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One Piece, Three Ways

Since I'm a pack rat at heart, another one of my resolutions is to find new ways to wear things that are already in my closet. This philsophy also happens to be a little easier on my bank account than my usual "I have nothing to wear so let's go shopping and spend money I don't have" line of reasoning. Inspired by Marian over at The House of Style looking fab in her strapless velvet top, I

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Style: Short & Sweet

On yet another thrifting adventure, I found this sweet little cheongsam-inspired dress. I liked the colors, the fabric, and the details, but the dress itself was too long--not long enough to be a gown, but long enough to look matronly. Y'all know I don't do matronly. So, I took it to Nobby's, a family-owned custom tailoring shop that's been in downtown Cincinnati for over 50 years. As soon as I walk in the door, the tailor

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Style: Off the Wall

Some days it can be difficult to put an outfit together--especially since I usually roll out of bed an hour before I'm supposed to be at the office. On those days, when I'm stumbling around in the dark in a semi-coherent sleep haze, a dress is my best option. But how do you add interest when you only have one piece to work with? Personally, I like to add pieces of various colors and textures: a striped

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Inspiration: Witch One?

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? I was coerced into watching Disney's Enchanted, which wasn't the witty satire I expected it to be, but was fairly entertaining nonetheless.  Though I'm not really a pastels-and-flowers type of girl, I watched the end credits roll with an odd feeling of feminine power mixed with girlish vulnerability. One part of me wanted to sing and dance while cartoon birds circled my head and bunnies hopped around my

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Work Style

Toning it down? Do you ever feel like you should tone your style down a bit? I work in a corporate office where it's acceptable (encouraged, even!) to wear a polo shirt and khakis every day, so sometimes I feel a bit overdone. Not to mention, I've received my fair share of "what the hell are you wearing?" looks. And once, I was walking down the street and two teenage girls literally pointed at my outfit

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Resolution #27: Organize Closet(s)

One resolution down, 282 to go! So, this year, one of my resolutions was to organize my closet(s). I've made this resolution almost every year since I was 9. I won't say exactly how many years that makes it, but know that it is a sufficient number. I decided to organize in sections--you know, a place for everything etc., etc. Here goes: 1. Belts and long necklaces. Hanging on the wall to save space. I have at

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Fashion is Going Green!

No, not that type of green, although conservation is a worthy endeavor in which we should all take interest! I'm talking about the color green, which hasn't been publicly appreciated since Kermit sang about it's virtues. If you have skin with orange or yellow undertones (and according to cosmetics companies, this covers approximately 60% of the US population), green can work for you! Personally, I like green because it adds color without being too obvious--it's bright and

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Thrift Shopping is Fun

I was on a mission. A thrift mission. This past Halloween, I entered a costume contest (there was a cash prize). I was dressed as Prince and figured I had a decent chance of winning, because I reeeaally get into the whole costume thing and darnit if I don't have a purple velvet blazer and suede ankle boots at the ready at all times--you know, just in case. Anyway, one of the other contestants came dressed as

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