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New Year Sparkles & Resolutions

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 – Photos by NR –

Top: Trina Turk sequin top (similar here and here) from Nordstrom Rack| Bottoms: Unknown name maxi skirt from Nordstrom Rack (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Glasses: Chanel

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What are your thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions? For the last 2 years, a few of my girlfriends & I would get together right before the holidays for dinner and put our new year resolutions in a “safe.” The safe keeper (me) cannot open the envelopes until we meet at the end of the year…I really love the idea of setting goals and having someone hold me to it. In a way it pushes me to not forget my goals…I hope your 2014 is all about chasing dreams, following your heart & doing what YOU love!! And of course peace of mind, prosperity, happiness, good health!! Happy New Year! ? K

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Knits & Plaid

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Top: Zara plaid top (old, similar here) | Bottom: Vintage knit sweater pencil skirt from mom (similar here) | Shoes: Christian Louboutin suede Ron Ron | Bag: Kate Spade | Glasses: Chanel | Accessories: BCBG rhinestone necklace thanks to Natalia Oh!

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What I love about fashion and clothing is not the expensive labels or the fancy stuff. Of course they are fun to have…but what’s really exciting to me is re-wearing something old and re-creating something new. My top is from last year and my skirt is from my mom who wore it 30 years ago…

When I saw this knit pencil skirt in my mom’s closet I was 1) surprise I liked it and 2) knew I had to steal borrow it. It’s funny because growing up I never thought I’d like anything in my her closet. It’s pretty cool to know that I’m fitting into my mom’s clothes from 30 years ago and I love it! I love this knit sweater skirt because it’s so comfortable and cozy and it’s perfect for multi-styling (casual or dressy). I’ll be back next week mom, I hope you don’t mind! :)

Peachy Perfect

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Dress: BCBGeneration peach maxi dress (on sale) | Top: H&M leather moto vest (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff studded crossbody | Accessories: Julie Nolan zodiac bracelet, Tory Burch leopard wrap bracelet, BCBGeneration bow belt, vintage star necklace| Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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I’m a huge fan of delicate girly dresses but sometimes it’s nice to juxtapose feminine pieces with something a bit edgy. This little leather vest with gold hardware was perfect and the vivid black sets a nice contrast against the soft peach. Sometimes the most interesting outfits can come from mixing different elements of colors, edge and sweetness…breaking up the expected and pairing it with the unexpected.