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Cabernet & Chanel.

20140109-125144.jpgPants: J.Crew. Coat: Zara (similar here). Heels: J.Crew (similar here and here ). Shirt: J.Crew . Sweater: J.Crew. Necklace: J.Crew. Glasses: Chanel (and here).

Burgundy is the color of the season, so these chic little pants from J.Crew are the perfect pop of subtle color to enhance a black and white outfit. These are the newer “full-length” Minnie pant, that are cut a little longer and leaner, but still “look good on everyone” as J.Crew claims. They are pretty magical, in my opinion. And there’s just a little pop of Chanel, too… my favorite eyeglasses with the signature Chanel tweed arms. They always work flawlessly as a way to class things up 😉

And if you haven’t picked up a pair of metallic cap-toe pumps this season, you are missing out on a killer wardrobe staple. I attempted to wear plain black suede ones with this particular outfit, and it was so… boring. Then I put on the cap-toe ones, and it just worked. I wear these with jeans, pants, tights – they just add a tiny bit of edginess to each look. Love them!

…I also picked up a sweet burgundy leather jacket from the new Nordstrom Rack here in JAX, so there is more burgundy to come!

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Sunny Monday

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Yesterday was such a crazy weather day — 81 degrees in December!  No need for a sweater or jacket, it was pure bliss.  Christmas is right around the corner, hope you are all getting your shopping done!  This comfy outfit got me through the day, with easy-to-slip-on-and-off Rag & Bone Harrow booties, and my new favorite Chanel aviators (last seen here).  And of course, some plaid, since it’s everywhere right now!

Happy Holidays!

…and another great set of pics by Kari Jenkins, at http://www.karijenkinsphotography.com

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The BEST aviators…for those afraid of aviators…

Is it just me, or do Ray-Ban aviators look good on everyone else, but I find them to look ridiculous when I try to wear them?  Surely there must be others out there who feel the same?

I don’t have that perfect, perky little nose.  Or perfectly shaped cheekbones.  So that classic, teardrop Ray-Ban shape just doesn’t look good on me.  So frustrating!

So I set out to find some aviators, and gosh darn it, I wasn’t coming home until I succeeded!

Enter CHANEL.

After trying on a gazillion pairs of glasses at my local Solstice store, the salesgal finally said, “well, I do have a new pair of Chanel frames that I haven’t tagged yet, but you could try them on…”

Ummmmm, of course they’re perfect.  They’re Chanel… obvi.

She told me they have the new “glitter lens”, which almost sent me packing.  I didn’t want some weird sparkly sunglasses that make me look like a preteen, I’m 35 years old for gosh sake!  But they simply just make the lens look more mirrored in the sunlight.  Phew!

So they’re perfect.  With everything.  Dressy, casual, edgy, glam, girlie… they work with everything!  I was so excited at my new discovery that I had to take a shameless car selfie as soon as I left the store!  🙂

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12.17.13   Welcome to The Fashion Spectacle!

Blouse: Forever 21 (old).  Necklace: CC Skye.  Glasses: Warby Parker

Welcome to my fashion and style blog!

It’s been long overdue for me to share my creativity and passion with the masses. I, like many others before me, have long suffered from the compulsion to memorize every new item from my favorite stores and designers, and dream of new and interesting ways to put those items together. It often wakes me in the middle of the night…”OMG, what if I wore the Zara coat, with the Valentino shoes, the Chanel glasses, and the J Brand leather skinnies… yes, YES!”

Or when I see a cool pair of ankle booties on one of my favorite bloggers or celebs, and I subsequently spend the next two hours, manically searching online to find them, which leads me to then find five fabulous variations of said ankle bootie, all of which I purchase in a fit of online binge-shopping… (we’ve all done it, it’s okay to admit it).

People always tell me that my outfits are “cool”, so I must be doing something right.

So it’s time I embrace it all. When I find that perfect outfit, or those five (*cringe*) perfect ankle booties, I will share it with you, in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, it will inspire you, too. Because that’s what fashion is all about, right? Buying a new dress that makes you feel like a supermodel, and being soooo excited to wear it the next day that you can barely sleep. Or simply being inspired by someone else, and getting excited to look in your own closet and put together an outfit that makes you feel happy, stylish, edgy, pretty, unique — whatever you’re going for.

I hope I can help you achieve that, by sharing what’s running through my head… as neurotic as that may be  🙂

Enjoy!