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The Marcel Sweater

I have been trying to simplify my wardrobe lately, buying only key pieces that I can style in various ways. This Marcel Sweater from the cult favorite French brand Sézane is the perfect example of a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down, depending on my mood. To illustrate my point, I styled the same sweater in three totally different ways. Read More »

Plaid Pencil Skirt – Take Deux

As you may have noticed, I am a sucker for all things plaid at the moment, whether it be a masculine(ish) pant suit or this great faux wrap skirt, I just can’t get enough of this pattern! I loved dressing this skirt up in boss lady style in an earlier post (Take Un – see it here), but I also really like the edgy, tomboy vibe of this look. Read More »


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Lady in Red

A few years ago, my husband and I were having Christmas dinner at a very fancy restaurant in Paris, and I saw a woman wearing the most beautiful red silk dress I have ever seen. I immediately recognized it as one of Alessandro Michele’s designs (see a similar iteration here), looked at my husband, and whispered “Gucci” with a sigh. I had seen similar styles worn by bloggers on Instagram, but I always love to see pieces like these in real life, worn by real (LOL) people. Read More »


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PB & J

As you probably know, my go-to color is black, but every once in a while, I venture towards warmer, earthy tones, like the good camel featured here. I fell in love with this coat and this skirt when I saw them at Take 5 Boutique, but I didn’t want to use a cliché styling trick by pairing them with black or brown accessories.

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Cat Woman

If you’re like me, you’re already planning outfits for all of those holiday related cocktail and dinner parties. This look will definitely be a go-to for me this season. A blouse like this one is a great investment because it can be worn in so many different ways.  I love it paired with masculine details like these, or with a very feminine lace pencil skirt as shown here.  The choker is an edgy, sexy detail that can be added if it is not part of the blouse as it is here, as is a pop of fauve with a faux fur coat like this one.  The result is a purr-fectly simple, comfortable, yet edgy cocktail party look.

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Fauve for Fauve

My wardrobe is predominantly black – it’s my go to, fail safe color choice for just about every occasion. Monochromatic (black that is) looks make me feel sophisticated and powerful, so I usually need a really compelling reason to venture into the realm of, say, patterns. Read More »

Leather and Chains

Last week, I co-hosted a fashion show in Washington DC showcasing some really talented local designers, including Michelle Gibson.  I wanted to wear an original design for the show, and it was a no-brainer when I tried this dress on. I love the body-hugging style (luckily the one she had hanging in her studio fit me like a glove), and the faux leather fabric turns an otherwise classic silhouette into a modern, sexy look.

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