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Wish List - My 9 Favorite November Finds From Humble Chic NY

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I was doing some online window shopping, and decided to visit one of my favorite sites to peruse, Humble Chic NY. Their site has the perfect mix of affordable and trendy finds. Every time I visit I always see a hand full of goodies that I want to scoop up. So today I am sharing a few items that caught my eye.











Art of the Day - Paola Delfin

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Feminine Nest - Decorate Your Bathroom With Silver, Purple, and Crystals

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This one is strictly for the ladies who want to jazz up their feminine nest. Today I am focusing on adding a few decorative pieces that will help make your bathroom a glamorous retreat. Some of the home decor suggestions would seem out of place for a bathroom, but that is what makes them so perfect. These easy tips will make your bathroom unique. The fun part about these simple changes is that you can achieve a whole new look without construction or a full-blown renovation.
Easy Changes & Tips - Rethink your lighting. Most bathrooms have can or pendant lighting. For a different take try a small scale chandelier. It will add a little extra sparkle while you're relaxing in the tub. - Consider adding wallpaper instead of re-painting. It's a great way to add texture and print. The key is to make sure you have proper ventilation and fans installed in the bathroom to avoid moisture issues. - A beautiful and comfortable chair is a must-have when you're pampering yourself. Perfect…

Day to Night - Hourglass Body Type

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A couple of weeks ago I received a request from one of my blog followers asking me to style a fashion set showing clothing options for an hourglass figure - and the only stipulation was that the set must feature flat shoes. I decided to tackle this request by featuring a day to night outfit where I am working with the same basic pieces (that highlight an hourglass figure curves) and changing out the accessories. Since this was a personal request I wanted to make sure every piece was budget friendly and affordable. For the day outfit, I created a look that you could wear to the office. For the evening outfit, I created an ensemble that could be worn when going out for drinks, dinner, or clubbing.
Hourglass Figure Styling Tips: - Make sure to pick pieces that fit, but are not overly tight. Close fitting clothes highlight an hourglass figure. - Baggy or shapeless clothing is a huge no-no! - Remember to always emphasize your waist. - If you wear flats pick a pair with a pointy toe. Round toe f…

My 6 Favorite Black Cocktail Dresses For Under $100

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In my previous post I styled a fashion set featuring a black Kenzo dress that received a lot of attention. Some of my readers have requested an alternative cocktail style dress that was less expensive. So I have compiled a list of six of my favorite black cocktail dresses for Fall 2014. All of these fabulous finds are under $100, so they will not break your budget.








Navigating The Night

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Before I determine what I need and want to buy to update my wardrobe each season I try to compile ideas and inspiration from several sources. This fall I have really been inspired by art, urban cities, and fantastic prints. When I was perusing Pinterest I came across this cool illustration, "New York" by Peter Donnelly. I was inspired by the retro Mad Men depiction of the frenzy of the city at night and decided to use it as today's inspiration for the outfit of the day.






Living Room Inspiration - Black, Gold, and Pink

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Usually, I do not gravitate towards the color pink, especially when it comes to decorating a home. When I came across this elegant living room by Amy Howard I started to reconsider. I always considered a pale or cotton candy pink as a juvenile hue, but when paired with accents of black and gold it gives off a more sophisticated vibe.




Decorative Accessories:  Possini Ceiling Light  Zinc Door Pillow  Silks Are Forever Flowers  1stdibs Vase 



FALL 2014 - The Cape Dress

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I have one consistent goal every season, and that is to find the perfect little black dress. For fall I found what may be a contender in this sharp cape dress from Lipsy. The cool part is that it is only $96! So if you are ballin' on a budget this one is right up your alley. A dress like this only needs the bare minimum. I just styled it with a pair of strappy sandals and a chic handbag. Since the look says so much stick to the basics where your makeup is concerned. A little foundation, a bit of liner & mascara to define the eye, and just a hint of lush red color on the lips. A perfect evening look with minimal effort. What more could a fashionista ask for?





Lipsy Dress  Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals  Mac Lipstick 





Art of the Day - Eric Bowman

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You Belong Among The Wildflowers - Tom Petty

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" Run away, find you a lover Go away somewhere all bright and new I have seen no other Who compares with you .....
You belong among the wildflowers You belong somewhere close to me Far away from your trouble and worries You belong somewhere you feel free You belong somewhere you feel free "
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Above is partial lyrics (not in exact order) of "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The lyrics of this song was the inspiration for today's set. I was thinking about the numerous incarnations of fashion, and how varied the definition of style is depending on the individual. It's a concept I wholly embrace and thrive on. Several decades ago style had stricter guidelines, there were no grey areas or blurred lines. If you did not fit into one particular box your style was automatically dismissed. For me, that kind of compartmentalization can be very boring. I do not find any pleasure with everybody looking and dressing the same. If …

Art of the Day - Javier Gonzalez Pachecho

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My 12 Favorite Grey Finds For Fall 2014

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Grey is the color of the season. It is a neutral and impartial, it also works well when paired with brighter colors. This subtle hue was all over the Fall 2014 runways from New York, Milan, to Paris. Below are a few of my favorite grey finds for fall.











My 11 Faves From the Reem Acra Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

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This post is for all of  the brides-to-be still looking for ideas for your wedding dress.
Here are 11 of my favorite wedding gowns from designer Reem Acra's Fall 2015 Bridal Collection. Reem Acra is known for her eponymous bridal gown line which she founded in 1997. She is known for her tailoring, and new concepts for the modern bride.