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How To Dress Down A Formal Skirt

I’ve had this floral-embroidered Alice + Olivia ball skirt hanging in my closet for more than a couple of seasons. I bought it for a formal party but ended up wearing something else instead. Recently I decided to put a totally different spin on it, dressing down its formality with simple basics that make it feel more fun than fairy tale. Please note, you don’t need a pickup truck as an accessory, but it kind of works with this look, don’t you think? (lol) I’ve searched and searched for you in an effort to find the same brocade ball...

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The Little Black Coat

Good morning, everyone. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I had so much fun with family and friends that I almost didn’t notice how freaking cold it was in Chicago. (I must say, my hometown knows how to do cold.) My little black coat – one of my favorites – has been in heavy rotation that past several days, carrying me from appointments, to family dinners, to a stop at one of my favorite European bakeries for a quick reprieve from the cold temps. Its wrap-style silhouette and shawl collar (buttoned up because of the wind) makes it...

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