PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

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Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess.” She was a combination of relatable and aspirational in the way she cared about others and the way she dressed. I’ll never forget seeing a picture of her for the first time amongst my mother’s mementos in my grandparent’s house. I was about eight years old, and […]

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summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic

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*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Okay, I know I’ve recently made the case for off-duty style that isn’t loungewear, but in my defense this comfy set of isn’t sweats! There are ways to make laid-back look luxurious instead of lazy (and it’s totally fine to have your lazy days too, because let’s […]

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The Gucci Beauty Pop-up – A Day in the Chic Life

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Not pictured: the start to my day was spilling coffee on my white duvet that my grandmother gave me. I immediately doused the lace bed-dressing with Shout and threw it in the wash. It miraculously survived!  Why am I telling you this? To peel back the thick and luxurious curtain that an Instagram or blog […]

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The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

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Crossing the threshold of the jewelry district to the Spring Street Arcade building—a Spanish Renaissance hole in the wall built in 1924—I could truly say I found a diamond in the rough of Downtown Los Angeles. I used to be a local downtowner from the financial district but rarely crossed over to the grungier side […]

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The Chicest Brunches in LA

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Brunching is an LA institution, and in my opinion the most fashionable meal of the day. What better accessory to an outfit than a side of Eggs Benedict or fluffy blueberry pancakes soaked in syrup and melted butter, especially when either option is picture perfect? Ahead are the chicest brunches in Los Angeles in terms […]

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British Things to Do in (And Around) LA

This guide was a long time coming, and I’m sorry I drew it out longer than the War of the Roses!  Dedicated readers know all too well that I’m an anglophile, something I haven’t been able to shake since living in London for an entire year (granted I had an obsession with all things British […]

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Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case

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They call me Shirley Holmes, fashion detective (actually they don’t, but I’m manifesting it). I’m always sleuthing to find what’s the latest in fashion so that it’s no mystery to my followers. In this installment of the Shirley Holmes: The Clothing Chronicles, my best friend, Mari Makatsaria joins the case, like a wardrobe-conscious Watson. We […]

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Velvet Trimmings for Christmas

Velvet? For Christmas? Groundbreaking. Steadfast Krischic readers will know that I devotedly deck in the luxe fabric during this time of year (2017, 2018 and 2018 again!), but only recently did I discover the silk thread’s seductive powers on me. The key is in the connotation: during the Renaissance period specifically, wearing velvet was an […]

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Midnight in Beverly Hills

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A cobblestone street dotted with lampposts enchants me. This strip lies at the center of the luxury fashion flagships that lines downtown Beverly hills and attracts visitors from all around the world every single day. As I walk past those well-curated shop windows and step onto the cobblestones with my floral open-toed heels, the wind […]

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