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Belle

Morning Line: January 17, 2017

I love open cardigans.  You can dress them up, dress them down.  Wear them open and casual, or belt them for a more structured look.  This Striped Open Cardigan ($79) has a great mix of neutrals and a good length to it.  I would wear it for weekends with these distressed black jeans and an ivory shirt.  For work, I would go with a grey sheath dress and a pair black booties. Looking for a neutral draped cardigan?  More options in all size ranges in the comments.…

The Dispatch: January 13, 2017

*** 1. Advice to the new White House staffers from the former staff.  Some real gems in here. (Time) 2. I may not be ready for spring, but I am ready for this cute BR skirt with pink trim. 3. What breast cancer can look and feel like. (Popsugar) 4. Can’t get enough of this lavender v-back pencil dress.  Also loving this double layer wiggle dress.  Both $68. 5. I’m the only single person in my friend group — here’s why. (Refinery29) 6. These Bronzallure rose gold and black hoops are fabulous.  The coordinating ring just moved to the top…

Is this the Perfect Leather Laptop Bag?

Finding a great work bag is a challenge.  I adore my Lo & Sons OMG, but when I take it to court, I always feel underdressed.  I wanted something in leather, but the Lodis Audrey Brera bag, while great, is a little too bulky.  I thought about a Dagne Dover Charlie tote, but the fear that something might slip out the open top was too great. Then, last month, I spotted the most amazing Dagne Dover laptop bag on Hitha’s blog, and was like, “I need this.  I need this, right now.  Where is my wallet?” The Dagne Dover Simone…

Pick Six: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Last week, we were doing some New Year cleaning when I inadvertently exposed my secret shame to my boyfriend.  He opened up the hallway cupboard–also known as the “blog cupboard”– and discovered a large plastic crate filled with hundreds of beauty samples.  Next to it, was a pile of black and white striped Sephora bags.  And behind it, another box filled with full-size beauty products that I’ve either been meaning to try or give away to friends. As I explained to him, I do not have a Sephora problem.  Sure, I check their new arrivals multiple times per week.  And sure,…