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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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belle Marguerite

My mother has gone home for a little while. Zee French woo-mahn, as her friends jokingly refer to her, moved in with me four months ago. She came here to die. Funny how plans go, non? Her less than six months to live prognosis has floated away on a gentle summer breeze. Six months has turned to seven, and soon it will be eight. As it turns out, she came here to live, not die. She has regained her strength and vitality, and even her sense of humor, while experiencing nary a symptom of her dreaded disease. Never one to...

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