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is advanced style advanced?

 Kathleen Ryan is advanced style advanced kathleen ryan esquivel, american made shoes quoting Is the style known as Advanced Style, the term coined by Ari Seth Cohen, advanced? Is it “over the top,” as some have always believed? Perhaps Advanced Style is simply what it’s always been, a cohort of like-minded women, and men, who like […]

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less is more or more is more?

Coco Chanel said take one thing off, Iris Apfel said put one more thing on. I say, it depends!    I say you have to know who you are, what you’re wearing, and what you want to say. You could go out with a dress, shoes, a bag, and absolutely nothing else, maybe just a wedding ring. Although […]

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don’t decorate yourself

There’s a difference between details and decorations. Details are an integral part of an overall design, but decorations, or embellishment just for the sake of embellishment, detract from design. We decorate a Christmas tree, that’s nice, but don’t decorate yourself. I started writing about this idea in my Rule #1. Don’t try so hard post. All […]

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Fall colors 2015, do you buy it?

In the throes of working on, and struggling with, this post, I picked up the June/July Harper’s Bazaar. Leafing through it, on page 156, I found “How To Wear Color Now” by Lisa Armstrong. It doesn’t get more opportune than that! I decided to quote liberally from the article, both because it confirms what I’ve been wanting to say […]

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