Dressing Like A Millionaire

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You don’t have to be rich to look the part. All you have to do is remember some of these tips when putting together your look:

1) Uniform dressing: You can buy nondescript LBDs, cream-colored knits and dark wash jeans from anywhere. Having a handful of classic pieces in your closet allows for an array of looks that scream money.

2) Polished looks pricey: Messy will never equal “wealthy” at first glance, so keep things sophisticated with clean lines, polished accessories and neat hair and makeup.

3) The basics: If nothing else, invest in your shoes and bag. If you can’t afford to, carry a minimalist leather tote and wear simple ballet flats or loafers.

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4) Keep it real: Do not wear fake leather. Ever. You’re fooling no one.

5) Logo is a no-go: Avoid putting brands on display. A purse covered in logos is nothing you want to be seen carrying. 👏👏👏 ( I really agree with this!)

6) Sweater weather: Drape your cardigan over your shoulders like our favorite ’80s prepsters.

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7) Tip-top shape: If you’re going to wear something, make sure it’s still in good condition. Nicks and scratches on shoes, bags, or anything else you’re wearing are a no-no.

8) When it comes to sunglasses, listen to Jackie O: Wear tortoiseshell eyewear à la Jackie Kennedy.

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9) Simply cinched: Cinching an oversized coat or classic button-down adds instant polish to any outfit.

10) Nail it: Keep eccentric nails to a minimum.
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11) Dark denim: The darker the wash, the more sleek your denim looks.

12) Like a lady: Ladylike dresses that make you look like you just stepped out of a Kennedy family portrait give off an old money, new clothes feel.

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13) Your scent can be just as wealthy as your look.

14) Draped in jewels: Don’t be afraid to put your jewelry front and center. From simple diamond studs to that borderline-gaudy statement necklace, this kind of jewelry ups the ante.

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15) The “I have money” combo: Own a navy blazer. Own a turtleneck. Wear them together.  👉 If you’re  very top heavy and/or short you may want to skip a turtleneck.

16) Status staples: Embrace conservative status symbols like Gucci loafers.

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17) If you don’t know, now you know:Two words: Camel. Coat.

18) Make sure it fits: Clothing is instantly downgraded when it doesn’t fit correctly. Stay away from items that swallow you whole or cut off circulation/create imprints in your skin.

19) Wear your pearls, girls: When in doubt, a classic strand of pearls adds elegance (and dollar signs) to your style.

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20) Head to toe: Monochrome is the perfect way to give off that “everything I’m wearing is chic and cost a fortune” vibe.

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21) Timing is everything: A nice watch is the ultimate power-play accessory, even if it can’t be a Rolex or Cartier Tank. 👉If you’re on a budget opt for a brand like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.

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22) Into the wild: Tread carefully when it comes to animal print. There’s a fine line between a leopard-print heel and a zebra-print jumpsuit. 👍👍

23) Make sure your hair is clean and healthy looking. 👉 Invest in great hair products including a silicone based hair serum for shine.

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Tips received from Harper’s Bazaar

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My Dream Tub

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Being an apartment renter, I don’t have the luxury of building out my living space the way I wish I could. So, all I can do is dream of the house I plan to build out in the next few years.

I have started a vision board just for my future home that includes my dream closet, bathroom, and kitchen. Today, I added images for my master bathroom and fell in love with so many options I added them all and will figure it out when the time comes. Until then, I can only drool over them. Here are a few of my faves: 

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In-ground Bathtub ♡

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Bathtub for Two

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😍😍😍

– Dawn B.

The Right Necklace

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Have you ever wondered what necklace to wear with your outfit? Don’t worry, many women have. You’d be surprised by how many times I see a great look ruined by the wrong necklace and/or earring combo. The trick is matching your necklime with a necklace that compliments its style. I came across the following diagram on Paper Blog and decided to share:

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Here is another diagram with similar information:

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– Dawn B.

Oh My Cube

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To know me is to know that I truly adore animals, especially dogs. So today when I heard that the new trend in Japan is to groom your pooch to have cube shaped fur I was tickled. I had to post a few images I found online.

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Idk if I would let my pet be trimmed into a box shape but this has certainly made me smile.

When I Grow Up

Aging has always been a frightening topic amongst most women. For some reason many of us view getting older as a sad, at times overwhelming thing when in reality it represents the gift of time… Time to master the art of living. That’s why seeing images in the media of gorgeous mature women is such a fantastic thing. It celebrates womem who have aged both proudly and gracefully. Here are a few of the women I can only hope to look as great as when I grow up:

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Tina Knowles Lawson (Beyonce's Mom) - Age 61

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Actress Jane Fonda- for W Magazine - Age 77

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Supermodel Iman- Age 59

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Fashion Model Carmen Dell'Orefice- Age 84

Cheers to these fabulous women and others like them for promoting a positive image of aging for the next generations.

– Dawn B.

Something To Love About Summer

There are so many things I love about summer. Long days, swimming, road trips, bronzer, and  even denim shorts. But the one thing that stuck out in my mind today was just how much I adore a beautifully decorated warm weather event. Here are a few images I snagged from Pinterest while deciding on ideas for an upcoming event that I’m hosting:

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Of course, I will put my own twist on my event next month. So stay tuned for pics.

– Dwan B.