It can be interpreted in a number of ways! Here's mine: You probably have...

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Current Obsession: CoutureLab

A few days ago (I don't remember how) I stumbled upon an image of a gorgeous Ann Demeulemeester vest. My mouse clicked on it of its own volition, and I arrived at the CoutureLab site. Compelled by a propensity to obsess over things I don't need/can't afford, I cautiously clicked through the sparse but amazing collection of antique lace neck pieces (not plain ol' necklaces, thankyouverymuch), tulle skirts dusted with gold leaf, exotic printed gowns, and...

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