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BERGDORF GOODMAN LOBSTER MACARONI & CHEESEAlmost as good as the Lobster Mac & Cheese from Bergdorf Goodman

A few notables bring you out of that mid-week slump….

The rumors are true.  I am now writing for Independent Fashion Bloggers.

It’s that time of the year!  Barney’s Warehouse is having their massive spring sale and is offering up to an additional 40% off clearance.

Over two decades later, Kathleen Hanna speaks about Marc Jacobs’ “Grunge” collection for Perry Ellis.

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Lavender In Bloom

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When I was around 12 years old, I remember reading in Seventeen magazine that lavender is a universally flattering color.

I can’t tell you exactly why—but for some reason that little tidbit stuck with me for 13 years, and was the first thing that came up when I sat down to write this post.  It’s funny how things stick with you that way, especially when you’re young.

However, I still think that style rule in particular is true.  There isn’t a single person I’ve met who can’t pull off lavender.  Maybe it isn’t your hue of choice, but that doesn’t stop it from complementing your skin tone.

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Patti

Patti Smith Style

This weekend, I finally saw Patti Smith perform live.

I’ve been a Smith fan for a good majority of my life, but had never actually seen her live before.  Every time she performed in town (which is often when you live in NYC…) I had somehow managed to miss her.

However, I finally saw her perform on Friday.

And it was FANTASTIC.

If you aren’t familiar with Patti’s music, you are most likely familiar with her style.  She’s been featured on countless “get the look” articles for her downtown punk aesthetic, as well as covered extensively by glossies like Vogue for her friendship and collaborations with Ann Demeulemeester.

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Spring Fever

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Finally!  It’s starting to feel like spring in the city.

This weekend was absolutely perfect!  I spent it celebrating several friends’ birthdays as well as enjoying a sunny Sunday brunch.

Although I’m a cold weather girl, we’ve had a winter so intense this year that I actually can’t wait for warm weather.  I was so excited I decided to go out in full on spring mode with bare legs, my favorite sandals, and I knotted a chambray shirt over my Donna Degnan dress.

However, I may have gotten a bit too eager with this ensemble.  As soon as the sun began to set I had to run home and change into pants.  What can I say?  I have spring fever.

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Lust List: New Nudes

DRESS.   For Love & Lemons San Marcos Mini Dress
EYESHADOW.   Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cocoa Mirage
BRACELET.   Sole Society Oversize Link Bracelet
NAILPOLISH.   Essie Sheer Nail Polish in Fed Up
TRENCH.   Chicwish Textured Belted Coat in Beige
FLAT.   3.1 Phillip Lim Devon d’Orsay Flats (over $150 off!)
CLUTCH.   Topshop Belt Plate Clutch
LIPSTICK.   NARS Lipstick in Nude Scene
SKIRT.   Lavish Alice Tie Detail Pencil Skirt
HEELS.   Schutz Laser Cut Shootie (over 50% off!)
TOTE.   Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

 

Let’s face it… as chic as stepping out in a head to toe nude ensemble may be, it’s a lot more challenging than it looks.  Nude is one of the hardest colors to pull off, and often requires a trusted second opinion—or else you might look like you’re leaving the house, well, nude.

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Life in Black & White

Black & White Style

Black and white as a “trend” is kind of like Motley Crue’s “farewell tour.”

It doesn’t have an ending date.

It comes to a nearby city, infiltrates your social media, leaves for the next one, and comes back in a few months.  You aren’t thinking of it, but you know it’s still going on… somewhere.

Sure, black and white has moments where it becomes a documented “trend,” but can we call it a trend if it will never actually leaves?

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How to Fake 8 Hours of Sleep

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I’m happy to say that I’ve been working on some super exciting projects, which I’m sure I’ll be able to tell everyone about soon!

However, adding more commitments comes with its responsibility and drawbacks— I’ve been pulling late nighters (I can’t pull an “all nighter” so that’s the next best thing I can think of) followed by long days at work.

Plus, one of the projects I’m working on has required me to spend a lot of time in front of the camera. We all know that lack of sleep is skin’s #1 enemy.  

Lately I’ve been finding that there are a few products I always rely on time and time again to make myself look more alive.  Even if I don’t have time to put on a full face of make up, I’ll still use these few to refresh my look.

Here are my favorite products for faking “slept 8 hours” skin.

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About Those Shoes…

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In 1921, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel debuted Chanel No. 5— a perfume that actually “smelled like a woman.” Since all of the fragrances on the market were too floral, Coco called up famed perfumer Ernest Beaux, and created her own.

Three decades later she went on to design the brand’s iconic 2.55 bag since she hated not having her hands free at parties. Being a fun woman, she found that she was “losing her bag”–presumably a euphemism for getting too drunk and misplacing it.

Now, it’s 2015 and were still not over either of these items.

Could it be that the secret behind the brand’s iconic staying power is that the designs are rooted in practicality as much as they are luxury?

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