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Chambray All The Way

This simple dress is everything! Lightweight, comfortable, feminine, flirty, fit and flare, you name it! It is such a versatile piece and can be worn with everything from sneakers to heels. It is also a perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Just add a dark denim jacket or a leather jacket, even a flannel tied at the waist when the temperatures begin to drop. You will get great mileage from a piece like this. The Peter Pan collar and self-belt are two special details that add to the charm of this dress. It is a great length and the full skirt allows for easy movement. So, no matter what your plan for the day, the dress is sure to cooperate and catch a few second glances! Fun fact: Chambray dresses come in many styles and prices. Mine was purchased online after I saw it on Access Hollywood’s Steals and Deals type segment. It was quite a bargain and I absolutely love it. It has a schoolgirl vibe and is sure to be a favorite in your closet. Enjoy! Xo B

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Winter is Coming……Back!

 

This winter’s transition to spring has been an extremely unpredictable one. In order to compensate, it is the perfect opportunity to pump the brakes on that spring wardrobe we are all dying to pull out and go to some warm, but colorful transitional pieces like this darling dress highlighted in today’s post. This is a long sleeved mini, which happens to be a favorite look of mine in any season! The light blue and cream color combination screams, “welcome, spring”, yet allows you warmth and comfort in this non- spring weather we are still encountering here in the North East. Be practical, but pretty. This darling dress was one I picked up in a small hotel boutique in upstate NY. It doesn’t have to be a big name or have big price tag to make a big statement. Finds like this are gems. Stay warm and get your closet ready, as if it hasn’t been for a month!! Spring weather WILL come! Until then, improvise xoB

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Happy Birthday to You!–Christian Louboutin

Today is a very special day in that we are celebrating the birth of one of my all-time favorite shoe designers Mr. Christian Louboutin! Louboutin brought stilettos back into high fashion during the 1990s, designing shoes with a variety of heel heights and styles. Who else but Christian Louboutin could design such a variety of shoes from the classic black pumps to edgy, over the top shoes adorned with crystals and spikes. It is impossible to miss spotting a red bottom while strolling through high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks, Barneys, or Bergdorfs. He has truly set the bar in the world of shoe design. Lets give a huge Hallelujah and Happy Birthday to the man who has forever changed the world of shoes! Here are some personal favorites of his creations!

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All Shoes can be purchased From NeimanMarcus.com

1. Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump

2. Willetta Suede Red Sole Bootie

3. Follies Spike-Studded Glitter Red Sole Pump

4. Attrroupee Buckled Red Sole Bootie

5. So Kate Booty Red Sole Ankle Boot

6. Louis Spiked Suede Sneaker

7. Cora Heart Red Sole Sandal

8. Pigalle Follies Satin Red Sole Pump

 

All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

On a random Monday night, I received an invitation to enjoy a fun night out with friends. The occasion lent itself to dressing up on a warm summer night. I chose to wear this Alice and Olivia strapless romper. There are so many details that make this piece special. To name a few:

1. The clean crisp white color

2. The surprise contrast of black mesh side and back panels

3. The visible deep zipper running down the back

4. The invisible slash pockets in the front (I LOVE the hidden pockets, such a bonus!)

5. The neat, single knife pleats in  front

And lastly…

6. The overall WOW factor of this understated yet elegant piece that is so easy to wear.

To complete the outfit, I added a bold, gold tassel statement necklace with subtle diamond accents by Paige Novick. I carried a black Soho Leather Chain Shoulder Bag by Gucci. For my footwear, I chose the Louboutin Rolando HiddenPlatform Pump in black patent leather. I kept my hair simple in a sleek, low pony tail and was ready to go!

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Romper: Alice and Olivia  |  Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Rolando Hidden-Platform Pump) | Bag: Gucci (Soho leather chain shoulder bag) | Necklace: Paige Novick