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Tibi has always been one of my favorite brands. Over the years I’ve worn so many pieces that I consider classics and still have in my wardrobe. Some of  my favorites include a tuxedo jacket, a tonal sweater and skirt, and not one, but two full skirts

When I recently saw this Tibi pleated dress on sale, I knew I had to have it. I’m always such a fan of anything in this shade of red orange, which I can only describe as “flame.” Plus add in the flattering silhouette and fun details such as a the peplum and sculptural hem, and I was sold.   I paired my new dress with Aquazzura “wild thing” heels and my Chanel Kelly bag. I would love to wear this look on a Summer evening out to dinner or a cocktail party. Here’s hoping this red hot look brings the warm weather soon! 

Dress: Tibi. Sunglasses: Anthropologie (old). Shoes: Aquazzura.


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In a surprise to me, I happened to be one of those pregnant women that didn’t gain too much weight. I didn’t buy any maternity clothes but rather worked with forgiving items in my existing wardrobe.  I also got a couple of new pieces that I made sure would be suitable for pregnancy and beyond. One of those items was this gorgeous Tibi dress that I could see fitting into my post-pregnancy lifestyle. The flattering shape works well for any body type and the length makes it appropriate for all seasons. I’ve thrown on a cute cropped jacket and worn it to dinner, but it’s also great for work! I love the pleated drop waist dress with the combination of menswear-inspired patterns. For my recent look, I paired it with strappy sandals and my new favorite clutch from Lafayette 148. The marigold satin really adds a pop of color and a feeling of luxury to the look. You can find me wearing both of these items on repeat!

Dress: Tibi. Clutch: Lafayette 148. Sandals: Zara (old). Similar: Gianvito Rossi.

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Best Fashion Coffee Table Books


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If you’re a fashion lover like me, then you know that this love extends well beyond the closet. It’s a love that may spill over from what you choose to wear to what you showcase in your home! Case in point… I have a love affair with fashion books. I have them on most tables and shelves in our house. They can be pricey, but you can also find great ones on sale at bookstores, second-hand or vintage stores, and even TJ Maxx! Here are some of my favorite fashion books that I have displayed around my house!