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Best Perfumes for Summer

Best Perfumes for Summer

Best Perfumes for Summer My first introduction to fragrance began with my Grandmother, Gigi, she always smelled so Heavenly! Gigi wore only one perfume her entire life, Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain. It was her signature fragrance and when we would visit her, I...

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How to wear thigh high boots

How to wear thigh high boots

How to wear thigh high boots It's been sooooo cold here in Connecticut and all I want to do is cover myself from head to toe! But, how can we keep warm AND look stylish at the same time? Bring on the thigh high boots! Out of all the different styles of boots, thigh...

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My Morning Skincare Routine

My Morning Skincare Routine

| the Clinique 3-step skincare routine | Being the youngest of three females in my home, I unconsciously took advantage of my mother's and sister's skin care regimen when I was a pre-teen. At 12 years old, I wasn't concerned with my skin but I used all their Clinique...

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How to Style Denim Shorts

How to Style Denim Shorts

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! The temps finally got into the 80's and we had a hot and sunny weekend. We got a great start on our summer bucket list with a day at the beach, ice cream and a good old fashioned water hose down at home. It's safe to say that...

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Still Obsessed with Dark Florals

Still Obsessed with Dark Florals

Still Obsessed with Dark Florals   Anything but still life. I love the tagline of this artist's website because it says it all. Ellie Cashman is an artist/designer and blogger. She has a very interesting back story and I think you'll enjoy reading about her. She...

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How To Rock Leather Pants

Baby, it's cold outside!  How can you stay warm and look HOT? When the temperature drops below freezing, I reach for any over-sized sweater in my closet. I usually pair it with corduroys, thick socks, warm boots, a long coat, scarf, hat and gloves. I'm basically...

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Beauty Routine for Winter Weather

How To Update Your Beauty Routine For Winter Weather Yay! We had more snow today! It was just a tiny bit of snow, but I know a lot more is coming. Winter is a beautiful time of year, especially when snow blankets the ground turning your street into a winter...

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One Great Brand, Two Distinct Styles

One Great Brand, Two Distinct Styles

One Great Brand, Two Distinct Styles CYBER MONDAY EVENT! Use code CYBER at checkout to save 60% off Sales and 50% off everything else! Online ONLY! See online store for details and restrictions! Happy Monday friends, I am super excited to share my collaboration with J...

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Gorgeous Color Combinations for Clothes

Gorgeous Color Combinations for Clothes

Gorgeous Color Combinations for Clothes "Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it." Don't you just love seeing well dressed humans? Whenever I spot a stylish outfit on a man or woman, I can't take my eyes off them. I know I'm being rude by staring, but I...

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Insider’s Guide to Lake George

Insider’s Guide to Lake George

Wanderlust isn't curable people, so I've started a new series to document and share my travel experiences. Welcome to the first edition of the Insider's Guide. These guides will provide you with my recommendations based on personal experience, and an occasional...

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Big Canyon + Big Floral Jumpsuit

Big Canyon + Big Floral Jumpsuit

Last week I feel so fortunate to have been able to cross an item off my bucket list. A visit to the Grand Canyon with my family. We've been planning this trip for a few months and it felt surreal to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. In preparation for our trip,...

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Leopard Print Every Day & All Year

Leopard Print Every Day & All Year

I've always been a sucker for a really good leopard or cheetah print.  I have a few throw pillows in my home and I am lusting for a cheetah stair runner but haven't found a print in carpet stores that it just right.  I also have a handful of leopard pieces in my...

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My Top Picks From The HUGE Shopbop Sale!

Guys! It's here at last, the huge shopbop sale! First off all, remember to use code: GOBIG18 to get the discounts when you shop. There are literally thousands of items on sale from 20% to 60% off. The sale lasts for only a few days, so now is the time to shop. Here...

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Fashion Trends That Are Back

Fashion Trends That Are Back

I continue to be fascinated every time I see something come back into style. Just when we all thought that we'd never see bell bottom jeans again, they came back as "flare" jeans. Denim skirts reemerged (which thrills me to no end) and jean jackets have never left....

