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April 3, 2020
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Out of Hiding

Maybe you have a brooch from Aunt Esther that's been in your jewelry box for 30 years. You think it's good a piece, but when you wear it, you feel like...

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Cashmere sweater in pink, $333Denim pant in white, $134

Rhinestone belt, $158

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine


Summertime, and Dressing for Work is Easy

It's a lot easier to head to the office on a perfect beach day when you're wearing a great outfit.  We visited with Elaine Parisi, owner of Possessions ...

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The Professional

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic, $2,750

Beautiful Wrist Presence

Interchangeable Black Alligator Band 

Transparent Crystal Back

5-Day Power Reserve


Taking Back Time

Sometimes it seems Apple is poised to take over the world, dominating every market they choose to enter: music, phones, and now, watches? With industry...

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What to Wear: Nantucket

In Nantucket, you'll find shingled houses, climbing roses, cobblestone streets, and intermittent fog. To enjoy this enchanting island while looking your...

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What to Wear: Seaplane to Madison

To help us in our quest to find tasteful, comfortable clothing for a seaplane journey, we enlisted the help of Kay Chiat, owner of KC's and Tamar in Old...

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What to Wear: Niagara Falls

The coldest months in Niagara Falls are from November to March when temperatures average between 21°F and 39°F. Visitors should always anticipate...

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What to Wear: Switzerland

Not surprisingly, Switzerland is freezing cold in winter. When packing, make sure to include thermal long underwear, hats, gloves, ear muffs, and snow boots....

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What to Wear: SCOTLAND

Stay warm, dry, and fashionable with these unique pieces from Onyx, located at 20 Church Street in Guilford.Black raincoat, $179Oatmeal knit...

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What to Wear: NEW YORK

"The key to a successful day in New York is to look fabulous, be comfortable, and be able to transition from day to night in style." This sage advice and...

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What to Wear: Riviera Maya

West Marine in Old Saybrook has everything you need to create a fashionable and functional beach look.Neoprene two-piece by Billabong, Top: $69.95,...

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What to Wear: Martha’s Vineyard

Preppy and polished yet comfortable and casual. The Apparel Shop at Saybrook Country Barn in Old Saybrook can help you strike the perfect balance when...

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What to Wear: Paris

Paris is at its best during the temperate spring months. These beautiful pieces selected by Hilary Catala, owner of The Hil in Guilford, will keep you...

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What to Wear: Hanami

Be as pretty as a petal in this lovely spring outfit from The Hil in Guilford....

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What to Wear: Morocco

December temperatures in Morocco are fairly mild, 65 degrees during the day and 45 at night. For a day outing we suggest: a hat, sunglasses, cropped pants,...

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What to Wear: Skaneateles

Winter comes early to the Finger Lakes region with snowfall beginning in November and continuing throughout the season. Be sure to bundle up, so you can...

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The fabulous mother-daughter team at Polished Boutique in Branford recommended: 

	Stars and Stripes Scarf in Black and Cream by Joy Susan, $16.99

	Button Down with ¾ Sleeves in Gray Green by Elan, $56.99

	JB Super Soft Jeggings, $58.99

	Studded Suede Choker, $15

Linda Palo, fashionista and owner of Roberston Madison, added:

	Black Washed Leather Biker Jacket by June, $695 

	Black Leather Motorcycle Boots by Virois Chaussures, $560

Fashion coordinated by Denise Loyd and photographed by Julie Johnson


What to Wear: Ghost Tours

It could be a shiver down your spine or a crisp autumn breeze--either way, wear layers to keep out the chill!  An edgy leather jacket provides zippered ...

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These items can be found locally at Polished Boutique in Branford: 		

Peasant Tunic by She & Sky in Blue and Rust, $36.99

	Black Leggings by Nikibiki, $27.99

	Reversible Bag by Joy Susan in Tea and Stone, $62

At Roberston Madison in Madison: 

	Aubergine Washed Leather Biker Jacket by June, $695

	Suede Bootie with Fur Cuff by Virois Chaussures, $625

Fashion coordinated by Denise Loyd and  photographed by Julie Johnson


What to Wear: Stonington

When touring around New England, go for comfort and style: leggings and a printed tunic, gorgeous booties to pamper your feet and a large handbag for...

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What to Wear: Wine Tasting

You'll want to look stylish without being fussy.  Comfortable shoes are key—cute flats or wedges will help you navigate uneven, grassy terrain....

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What to Wear: Alaska

Keep it casual, and come prepared for a range of weather conditions.  A rainy, chilly morning can turn into a sunny,90- degree afternoon. ...

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From the Runway to your Wardrobe

The spring 2016 fashion shows were exciting, colorful and oftentimes over the top. Rick Owens' show featured human backpacks. Yes, you read that right....

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