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I Don’t Run Unless Something is Chasing Me

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I don’t run. Well, I do if something is chasing me………like a lion, a bumble bee, a bill collector or an illness. Sunday I was forced to run. It didn’t matter though ’cause it still caught me. A nasty virus that is. So, this is me.

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Sickly but so trying to head out the door stylish.

Stylist Tip  ::  For a feminine yet trendy look, mix a waxed denim pant with a sweet chiffon print blouse.

Wearing  ::  Articles of Society Waxed Denim Pants (similar), Bobeau Blouse, Sam Edelman Ballet Flats, Nordstrom Necklace, Vintage Bracelet

Perhaps you Could Wear Purple Velvet

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Honestly, some of the pictures that are snapped for this blog crack me up. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hit the trashcan. But, today I thought we would have a little fun at my expense. Take for instance these shots.

“Whoa, what was that? “

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Followed by this overtly joyful facial expression.

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Perhaps, I should just shoot my heels today.

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Oh, wait, this shot is fairly normal. Well, as normal as this gal gets.

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Stylist Tips  ::  Your smile is one of your best accessories. Wear it often. Don’t worry about matching your accessories. That’s boring. Purple velvet pants? Absolutely! Fashion should be fun.

Wearing  ::

Blouse by Alberto Makali. It’s on sale now at Nordstrom Rack.

Pants by !It Get your pair here, here or here.

Heels by Steve Madden

Handbag, Belt and Bamboo Bracelet are all estate sale finds.

 

 

Wearing Leopard

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My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.

-Jackie Collins

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Stylist Tip  ::  Black heels would have paired nicely with the black belt (not that I always match my accessories ’cause I don’t) but nude heels elongate legs and hold the focus on the dress not the feet.

Wearing  ::

Leopard Print Dress by Donna Ricco (Or try it in floral or arctic black)

Vintage Wool Coat by Burberry

Black Snake Skin Print Belt by New York & Company

Nude Heels by Style & Co (love these by Michael Michael Kors)

Sunnies by Kate Spade

Jewelry by D&G and estate sale finds

Spring’s Black and White Trend

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Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.

-Karl Lagerfeld

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Stylist Tip  ::   Whether your style is classic, rocker, preppy or vintage try this season’s black and white trend. It’s bold and beautiful.

Wearing  ::

Retro Inspired Black Dress by Bizz

White Felt Hat has no name

Black & White Heels by Chinese Laundry

White Beads are estate sale finds. Wear these.

Vintage Bow Rhinestone Bracelet was my great grandmas but I love this pearl and rhinestone version.

Easy & Affordable Style for $100

 

It’s a Mod, Mod World

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My car does this crazy, totally uncontrollable, quirky lil’ thing. At the first sign of a thrift store, consignment boutique, estate or garage sale it suddenly veers towards the flashing open sign, screeches into a parking spot and ejects me, purse in hand, out the sunroof. Weird, I know but what am I supposed to do about it? As I see it, the best reaction is to take action. So, I limp on in and shop.

Last week, my cars totally uncontrollable ejection caused me to discover this delicious mod coat……..for $30!

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Stylist Tip  ::  Blending in is easy. Make a style statement with unique garments and accessories.

Wearing  ::

Vintage Mod Coat by Lilli Anne Knit. New version here.

Wedge Heels by Nine West

Silver Clutch has no name and was found at a yard sale but checkout this one.

Sunnies by Kate Spade

Pearls & Rhinestone Jewelry from estate sales and my grandma

Easy & Affordable Style for less than $200

A Fashionista is Smiling Upon Me

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Stylist Tip  ::  A high-waisted skirt makes shorts legs look longer and already long legs look, well, super duper long.

