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Bridal bling and things

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Good morning and happy Tuesday, Let's Talk Stylers. Today I woke up feeling strangely fine. In one month from today this Miss will become a Mrs, and although I still have hundreds of small tasks to tackle, I feel confident that they are indeed small tasks. All of the major bases are covered, i.e. we have a venue, we'll have music, we'll have food, booze, cake, and a resolute Reverend who will make sure it's all official. Now it's all about the accessorizing.

A bride's job isn't over once she says yes to the dress. She also has to say yes to the coordinating jewelry, shoes, purse, headpiece, lingerie, etc. Look at that, I just pitched a plethora of potential TLC shows.

My Badgley Mishka heels and wedding band have been decided on, but I'm still in search of the perfect purse and earrings to complete my look.


This pewter and crystal encrusted box bag from Novus Shoes will fit my lip gloss, a few mints, a hankie and my ID in case I get carded at my own wedding. As for the bridal ear bling, here are my options:

I can go classic and dramatic with these crystal drop earrings from Amrita Singh

I can go vintage and Victorian with these silver tone teardrops from 1928 Jewelry

I can go ritzy and regal with these Queen's cut earrings that are très Kate Middleton (congrats on the baby by the way!).

I can also keep it all in the family with a pair of sweet diamond studs that belonged to my mom that will serve as something old to boot.

As I said, I'm in good shape, and my new Jillian Michaels workout should arrive any day now, so then I'll be in great shape.

I'll be keeping you posted*


Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week - 10 words or less

Band-Aid Friction Block - Blister proofs sore feet, for cheap.


Band-Aid Friction Block: your local drugstore, $6

Homeless Model

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I will work for no food.


Good news LetsTalkStylers! I'm teaming up with my favorite retro friends over at Shabby Apple who have a $75 gift card up for grabs, and they'd love to hand it over to one of my loyal readers.

If you're not familiar with Shabby Apple, for shame, for shame. They are my all-time favorite spot for retro dresses, blouses, skirts and accessories designed for the modern fashionista who knows the power of a good old fashioned frock.

From sweet vintage dresses and aprons for pie baking Southern belles to bombshell blouses and pencil skirts for Mad Men inspired secretaries, you'll find pretty polka dots and peplums, dainty 50's shirtdresses and a collection of holiday stunners for the glamour gal, including the perfect lace dress that will leave you feeling joyful and triumphant.

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Good night and good luck.



I Missed the Boatneck

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Tip: If you're looking for a sweater that will keep you warm while showing off a cute clavicle, the boatneck is a surefire way to sexify your winter wardrobe. It's a no brainer way to ward off the chills while showing off a little skin.

I recently took an old college boatneck top out for a sail and received numerous compliments, my favorite - "You look so Audrey Hepburnish today". Aww, shucks. {blush} Be a good girl and wear it centered or be bad and slip it off the shoulder accessorized with your best come hither look.

On my winter wardrobe wishlist is a dreamy soft boatneck pullover in cream, the perfect seasonal sweater that is equal parts ladylike, cozy and edgified. It'll go a long way in your winter repertoire - a look that pairs well with skinny jeans and booties for date night or a sleek pencil skirt and pumps for the holiday office party.

Get yourself one and you'll be totally rocking the boat.


Need a ride to the airport? Yeah, good luck with that.


Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week - 10 words or less.

Raw potato slices can de-puff eyes + lighten dark circles.


p.s. Sleep works too.

Listen up lovely ladies,

If you haven't entered to win a Shabby Apple gift card worth 75 smackers, there's still time. Just follow the rules here and may the fashion contest force be with you. You have until 10pm EST, so get liking, tweeting, commenting, following, and all that fun stuff. A grand prize winner will be notified by Sunday, December 23rd.

In the meantime, use code letstalkstyle10off to save 10% on any last minute xmas shopping.

Good luck!*



Model Christmas Confession

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I regift all of the free swag I get from Fashion Week.


Season's Sheathings

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Have yourself a stylish little Christmas,
courtesy of Let's Talk Style.


What did Santa bring Sammy?

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Happy day after Christmas, dear readers. I've received quite a few emails this morning from curious follower folks who are wondering what Santa left under my tree, so I thought I'd share my favorite goodies that made my yuletide gay.

My new favorite scarf. ps, it shimmers.

I see a new bag in my future.

Posh designer folio for my iPad tres.
Slammin' stylus so I can jot down blog notes on the go.

The Coldwater Creek Spa gives good pedi.

My favorite film of 2012, on blu-ray.

Face masks and bubble bars and makeup, oh my!

Wedding day bling.

This one is unreturnable.

Hope the big bearded guy was as good to you as he was to me.*


Blog Love and Marriage

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We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you an important word from our sponsors. Sammy Sanchez will be on an unextended leave of absence so that she may tie the knot with her boo.

If experiencing a fashion emergency, do not leave the house and call your most trusted, brutally honest friend immediately.


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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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