Books —How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip by Hitha Palepu Readers have already scooped this book up when it was first mentioned on this Outfit of the Week and for good reason. So many of us love to travel, but making sure we have the proper clothing and necessities without bringing items we just don't want,... Read More
Friday April 28, 2017
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Current Episode: Dream First, Then Plan
Thursday April 27, 2017
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When I imagine a relaxed, casual outfit, the style is not dismissed. Quite possibly it is even more catered to, as with loose clothing, comfortable clothing, the proportions must be well-balanced, the tailoring just as effortless and the colors classic and somewhat neutral. From the loose trench coat with a straw bag worn over the... Read More
Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Books —Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms by Maureen Chiquet I have just begun to read former Chanel CEO's memoir/life guide upon its release this past Tuesday, but already I am absolutely fascinated. I found myself picking up Maureen Chiquet's Beyond the Label during my lunch hour this week and not wanting... Read More
Friday April 21, 2017
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Classic effortless style, patterned after the French women who blazed the trail and demonstrate that simple is sophisticated, more often than not entails a classic trench coat. And as I mentioned in this podcast episode when discussing the style tips of the French woman, as much as I want to purchase a Burberry trench, my... Read More
Thursday April 27, 2017
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“I have gone to [this bookshop] for years, always finding the one book I wanted - and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer Whenever I walk into a bookstore by myself, upon crossing the threshold, I immediately feel surrounded by the most welcoming company. As a child I sincerely appreciated receiving a... Read More
Saturday November 26, 2016
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Weekly Finds

Twenty sixteen introduced the first TSLL French Week which took place in mid-August of this past year with great success. For an entire week, two posts went live each day that were inspired by or focused on something related to the French culture. Due to the positive response from readers, the annual event will be... Read More
Thursday December 29, 2016
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I can remember vividly the first time I ordered œufs et mouillettes. It was the summer of 2013 and I was in Paris for a week. I walked to Poilâne from my apartment in the Marais after already scouting it out as one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries. Along with their famed sourdough rounds, croissants, pain... Read More
Sunday April 16, 2017
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~See by Chloé Vicki mini textured-leather bucket bag~ ~Isabel Marant lace-up leather sandals, biege~ ~Alexander Wang Lovisa leather pumps, biege~ ~M.I.H. Bridge mid-rise skinny jeans~ ~J.Crew Antique-gold hoop earrings~ ~Alexander Wang Striped plissé-satin top~ ~Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip color in temptation (one of the top "red" lip colors sold - learn more here)~ ~Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Their... Read More
Thursday April 20, 2017
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San Francisco's Cottages & Garden's April issue offers a tour inside a Hillsbourgh California estate that offers luxury without the opulence. San Francisco interior designer Katie Raffetto styled the 1930s English Tudor home and remodeled key components to heighten the sophistication and specialized in unique personalized customization. A upscale, but still rustic chicken coup? Yep, that... Read More
Thursday April 20, 2017
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Pink. Blush. Rosé. Fuchsia. Coral. The spring-like hues of the oft-associated color of femininity is en vogue this season, as it should be each year, so long as we find the shade with the proper undertones that complements our skin. Pink can be utilized as a neutral hue quite well: pair with black, white, prints... Read More
Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Beauty —Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème by Laura Mercier Soufflé for your body? Yep. Love it. Have it. You will not be disappointed. (Other scents are available as well: fresh fig, crême brûlée, and amber vanillè.) Books —The Way She Wears It: The Ultimate Insider Guides to Your Personal Style by Dallas Shaw Released on March 28th, Dallas Shaw is... Read More
Friday April 14, 2017
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~Cinq a Sept Zuri wrap-effect crepe blazer~ ~J.Brand Cameron high-rise boot-cut jeans~ ~Roger Vivier Camellia patent-leather pumps~ ~Julie Vos Petite Fern Earrings~ ~Mark & Graham Bamboo Elisabetta Slouch Handbag (many different colors available)~ ~How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip by Hitha Palepu ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~View more Outfits of the Week here... Read More
Thursday April 13, 2017
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A cottage weekend retreat that understandably quickly became a couple's full-time residence, offers light hues inspired by Swedish decor. With high white oak beams aloft the kitchen and living room, the 2,500 square foot Connecticut country home offers an abundance of natural light, views of lush landscapes and a cozy cottage appeal. Featured in Connecticut... Read More
Thursday April 13, 2017
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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make... Read More
Wednesday April 12, 2017
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