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POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013, 10:39 PM

The temperatures soared past 80 degrees last week, and if you're anything like me, your closet is still looking dark and woolly. And that spring pedicure? Well you don’t have it, yet. Here are some tips on how to transition from winter to spring - chicly.

1. Wear knee-length boots sans pantyhose. This is a fun way to go bare-legged without being cold - you know how those early summer nights can get chilly - and  get the last few wears out of your boots  putting them in storage. I like the boots with a knee-length midi skirt or a short, ruffled A-line.

2. Wear your filmy summer dress with a chunky cardigan. This summer it’s all about mixing textures, so we say take it all the way downtown - as in Soho - with a light floral print dress (Last year’s is fine.) Pair it with a neutral cardigan. This look is best in clean fleshy tones.  And, of course, don’t forget the boots.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6:38 PM

If you love Rebecca Taylor like I do: Here is an event for you.

Peter Kate Boutique will host a trunk show featuring Rebecca Taylor's fun, flirty spring pieces. Representativees from AG Jeans and trendy accessory company Theodora & Callum will also be  there

Come check it out, Thursday, April 11th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary cocktails, crudites  too.

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POSTED: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 5:55 PM
FILE - In this March 16, 1965 file photo, Palm Beach the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, wears her own design and creation of the Lilly shift, in Palm Beach, Fla. Pulitzer, known for her tropical print dresses, dies in Florida at 81. (AP Photo/Robert H. Houston, File)

Lilly Pulitzer, the grand dame of all things girlie, preppy-chic, has died.

She died at her home Sunday afternoon in Florida. She was 81.

What started  as a simple dress Pulitzer had designed for her  to hide orange juice stains - her first venture into business was selling fresh-squeezed  juice near her husband's groves - is now known world- wide as the world's most colorful ready-to-wear women's wear brand bursting with tropical prints, bold colors and joy.

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About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

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