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Daily Skin Care Routine

Daily Skin Care Routine

February in Connecticut can get bitterly cold.  When the winter weather arrives and the heat gets cranked up, it is time for me to make an adjustment to my daily skin care products. My routine remains mostly the same, I just switch out a few of the spring/summer...

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The secret to baby soft feet

The secret to baby soft feet

The secret to baby soft feet Before I tell you my secret to getting baby soft feet, I have to tell you how it happened. About six weeks ago, I re-started my yoga practice and could not be happier about the decision. Not only is my body becoming toned, I feel better...

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Winter Bride Inspiration

Winter Bride Inspiration

Lately, we've had a lot of beautiful snow days in Connecticut. I always know that we're going to have a snow day when I don't wake up to the high school bus making its way around our neighborhood at 6:30am. It is so quiet. The snow muffles everyday noises and I lie in...

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How To Do Winged Eyeliner

How To Do Winged Eyeliner

Winged eyeliner is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and fun ways to wear eyeliner. Whenever I see a woman with winged eyeliner, I imagine that she is a person who has a dramatic - yet playful side to her! If winged eyeliner is something that you have admired from...

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My Mommy Chic New Year’s Eve Outfit

My Mommy Chic New Year’s Eve Outfit

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that you had an awesome New Year's Eve and a relaxing New Year's Day. I'm one of many that said "good riddance" to 2017. It felt really great to watch that ball drop in Times Square didn't it? Cheers to a new year with new...

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Fall’s Best Shawls

Fall’s Best Shawls

SALE ALERT! Hi everyone, I'm linking up some of my favorite shawls (and sweaters) from CHICNICO with fashion tips on how to wear them. One of the shawls is only $29.99 and comes in four colors. And today, you can get an extra $5.00 any order $49+ order by using code:...

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Must Have Fall Booties

Must Have Fall Booties

Welcome to October! I look forward to this month so much. I've found that the craziness of September's "back to school" ends when October begins. All the kick-off events for school and sports is behind us and everyone has settled into their routine. The new month...

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One Tunic Two Ways

One Tunic Two Ways

If there is anything that I am least likely to wear, it's plaid. I made an exception for this tunic because it combines two of my favorite colors, blue and pink. I like plaid, but it is a tricky one to get right because of the dreaded pajama factor. Whenever I see a...

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My First Experience With New York Fashion Week

My First Experience With New York Fashion Week

It's always fun to get something crossed off your bucket list. Last Friday, I had my first experience with New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) and it was so exhilarating! Even after two years of blogging, I still get a thrill when PR firms find my blog and reach out to me...

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Show Off Shoulders and Stripes

Show Off Shoulders and Stripes

  I have a thing for blue and white. And while it is true that there are many other color combinations that I adore, the classic pairing of blue and white is my favorite. Just peek in my closet and look around my home. In addition to a dozen items of clothing, I...

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Summer’s Most Perfect Dress

Summer’s Most Perfect Dress

I've been blogging about stripes, bell sleeves and off-the-shoulder pieces all summer. If you missed the 10 Most In-Demand Fashion Trends, click here. You'll see them all on "it list." So you can only imagine that my heart caught in my throat when I saw this Donna...

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How to perfect the untucked shirt

How to perfect the untucked shirt

Hi guys! I hope you had a great weekend. On a total whim, we hit the #nsale on Sunday. Kerry scored on some new dress pants, Jackson came home with some fun Vineyard Vines gear (a baseball hat and t-shirts) and I got a great deal on a Clinique makeup remover set that...

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10 Most In-Demand Fashion Trends

10 Most In-Demand Fashion Trends

10 Most In-Demand Fashion Trends One of the many perks of being a fashion blogger is being on the cusp of what's trending. I'm plugged into the top fashion brands via social media platforms and love watching a trend explode. What starts as a celebrity or supermodel...

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Can a Watch Make You Feel Sexy?

Can a Watch Make You Feel Sexy?

This post is sponsored by Collinsville Watch Company, all opinions are my own. I have a thing for men's shoes. Let me clarify, it's not a fetish. I'm not wearing his shoes and hiding in a corner of his closet. That'd be so weird. I only hide in his closet when I need...

