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Outfit details: H&M sweater cape, Ann Taylor chambray blouse, Zara skinny jeans, Tahari coat, Diba boots (very old), Celine bag, Hermes scarf, Bauble Bar bracelets, J Crew necklace

I have a closet (or three) chock full of clothes, yet lately I keep finding myself drawn to the same things.  This H&M sweater cape (or my navy blue one) has been in constant rotation (worn previously here) paired with skinny jeans and layered with a blouse for added warmth. What's your uniform?

I'm also wearing these fun new bangles that I ordered from Bauble Bar in both silver and rose metals (get them here).  I like mixing the metals together.

And finally, further to my post on the Tom Ford lipsticks (here), on this day I wore the black orchid lipstick.  It's less severe than one might think though when more layers are applied, it does get darker. 


Extra Pop

Outfit details: J Crew cashmere turtleneck (get it here), J. Crew cafe capri trousers (get them here ), Stewart Weitzman booties (old but similar here or here) , Tahari jacket (similar here), Miu Miu bag (get it here). J Crew necklace (similar here), Elisha Daniels bracelet (similar here)

Are you sick of seeing me in my J Crew cafe capri trousers yet?  I have three pairs of them though must admit that this pair is my favorite.  You might recall a wee dilemma I had in deciding how I would make them work as it gets colder (post here).  I got several comments with great ideas and here is my first pass.  I wore them with a pair of Stewart Weitzman booties that I've had forever and I have to say, I like the combo.  I also really liked pairing them with my super bright J Crew cashmere turtleneck for that extra pop of color that you all know I love!




Weekend Tidbits - Holiday Entertaining

A flower arrangement in festive holiday colors.

Wine glasses at the ready for my guests.

Whimsical cocktail napkins "wine goes with everything I wear".

Delicious (and easy to make) hot artichoke dip made from this Martha Stewart recipe.

Cured meats from The Butcher Shop.

Decadent cheese plate from South End Formaggio.

And finally, sausage, peppers and onions served with rigatoni and homemade tomato sauce.



Outfit details: J Crew sweater, Banana Republic trousers, Chanel flats, Miu Miu bag, Milly jacket, Elisha Daniels and Chanel necklaces, Hermes bangle

Oh how fond I am of the tan and black color combo with the pop of red (see another version here).  There's just nothing that I don't like from J Crew lately and this sweater is no exception.  The red jacket from Milly for me is the perfect something extra I need.

Thanks for your kind words yesterday.  We all have our bad days and sometimes good comes out of the bad.  For me, the good was getting a big of reinvigoration.  Besides, it's Friday now and what's bad about that, right?




I'm having a tough week with all of life's pressures and I had a bit of a meltdown.  It happens to all of us  and those things I can't control, I'll live with and those that I can, I'll work to make better.  But having said that fashion is an escape for me and a means of perking up.  This past weekend, my mom and I watched the Bill Cunningham New York movie.  I had seen it when it was in the theater and even on the second viewing, I found myself smiling throughout.  Bill Cunningham said it best when he said "fashion is the armor to survive the reality of every day life".  For me, words could not be more true. 

Outfit details: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent top, Banana Republic trousers, Valentino shoes, Miu Miu bag, Milly jacket, Chanel pin, Hermes bangle

A bright pop of color always lifts me up and even though I wore a lot of black, the bright green was just what I needed.  I love this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent blouse for the detachable fringe scarf and its assymetric hem.  I bought it last weekend from a darling boutique on Newbury Street called Dress (and by the way they currently have 15% off of EVERYTHING).  Dress carries lots of great designers like Equipment, ADAM, Tucker to name just a few. 

Oh blog reader, does fashion bring you out of a funk too?