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Sometimes we need more than a subtle pair of drop earrings to complete an outfit. This happens when the clothes we wear feel like blank canvases and we turn to our accessories to make a statement.

From intricately woven necklaces worn with striking white dresses — with our hair up in a messy chignon and a cat eyeliner to darken our eyes ­— to bold brooches worn with our classic tailored jacket, accessories can take our everyday style from mundane to magnetic.

Get inspired by the designs of some of the top fashion designers and work these five show stopping accessories into your next outfits. Read the full article I wrote on Yahoo! Style

Rolling with James Joyce on an Irish hill

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We were climbing up an Irish hill, my ballet slippers sinking in the soft green marsh every time. It was not a warm day but it hadn’t rained, so the path we were walking on was dry and we could look ahead, rather than down, and get lost in the shapes of the clouds. CONTINUE READING...