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I forgot my mantra

The clocks turn back this weekend, which means it's officially Fall, which means the next six months will consist of me gazing longingly at my summer sundresses and cursing my parents' choice to raise me in frosty Ohio instead of on a lovely Caribbean island where fruity drinks in pineapples and naps on the beach are a way of life. Thanks, mom. But I digress. What was I saying? Oh, right, it's Fall. The onset

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I was going through a pretty heavy black-and-white graphic print phase when I came across this cropped jacket on a random trip to H&M. The 80's print and shape (it has shoulder pads, y'all) aligned perfectly with the images hanging out in my inspiration folder: Images: LucyArt.com, Style.com, johannabasford.com, Trendir.com, designshrine.net, randomletters.com, farfetch.com, wokmedia.com, Net-a-Porter.com, Lanvin Loves H&M*Since I'm still coming down from my Halloween costume high, I figured I'd go all-out

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Prints-ess Clash

I've never been one of those people who can artfully combine seemingly clashing prints in a Dries-y/Etro-ish way. I wish I was, but my limit seems to be two prints at a time, tops.However, I managed to squeeze in another pattern in the form of an accessory--a hat--instead of trying to pull off polka-dot pants or something. Keeping the other main elements (trousers, cardigan, belt) solid helps offset the floral hat, striped and floral blouse,

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Hat Trick

My hair is usually too big to wear a proper hat, but every now and then I get into a "hat mood," which is often brought on by watching old black-and-white movies and various TV shows featuring pimps.Lately, I've seen a lot of beautiful vintage numbers while out on Style Tour stops at NVISION and Talk of the Town, and decided to (kind of) get in on the act.I originally bought this hat as a

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Wise yet unsolicited advice

I'm feeling all mature and klassy (hence the Chanel-y sweaterdress), so the following is a dose of wise-yet-unsolicited advice: Do not attempt to wear 4-hour shoes* for 6.5 hours. There will be much gnashing of teeth as you attempt to strut around all "it's all good" in order to save face, and your feet will remind you of the torture you put them through for the remainder of the day and into the

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