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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?

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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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What is it about an all white look I love so much? It’s simple and chic. It’s effortless and fresh. It just feels like summer, doesn’t it? And everyone looks good in white.

It has a way of lighting up your face and making your skin glow.

Today you can wear white all year long, but it’s surprising how many people still don’t before Memorial Day. This idea started back in the 1930’s when the “well-to-do” would only wear white in the summertime. Back then, white clothing symbolized a life of leisure. Now this rule is out the window! After my daughter read this post, she said, “What? I never knew there was a style rule about not wearing white before Memorial day?”  

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I know the moment the love affair began. I was in a small vintage store in New York City, surrounded by piles of clothes and shelves of shoes, and amidst it all, I spotted the perfect faux leopard coat (above and below photo). It was so unique. It had a brown faux fur lapel, fell at the sweet spot right above my knees, and it fit me perfectly. And those beautiful spots… Continue Reading

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I began my style blog journey about three years ago, and I do mean “journey.” Ever since I can remember, I’ve never shied away from taking style risks. But starting my blog, Style Nudge, somehow felt different. It was one of the biggest leaps I’ve ever taken. I’m a very private person, and the idea of putting myself out into the world was scary to me. But, inevitably, my passion for style creativity overrode my fears.

At first, I thought someone else should model my outfits, but it was my personal style that defined the blog. You can’t separate the style from the person… so it had to be me. Style is as much about “who” is wearing the clothes, as it is about “how” the clothes are being worn. Continue Reading