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As many of you have noticed, I not-so-inconspiciously disappeared from posting here on Belles Vies for the last few months opting to post on Instagram only. I thought many times about popping in here to let everyone know why I wasn’t posting but I found it difficult to articulate. There are many layered reasons why…

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Our Engagement on Style Me Pretty


My outfit details: Dress from Free People (similar here and here) and Steve Madden sandals in gold metal. Matthew’s outfit details: J.Crew chambray shirt, J.Crew cords (on sale!), and Cole Haan oxford shoes. Style Me Pretty has been an incredible source of inspiration for me as I plan our wedding. I have found so many amazing vendors through…

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A Taste of Colorful Isla Mujeres


For the past four years, I have been fortunate enough to take a brief sojourn to Mexico during the coldest months of winter for some much needed salty air, sunshine, and sand. I’ve ventured all over Central and South America (to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia) and I have to say that…

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Test Your Fashion Fanaticism

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Even the most devout fashion worshippers have mispronounced or mistaken a certain designer for someone completely different. In today’s ever evolving fashion world, not only do we have Europe’s largest fashion houses to contend with (think YSL, Chanel, Dior) but also a constantly revolving door of new designers from around the world (think Zimmerman, MSGM, Kara). In honor of…

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Cozy Clothes For Snowy Days

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Shop the post: Canada Goose Montebello Jacket, J.Crew Cashmere Turtleneck, Mark & Spencer Earmuffs (similar here), Grey Rabbit Fur hat (faux fur version here), Ugg Shearling Bow Gloves, Journelle Cashmere Robe, Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots, Rails Flannel Shirt, Ugg Dakota Slippers If you’re on the east coast then you know this weekend has been all about…

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French DC


Outfit Details: Iro coat from Intermix (similar here and here), Theory V-neck (similar here and here), Rebecca Minkoff quilted clutch (similar here), rag & bone Newbury booties, Madewell coated denim I lived in Washington, D.C. for three years in law school and naturally, I sought out the best, most authentic French dining I could find during my time residing…

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Poet of the Month: Dylan Thomas


I recently rediscovered Dylan Thomas and have been devouring a volume of his collected poems from 1934-1952. It wasn’t until my adult life that I began to really appreciate poetry. There are certain experiences and emotions that I have found can only be adequately explained in the liberating non-format of the poem. Unbound by grammatical and stylistic constraints, some of…

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Build Your Brand: Find Your Target Audience


In my first post in the Build Your Brand series, I introduced you to the idea of finding your brand voice. Now I’ll be breaking that post down to help you figure out that voice so you can speak fluently about your brand to your ideal readers and customers. So you have an amazing product,…

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Une Nuit au Ballet

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Outfit Details: Adrienne Landau fur coat, Ark & Co. tweed dress (old but similar on sale here), Rebecca Minkoff quilted clutch (similar here), rag & bone Newbury booties, J.Crew crystal earrings As a little girl, one of my favorite holiday traditions was going to the ballet with my grandmother and my mother for a ladies’ day…

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Fashion’s Iconic Capitals: London

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Outfit Details: Burberry trench coat (I love the Sandringham for its ladylike, more tapered fit) (similar in blush here, also here and here), Equipment blouse, Madewell high-rise jeans, J.Crew silver pumps from last season (similar here, here and here), 3.1 Philip Lim Medium Pashli Satchel, Nars lipstick in Vera The next stop on our journey to fashion’s most iconic cities, in collaboration with Farfetch, is London. One of my favorite cities in…

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