Cherie James, Author at 1010 Park Place

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If you want to take the yawn out of your everyday, wear stripes. Stripes add interest and dimension. They are seasonless and effortlessly chic. I’m drawn to stripes because I love the way they instantly elevate any look. Stripes are one of the workhorses in my closet, because I can always count on them when I’m in a rush to find something stylish. Continue Reading

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PAIR SOFT PINK WITH ARMY GREEN FOR A GIRL MEETS BOY LOOK.
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When I think of spring I think of pastel colors. They gently usher us from winter to spring. With the dark greys and browns of winter, it’s no wonder we crave the sunny hues come spring time. I’m not really a pastel kind of gal, but as spring approaches I find myself wanting to wear the soft, creamy shades of baby blue, cornflower, peach, spearmint, blushing pink, and lilac. Continue Reading

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Who’s your favorite style icon?
I  have many, but here are my five favorites: Jane Birkin, Kate Moss, Linda Rodin, Audrey Tatou and Ines de la Fressange. Occasionally I do a channeling post on my blog where I feature someone who inspires me.

It’s a fun and challenging way to see if I can pull off their unique styles. Continue Reading

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“Baby It’s Cold Outside… ” This past week living in the Northeast has been a bit chilly so I finally broke out my favorite wintertime piece – a cozy, cable-knit sweater. Pair an ultra feminine piece, like this vintage satin slip, with your favorite chunky cable knit sweater and a pair of cowboy boots. It’s the perfect marriage of boy meets girl.

The iconic cable knit is a wardrobe essential, very functional (so warm), but at the same time very chic.

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Add a little “Jingle” to your wardrobe during the holidays. What do I mean by “Jingle?” How about something like glittery shoes or a sequined skirt? What about a gold lamé gown or green velvet palazzo pants or a shimmery red dress? Or sparkly earrings and black evening gloves? Or a silver metallic clutch? Even a vintage fur stole! I believe that you define your own “Jingle.”

The holidays are a great opportunity to take some style risks and bring your “Jingle” out.

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Are you loving the ankle boot as much as I am this season? Don’t get me wrong…

I love knee-high boots, but the ankle boot is so much more versatile, and dare I say, more chic. Booties update any outfit by adding a little edge.

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All I’m seeing lately in magazines, on the red carpet, on the street and on Instagram is the color RED. Red is always stylish, but this season it’s all the rage.

Women tell me all the time that they can’t wear red. They say they don’t look good in red; it’s too bold; they don’t want to draw attention to themselves…  Are they right? NO! I believe red is flattering on everyone. So what’s the secret to wearing red?

The secret is wearing the right SHADE of red.

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So what is it about the style power of polka dots?

Is it that they’re flirty and feminine or maybe playful and fun? Or is it because they’re a classic print that’s been around for a long time?

Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above! Continue Reading

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What are the items you wear all the time? You know, those pieces of clothing that are so versatile you find yourself grabbing for them with every outfit. If you were to ask me, it’s my classic blue denim.

Denim is the workhorse of my closet and the cornerstone of most of my outfits.

I absolutely rely on it to look and feel good. Everything else is anchored and made effortless by my denim foundation. Continue Reading

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No, I’m not a basket case, but I do need to make a case for owning a basket-bag.

The basket-bag, or wicker bag, is an essential summer handbag.

They aren’t just for picnics anymore. They have officially entered the realm of high-fashion.

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