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Liner Notes | Watkins Family Hour

I was never really into Nickel Creek. I was aware of them, sure, and generally assume that I would like them because I like folky, bluegrassy type-stuff. Although, admittedly during their heyday  I was much more into dance rock and … Continue reading

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Liner Notes | Beach House | Depression Cherry

  Music is often what gives me the strongest style inspiration. For me, dressing has always been based first and foremost on how I’m feeling. Do I want comfort? Do I want swagger? Do I want to stand out? Do … Continue reading

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A Guide to Traveling in Style

I hate packing. I hate traveling. And by that I mean, I sometimes have panic attacks or total meltdowns about it. Once I’m in the air, in the car, on the train, etc. I’m generally ok, it’s getting there that’s … Continue reading

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Blousey. Bohemian.

I am coveting this top from Anthropologie. I love it in grey too, but I’m trying to defy my neutral nature and go with the pop of color. Whispered Sortie Top: $68 Anthropologie This spring, I’ve been really into wide, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Working Week

In honor of my favorite bespectacled bloke (aside from my husband), one Mr. Elvis Costello, I’m beginning my Welcome to the Working Week feature detailing some of my favorite work-week outfits. Outfit 1: Black, White and Gold Dress: Cooperative, Urban … Continue reading

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We all get dressed for Bill.

Bill Cunningham New York finally made its way to our fair hamlet and we rushed out to see it this evening. Even in his cantankerousness there’s a sweetness about Bill that is so heartwarming and endlessly endearing. I found myself … Continue reading

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The Met Ball 2011: Minus the Costume

I get that people like to go all out for the Met Ball. I even get that people may have been going a little extra over-the-top because it was dedicated to the late, ever-so great Alexander McQueen. But this year … Continue reading

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All Trotted Out

It’s been quite a weekend and I am exhausted. I should’ve named my blog “stylelounging” so I could just shop online in my p-jams only. But that probably wouldn’t be as much fun for me or for you. Much, much … Continue reading

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A Rainforest Grows in Cincinnati

I can’t stop looking at this photo. Maybe it’s because of the lush jungle all this rain has created around us: This image comes from the always gorgeous blog, From Me to You (Thank you Kat, for introducing me!). Check … Continue reading

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Shellac Fail + Nail Polish Trends

I love knowing about the up-and-coming nail polish color trends and techniques just like the next gal, but I tend to be pretty un-adventureous when it comes to color choice. I recently tried the new(ish) shellac manicure technique and my … Continue reading

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