A little sole ...

- Shoes are shoes and brogues are brogues ... -
- Unless of course they're made by Marc Jacobs -

A few favourites ...

- Certain looks require an extra punch -
- Bold pinks, sultry reds and failsafe neutrals are a great base to any lip colour collection -
- Never fear a slick of come-hither colour -

To have and to hold ...

- Buttery brown leather makes this bag pure Prada perfection -

A few favourites ...

- Make accessory choices crystal clear -
- Vintage-inspired mirror organizers offer a pretty place to throw everyday accessory choices -

A few favourites ...

- Some days are meant to be a treat -
- Why not spend the day sipping rich teas in a decadent environment? -
- I couldn't find an excuse not to -

Wear, oh wear ...

- Sail away in a sailor-inspired silk shirt ... No boat required. -

- Pair with a sharp, structured coat or blazer to minimize the whole circus-tent look -

Wear, oh wear ...

- Find your favourite fall staple and stick with it -

- A classic tweed blazer and a pair of camel boots are a great place to start -

A few favourites ...

- Put your best face forward with a pretty pink pout -

Wear, oh wear ...

- Lucious leather -

- Fall is upon us ... this year, try the cool-weather staple in a new colour ... perhaps grey -

To have and to hold ...

- This gorgeous Marc Jacobs purse is simple, classic and oh-so chic -

Wear, oh wear ...

Successfully donning high-waisted denim can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you've got a little 'hip' to your shape.

I bought these sailor-inspired skinnies from Forever 21 with the plan to pair them with a tucked-in tube top and a pair of flats ... a perfect choice for an evening concert or café lunch.

I found dressing them up, however, to be a bit of a challenge.

In the end I chose a loose white button-up tucked in at the front to show the denim's detailing with the tails out in the back.

Killer accessories including a pair of Aldo Destime heels and a Fendi purse help to package this outfit into a perfect option almost any occasion.

A few favourites ...

This is a small hanging chandelier that I had put up in my closet.

Made of shells and crystal beads, it adds an air of opulence to my favourite area, which makes me feel at once at ease and inspired.

I love the idea of having beautiful furniture and lighting in one's home ... and especially in one's dressing area. And it doesn't have to come at a budget-busting price. This delicate fixture cost me just less than $50.

So, go ahead ... add something beautiful to your living space ... inspire yourself and your wardrobe.

Because, let's face it ... if you're not excited about what you're wearing ... you can guarantee nobody else will be either.

To have and to hold ... Fendi B Bag

Fendi B Bag
This Fendi B handbag is one of the cornerstone pieces in my collection.
I hold it near and dear to my heart neither because of its value nor its design, but rather because it was one of the first designer handbags I ever purchased.
I picked it up some years ago at a designer consignment shop in La Jolla, California and continue to love it for its luxe detailing and over-the-top design.
Though I hate to admit it, this bag rarely sees the light of day because it's rather impractical to carry. Instead it sits stuffed with paper, in its dustbag awaiting the day when I choose to carry it -- a day that will likely never arrive.
Nevertheless, it's a joy to own and even more fun to photograph.

Wear, oh wear ...

Maxi skirt

I felt compelled to showcase an option to MAXI-mize summer's IT-skirt -the maxi- and transition it into fall.

Maxi skirt

This lightweight polyester-cotton blend skirt from Forever 21 is the perfect weight to sail into the cooler months.

Because I'm wide in the shoulders and in the hips, I wanted to create a larger silhouette on the top in order to streamline the look through the middle.

I chose a men's Perry Ellis tailored shirt in a crisp white and anchored the look with a thick, black leather, corset belt from Nordstrom.

A chunky pendant by Alexis Bittar adds a bit of glamour and polish.

To me, there are a nearly limitless amount of acceptable shoes options for an outfit such as this. If it's still warm but a little windy, a great pair of gladiators would work. If the weather has thoroughly transitioned into fall, then some kick-butt combat boots would add a killer, 90's vibe.

Because let's face it ... nobody like to lose their summer staple to the summer!

Wear, oh wear ...

This outfit is really fun and quirky. It makes me want to head down to a Hipster hangout and shake my hips ... which is definitely NOT something I usually feel compelled to do.

Basic high-waist, indigo skinnies from Forever 21 and my staple Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch, along with stack-able bangles frame this outfit with just enough of a "I-thought-ahead-about-my-outfit-and-accessories" type look to be a success.

The shoes and shirt are by far the standout in this little piece of hipster chic.

Black, patent leather oxfords by Jessica Simpson are a cute and comfortable option ... and are shiny enough to wear for a night out.

The top is a clearance-rack purchase from Forever 21 for $3.99 and has been one of those "closet-sitters" ... you know ... the kind that take up a spot in your closet and you're unsure when you'll ever get around to wearing it. But I finally did.

With a multi-clasp back closure and an of-the-moment cropped length, this ruffled, sequin-bedazzled top is a playful piece that screams "Take me to an indy concert!"

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