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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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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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