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Cat Eyes

I am addicted to sunglasses. Even on the cloudiest of days, I cannot leave home without them. I think blue eyes are extra sensitive to the sun. Choosing the right pair is essential, especially if you’re spending a lot of money. They are a major statement piece and it’s important to wear a pair that fits your style. A huge trend in frames this season is the Cat Eye. This silhouette has been around for decades, but comes and goes as far as trends are concerned. I’ve always been a huge fan! They are super glamorous and look great on almost everyone. Here’s a look at my top picks this season.

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Tortoise, especially in coffee shades, are huge right now. This color really does look good on everyone.

TOP
House of Harlow 1960 (Nicole Richie’s label) $138 available at Nordstrom
Touch-Cat Eye $29.99 available at Mango
BOTTOM
Juicy Couture Cat’s Eye $120 available at Nordstrom
Tory Burch Polarized Cat Eye Hinge Logo $165 available at Bloomingdale’s

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Neon and other bright colors are another hot trend for summer. They are super playful!

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Kate Spade New York “Florence Broadhurst” Retro $128 available at Nordstrom
House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea sunglasses $138 available at Nordstrom
BOTTOM
Selima for J. Crew “Sophia” $128 available at J. Crew
Betsey Johnson Crazy Cat Eye $55 available at Urban Outfitters

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Sometimes simple and more subdued is the way to go. These are more reminiscent of those from decades gone by.

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Colors in Optics “Brooklyn” $125 available at Nordstrom
Corrine McCormack reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom
BOTTOM
“Jackie” sunglasses $30 available at American Apparel
I-Line “Hot Cat” reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom

Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory when the sun is shining. Be sure to try on many pairs, get someone’s opinion, and have fun!!

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Dream House

I’m a big fan of J. Crew’s creative director, Jenna Lyons. I find she has impeccable style, especially when it comes to fashion. Turns out, she’s also a genius at decorating a home. Lyons just sold her Park Slope, Brooklyn townhouse for $4 million (listed at $3.75 million), and let me tell you-it’s a stunner. It’s one of the most amazing homes I have ever seen. Every inch of this 4400 square foot home oozes style.

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The main entrance

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Love the chandelier and the ceilings

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Another view of the living room. I love the mix of old and new.

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I’d be happy with just the floors and the fireplace.

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The garden is right outside the kitchen.

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My husband could have a lot of fun with that stove (I’d be curled up in one of the furry chairs).

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Look at those windows!

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View of the back garden. It’s a big space for urbanites.

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I really like the dark walls. They’re a great contrast to the fireplace. Also, look at the cool entrance to the en suite bathroom.

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Lovely patio outside the bedroom.

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I’m a sucker for a claw foot tub. The herringbone floor is very unique.

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Dressing area of my dreams!

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Another tastefully decorated bathroom.

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Now, that’s an entryway. I could really get used to a place like this.

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Media room with floating stairs.

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The side entrance. The house dates back to the 1880’s.

all above photos via Sotheby’s

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Lyons in her kitchen

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In front of those fantastic windows.

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I love this photo and the bathroom.

Well, a girl can dream. The only thing that could make this property better is if it was in Manhatten!

For more photos and information, please visit Casa Sugar

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High Style

When I feel the need for some inspiration, I open my copy of “High Style”, which documents the costume collections from the Brooklyn Museum. The museum’s costume collection was founded in 1903 to provide inspiration for America’s growing fashion industry. My sister and I were very fortunate to view some of the collection at the Met in New York City. It was so fascinating and we were amazed at how many items could be worn today. These are some of my favorite pieces. I would actually wear almost all of them if given the chance.

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“Butterfly” Ball Gown (1955) by Charles James
James was considered the only American to work in the true couture tradition
Couldn’t you see this on the red carpet during the Oscar’s?

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“Tree” Ball Gwon (1955) by Charles James
Again, red carpet worthy

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Dress, Evening (1885) by R.H. White and Company
This is the only piece that I wouldn’t wear, but it is stunning!

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Evening Dress (1960) by Hubert de Givenchy
My favorite piece. I absolutely could see this on a celebrity.

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“the 70’s Look” (1963) by Simonetta et Fabiani
This was a design they did based on where they saw fashion headed. I would say they were right on the money.

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Wrap, Evening (1929) by House of Lanvin
I would so wrap myself in this!

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Slippers (1892) by Rosenbloom’s
I love the elfin look-so cute!

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Sandals (1940) by Victor
A fun twist on wedges

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Boots (1968) by Beth Levine
Thigh high boots are all the rage today as well.

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“High Style” $25
available at Amazon or Metropolitan Museum of Art

For more views of the collections or other information, please visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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