Style Inspiration: Cozy Fall Ideas

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Chunky, cozy sweaters are bountiful this season as designers offer beautiful options in rich neutral shades. An over-sized turtleneck, tailored to be just loose enough, but no too much, are perfect for snuggling up in on chilly evenings or pairing with denim. Large label collar wool coats are also a staple this season that draw attention, but in all the right ways. Have a look.

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~STYLE INSPIRATION POSTS FROM THE ARCHIVES:

~The Shift to Fall

~High & Low

~Stripes of All Colors

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Decor Inspiration: SJP’s Townhouse Can Be Yours

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Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have re-listed their Greenwich Village townhouse which offers five bedrooms, seven working fireplaces and more than 6500 square feet over an expanse of five floors. And while you may imagine yourself living where Carrie Bradshaw's many Manolos were stored, unfortunately, it has been reported that … [Continue reading...]

Authenticity: The Courage to Be Yourself

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“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  ~The Simple Sophisticate Podcast - Episode … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 126

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~Art Exhibit ~Mac Conner: A New York  Life Think Mad Men era, add a dose of Norman Rockwell's idealized America and you've got artist Mac Conner's illustrations. As an artist who was hired to help redefine America after WWII, Conner created advertisements for McCall's and Redbook. And while on the surface there is resides classic American ideals, … [Continue reading...]

Outfit of the Week: No. 39

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As mentioned in last week's podcast, navy is a classic staple to have in the closet no matter what the season, and this light-weight turtleneck fits the bill beautifully as fall is just getting started and temperatures are still quite temperate. Paired with a fall staple - corduroy - and simple brown pumps, this outfit could be worn to work or out … [Continue reading...]

Style Inspiration: The Shift to Fall

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After the deluge of rain on Monday evening, and the few falling leaves that have begun to turn into many, I do believe fall is here. I have a feeling my first sweater will be worn later this week, and I wouldn't be surprised if a hot apple pie pops out of the oven this weekend with a large dollop of vanilla ice cream to complete the dish. Needless … [Continue reading...]

Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor

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I'll be honest, it was the kitchen that caught my eye. Regardless of the size of the home, the kitchen must be a place that I could spend hours in and be able to move and make a mess freely. :) In 1980 John Alexander purchased this downtown Manhattan loft, and with the help of designer Richard Mishaan, John and his partner Fiona Waterstreet have … [Continue reading...]

Confidence: How to Gain It & Why It’s Invaluable

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~The Simple Sophisticate podcast - Episode #5  First of all, what exactly is confidence? Those who exude confidence seem to have this energy or this air about them that people are drawn to. Such people are neither arrogant nor do they have low self-esteem or appear to be insecure about themselves. Sometimes putting our finger on those … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 125

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~Article to Read ~15 Career Tips from Smart Woman A Cup of Joe shares an inspiring round-up of advice from successful women in varying careers. While I found myself appreciating each of the 15 quotes, this one from Jessica Valenti stuck on for me: Yes, the more successful you are—or the stronger, the more opinionated—the less you will be … [Continue reading...]

Outfit of the Week: No. 38

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Early fall weather offers the luxury of still not always needing a jacket so long as the top provides a bit of warmth. The cashmere striped sweater above is the perfect fit for this time of year. A casual, yet chic look, paired with khaki trousers and simple flats, such a simple outfit for timeless style. SHOP THE OUTFIT:   … [Continue reading...]