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Box Of Style Winter 2018

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Last spring I reviewed Rachel Zoe's Box Of Style and had a great experience with the brand and their offerings. So I am back today with a preview of what Box Of Style is offering in their 2018 Winter Box. Box Of Style is a luxury subscription service curated by designer and editor, Rachel Zoe and delivered four times a year. Rachel has tapped into her exclusive network to bring members the most coveted brands and items each season. Each edition includes at least 1 item designed exclusively for Box Of Style. You have two options to choose from, you can pay $99.99 for this season's box or the annual subscription for $349.99. This box is available for residents in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia.
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" I adore winter because it's all about cozying up with family and friends, celebrating the holidays and preparing for a new year. I've curated the perfect luxury essentials to carry you …

My 5 Favorite Looks From The Brave Gentleman Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

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Joshua Katcher the founder and designer behind the brand Brave Gentleman is very passionate about cruelty-free clothing. He is one of the few menswear designers that offer high-end vegan clothing. He currently has a shop in the Williamsburg area in Brooklyn New York and he doesn't use fur, leather, wool, or down when making his clothes. When I first heard that he didn't use any of those products I assumed his collection would be boring but he has found alternative materials that give the appearance of wool and leather but does not use any animal products in the manufacturing process. On a different note, the designer was able to snag one of the biggest celebrity advocates for vegan clothing, Alan Cumming, to be the model for his fall/winter collection, and from what I hear he may be featured in more upcoming campaigns from the brand.








My 8 Best Dressed Celebrity And Fashion Style Stars 11/4/2018

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FAVORITE!!! My absolute favorite look this week goes to Taylor Hill. Her outfit is perfect for fall. Loving the all-black ensemble with a bit of edge with leather drawstring pants and sexy boots.






FAVORITE!!! Misty Copeland looked so pretty in her ballerina-inspired gown showing off her beautiful decolletage. The embroidery work is absolutely stunning on her dress.








FAVORITE!!! Amber Heard looked ravishing in this classic sequin low cut dress with a sexy slit. It is Old Hollywood Glamour with a modern twist.







My Favorite Leather Dresses For Fall

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Now that it is autumn and a bit cooler this is the perfect time to pull out your favorite leather pieces. Even though summer leather exists I prefer the heavier pieces that truly only work when the weather is cold. Leather tends to be durable and flexible and it can also be oiled to improve its water resistance. 
For today's post, I am focusing on some of the coolest leather dresses for fall. Some are edgy, flirty, embellished, or minimalist, but they are all right on trend. 


SET DETAILSIlia Lipstick (Buy Here) Alexander McQueen Leather Dress (Buy Here) INC International Concepts Wristlet (Buy Here) Gucci Heels (Buy Here)











Art of the Day - Patricia Ariel

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" Le Voyage " by Patricia Ariel. Oil on Wood. To view more or to purchase visit https://patricia-ariel.com/



Trend Alert: Houndstooth Bags

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The one thing I like about a houndstooth pattern is that is a classic but somehow designers find a way to make it cool and trendy each season. They may pair it with an unusual cut, mix it with another opposite fabric, or put it on an unexpected accessory.



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Jerome Dreyfuss Handbag (Buy Here)


Today I am focusing on some of the coolest and most versatile houndstooth bags for autumn. Even though the pattern has been very popular for the past few seasons what has captured my attention is the pattern on handbags. A houndstooth bag is all that you need to add that extra special touch to your outfit, especially if you are rocking a monotone look.









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My Favorite Looks From The Tanya Taylor F/W 2018 Collection

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Tanya Taylor stepped out of her comfort zone and added a bit of glam to her fall/winter collection for 2018. She still showcased her usual pretty prints and figure flattering silhouettes but this time she added metallic pieces and updated wardrobe staples with a cool designer twist.
METALLIC




A sparkly metallic top or dress is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe. Tanya Taylor made a metallic turtleneck, top, and dress that would be perfect for a party and the upcoming holiday season. Plus they rarely go out of style and can be worn for years to come.
FLORAL PRINTS




Taylor threw in her signature prints this season but offered us a more deconstructed version of them. She first painted the flowers on canvas, uploaded the finished result to her computer and then manipulated the print by taking out identifiable features for a more artistic take on the traditional floral print.

F/W BASICS WITH A TWIST




Some of the more wearable pieces in the collection was her take on fall/winter basics. S…

Art of the Day - Andre Mckee

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"First Day Of Spring 2" by Andre McKee. Photography. Digital Manipulation. To view more or to purchase visit https://www.artpal.com/millesdaddy

My Favorites From The Boss Fall 2018 Menswear Collection

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When I was growing up I remember the menswear brand Boss for nice classic suits and superb tailoring. They were a high-end fashion brand that pretty much exclusively catered to the corporate set, so if you did not exist in that realm, you really wouldn't be checking for them. That has all changed with their new chief brand officer, Ingo Wilts. Since he joined the brand he has pushed their design direction into sportier territory without abandoning the classic elements that Boss was known for. Wilts has named the new design aesthetic as "sporty tailoring " which perfectly encapsulates what the brand is offering for fall/winter. 











