Elements of a Stylish Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is considered the official kick off to Summertime fun so I thought it was the perfect time to jot down what I consider elements of a stylish weekend.

I recently returned from a marvelous Minneapolis get away, as the guest of very close friends, at their stunning country estate in Orono, MN. Their perfectly curated itinerary serves as the archetype for the quintessential weekend; loving friends, beautiful surroundings, new experiences.

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Our favorite looks from the Met Gala 2017.

I just finished watching the Met Ball red carpet arrivals on the E channel, and researching who wore what on the Internet in preparation for my annual fashion recap on local ABC morning News. In the fashion world the Met Ball is unquestionably the party of the year with a hefty ticket price of $30,000 per ticket ( yes, that's not a typo ) and attended by a very select exclusive star studded group of 600 celebrities. 

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Happy Birthday Doris Day!

Doris Day has held a permanent place in my heart as one of my top all time favorite actresses and role models. She always exuded such all American style, beauty, elegance and approachablegirl next door like ability. But more than that, her passion for animals and life long commitment to the Doris Day Animal Foundation is what sets her apart from all the other Hollywood Style Icons.
That kind of devoted compassion cannot be ignored, and is forever admired.

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Cinema Chic: Love Story, in honor of Valentines Day

For those that know me, I am passionate about the movies. Particularly classic films. I am constantly looking at what the characters are wearing, how they wear their hair and make up, the way the homes are decorated, and everything that embodies the "style" the film creates. Because it's a near obsession, I'm writing a new Style Story on a consistent basis I'm calling Cinema Chic. I'll feature some of my favorite films highlighting fashions that have inspired me, home decor that influences me, and note worthy style nuances that stimulate creativity.

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Spring 2017 Trend Report

Even though the cold January wind is blowing and the daily fashion uniform is a puffy parka, Sorel boot, leather legging, cashmere scarf and some fabulous fun hat, its never too early to think about Spring and the new fashion trends that warmer weather will dictate. The international fashion weeks from Paris, London, NY and Milan wrapped up in November and I’ve identified some of the key looks to start your styling daydream….

 

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From Office to Party

So.... you have a Holiday party to go to; Girls night out, your spouse's work celebration, couples dinner or buffet dinner bash?  Whatever the venue, it's " the most wonderful time of the year " so that means you need to show up in style! However, you've just put in 8 long hours, and this festive gathering is scheduled right after work so you don't have time to go home and change.

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Holiday Gifts for any shape or size

"It's always better to give than receive " is a wonderful timeless sentiment, and one I truly believe. As I look at my list of recipients I try to tailor the gift with a touch of Trend to make it extra special and new. But, what you don't know can hurt you, so instead of trying to figure out all the nitty gritty details here are gift options that work for any size or shape.

 

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