NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

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We packed so much in to such a short time in NY it is hard to believe.  Here is just a small sampling of our NY weekend: dinner at the beautiful and moody Gramercy Park Hotel (pictured in the top row), Bergdorf's Halloween inspired window display, random sights in the village, leisurely strolls through Washington Square Park, Union Square Park and Continue Reading

OCTOBER ESSENTIALS

Isabel Marant Booties Fall

Fall is here and it is not going away.  Here are some items that are keeping me from a full on depression due to it turning dark before I leave work!  These are staples for everyone's closet: a leather jacket, breton stripes, a chunky sweaters, an amazing Burberry trench, Isabel Marant booties and boyfriend jeans.           Continue Reading

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AT THE MFA

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Last week, one of my favorite exhibits in forever debuted at the MFA in Boston.  Taken right from their website, here is the description: “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” presents designer gowns and exquisite jewelry from the 1930s and ‘40s—the most glamorous years of Hollywood film. The exhibition focuses on the Continue Reading

WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY

White after Labor Day

Hello friends, how was your summer? Wow - it feels impossible to even type, but the unofficial end of summer is upon us. The Chic Files is ready to tackle the fashion question of the weekend: “Can I wear white after Labor Day”? The answer,  of course,  is YES!  Of all places, Time Magazine has one of my favorite articles on how this fashion rule Continue Reading