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Putting a little wine in my step

Putting a little wine in my step

After spending the weekend in Virginia wine country, I’m feeling positively…merlot. While we won’t talk about how my current wine belly does not suggest opportune the shopping situation, I do need a cute new dress (or 2 or 3) for upcoming holiday fun, and I’m totally into this sophisticated yet adorable Merlot Embellished Neck Dress ($49). The price is right, and it brings out my inner nice gal with an inkling for too much vino. Plus, it’s telling me, and everyone else, to drink more wine. And that’s what the holiday season is all...

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Staycation: Breezy Luncheon Chiffon Dress

Staycation: Breezy Luncheon Chiffon Dress

Life is rather uncanny. We spend months stuck at home, desperate to spread our wings and fly…until we spend a few weeks doing nothing BUT said flying and we want nothing more than to be back…home. And home, I am (at least for a few days), and perspective is everything — because even though I have an unfathomable level of unread emails and a half dozen articles due this week, to have nowhere I need to be and the “free time” to catch up on work feels oddly like a vacation. A staycation, if you will. And because I’m completely blessed with the freedom to take my computer to a beautiful local cafe and enjoy a cortado as I catch up on said emails, I’m all about making it as Parisian as possible. The mood is set — and all...

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Remember what I was saying about packing lightly?

Remember what I was saying about packing lightly?

Well, it should never replace packing SMARTLY. And, one week into my two week foray, I am pretty sure I will not have enough undies to last me the week. Also, while crossing airport security in Cancun, the straps on my <very expensive> purse was torn by the security belt. And, because I <smartly?> brought ONE purse, I now have a bit of a pickle. So, the message in this? Absolutely streamline your packing. Bring no more than you need…but do allow for emergencies, and be prepared. Also, if I could go back in time, I would have bought this Bandeau Dip Hem Dress($70) by Oh My Love for my trip —  it has the hi-lo hemline I am consistently drawn to of late with a fitted bodice top. But, isn’t it so fierce? Couldn’t I wear it to...

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ASOS Dress in Wool Jersey

ASOS Dress in Wool Jersey

Sometimes, you see a dress (or a coat, or a skirt, or a pair of shoes) and know you will get a tremendous amount of per-wear-value out of it in the coming season. To that end, I’m going to get a lot of wear out of the ASOS Dress in Wool Jersey ($82) — shown here in wine, but it comes in a few perfect shades, and it’ll look amazing with tights and boots this season. For those who haven’t noticed from my several hundred Facebook pictures, I pretty much live in this look all fall and winter, and a simple wool dress is going to be well-loved – but aside from that, how classic and perfect is...

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It’s So Mod: Sosie Zig Zag Shift Dress

It’s So Mod: Sosie Zig Zag Shift Dress

Have any of you been watching PanAm this season? I didn’t expect to love it as much as I have – but between that show and Mad Men, I’ve realized that I would have been FAR sexier had I been born fifty years sooner. (Well, now I wouldn’t be very sexy at all, but you know what I mean…) This is really from a time a few decades later, but Sosie Zig Zag Shift Dress ($43) still reminds me of a time earlier than ours, a time that just may have been a tad more fun. As my legs aren’t as svelte as I’d like them to be (a work in progress), I’d absolutely pair with tights — especially as it’s starting to get chillier out — perhaps in a fun shade like mustard, or even with black tights and boots –...

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