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Exotic Earthangs

Do you ever get stuck in a fashion phase? Where you're really only interested in buying one type of item but you want a lot of them? Right now, I'm on an earring kick. I can't explain it and there's no real reason for it, but for the past few weeks, I've really been into earrings. Dramatic ones, feathered ones, obviously fake jeweled ones...

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Wang Chung-y

I'm not big on patterns, but I do love a good stripe. Upon finally finding a classic Breton tee for a decent price (why are these so difficult to find when they're supposed to be everywhere?), I was inspired by Alexa Chung's tomboy-meets-French-schoolgirl-style. Stripey, Chung-y fun! Petite Bateau top, H&M skirt, thrifted blazer, Colin Stuart boots A woman standing in line behind me at the store complimented my boots and politely pointed out that...

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Miss Match

Though I was brought up in the Garanimals Church of Matchy-matchyness (will the deacons in fuschia gators please say amen?), I soon learned that matching colors is not the only--nor necessarily the best--way to put together clothing that looks good. While there is something to be said for having shoes that match your dress that match your jewelry that matches your purse, it's much more interesting and creative to wear things that don't necessarily "go"...

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Modest Me

Despite the summerific 80+ degree weather (why wasn't it like this when I wanted to have Slip 'n Slide birthday parties back in elementary school?), I was feeling modest and turned to my favorite color scheme for inspiration. A loose cotton cardigan and high-waisted Hammer pants are cool and breezy, but still covered up. A luxe belt, a touch of lipstick, and my new favorite almost-retro hairstyle add a touch of sophistication to the...

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Dessert Rose

Since the weather seems to have taken an unexpected yet completely typical turn (high 70's in October? In Cincinnati? Of course!), I decided to celebrate the last of the warm-weather days with a pastel palette. These colors never fail to remind me of ice cream. Tucker blouse, Grey Ant jeans, no-name bag (seriously, there's nary a label or imprint on the thing). Have a great weekend! PS: Ooh, just noticed the new site for...

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My favorite bra is made of spaghetti

For the past week, I've been stopping by local boutiques on Style Tour visits, taking photos and chatting it up with the shop owners. I was particularly fond of the dramatic, editorial-worthy necklaces at The Little Mahatma (remember my ongoing obsession with Indian bridal jewelry?) and a long dress made of soft gray wool from The Brush Factory. It's the stuff my fashion daydreams (hush, you have them too!) are made of. A selection...

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Style Tour, Day One!

I've been running around like a crazy(er) person visiting shops for the Style Tour and getting in touch with boutique owners to plan visits. Yesterday, I met with the lovely ladies of the Dress for Success 4th Street Boutique (they are such a fun and dedicated bunch) to chat about ways to bring more people in to shop. An elegant dress found in the vintage section Encouragement and empowerment in the basement During the course...

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Fashion Week inspiration

Sometimes it seems like Fashion Week exists just to make us drool over clothes and accessories no one can wear for another four months. Thanks to the convoluted cycle of the fashion industry, the finery strutting down the runways in September won't be available in stores until February or March. Howevah. One of the reasons I pay attention to the designer shows is they always offer a bit of inspiration. Interpretation of a season's trend...

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