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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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Proportion Play

I love the detailing and cozy slouchy-ness of this sweaterdress, but when I put it on, it felt a leeeetle too short for wading through the snow and ice. Instead of trying to find something else to wear ('cause that could take ALL DAY), I added a longer skirt underneath the dress for extra coverage and an additional layer of warmth. The proportion works because the skirt doesn't add...

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Clad in Plaid

I own exactly two plaid items: the blazer last seen here, and a long wrap skirt. Both were picked up on various Thrifting Adventures.The skirt in its native stateWhen I first saw the skirt in all its Highland glory, I got a distinct McQueen/Westwood-y vibe from the color and length.McQueen, Westwood, Westwood. Images via Style.comHalf-brained idea in mind, I played around with pinning and draping, then rigged it up using the attached ties...

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How to: Get dressed up, quick!

Smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, we're all bound to be invited to a few parties. I usually like to take time to plan and prepare for such events, but last weekend things went a bit differently. I'll present a possible scenario* in the hope that my experience helps you. You may be spending a cozy afternoon swathed in designer cashmere** when you receive a call from your...

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Lucky Red

Despite the constant precipitation--both rain and snow made an appearance--I managed to hit a few holiday parties this weekend!This is almost an exact replica of one of the looks in the window I dressed for the 4th Street Boutique. I have now stooped to BITING MY OWN STYLE. I'm 99% sure this will cause a rift in the space-time continuum.One of the looks at the 4th Street BoutiqueFriendBoy and I went to a gathering for...

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