Parisian Style at Home & On You!

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Over the weekend I picked up a copy of How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are and dove right in, as it’s well known that anything Parisian-inspired bring me to my knees muttering “show me the way!”  This book is very tongue in cheek, some of it making me wonder if these ladies were being sarcastic or brutally honest, but I loved the take-away’s regarding style, attitude and beauty.

These are the four women who penned the book- and just by looking at them I would sign up for any style lessons they have to offer.

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Fashion Friday: New Years Eve Style

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday- kind of hard to believe it’s all over, right? Well, it’s not ALL over- New Years Eve is still ahead of us! Not everyone plans to go out to formal affairs, so I partnered with Nordstrom to plan out outfits for a variety of New Years Eve plans- from fancy to sitting on the couch at home! No matter what your doing, you can find some outfit inspiration here:

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For a black tie affair I am loving the black and gold long dress paired with big earrings, a faux fur cropped coat and a seriously blinged out clutch.


Going out to a fun and fancy party with friends? This sequin shift pairs with an edgy leather jacket will do the trick.

An Antiques Wonderland

I saw a story about Alex MacArthur’s home in Elle Decor and just HAD to look into it more. Alex is an antiques dealer/ guru in London and her home also serves as her shop and showroom! It’s the coolest concept! The whole place is like Disneyland for antique junkies like myself!  Just take a peek into this treasure trove and check out her website for current items for sale! You can also gather a lot of decorating inspiration from every corner of her home!

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Giving: The Best Gift

I like to support charities close to my heart and wanted to share some with you for your consideration this holiday season since supporting others and giving back feels SO good.  Also, for the impossible to shop for, making a donation in their name is a wonderfully thoughtful gift.

As you know, animal charities are very important to me.  If I could save all the puppies in the world, I would.  If Andrew would let me, I’d rescue ten dogs (including this guy who I am PRAYING will find a forever home soon!)  But it’s not just dogs- it’s cats, bunnies, horses, elephants… you name it.  Locally, I’m a big fan of the Animal Rescue League– they do amazing work and I financially donate and have made a resolution to find ways to get MORE involved this year.  You can donate HERE or look at the animals up for adoption HERE.  Rescue puppies are the BEST puppies, after all.  Oliver is a rescue from a puppy mill and he’s the best dog in the world (Baxter was from a breeder and is nuts- I love him to pieces, but he’s cray-cray.)

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