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‘Scream Queens’ Jewelry Looks for Less

If you’re like me you can’t resist tuning into Scream Queens for the jewelry and style.  And most of the jewelry is easily accessible at under $20.  I’ve done the legwork finding where you can shop for these fabulous items whether you want to treat yourself or put them away for Christmas.

Chanel #2’s Sparkle Link Bracelet.

Chanel #2's

Zayday’s Oversized Blue Link Necklace.

Zayday's

Chanel Oberlin’s Pearl Bracelets.

Chanel Oberlin's

Chanel #6’s Cherry Necklace.

Chanel #6's

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7 Ways to Add Army Green to Your Wardrobe Closet

If the thought of wearing army green leaves you with a case of the yawns, you’re not alone.  It’s always been a bit too drab and depressing for me, however, I’ve started noticing the little tricks of stylish women who manage to make the shade of military fatigues downright glam, elegant and sexy.

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Here she uses a flirty skater skirt in army green to not only show off her legs and a tan, but also adds sexy black strappy sandals…

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Using green as a vest she counteracts the drabness with pops of white polka dots and scintillating CZs in her necklace which act as complexion-boosters for the face.

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The fit and flair of this dress with ribbing to accentuate an hourglass figure, a circle neck to stay away from the face and frilly shoulders provide enough femininity to ward off the sloppiness that oftentimes accompanies this color.

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Adrienne Bailon uses her skin tone and hair color to balance and accentuate this black and green look with matte gold jewelry.

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Here Polyvore stylist @johna-cameron uses optic white in a tight knit to add zest to an otherwise toned-down ensemble.  Very elegant, don’t you think?

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This may sound strange but the key here is to pay attention to the color of the banner moniker on this magazine cover.  Adding the hot pink shade of the ELLE letters to your army green ensemble–in the form of jewelry, scarves and handbags–would work wonders toward making Princess Madeleine’s classic trench really pop.

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Love her or hate her, the late Joan Rivers was often on the best-dressed list. Here she uses black as an anchor and contrasting color, keeps the drab green away from her face and adds glow with matte gold accessories.

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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6 Accessories We Didn’t Know We Wanted Until Fashion Month SS16

Among the gorgeous clothes featured at Tokyo Fashion Week’s spring 2016 collections, I fould myself focusing on the details, especially the bags, jewelry and accessories.  Here are some fun girly items I’ll be adding to my closet over the next few months in prep for the new season.  Which items do you plan to buy?

TIARAS.

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The ubiquitous tiaras at Saint Laurent’s show looked fresh and enhanced a number of different hair styles and hair colors. This one is available here.

SCARVES, BEAUTIFUL SCARVES.

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Photo:  Hermes SS2016

CHOKERS WORN OVER SCARVES.

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Photo:  Dior SS16

BOATER HATS.

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Photo:  Beautiful People SS16

BOWS.

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Photo:  Chanel SS16

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Photo:  Lanvin SS16

FRESH & CLEVER HANDBAGS.

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Photo:  Louis Vuitton SS16

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Photo:  Christian Dada SS16

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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Fashionably Early: 10 Brand New Style Books to Decorate Your Home and Office

With so many coffee table books just now hitting newsstands, I had to check out the offerings in the fashion-designer and fashion-photography categories.  If you are interested in redecorating your space or in leafing through gorgeous pages of outfit inspiration, here are 10 possibilities.  Happy reading!

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Manolo Blahnik.  c2015, by Manolo Blahnik, et al.

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Balenciaga.  c2016, by Catherine Join-Dieterle, et al.

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Fashion’s Front Line.  c2015, by Nilgin Yusuf.

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Philip Treacy:  Hat Designer.  c2015, by Philip Treacy, et al.

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Retro Fashion.  c2015, by Lucinda Gosling.

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Oscar de la Renta.  c2015, by Andre Leon .

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Giorgio Armani.  c2015, by Giorgio Armani.

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Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld  Pre-order in 2015, by Karl Lagerfeld

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Diana Vreeland:  The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962.  c2015, by Alexander Vreeland.

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Grace:  Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.  c2015, by Grace Coddington.

10 of this Weekend’s Cutest Date-Night Outfits on Instagram

From Miami to NYC, Los Angeles to Green Bay and across the Atlantic to the UK,  I scoured instagram this past Saturday night to bring you an international selection of date-night looks.  Whether these women were enjoying a meal at a chic restaurant or dancing at Ball & Chain, they’ll provide inspiration the next time you’re planning a night out with your special someone.

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Photo:  @no1girl13 in Los Angeles 

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Photo:  @the_sassykatboutique In Carver, MN

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Photo:  anonymous 

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Photo:  @jany____ in Miami Beach, FL

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Photo:  @lola1989 in Sacramento, CA

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Photo:  @blingbar in Las Vegas, NV

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Photo:  @amy_in_miami 

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Photo:  @mrsmpd in Rumson, NJ

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Photo:  @amy.jane13 in the UK

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Photo:  @liz_reall in NYC

The Season’s Maximalist Jewelry Trend: 15 Wearable Ideas Without Going OTT

Out with minimalism and in with maximalism when it comes to jewelry this fall.  As for metal, gold is now more popular than silver and black enamel is also important.  As for shapes, look for pyramids and triangles.  Here are some handy ideas on how-to-wear.

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Photo:  @baublesociety_jewelry

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Photo:  @baublebar

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Photo:  @lawrenbagley available here

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Photo:  @esther_bbswat

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Photo:  @stella&dot

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Photo:  @isabelle_bbswat

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Photo:  @lofficielturkiye

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Photo:  @staci_bbswat

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Photo:  @thedoubletakegirls

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Photo:  ‘Empire’ Season 2

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Photo:  @styledbykesha

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Photo:  @baublebar

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Photo:  @Nordstrom

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Photo:  @Vogue, Sept. Issue

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Photo:  @lightinthebox

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.

CHANEL WATCH

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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

DISCLAIMER:  This blog post is not monetized nor does it contain affiliate links.  The links are simply provided as a courtesy.  No free products or gifts were received in exchange for mentioning the foregoing items.

The 10 Most Disappointing Shows of Fashion Month So Far [PHOTOS]

It’s okay to be disappointed by some of the ideas you see paraded during Fashion Month.

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Photo:  Marc Jacobs SS2016 RTW

Doesn’t mean you’re negative, pessimistic or opinionated.  Just indicates you’re a critical thinker, not being blindly led.

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Photo:  Tracy Reese SS2016 RTW

Right now we’re in the midst of Milan Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2016 offerings.  When a polished designer wants us to pay for the privilege of looking worse than we do when we awake in the morning, that’s where we should draw the line.

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Photo:  Leanne Marshall SS2016 RTW

Here are the 10 most disenchanting shows so far.

BCBG.

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Photo:  vogue.com

Nicholas K.

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Photo:  nowfashion.com

Rachel Comey.

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Photo:  elle.com

Marc Jacobs.

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Photo:  glamour.com

Ryan Lo.

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Photo:  seen.com

Ashley Williams.

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Photo:  style.com

Marques’ Almeida.

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Photo:  @plaidpanache on Instagram

Tracy Reese.

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Photo:  @trendfudge on Pinterest

A Detacher.

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Photo:  @jewelryrecipe

Faustine Steinmetz.

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Photo:  refinery29.com