You Wish You Went To The San Diego Film Festival…Or you did and you’re glad

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Michelle Monaghan in J.Mendel Another sweet treat from America’s Finest City is the San Diego Film Festival. This 13-year old event was at its best this year with over 100 studio films and numerous stars in attendance including Michelle Monaghan, Alan Arkin, Beau Bridges, Alison Pill, Tom Bergenger and Josh Duhamel. The festival opened last […]

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How To Wear Tall Boots With Dresses

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dress: Dusen Dusen, belt: Patricia Field, boots: La Canadienne, ring: Argento Vivo, sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster Despite this month’s issue of Vogue mentioning long skirts with boots being a thing, I disagree for one reason. Pairing a maxi dress or skirt with tall boots is not very flattering. It is best left for tall and thin […]

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How To Eat In White Clothing

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dress: Trina Turk, apron: Anthropologie, bracelets: Ralph Lauren, shoes: Jeffrey Campbell I eat a lot of Spaghetti Bolognese. I eat fried egg rolls while driving. And I am also a messy, sloppy, ungraceful toro of a woman that always seems to splash what-have-you on myself during every eating experience, especially in those pasta situations and […]

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Best Black Heeled Boots For Fall

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Every fall there comes a boot that stands out above all the rest. This fall, I am pleased to shine my spotlight on the gorgeous ‘Merin’ waterproof boot by La Canadienne. These are definitely the best black heeled boots for Fall. I adore the sleek look of the black suede and the 3-inch heel that […]

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Monogrammed Handbags

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shoes: INC, bag: J.Crew, pants: 7 For All Mankind My absolute biggest pet peeve and fashion no-no is a heavily branded handbag. Actually, any type of brand showing is too much brand for me. A designer should put their name discreetly inside the bag, not screaming, or even whispering, on the front of the bag. Where […]

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How To Become A Personal Stylist

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Photo Credit: Riviera Magazine Many of my readers are aspiring personal stylists, while others are simply curious about my job. Mostly, I am writing this post on how to become a personal stylist because everyday I receive e-mails from teenagers, women, and men who want to become personal stylists. Whether they are coming from high school, or […]

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Flat Shoes For Hot Rainy Weather

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Hunter Ballet Flats $87 A few weeks ago I was getting a client ready for her move from San Diego to Virginia. In the middle of our last appointment, she asked me what to wear in the rain. “Boots,” I said. “Even in the summer?” she countered. No, not in the summer heat. “So what shoes […]

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Best Skincare For Dry Acne Prone Skin

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The best skincare for dry acne prone skin eluded me for about 6 years. Prior to that, I had illustrious skin that never needed a single product. It was one of my best assets, that and my back. Then I got back fat and my skin exploded. It’s been an interesting journey filled with different […]

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