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Friday Link Love, Vol. 2.16

Friday Link LoveThe end is near… for 2017, I mean.

In a year bursting at the seams with social, political and personal highs and lows, I’m hoping that 2018 is just slightly more tame. This girl is straight up beat. With about 3 weeks left to go before our full renovation is complete, you can also imagine how eager I am to get this 2018 show on the road — in our new home!

So, in the spirit of the upcoming New Year, today’s Friday Link Love round up is all about fresh starts, clean slates, celebrating the New Year and few good shopping finds thrown in for good measure. Let’s get to it!

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How To Make This Your BEST January Ever!

Your best January Ever

January is a month of mixed emotions.

We’re all excited for what the future holds and all of those resolutions we’re trying to hold ourselves accountable for (step away from the cookies!), yet anxious for the same reasons. We’re happy that the chaos of the holidays is behind us, yet bummed that we’ve returned to the regular grind. Worst of all, if you live in my part of the country it’s freezing, overcast and wet. Like everyday. Really. Kiss those beautiful SATIN ANKLE WRAP FLATS goodbye for the next 3 months.

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January Wish List

January 2016 Wish List Header

Another day, another inch of snow (or 3?) here in Cleveland.

This is perhaps the most depressing time of year — the holiday joy is long gone, the grey skies have set in and we’re lucky if the thermometer breaks 25 degrees. No matter how warm your winter wardrobe is, it’s never quite warm enough… which is how this January Wish List came about. All I’m craving style-wise (food-wise is an entirely different story and wish list!) is cozy texture, layers and comforting warmth.

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Now, let’s discuss a few things starting with those BLACK PATENT LOAFERS. Can you believe they’re real leather and only $29!? Gotta love H&M and their PREMIUM COLLECTION. Currently the loafers still available in most sizes, but trust me, they won’t be for long.

Those PRADA SUNGLASSES have been calling to me for a few months now. Definitely a splurge, but they are such a cool blend of cat eye and aviator style that I can’t help but keep coming back to them – sorry Nordstrom sunglass sales lady! They’re also really comfortable and very flattering on most face shapes. Pair those with that FAUX FUR POM-POM BEANIE and you’ll have yourself a practical and on-trend cold weather look!

OK, and we definitely can’t wrap up without addressing that SWEATSHIRT. I know, I know… it’s just a silly graphic sweatshirt, but I love that it’s not too juvenile and looks fantastic with denim. Just check out MARY SENG of HAPPILY GREY and you’ll definitely fall in love with it too…

Ugh… basically, I want it all.

How about YOU?



January 2014: Style Inspiration

January Style Inspiration

Good Morning!

It’s a balmy 15 degrees here in Cleveland, with temps dropping into single digits (and wind chill BELOW ZERO) by tomorrow.  Pretty sweet, huh?  We have been in prime hibernation mode and praying to the homeowner’s god that our furnace can survive this cold freeze.  At 12+ years old, you never know!

So, while cooped up in our humble abode, I’ve taken to “window shopping” online for some serious style inspiration.  I have to say, it is definitely hard to feel inspired when the world around you is a frozen tundra.  Thank goodness for the internet.  I’ve bypassed most of the Resort 2014 collections (I’m just NOT ready yet!) and instead, focused on transitional neutral-toned separates that can be:

1) Worn immediately

2) Transitioned into Spring

3) Stored away for next year

It’s also not too late to take advantage of the post-holiday clearance sales- there are tons of great multi-season staples hidden amongst the holiday sparkles and glitz.

Here are two “looks” that  peaked my interest :

LOOK#1:  Acne Fall/Winter 2014              LOOK#2:  3.1 Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2014

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Notice the menswear inspired theme?  I love the boxy/loose cuts balanced with touches of fitted femininity.  A perfect yin and yang in my opinion.  I could also see many of those pieces incorporated into next season, next year, etc.  Timeless.  The best kind of purchases.

Now, I’ve done all of the hard work for you.  All it takes is a little mouse scroll and you’ll see (and shop) my “clearance rack” interpretations of the looks above!

Acne Look #1

Jackets (from top to bottom)ASOS leather jacket / La Marque leather jacket (33% off!)

Cashmere sweaters (from left to right): 8 turtleneck sweater / T By Alexander Wang crop top (currently on SALE!)/ CLOSED long sleeve turtleneck sweater (40% off!)

Wide-leg trousers (from left to right): Vanessa Bruno wool wide-leg pants / L’Agence high-waisted crepe trousers (70% off!)/ Elie Tahari drawstring ‘Emmy’ pants

Booties (from top to bottom)Topshop snake-print pointed ankle boots / Zara white leather ankle boot (a steal at $60!)

3.1 Phillip Lim Look #2

Pea Coats (from top to bottom): J Crew stadium cloth captain’s coat (currently on clearance w/ an EXTRA 40% off!) / Jones New York pea coat (50% off!)

Blouses (from left to right)H&M blue button down shirt / J.Crew blue ‘Keeper’ chambray shirt / HUGO stretch cotton blouse

Skirts (from left to right)Zara crossover skirt w/ side zip (ONLY $30!) /  Carven ‘Compact’ wool skirt (on sale 30% off w/ an additional 20% on top!) / Topshop quilted skirt (50% off!)

Over-The-Knee-Boots (from left to right)Stuart Weitzman ’50/50′ black over-the-knee boots / Corso Como ‘Swift’ boots

Stay warm.  Stay safe.  Stay inspired.