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Archives: September 2012

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The Chill

 
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{Pants – Etro, Sweater - Topshop, Shoes – Loeffler Randall, Bag – J.Crew, Hat – Eugenia Kim, Sunglasses – Phillip Lim, Watch – Michael Kors, Bracelet – Vanessa Mooney.}

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m so excited for this weekend…cooler temps and plenty of sunshine are forecast for the next few days, so I’ll be taking advantage by wearing my favorite sweaters and booties! Above is a Fall outfit I’m currently dreaming about. How amazing are those velvet wide-leg pants??! They’d be perfect for an afternoon city stroll & could be easily dressed up for a Saturday night with fancy heels, a leather jacket and a clutch.

XO

 
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Color Inspiration {Going Matte}

 
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{On all fingers, except index fingers – Essie Bobbing For Baubles. On index fingers – OPI Barefoot in Barcelona. Matte top coat by Chanel.}

Sooo…this week I decided to go for something a little different and finally try the “Matte Nail” trend. I’ve been reluctant to try this matte finish, simply because I wasn’t sure I really liked the look. So here’s my verdict: I think it works with simple colors (like this nude/deep navy combo above). I also think it’s a nice change for Fall since it’s definitely a more serious and subdued look. What do you think? Yay or nay on the matte top coat??

XO

 
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Design Spotlight {The Vaguely}

 

Who loves hand-drawn, gilded & super bad-ass posters!? I DO!! In fact, I’m obsessed with Vanessa Hernandez’s luxe creations. Her design studio, The Vaguely, is based in Los Angeles, and Vanessa describes herself as a “design-geek & all-around-maker-of-stuff.” You go, Girl!

For a few extra buckaroos, she’ll even customize a beautiful vinyl poster for you (if you ask nicely, of course…)

XO

 
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Snack Attack {Pomegranate Guacamole}

 
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I’m kind of a Guacamole addict…it’s the one thing I can pretty much eat all the time (along with Pizza…and Chocolate, of course!) I crave Avocados on a daily basis, and I often find myself whipping up a quick Guacamole at home when the mood strikes. Now, THIS Guacamole, my friends, is special though. I have to give my Mom credit for this one because she came up with it a few years ago – and it’s genius!! Pomegranate Season is upon us, and the addition of these sweet & tart little seeds of juicy (and Vitamin-packed) happiness is such an unexpected and delicious update to your regular-old Guacamole. Trust me! It may sound a little odd, but the combo is YUM!

All you need is your favorite Guacamole recipe, plus one ripe Pomegranate. De-seed the Pomegranate (Tip: cut the Pom in quarters and de-seed it in a big bowl of cold water. The water helps the seeds detach from the shell!) and add the seeds at the end. Voila! Deliciousness! As you can see, I added some basil to my Guacamole this time (I like to switch up my herbs), but adding traditional cilantro will taste just as good.

XO

{All Photos by Miss Renaissance.}

 
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Soho Roaming

 
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{Jeans – Rag & Bone (my current favorite pair!), Leather Jacket – Phillip Lim, Denim Shirt – Madewell, Heels – J.Crew, Bowtie – Ban.Do, Bag – Celine, Sunglasses – D&G, Lipstick - Nars Pago Pago.}

Happy Monday, Lovelies! Welcome to the first week of Fall. The temps here in Chicago have been beautifully crisp over the weekend…serious sweater weather is just around the corner now!! This outfit post comes to you from a shopping stroll through Soho during Fashion Week. I decided to go for a more casual outfit that day, with a denim-on-denim vibe & some fun Fall-inspired details thrown in.

XO

{All Photos by the lovely Alison of Brown Eyed Style.}