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Perfect Never

  Let’s get real for a second. If any of you are like me, getting back into the groove following the holidays is ROUGH. Sure every single person you know is hitting the gym, trying out whole30 or attempting some sort of a January detox challenge but as most of us know those resolutions fade out quicker than your recent round of highlights. When you force yourself into these situations you are more likely to fail ...

The ii Style Diaries: How not to freeze to death 

The fine art of not freezing your ass off while skipping tights and allowing bare skin to be exposed to the bitter cold temps outside is something that has taken me quite some time to nail down.  But after a number of failed attempts I’d say that I’ve finally nailed it. It’s all about investing well to ensure that your feet and head are warm.) The quintessential pieces from top to bottom:  The right socks are crucial.  I will ...

The ii Style Guide: 5 Tips to Wearing a Statement Fur

In case you missed the memo back during the AW ‘16 shows statement furs ruled the runways from New York and London to Milan and Paris.  Needless to say these are not pieces for wallflowers. Bold patterns, rainbow bright colors, geometric shapes slapped onto a staple black coat and a mirage of all of these often times paired together. Here are five tips to pulling off the statement fur in the chicest way possible: Keep it ...

This Isn’t Dorothy’s Gingham Dress

Gingham is one of those prints that gets a bad rap. Too sweet. Too home on the range. Too Dorothy. You want to look more Mary-Ann than Dorothy right? But the real goal is to give off those Brigitte Bardot vibes … slight sex-appeal mixed with retro cool girl = the Bardot vibe achieved. But how does one get there and not stray down one of those other lingering paths? Here are a few tips ...

One last summer soiree

Sure summer is coming to an end but you can still get a bit of wear out of those breezy maxi dresses. There's one last weekend, one more for beach dreams, palm trees, summer soirees, rose filled Sundays with the loveliest of sunsets. This Yumi Kim number is the perfect little flowly beaute to scoop up while its on sale here. Wear it now, take it with you on that winter holiday vacation and repeat. Pairing ...

Get in the Know: LIE Collection

Designers and brands who have slipped under my radar are seemingly far and few in between these days. Yet somehow I had not come across Lie Sangbong, who established his eponymous brand in 1985 and quickly became one of Korea’s preeminent designers - a true craftsman and artist. His collections are nothing short of architectural fashion statement makers. The intricate pieces are a beautiful blend of  innovative techniques, unique fabric combinations and traditional influences. The LIE Collection was created a ...

A Straight Classic

Who says a blazer is to be reserved only for the corporate world? While it is a necessary part of a suit, it actually makes a better outerwear alternative in lieu of a leather or army jacket during this crazy, inconsistent weather most of the country is experiencing these days. For days of running from the farmer’s market to brunch pair one unexpectedly with cutoffs and sneakers. A classic clean look elevated slightly by the ...