Hints of Style

Ideas for what, when and wear

Floral Arrangement

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For those of you who have followed this blog, you’ve “heard” me mention that I tend to shy away from wearing prints. Until THIS spring season. The tribal prints, stripes and florals that I’ve seen both on the runways and in the stores have inspired even the monochromatic me to venture into these beautiful, botanical […] [Read More]

Deal of the Day

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Good Morning America is offering an exclusive Zoya nail polish deal…50% off their Spring Trio Polish Collection. The regular price of $24 per trio – today its only $12 plus $4 for shipping. You can choose from 7 shade combinations that appeal to your fingers and toes. Just enter GMAZOYA at checkout. [Read More]
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Herbs & Handbags

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Another late night confession….I buy peppercorns and olive oil at Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Sure I can stop at Williams Sonoma, but when these 2 off-price establishments carry the large jar of 4-color peppercorn supreme for a mere $7.99 its hard to go elsewhere. What’s really hard is getting TO the condiment department of […] [Read More]

Undeniably Uneven

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With our warm weather arriving early, I was eager to peek at my spring wardrobe to see what was needed to begin this new sunny season. Lately, I’ve been driven to the signs of skirts…without the tights. They seem to have an effortless ease with a feminine finish. All over the runways, there were styles […] [Read More]
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Tints of Tangerine

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On January 30th I wrote about Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012 – Tangerine Tango. Ready in Red Fashion designers weren’t the only ones to capitalize on this hot, tangy color trend. From cosmetic companies to paint suppliers, this vibrant, and some even say “optimistic” shade has worked its way into many aspects of […] [Read More]
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Tween

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There’s a fairly new term referring to kids between the ages of 9 and 12….their called “Tweens.” They have become one of retail’s largest target customer markets with an estimated annual spending be-tween 1 and 2 billion dollars and growing. Not bad for a group with only 4 years of shopability ’til they move onto […] [Read More]

Knock your socks off!

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These beautiful 65-70 degree days that have filled our weeks prior to “spring” have brightened up the skies and the moods of everyone around. It came a bit sooner than expected….but much to my delight. Well, except when I threw on my spring sandals and peeked at my winter toes. Something had to be done […] [Read More]
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Attention Getter

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Have you ever driven down a street that you’ve been on hundreds of times only to look over and see a house you’ve never seen before?? That’s how I feel about the store True Blue on Elm Street in New Canaan. I’ve had many a mocha at Starbucks across the street; a couple of cones […] [Read More]
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Snake Charmers

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Last week I popped into Bling in Darien to grab a present for a friend’s birthday. The store was filled with jewelry, accessories and other fun treats that make gift giving a breeze. Unfortunately, they make “self-giving” a breeze as well! I found a wonderful python print belt to wrap around a solid cardigan or […] [Read More]

Spring into Stripes

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It was about 3:30 am when I heard a strange coughing noise coming from my son’s bedroom. Half asleep I walked to his room only to find our dog standing over a pile of what was his dinner…revisited on the Elizabeth Eakins cotton stripe rug. I quickly jumped into action and started to save the […] [Read More]
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