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Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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Zara Leopard Print Blazer For Memorial Day Weekend

This past Memorial Day weekend was fun and relaxing. On Memorial Day itself I generally do not do too much and I certainly do not shop. This holiday is a day of remembrance and giving thanks to those that served.

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DOEN Summer 2019 For Lookbook Friday

My regular readers know that I have been speaking as of late on the impact that our purchases have on the environment. For anyone who read Monday’s post knows that even buying high higher is fraught with ethical conflicts. It can seem over whelming and daunting

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Consumer Burnout, Exploitation and the Dark Side of That Glowing Complexion.

Today’s post is not for the faint of heart. It seems we are living in a never ending cycle of bad news, corruption and exploitation. It can be easy and tempting to tune out. On the whole the U.S and…

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Marni Pre-Fall 2019 For Lookbook Friday

Like a menagerie with a wild untamed allure and an underlying touch of darkness Marni’s collection for Pre-Fall 2019 is artfully unrestrained. Military influences can be seen but they are tempered by a free spirited sense of abandon and primordial…

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A Pre-Loved OOTD Spring 2019

laid blazers are still trending so when I saw this one at a thrift store at a whopping $12.99 I snatched it up. I was shopping in an over-sized thrift store in the basement of a large flea market somewhere on Long Island.

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Each X Other Resort 2019 For Lookbook Friday

Each x Other aims to combine art and fashion in to wearable garments that offer impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics with a street style aesthetic. And the resort collection for 2019 brings this mindset full circle while adding touches of…

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The Baugette Bag, a 90’s It Girl Piece We All Need To …

Fanny packs and dad sneakers, two of the ugliest non-fashion statement making pieces became the go-to items the last couple seasons for any self-respecting fashionista who wanted up her chic factor. If anyone had told me five years ago said…

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Zimmerman Spring/Summer 2019 for Lookbook Friday

Zimmermann is a favorite of mine. I am on a mission to one day own a Zimmerman garment. The uber feminine aesthetic and impeccable craftsmanship with luxurious fabrics, and delicate detailing is just irresistible.

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NYFW Fall 2019 Street Style Part Six

Well here it is—my final installment of my street style snaps from this past Fashion Week. It is not yet June and not yet summer, though just under the wire. Of course these were outside the shows for Fall 2019…

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Sezanne The Spring Dress Collection For 2019

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite Parisian labels—Sezanne. My regular readers know I am a big fan of the easy breezy no fuss approach that is typical of the French aesthetic.

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Spring Vlog 2019 What I have Been Up Too in and Around NY

Hello everyone spring is finally here and it actually feels likes spring. Today I am sharing with you some of my outings in early spring, mainly the end of March and the month of April. Admittedly some of the days did not feel particularly spring like.

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