Outfit of the Week: The White Blazer

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~Iris & Ink ‘Selena’ Crepe Blazer (52% off)~

~Tart ‘Christie’ striped stretch-jersey top~

~Mih Jeans ‘Olso’ jean, mean-rise, long slim leg (other washes)~

~Salvatore Ferragamo Varina flats (nude), other colors available~

~Tuscany Tote in Cognac (leather)~

~Julie Vos Roman Monogram necklace~


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Style Inspiration: A Mish Mash

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The weather, while nearing August, is in limbo at times as I recently woke up to 39 degree (Fahrenheit) temps which means layers were much desired, and while we will have one last month in the states of extreme warmth, it is beginning to be time to think about early fall. So today is a mish mash of summer and early fall style inspiration. … [Continue reading...]

Moving Checklist: How to Minimize the Stress of a Major Life Transition

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“And I just think that if you believe in something and you want it so much and you're not hurting anyone else, you have to go for it. Which sometimes means taking a risk, even if it's scary. But the thing you want most to happen doesn't stand a chance unless you give it one.”  ― Susane Colasanti The Simple Sophisticate, episode #48 The … [Continue reading...]

Au Courant Weekly: July 25, 2015

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The Simple Sophisticate, episode #47   The inaugural episode of Au Courant Weekly kicks off today as the second weekly episode of TSLL podcast, The Simple Sophisticate. Part of living well is being in the know, whether it is being knowledgable of news from around the world or informed of going-ons right in your own community, … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 168

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Blog ~The Improvised Life Established in 2009 by Sally Schneider, The Improvised Life aims to offer tools and ideas for everyday challenges and offer creative solutions. With two cookbooks to her credit: The Improvisational Cook and A New Way to Cook, the blog offers cooking ideas but so much more as well.  Whether it's decor advice or life … [Continue reading...]

The Podcast Expands! Au Courant Weekly

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If you were a fan of The Oprah Winfrey show when it aired each weekday at 4pm (on the west coast), you may remember that for a short duration in 2007/2008, she aired a weekly news round-up show that aired each Friday. I absolutely loved this series. Topics of interest, politics, studies - both serious and somewhat fluff were discussed, but the … [Continue reading...]

Decor Inspiration: An Eclectic Neutral Respite

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Always looking for stunning bathrooms, or should I say bathtubs, that are capable of drowning out the day's stresses, this particular tub in Tampa, Florida, caught and kept my attention. A home interior which adheres to a neutral palette, the simplicity of the hues allows the decorator to have some fun with eclectic furniture and wall/ceiling … [Continue reading...]

Word of the Week: No. 11

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Click below for pronunciation:   Sir Ian McKellan was interviewed on Fresh Air which aired Monday July 20th; listen to the interview here. Mr. Holmes which opened last weekend (July 17th) is currently showing in theaters. ~WORDS OF THE WEEK FROM THE ARCHIVES: ~No. 10 - quotidian ~No. 9 - eunoia ~No. 8 - … [Continue reading...]

Outfit of the Week: Classic Hues

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~J.Crew short-sleeve cotton shirtdress in navy~ ~J.Crew Lace Ankle-Tie Espadrilles, use promo code GOSHOPPING to save 30%~ ~3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour medium leather tote, red~ ~Kenneth Jay Lane gold-plated earrings~ ~Chloe square frame sunglasses~ ~Theodora & Callum 'Ocelots Eye' print scarf~ ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: … [Continue reading...]

Style Inspiration: Cool & Chic

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During the summer months the cool factor (referring to the temperature, not the popularity campaign) is a must-tend-to when selecting an outfit. As I was pulling together this week's Style Inspiration, I came across a blog on Tumblr that epitomized the idea of cool style (in both senses of the the word, I would argue). LA Cool & Chic is the … [Continue reading...]