My Golden Rule No. 7:

Don’t set yourself up to fail. A half-hour before you leave the house (especially if it’s a special occasion) is not the time to start looking in your closet. Believe me, I have made this mistake more often than I’d like to admit. Not to mention the frustration and clean up as you trip over your discarded clothes. Even with your busy lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to find those precious few minutes to prepare ahead of time. 

Date: Summer Solstice
Time: Midnight!
Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Latitude: 64.13' North
Attitude: Friendly
Style: Cool (It's Iceland, after all)

Get cool here:

1. BP. Oversized Faux Fur Collar $48,
2. Kenneth Cole New York Faux Fur Jacket $150,
3. DV by Dolce Vita 'Ferin' Buckle Boot $149,
4. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Alexa Scarf $29,
5. Next Drop Waist Shift Dress $395,
6. Steve Madden 'Raspy' Platform Bootie $139,
7. Betsey Johnson Tiered Hem Hooded Trench Coat $83,
  8. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag $445,
9. Karen Walker Marion Mini Round Bag $350,
10. Lucky Brand 'Marshha' Platform Sandal $44,

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Yes, brown and blue do go together.

When it comes to color, deciding what goes with what, I always look to nature as my guide. From the Zebra and Lynx to the Toucan and Peacock and all the fish in the sea, colors are in harmony.  And from the Painted Desert with its stratified layers of earthy pigments to the fiery reds and oranges of a New England fall and the lush hues of a rain forest, nature never gets it wrong.  And think about it.  What does the earth look like from space?  A big ball of brown and blue.  And what could be more beautiful!  Yes, brown and blue do go together. 

Let nature be your guide here:

1. Preen Line Ruby Patchwork Stretch-Cotton Twill Blazer $650,
2. Alexis Bittar 'Lucite - Imperial' Flower Statement Pin $395,
3. Salvatore Ferragamo 'Gandam' Scarf $250,
4. Vince Long-Sleeve Angora & Modal Blend Raglan Tee $135,
Vince Leather-Trimmed Relaxed Trouser $345,
5. Erickson Beamon Queen's Ranson Crystal Long Drop Earrings $425,
6. Cole Haan 'Cassidy' Wraparound Strap Boot $278,
7. Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn 'Commuter' Leather Tote $168,

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Striking it Pretty!
In Shocking Pink, Bold Red & Deep Blue

Look striking here:

1. Dannijo Bracco Crystal Button Earrings $170,
2. Lafayette 148 New York 'Harmony' Wool Crepe Double Breasted Jacket $798,
Lafayette 148 New York 'Suzie' Lambskin Midi Skirt $898,
3. Kate Spade New York Astor Row Maisey Crossbody Bag $208,
4. Pink Amethyst and Diamond Ring in 10k Rose Gold $600,
5. Alice Tote $298,
6. Gianvito Rossi Leather Pumps $660,

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