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Add Some Sparkle To Your Summer

Add Some Sparkle To Your Summer

I have a gorgeous vintage tank top with white and silver sequins and beads. It weighs a ton because it was hand-beaded, and I totally love it. But, it is way too dressy for anything but a formal occasion. It hangs in my closet and I feel a little badly about the fact...

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Stella & Dot Styling Session

Stella & Dot Styling Session

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." - Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias This quote comes from Steel Magnolias, one of my most beloved movies. No matter how many times I watch that movie, it never gets old. You may have...

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Classic Blue and White Striped Shirt

Classic Blue and White Striped Shirt

Classic Blue and White Striped Shirt Few things are more classic than a blue and white striped shirt. To me, it reads New England Coast. If you live in Connecticut, having a blue and white striped shirt should be part of your capsule wardrobe. Endlessly versatile,...

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Summer Styled Gingham

Summer Styled Gingham

You've gotta love shopping for someone else and then scoring the cutest thing in the store for yourself. I took Jackson to American Eagle to buy him jeans for a Bar Mitzvah party, and just as we were checking out, I spotted it. A blue and white gingham tank top with a...

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Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

The instant I saw a girlfriend of mine rocking eye lash extensions, I've been intrigued by the whole idea. She looked sensational and I couldn't keep my eyes off her eyes. She looked glamorous, happy and rested. She has three active boys and I know she is chronically...

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Horse Races and Hats

Horse Races and Hats

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Did you watch the Kentucky Derby, otherwise known as the greatest 2 minutes in sports? Be honest, was it for the horse race or for the hats? One of the things that I look forward to when there is a horse racing event are the...

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Classic Pink and White Striped T-Shirt

Classic Pink and White Striped T-Shirt

When J. Crew had their spring sale, I rushed over to see what bargains I could take home. I picked up a couple of cute things on sale and one top that wasn't on sale. I've been buying a lot of pink clothes recently and I couldn't pass up this pink and white t-shirt....

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Lovely in Lilly

Lovely in Lilly

I've been a fan of Lilly Pulitzer clothes since my days at Penn State University. I remember my first purchase was a mini skirt. Being on a college student's limited budget, it felt like I paid a fortune, but it was so worth it! I had to own something made by Lilly....

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J. CREW Spring Sale!

J. CREW Spring Sale!

Yay - it's Thursday and that means there is only one more day before the weekend kicks off! If that's not enough to smile about, it is made even better by the fact that J. CREW is having a huge spring sale right now. Here's the deal. Get 40% off sale styles with code...

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Cool Girl Crop Jeans

Cool Girl Crop Jeans

Hopefully you had the same warm weather that we enjoyed here on the Connecticut Coast yesterday! It was in the low 80's most of the day which created the ideal backdrop for an Egg Hunt followed by a delicious Easter Brunch. When we got back home, everyone changed out...

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10 Transitional Outfits To Wear Now

10 Transitional Outfits To Wear Now

10 Transitional Outfits to Wear Now Sometimes I feel like I mention the weather a lot when I'm blogging. I'm not saying it's his fault, but I'm blaming my husband for this. Every morning before he leaves for work, he gives us the current temperature and what the...

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The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream thank you to Bétèrre for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. Now or later, please take a moment out of your Monday to check out these Instagram photos that the celebs posted to their feed for the Golden Globes last night. Some of...

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Have Yourself A Fashionable Holiday

Have Yourself A Fashionable Holiday

Have Yourself a Fashionable Holiday If you haven't filled up your fridge with holiday party invitations yet, trust me, they're coming. Just like every year, your next few weeks of 2016 are going to be packed with everything from casual to semi-casual to formal holiday...

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Flower Power

Flower Power

"More is more and less is a bore." said Iris Apfel. When life becomes predictable, it can get boring. And while that suits some people, it's definitely not for me. I'll never forget the time when Kerry, Jackson (who was 6 or 7 years old at the time) and I were headed...

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Fur Sure

Fur Sure

Fur Sure Ray-Ban Clubround (similar), Ralph Lauren Blouse (similar here), Lace Skirt (similar here and here), Old Navy Faux Fur Vest (similar here), brown boots. First things first. I hope that you'll vote today! Now, can we talk fur? Faux, to be clear. Dressing in...

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