Casual Chic

Mailchimp T-Shirt and Leather Panel Pants

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This mailchimp t-shirt might be the best free t-shirt ever. Kudos to however designed these and decided to give them away to fashion bloggers at the last Independent Fashion Bloggers event.  I wear mine, a little too often.  It was part of my tin man outfit (I call it that because everything was in shade […]

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The Empresse’s New Coat

November 25, 2012

I’m with Nicolette Mason, no more black coats for me! Because of my, errrrr horizontal expansion, I recently replaced my camel color Kenneth Cole Reaction coat for this white one.  Before switching to camel, I was an all black coat girl because I thought it was easier to care for and hid dirt well.  Black […]

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What I Wore: Pretty In Pink

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I am a little behind on blog posts, but I guess it’s better late than never.  This is  what I wore to the opening of  Maggie Gardner’s, Gardner’s House event here in Connecticut a few weeks ago.  By the way, I think fuchsia (magenta) is a better pink hue for grown women than its pastel […]

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And The Title of Cold, Heartless Bitch Goes To

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Last year one of my sister’s called me a “cold, heartless bitch” for refusing to forgive her after a 5 year estrangement. I realize that forgiveness (or lack thereof) is an unhealthy emotion to carry and it’s not that I have allowed her, or the circumstance or anyone else like her to take up space […]

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What I Wore: Lace Blouse and Red Pants For Nigel Ramsay’s Event

October 29, 2012

While I await the passage of this “frankenstorm,” I just wanted to do a quick post to share a few photos from Saturday’s Nigel Ramsay fall 2012 presentation and Breast Cancer Benefit. Along with answering millions of questions, I also helped back stage with ushering the models out during the show.  These no iron, can’t ever […]

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And The Award For Best Wardrobe Basic Goes To

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Man these leather shorts certainly got a lot of mileage this year. I am embarrassed to admit that when inspiration didn’t come I grabbed the shorts and then shut my eyes and reached into my closet.  They really look great with everything and works for almost every informal occasion. I highly recommend that you add […]

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Red and Black Sheer Top and Black Harem Pants

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So long summer! Thanks for your many 90+ degree days and subsequently, my very high CL&P bill.  This goes down as yet another summer that I didn’t make it to those “pristine” beaches of New Hampshire, nor did I get to exercise those green thumbs as I planned and the six pack that I have […]

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How I Got Over the Photo Challenge For My Blog

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Everyone knows that photos for a blog of this type is essential to its existence.  Because of this, the photo question/issue  is one of the most discussed topics there is when it comes to blogging and the complaints are endless, “I don’t have a live in boyfriend, husband or roommate to take my photos,” “good […]

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Dulcimina Hat and Green and Black Dress

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Greetings, salutations and howdy dooos!!! I have to keep the post short because today is the first big days of big days in the days to come.  I only watch sports every four years during the Olympics and tonight is the opening ceremony of the 2012 games. Of all of the games, I am looking […]

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Famous Jamaicans and Basic Black From Head to Toe

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Ok, so the bag is green and the accessories are silver, but this inspired by the Jamaican flag challenge sent me back to a color scheme that was my signature look for years, basic black. By the way, the black in the Jamaican flag represents the people, however, it doesn’t symbolize the race of the […]

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