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Instead of decluttering…

I am shopping for my upcoming vacation.

My bad.

If I have any defense, it’s that the prices on Ideeli have been SO good. Isn’t this cute? Just $29.

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Twitter Spotlight: Valerie Hite

Like a lot of my Twitter friends, fashion blogger Valerie Hite of Vogue and Coffee and I connected over television.

Nashville specifically. We both love it. And a Twitter friendship came to be.

vogue and coffee

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@vogueandcoffee: honesty and sense of humor

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@vogueandcoffee: strength

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

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I [wished I] bought it: Kate Spade Etta coat

You know how people tell you to wait before making a purchase? How most of the time, if you don’t buy it, later you’ll be glad you didn’t spend the money.

I wish I felt that way about Kate Spade‘s Etta coat.

Etta by Kate Spade

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You can keep your low-rise jeans and your jeggings

Clearly Gap doesn’t read my blog. If they did, they’d know how I feel about jeggings. At my age and all.

I don’t wear jeggings. I have tried them on and felt like an anatomical model.

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Twitter Spotlight: Ashley Elgin

It’s coming: The return of Bachelorette on ABC. Desiree‘s season premieres as on May 27.

Some of you love it, some of you don’t so I’m sorry in advance. There will be a lot of Bachelorette tweeting and posting during these next few weeks.

In anticipation of the new season, I wanted to feature college student Ashley Elgin aka @BachelorExpert in the Twitter Spotlight.

Ashley

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@BachelorExpert: Smart, funny and someone who brings me down a notch, I usually need it. 

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I bought it: MICHAEL Michael Kors Gideon Sandal

I needed a new pair of heels for an event.

Yes, I do know the difference between “need” and “want.” The event in question actually had “stiletto” in its title and the invitation made it clear I’d feel dumb if I wore wedges.

I bought these:

Via Zappos.com

I was nervous because – hello! – ankles. But the straps of the sandals made me feel somewhat secure.

Guess what? These shoes are actually pretty comfortable. Like any shoes, my feet hurt after a few hours and my bum ankle is never pain-free. But in the grand scheme of things, I got just what I needed from the Gideon sandal.

I like ‘em enough to buy them in black.

Note: the toe box is narrow so I went up a half-size.

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  • I bought new bras.
  • I love my Kate Spade Suzette coat.

Guest post: Meg Urbani’s take on Met Gala Fashion

My thoughts on fashion don’t go too far beyond Like, Love, Want or Ugh. As a result, I asked my friend, photographer Meg Urbani, to give me her take on this year’s Met Gala.

Thankfully for all involved, she has a far more sophisticated view of this sort of thing.

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When my good friend asked me to write a guest blog post and suggested the Met Gala, I thought my post was going to consist of me banging my head against my desk because yet again people didn’t get what the Met Gala was all about, and wouldn’t get the daring fashion looks.

To my surprise, the masses including Twitter totally got what it was all about, but the people in attendance did not.

When I first heard that the theme for this year’s Met Gala was PUNK I was thrilled! When I was younger I thought of myself as punk: I listened to punk nonstop, I wore plaid, spikes, docs & chucks, had every hair color you could think of, hung out in a garage drumming for my band, and went to punk shows. To say I was pumped for the theme Anna Wintour announced for this year would be quite the understatement.

Reviewing the looks, though, I was beyond underwhelmed.

The possibilities with this year’s theme were endless Plaid, spikes, leather, Dr. Martens. Hell, I would even take duct tape.

But it appeared that 90% of attendees didn’t get the memo that PUNK was the theme. Even Anna Wintour herself didn’t embrace it. I understand that it’s risky to step away from pretty gowns, but that is what the Oscars are for. This is one event where you can wear things that are normally reserved for fashion editorials or on the runway. The Met Gala is the night to push fashion limits.

Many people looked good for all intents and purposes, but that is not what it’s all about.

Burberry were two of my favorites of the night. Both Cara Delevingne & Sienna Miller rocked it out in studded pieces. The looks are both feminine yet still have the punk edge. 

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