Rock The Vote 2018

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For all of you voters out there the midterm and local 2018 elections are right around the corner. If you want a cool way to spread the message of voting and want to be fashionable at the same time a few designers have presented us with a selection of "Vote" statement tees that will get your point across without even having to utter one word. By the way, if you are planning to vote you should check out the voting schedule in your area ahead of time since a lot of new election and polling laws have been passed in several states in the past few years. Most midterm and local elections are being held in November but in some areas voting will start as early as this month. 



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Monse Rock The Vote Tee (Buy Here) Monse Distressed Boyfriend Jeans (Buy Here) Scotch & Soda Hat (Buy Here) Tomasini Stratoss Handbag (Buy Here) Jeffrey Campbell Booties (Buy Here)















I Love Prada's Black And White Dress

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Finally, Prada has caught my attention! The brand has always had iconic handbags but I have never really found their clothing that appealing. Usually, when I am checking out the latest collections I always skip right past them because I assumed I had their aesthetic all figured out but sometimes a brand will surprise me, which they did when I saw this beautiful black and white overprint dress. I loved how they balanced using a graphic print with proper placement. The print is so eye-catching that when I first looked at it I didn't even realize it was a print. They placed the print at key places that I like to accentuate when rocking a frock. The print highlighted the chest and waist area which creates an hourglass shape even if you do not have one. It is slimming and shapely which is key for me. 


When styling this set I wanted to keep the palette pretty simple, so I stuck with a black and white theme when it came to the accessories. I added a pair of modern dangle earrings from A…

Christian Louboutin Rubylou Cross-Body Bag

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Christian Louboutin went back to his designer roots when he designed his Rubylou Cross-Body Bag. The bag features his "love" motif that he debuted in his first collection back in 1991. Since everything nineties is cool again this was the perfect time to bring back a part of his collection that was so nostalgic for him, especially since his brand has grown so much. Now he is an international icon and household name so it is always so cool to see a designer reference some of the moments that have helped them grow into the success that they are today.

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Christian Louboutin Rubylou Cross-Body Bag (Buy Here)

The designer also added the "love" motif to other styles of handbags that he offers. Sometimes the motif is designed in leather or an arty graffiti print. Below are a few examples of how he worked with the iconic motif. 







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Lust Worthy - Maison Boinet Grommet Bucket Bag

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I have always had a thing for grommets. I love the edgy detail on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Whenever I see anything with grommets I automatically want to snatch it up, so when I saw this Maison Boinet Grommet Bucket Bag I had to add it to my lust-worthy list. It features a long chain strap so you can wear it as a crossbody or you can switch it up and use the top handle option as well. It also works well for day or night.


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Maison Boinet Grommet Bucket Bag(Buy Here)

Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Shorts

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Culottes
You either hate them or love them. I'm never quite sure how I feel about them. Sometimes I hate how matronly and unflattering culottes can be but other times they are designed so well that I can understand their appeal. They are comfortable and easier to move in than a skirt and are cut at a modest length that most women find comfortable and are dressier than pants. Despite some of their positive selling points they haven't really caught on since the 70s but every so often a designer tries their hand at designing a trendy version. This year the designers and brand that decided to showcase their sophisticated version of culottes are Dolce & Gabbana. I love what they offered because there is no mistaking that they are meant to be a special purchase. They named their design the Miss Sicily Shorts and they are a standout piece. Made of silk and cotton with a whimsical cursive script on the hem they are designed to be the star of the show. I would style it with a sim…

Can't Get This Balmain Dress Out of My Mind

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Today's set is featuring a Balmain dress that I have been noticing everywhere. It seems as if the dress was calling out for a spotlight. I first noticed the dress when I was searching for another item and after that, I saw it a few more times on different websites. At first, I was surprised that it caught my eye, but I think the zig-zag pattern was the thing that did it for me. It is not a pattern that I tend to gravitate towards but this time I was feeling it. I think the placement of the pattern was perfect and I love the black and white color combination. I think it would be a cool dress for a party or a night out. I created a fun, interesting, and bold outfit that is perfect for a festive evening.


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Balmain Dress (Buy Here) Oscar de la Renta Earrings (Buy Here) Edie Parker Clutch (Buy Here) Saint Laurent Tower Pumps (Buy Here)