Wearing  ::

Vintage Cream Satin Blouse by Kay Unger

Vintage Hand SewnPlaid Skirt from an Estate Sale

Pointed Toe Sling Back Heels by Franco Sarto

Rhinestone Bracelet form an Estate Sale

Pearl Earrings and Necklace by Mikimoto

Easy & Affordable Style for $60.   Yea, minus the real pearls gifted from my husband, I’m wearing a $3 hand sewn skirt, $20 consignment blouse , $30 heels from Ross and a $7 vintage bracelet. Style is affordable.

 

 

Vintage Blazer and a Vineyard

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Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun, and I say

It’s  all right

-The Beatles

Aww, what a glorious, wonderful, warm weekend it twas. The sunny state of California lived up to its name and I say, Hooray! I even overheard someone say that they were headed to the beach…..ugh, still a bit too cold for a dip in the Pacific Ocean but wonderful weather for a walk in the beautiful, yet bare, vineyards.

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Stylist Tip  ::  Red and green are opposites on the color wheel and go well together. Try this off red and green combo for less of a Christmas feel.

Wearing ::

White Top by Morgan Le Fay

Striped Tank by Zone

Plaid Blazer is Handmade Vintage

Bootleg Jeans by Mavi

Suede Green Heels by Moda Spana

Suede Belt by Art

Sunnies by Kate Spade

Bringing Sexy Back…or Not

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Random information……….after a 7 year hiatis Justin Timberlake has made a new album. Yep, he’s “bringing sexy back”. When I try to bring sexy back I look like Ben Stiller in Zoolander.

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Stylist Tip  ::  Leather is very in, but quality leather can be very expensive. Opt for waxed denim. These wear comfortably, wash well and are only

Wearing  ::

Black Turtle Neck by Bette Paige

Fur Vest by Hazel (check this one out)

Black Waxed Skinny Jeans by Articles of Society (get yours here)

Leopard Heels by Carlos by Carlos Santana

Jewelry from Adesso & Dettamoda (available for sale @ Dettamoda soon)

Easy & Affordable Style for $290

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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When the working day is done, girls – they want to have fun.

-Cyndi Lauper

3 dressed up girls in 1 car to Santa Barbara arrived at 1 very cool tapas bar where they drank 3 blood orange cocktails and ate 5 delicious tapas. 3 ready for fun girls arrived to 1 beach cottage where they danced about to 8 90’s dance hits while drinking 1 bottle of homemade limoncello. 3 silly girls took 1 taxi downtown where they danced for 3 hours followed up by talking on the couch for 2 hours and ended up having 1 great time. It’s true-girls just want to have fun.

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Stylist Tip  ::  Without texture, solid color looks can be a bit boring in my book…….or is that look? A cable knit sweater layered over a chiffon dress, cinched in by a scaly snake belt and finished with patterned hosiery and bag adds just the right amount of delicious detail.

Wearing  :: 

Black Chiffon Dress by Delcia

Tangerine Sweater by Kersh

Black Texture Hosiery by George

Snake Skin Heels by BCBG MAXAZRIA

Black Patten Handbag by Arcadia

Silver Snake Belt is Vintage and from and Estate Sale

Easy & Affordable Style for $330

 

Black and White is Easy and in Fashion

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Black and white are in this season. Whether your personal style is preppy, casual, chic, funky or urban, try this simple and on-trend look. My B&W look pairs a graphic print shift dress with classic pearl accessories, a textured patent leather handbag, bright red heels with 60’s style and a fab vintage cream coat in warm wool. Talk about easy chic!

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Stylist Tip  ::  I love a pop of color on my feet but if you would rather not draw attention to your legs and feet chose a simple nude pump instead and wear color in a handbag, coat or necklace.

Wearing  ::

Graphic Print Dress by ……oops, it’s old and I ripped the tag out

Vintage Wool Coat by Loden Frey (from an estate sale)

Patten Leather Black Bag by Arcadia (old and from TJMaxx, but I’ve found some for sale on-line)

Retro Red Heels by Two Lips

Pearls are Vintage Finds (from estate sales)

New York Oversized Sunnies by Kate Spade (similar here)

Easy & Affordable Style for $ 230

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