nothing like velvet in december…

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velvet is a must-have in every woman’s closet for the winter months…this burgundy velvet skirt from american apparel is a recent obsession of mine…
aa cardigan, blouse, & skirt, necklace from Bella Boutique, dr. martens

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and as you may have noticed, i’m on quite the leopard print kick right now–it might last a while too…
velvet blazer from target, aa blouse & leggings, dr. martens

the pencil skirt: a better invention than the automobile?

20131027-194453.jpg yes. yes it is. most definitely. & now with the availability of shapewear, all of the blessed botticelli bellies will not be afraid of this classically beautiful shape.
style tip: look for high-waisted pencils since they elongate the torso, & are therefore quite flattering…
Bella Boutique blouse & necklace, aa skirt, steve madden oxfords

recent purchase…

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no.6 boots. i have been salivating over these for years. alas, i cannot afford the $370 price tag. luckily, i just discovered that steve madden makes something similar! wheee!

behold! my new steve madden olaafs. i walked all over chicago in these & not one single woof from my doggies! they run around $140 or so, but i just googled ‘cheap steve madden olaafs’ & found them just a little over $100–god i love internet shopping…

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highlights of harajuku…

when i’m in tokyo, i personally like to shop in shimokitazawa, omotesando, or shibuya…but harajuku will always be the best place for people-watching! (& its right next to yoyogi park, which–especially on a sunday–is a ‘must do’)

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great boutique on the main drag
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fabulous men’s store! husband’s fave…
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this store is great for souvenirs & gifts–best stickers on the planet, & soooo japanese!