Hints of Style

Ideas for what, when and wear

Favorite 4-Letter Word

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S-A-L-E! Summer sales are in full swing. Get these and other great deals while they’re hot…and hazy….and humid! Anu Dress from BB Dakota @ Apricot Lane in Fairfield Kara Triangle Dress from Shoshanna @ Togs in New Canaan and Greenwich Faux Python Halter Sheath Dress @ Michael Kors in Greenwich and www.michaelkors.com Boyfriend Tank in […] [Read More]

Britain at his Best

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Not merely a dressmaker, Charles Frederick Worth was a 19th century fashion designer from England who is better known as the “father of haute couture.” Famous for using lavish fabrics and ornate trimmings, he is said to be the first to have his own label sewn into the luxury items he created. Other British men […] [Read More]

Major Tie-ups

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In 1970, Vogue Magazine featured the “Tie” sandal for the first time with photographs from Irving Penn, noted photographer with 158 Vogue covers to his credit. Today, the ankle tie and gladiator sandals are still gracing covers and covering soles of many stylish women. Tie one on this weekend…so to speak! Lucianna Platform Wedge from […] [Read More]

Lifestyle Shopping

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After graduating from college in Philadephia…some time ago…I was torn on where to start my career. New York was close to home and offered quite a few opportunities for employment in the country’s largest fashion industry. However, Urban Outfitters was based in Philadelphia.  And now, so is its sister store, Anthropologie And that was my […] [Read More]

Flip Flop and Fruity

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Six years ago, Tropical Smoothie Café created National Flip Flop Day to raise money for its national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, the only retreat in the nation whose mission is focused solely on addressing the effects of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family — the ill child, the parents, and the […] [Read More]

A Perfect Parallel

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öOne of my favorite classes as a sophomore in college was a color course where the syllabus consisted of drawing and painting subjects and patterns using chosen hues in different values and intensities. I never realized how one color could have so many variations to keep an entire painting visually interesting…but it can. It all […] [Read More]

Some Things Never Change

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It was just over a year ago that I wrote about the wedge sandal.  Last spring runways were filled with this geometrical shaped heel…and this year was no different. When paired with soft dresses and skirts, wider leg jeans and cropped skinnier versions, or even the shortest of shorts, these wedged wonders give the appearance […] [Read More]
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Misty May

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This spring it seems only fitting that the old expression be changed to “April flowers bring May showers.” Daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs and other sweet smelling perennials bloomed about a month earlier than usual, while rains held off about a month later than previous years. I really can’t complain as so many days have been filled […] [Read More]

Run, don’t walk, to Walin & Wolff

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Just when you thought Fairfield County had lost another great shoe store, an even more fabulous footwear find opened in its place. Walin & Wolff has stepped into 36 Elm Street giving New Canaan residents, and nearby savvy shoppers, city-style varieties to sink their feet into. Kim Walin, a former financial analyst specializing in retail, […] [Read More]

Earth Day 2012

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Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of our Earth’s natural and precious environment. It originated in 1970 after Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, visited the California coast near Santa Barbrara in 1969 and saw the ugly results of an oil spill from an offshore drilling […] [Read More]