Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Not everyone knows about Smythe. But trust me when I tell you that Smythe jackets are like a perfect red-soled Louboutin high heel, an Hermes scarf, a Cartier watch: timeless. They run small, so if you’re bigger on top, consider ordering one size up. And get ready for the compliments! Photo courtesy of James Christianson.

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Floral Decor

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Flowers look beautiful in anything, but presenting them in a galvanized metal milk can (from Pottery Barn) adds character, creates contrast and takes your presentation to the next level. Generally, the more romantic the flower (roses, peonies, lilies), the better.

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I remember the first time I spent over $100 on a pair of pants. They were black stretch from Barneys and made my butt look great! I remember being so hesitant to pull the trigger, to cross that symbolic spending threshold of ‘you spent WHAT on WHAT??!!’ However, those pants became the go-to for every… [Cont.]

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Novelty Shoppers

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Are you someone who, in a given store, gets sucked in, tractor beam style, to the most novel item? The shoes with flowers, the bag in an outrageous color, the top with so much going on… Only to get home and never seem to find anything to wear it with? Statement pieces that look amazing… [Cont.]

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dkny shoes

And they’re on sale. Gold is the perfect ‘neutral’ for the summer season and the snake-print adds great texture and character. These sandals can also easily transition into fall.

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