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Color me…colorful

Designers have been showing some pretty fantastic color combinations in the Pre-Fall collections--lots of deep turquoises, burnt oranges, and emerald greens. Even with my predilection for gray, I've been searching my closet for colorful pieces I might not normally put together. Fendi, Jason Wu The colors at Diane von Furstenburg made me swoon. Images via Style.com The trick is to wear colors that are in the the same tonal range...

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Cold weather necessities

This time of year, I don't leave the house without slathering on a rich, creamy moisturizer and swathing myself in as many layers of shearling and wool as humanly possible. Here are a few of my essentials: 1. American Apparel knit thigh high socksI used to wear long john bottoms in the winter, but was always put off that they encouraged excessive, um, perspiration in certain areas. You know what...

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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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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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