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My mother’s favorite thing to do for Mother’s Day is go to a tea house. I admit, I love it just as much as her — the dainty little sandwiches, the delicate tea cups, and most of all, dressing up like human lilies. What shall I wear this Sunday? Should I go floral? Should I […]

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Swim Rule #1: Stripes are a-okay. Even horizontal ones. They’re nautical, they’re colorful, and they’re fun. Swim Rule #2: More material can be more flattering. Ruffles and shirring are feminine and classic. Swim rule #3: Go vintage. They knew how to be sexy back then. And they knew how to show off curves. Swim rule […]

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‘Tis the season for scarves in silk, muslin, chambray – all textiles soft and flowy. But what’s the right way to tie them? Whether you tie an ascot wrap or western wrap around your neck; or wear one as a belt or around your ponytail; there is no wrong way to wear a scarf. We […]

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Check out at what’s hot for Spring 2011. Powder blue & golden yellow. Have you seen our new Clipper dress? Just sayin’: 1. Nick & Mo. 2. Rag & Bone Monterrey Dress. 3. Steven Alan Dona Monroe Bird Dress. 4. Sonia Rykiel.  5. Crate & Barrel Petrie Sofa. 6. Farrow & Ball Claydon Blue. 7. […]

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Since we’ve been thoroughly enjoying Steve Martin’s tweets, we thought, in admiration of his wit and style, we’d dedicate this week’s theme to the actor/writer/comedian. When thinking of stylish men, Steve Martin is not one that typically comes up first. Yet the man is always well-dressed and that silvery-white hair will always go well with […]

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The “hot librarian” fantasy is legit. A library, after all, is a prime location for amorous exploits: hidden, dim aisles of lonely books; the demand for hushed whispers; hungry intellectuals needing an escape from routine. What’s sexier than the image of the covered up librarian that lets down her hair and throws off her glasses. […]

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We felt last week’s theme was the bee’s knees. This week’s theme will get you ahead of the herd. “After leaving the Presidency in March 1909, Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit left the U.S. for a long-promised safari in British East Africa. Among the items Roosevelt took on safari was his “pigskin library” – […]

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This week’s theme is the ever-industrious bee. Today : Fashion inspired by our honey-producing friends. Jean Patchett, Vogue model of the mid-century, got it right with golden dresses and bumblebee-striped head scarves. Buzz over to Shabby Apple and land on some pollen-colored dresses. Busy about town? Then you may need this bicycle pannier. Bring it […]

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New Fall/Winter Launderette dress due soon. Its arrival is much anticipated.

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While writing your dissertation on pre-historic languages of the Austronesian area, you’ll need some essentials to power through. A Timex for J. Crew army watch will keep you punctual in the field. You’ll need something to tote your iPad and your hardcopy fourth edition of Archaeology and Language – Orla Kiely may have just the […]

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