Isn't it funny how pretty packaging on certain items totally makes the look? I'll never look at a bottle of Absolut the same way again ;)

P.S. On the subject of beautiful bar carts, did you see that Society Social's manifesto magalog launched today? Check it out for great entertaining tips and styling ideas from some of my favorite bloggers.

*Photo from Ivy & Piper

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For me, a key component of honing great personal style is knowing how to pick and choose which trends work for you. Cleaning out your wardrobe and starting fresh every season isn't really an option so it's important to invest in basic pieces you'll love forever and sprinkle in on-trend pieces that are still true to your taste. Lately I've been seeing lots of oxfords with colored soles and — while they might be "in" right now — they're the perfect updated classic for this tried-and-true prep...

(1) Crewcuts suede bucks — size K4 is equivalent to a women's size 6! (2) Del Toro suede wingtips (3) Splendid oxfords — a way to test out the trend for less than $100!

What do you think of this twist on classic oxfords? Is this trend for you?

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I'm not usually one to ooh and ahh over celebrity fashion but this look was too perfect not to recreate...

This combination of classic navy and hydrangea blue is pretty much all I want to wear right now. Anyone else?!

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