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Sometimes you just feel like wearing a tie. Why the hell not? I have never been one to let gender dictate what type of garments or accessories I wear. It would be foolish to let social norms restrict me from some of the fabulous bow ties and suspenders I manage to find.

Blue is my absolute favorite color so when I found this snazzy blue tie, I couldn't resist. The outfit overall is perfect for chilly SoFlo days like today. A black cardigan is worn over a white button down shirt with black trim detail around the collar and is cinched at the waist by a thin waist belt. Funky textured pantyhose round out the menswear-inspired winterish look.

  • Shirt: ASOS, White Button Down with Black trim
  • Cardigan: Merona (Target), Black Cotton Cardigan
  • Tie: Perry Ellis, Blue Paisley Tie
  • Skirt: Zara, Black Pencil Skirt
  • Tights: H&M, Patterned tights
  • Shoes: Nine West, Nubuck Peep Toe Heels



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There’s nothing like a cape to make you feel all kinds of fancy.  Among my recent acquisitions, this flowy little blouse is right at the top of my list of faves. It’s designed with a similar look to that of the Saint Laurent silk-georgette blouse but at a fraction of the cost.  It’s got a unique flair to it but still ever so classic. The only downside is that there aren’t any sudden gusts of wind traveling through my workplace to let me flaunt this magnificent top in all of its potential Gone With the Wind glory.

I paired the lovely top with a bright mustard yellow pencil skirt and accented with a gold front plate belt, which was a great compliment to my quilted handbag with gold metal center detail. Fanciful indeed.

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Once again it’s Test Kitchen Tuesday and spring is near. Time to test out on paper, an idea I had for a spring look and see if it’s worth trying to pull off at a later date. Today’s look was a bit of a challenge. Though a fab pencil skirt is generally right up my alley, I really don’t like floral patterns I loathe floral patterns. Multi-colored floral patterns just always seem to remind me of Grandma’s linens. I think I can smell the Bengay as I type. So you see, I can’t…, I just caaaan’t.

Mission: Find a floral pattern that did not repulse me. Outcome: Gasp, not only did this Milly Sea Blossom Skirt not repulse me, but I believe I can say that I am so smitten I might actually be weak in the knees. The floral pattern is minimal (thank God) and also in an aquatic theme. Paired with some AH -MAZING Nicholas Kirkwood heels in matching hues, this look is a total winner in my book. I really hope I get to bring this look to life soon. Wish me luck!

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So my fascination with menswear continues. As you may already know, I enjoy taking menswear pieces and sporting them in an ultra feminine fashion. From the time we're little it's engrained in our minds that we are girls and therefore should be partial to pink and all of the color variations in that family. So what better way to make this masculine piece read as feminine then by wearing in audacious hot pink?

To keep things authentic I picked up an actual men's bow tie (no clip-on here) from the men's department at Macy's and threw on an equally audacious Pepto-Bismol colored cardigan over a standard white button up and Voilà... I completely emasculated this bow tie and had a grand ol' time doing it. So what do you guys think?  Could I make some power moves in this?