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Things That Caught My Eye This Week

1.  What better way to welcome the first weekend of summer than with a classic libation, this one with a sweet twist. (Epicurious.com) 2.  There’s something magical about paper lanterns in the way they can transform any setting. (houseappeal.wordpress.com) 3.  And speaking of transforming any setting, check out this new home design service that’s easy to use and best of all, affordable. (homepolish.com) 4.  Researchers have produced a new map of the human brain that is absolutely mind-boggling. (nytimes.com) 5.  Some are calling it the newest form of workplace discrimination. (nymag.com/thecut) 6.  Officer, something just flew by my window...

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Things That Caught My Eye This Week

Happy Friday, everyone!  Hope you all had a great week. Between work and getting ready for our mystery move, I’m still having trouble finding enough hours in my day to get it all done. Ironically (and you’ll see why this is ironic in a minute) what keeps me calm is a good run—except that this week (and here’s the irony) I had the unfortunate experience of having a large dog lunge at me from behind (crazy, right?!). I ended up with a pretty good gash across the back of my leg, but thankfully nothing worse than that. Needless to say, I...

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BROGUES

Out of the archives today comes one of my favorite pair of shoes—my not quite vintage, but certainly more than a decade old –  Joan Helpern Signature brogues. Helpern’s Signature line of shoes and boots were worn by the likes of Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Diana. Why do I adore these two-tone lace-up wingtips so much? Because they personify the classic with a twist sensibility that truly defines my style. I especially love the juxtaposition of this look—menswear shoes paired with a soft, airy, lace dress, structured sleeveless blazer, and feminine, flower embellished belt. If you took...

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BLACK & WHITE

The great thing about having a wardrobe full of classics is that they never go out of style. Take black and white, for instance—one of my all-time favorite pairings—always timeless, right? Well, despite the fact that I personally have never relegated this dynamic duo to the back of my closet, they are once again enjoying their time in the spotlight, being heralded as one of the season’s hottest trends—think monochrome and minimalist. I probably wear more black and white than any other combination (and have enough derivations of it in my wardrobe to last several lifetimes). Yes, the look...

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