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Lanvin Light

December 26, 2009

Dark and romantic, Lanvin’s Fall 2009  collection hinted at the 1940’s femme fatale without being too literal or costumey.  It also re-introduced the notion of sophisticated, grown-up dressing that is neither frumpy or boring.   Although I’m not quite ready to call myself a “grown up,” I certainly have no problem dressing like one, especially if it involves decadent furs and feathered hair accessories.  This look in particular caught my eye,

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and while my budget (and conscious) doesn’t allow for an actual Lanvin fur stole, there is definitely space in my closet for this lovely little number from New York & Company, especially since it’s on sale for $7.99.

I already own the pale wheat one, and although it’s not long enough to wear as stole, it looks great peaking out from underneath a jacket. I’m strongly considering ordering two of the darker colored one to see if I can create a stole reminiscent of the Lanvin look.  But we’ll see what that goes, as my track record for do-it-yourself stuff is abysmal.

Long Term Investment…

$1,095 Burberry (

Momentary Infatuation…

$23.80 at (on sale)

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