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12 chic ways to tie a scarf

12 chic ways to tie a scarf

Connecticut in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog by Sarah O'Brien Baby it's cold outside. The temperatures are well below freezing here on the East Coast, and while I truly love the cold weather (I really do) I can't leave my home without getting bundled from...

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Last Minute Gift Guide

Last Minute Gift Guide

Hello Wednesday. I thought you might need a gentle reminder that you have today and tomorrow to shop for gifts. Aside from the crowds, there are still plenty of things to feel good about from a selection standpoint. And the sales! Lots of great gifts for amazing...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: November

Birchbox Subscription Review: November

Birchbox Subscription Review: November Beauty Files With the Thanksgiving Holiday in just a few days, I wanted to start the week with a little beauty pick me up. I've been holding out on opening up my November Birchbox and finally got to it this weekend. I know it's...

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Poncho Sale Alert

Poncho Sale Alert

Wearing a poncho is like wrapping yourself in a soft, warm blanket that looks fabulous on you. You throw one of these on, and you instantly have a chic, effortless look. I'm currently coveting some ponchos designed by Eileen Fisher and I wanted to share the images and...

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Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

Charter Club/boat-neck top, Gap 1969 jeans, Frye boots Dear Mother Nature, What the...? We went from summer to winter in like two days. It was warm, sunny and gorgeous on Friday (I have the photos below to prove it) and on Sunday it was s-n-o-w-i-n-g. My ferns, that I...

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BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

One of the very best parts of getting my BIRCHBOX in the mail is the anticipation of what the outside of the box will look like. They continue to enchant me every month with fabulous packaging! This month, the BIRCHBOX is exquisitely marbled with pink and white and it...

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10 Essential Flats

{Mini Miller Flat by Tory Burch in Bright Navy. I'm in love.} Sometimes I think that flats are just as commanding as heels. They obviously don't show off your legs as well as a heel does, but there is an arresting feeling I get when I see a woman impeccably dressed...

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Classic Blue & White Stripe Shirt

Classic Blue & White Stripe Shirt

Seriously, I am not supposed to be buying summer clothes! I'm a sucker for a classic blue and white stripe. When I saw this button down shirt from Ralph Lauren I bought it thinking that I could get some mileage out of it before snow flies. I’ve worn it by pairing with...

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Camo Jacket Reveal

Camo Jacket Reveal

  You can’t go wrong with a basic camo jacket for the fall weather. Whether you keep it simple with a black tee-shirt and flats or dress it up with a blouse and heels, this versatile Design Lab jacket is a must in my closet. It comes in two colors, army green or...

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Fall Fashion Color Report

Fall Fashion Color Report

Sometimes I think that the fashion industry is a little like "Who came first, the chicken or the egg." I like to be fashion forward, and as I was combing through RTW (ready to wear) clothing last week on New York's Fashion Week, I noticed that there was a definite...

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BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

Opening my mailbox to see my bright pink BIRCHBOX shipping box never fails to put a smile on my face. In addition to the anticipation of what goodies are in store, I love seeing the packaging! My August box says "Adventure is a state of mind" and I couldn't agree...

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I Love you to the moon and back

I Love you to the moon and back

I love you to the moon and back - CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Dainty jewelry is so charming and lately I've been coveting anything that combines a little crescent moon and stars. Etsy is one of my favorite places to shop, especially for whimsical...

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5-Minute Hairdo

5-Minute Hairdo

CT in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. When our AC kicks on, it finally feels like summer. I welcome the sun and the heat, but not what it does to my hair. My hair is naturally curly and when I blow it out, it gets frizzy. I love smooth curls, but it takes...

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Five Fabulous Fragrances

Five Fabulous Fragrances

    Five Fabulous Fragrances by Connecticut in Style ctinstyle.com I think that perfume is very personal. Not every fragrance smells the same on everyone and it takes some sampling to find the right one for your body and your senses. Some people want their...

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How to get Dazzling White Teeth

How to get Dazzling White Teeth

To set the mood for today's post, please take a moment now to turn on or up your device's volume. Let's take a listen to the great Louis Armstrong for a little bit. Just hover to the middle of the frame and click on the arrow. Our smile says so much about us, and when...

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Peasant Blouse

Peasant Blouse

Last weekend, I was in Sarasota, Florida where the weather is warm and sunny and gorgeous - and so are the people. On our last night, we strolled around the downtown area and came across a live outdoor latin music festival. I loved the fact that people were dancing in...

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BirchBox

BirchBox

  I signed up for Birchbox recently and I have to say that I am loving all the beauty samples! You've probably heard of Birchbox, but in case you haven't, here is the low down. When you subscribe ($10/month or $110/year) you will get monthly deliveries of...

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Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt Connecticut in style We are gearing up for our family vacation next week and I'm already making mental notes about what to pack and what to wear on the days we are traveling to and from our destination. The weather in Connecticut is finally warming up,...

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The Hottest Handbag Brands

The Hottest Handbag Brands

I was in a consignment store in Darien, Connecticut a few summers ago. The moment I walked in, I spotted the MOST GORGEOUS Marc Jacobs handbag I had ever seen. It was a robin's egg blue and a steal at around $450 dollars but I didn't buy it. When I went back the next...

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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2015

  Happy Friday and happy first day of spring! I'm drooling over Lilly Pulitzer's spring arrivals and thinking ahead to a warm and sunny tropical destination for spring break. We are headed to the Bahamas for a much needed family vacation (I'm counting the days...

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Sweater Tips

Sweater Tips

Even though it is March 9th, I'm staring at several feet of snow which means that it is still sweater season. In New England, our sweater season started in October and that makes March the official start of our sixth month wearing wool. I'm finding it challenging to...

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Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend Jeans - Sarah O'Brien, Founder and Editor of Connecticut in Style There is something so romantic and sexy about wearing your boyfriend's or husband's clothes. It must be a universal thing to want to grab an item of clothing that belongs to your favorite...

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Makeup Tricks & Tips

Makeup Tricks & Tips

I think it is fun to experiment with makeup tricks from time to time.  Most days, I keep my makeup to a minimum because I prefer a more natural look.  The three things that I rarely leave the house without wearing are eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick/gloss.  My...

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Tortoise meets Monogram

Tortoise meets Monogram

A monogram is such a classic look, it never goes out of style.  One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a gold monogrammed necklace that I wear at least once a week.  There's something about wearing an accessory with your initials on it that adds a personal touch and...

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