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How to Imitate the 9 Best Fashion Looks at BeautyCon

Although its focus is beauty and makeup, this weekend’s BeautyCon in NYC was complete with fabulous fashion.  Many outfits are easy to copy.  Here are some of my favorites.

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A simple striped knit dress cinched with a black belt or scarf and finished with black tights make this combination pulled together and eye-catching.

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You probably already have a black jacket, strappy sandals and the white crop top in this look.  A teal pencil skirt pops the ensemble so you might want to invest in one available here.  You could substitute a mustard or red straight skirt if you already own either of them.

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Layered pendant necklaces are the focus of this combo.  They’re also handy to have on hand for the ’70’s vibe happening in fashion right now.

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The theme of this outfit is white.  White lace top, white strappy sandals, white bag and white-washed jeans.  Again you probably have a majority of those items in your closet.

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A white blazer over a black and white print dress and nude heels make the look on the right effortless.  An all-black ensemble is always a good idea and the attendee on the left edges it out with a leather jacket and bold silver statement necklace.

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A red tribal print mini skirt like this makes this outfit come alive.  Again, you probably already own a short black leather jacket, black tights and black boots.

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Army green is a must-have for this fall.  Here the attendee looks stylish, comfy and coordinated in a long-sleeve mock-neck crop top and pencil skirt seemingly in a knit fabric.

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An unexpected color-combo of navy and dark brown combine to make this modern preppy look.  Off-white pants added to the ensemble.

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WEAR 2016 FASHION NOW: 21 WAYS to ROCK the RED and BLACK TREND [SLIDESHOW]

Black and red made a big statement not only on the runways of Spring 2016 fashion month but also in pop culture’s tv shows, movies and real-time street style.  With ruby and ebony hues being a natural fit for fall, why wait until next year to wear them? Here are some of my favorite combinations during the past month.

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THE LOOK FOR LESS: CHANEL

When we’re yearning for Chanel but encountering the reality of steep prices, we might be tempted to try some awesome alternatives.  We’re not advocating for knock-offs or replicas but for affordable luxuries that achieve polish and panache. Here are some classy options without cashing-in our retirement savings.

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Chanel Premiere Watch $895

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Joan Rivers Parisian Watch, $39.99 

CHANEL BLACK QUILTED BAG

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Chanel Matelasse Bag, $2500

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Unbranded Black Quilted Bag, $132

CHANEL BLAZER

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Chanel Double-Breasted Blazer, $1948

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Unbranded Double-Breasted Dress, $15.38

CHANEL CAP-TOE FLATS 

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Chanel Cap-Toe Flats for $395

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Ann Taylor’s Quilted Leather Ballet Flats for $88

CHANEL GOLD PLATED EARRINGS

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Chanel Medallion Earrings, $225

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Unbranded Medallion Earrings, $18

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Heading to Philadelphia to See the Pope? Here’s What 13 Women Wore to Meet the Pontiff

With the Pope making his first visit to the U.S. this week, I wondered how to dress when meeting him.  Since I’m a Christian but a non-Catholic, I really had no clue. This is what I found after doing some research.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden meets the Pope

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 Queen Letitzia of Spain meets Pope Francis

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meets the Pope at The Vatican

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Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain meets Pope Francis

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy meets Pope John in 1962

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Sophia, Former Queen of Spain, meets the Pope; photo via @nickverreos

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Angelina Jolie meets Pope Francis

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium meets Pope Francis

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First Lady Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan and the Pope

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Queen of Jordan and Pope Francis

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First Lady Laura Bush meets Pope Benedict XVI ; photo via @chinadaily.com.cn

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First Lady Michelle Obama meets Pope Benedict XVI

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Queen Silvia of Sweden meets Pope Francis

Traveling to London: 5 Outfits for High Tea

So you’re in London and invited to high tea.  What to wear? Never fear, five options are here.

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5 Inspirational Outfit Ideas for London Fashion Weekend

London Fashion Weekend begins now.  If you’re in need of outfit inspiration for attending the Spring/Summer 2016 shows, here are five looks you may even put together from wardrobe staples already in your closet.

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Straddle the Seasons with These 5 Black-&-White Outfits

While outdoor temps continue to fluctuate, black-and-white outfits make all kinds of sense.  Not only are both colors plentiful in your summer and fall closets, but also they save you time.  Here are some classy combinations that will garner compliments without causing confusion.

MIXING B&W FLORALS AND ANIMAL PRINTS.

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Photo:  @amybwebb on Polyvore

AN EASY, BREEZY B&W PLAID DRESS WITH WHITE HEELS.

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Photo:  Zendaya from @IGW on Pinterest.

DATE-NIGHT OUTFIT WITH POPS OF RED.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Pinterest.

PRIMARILY BLACK WITH A PRINT TOP AND POP OF BLUE.

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Photo:  @amybwebb on Polyvore.

A COPY-ABLE IDEA FROM VICTORIA BECKHAM.

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