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Glen Plaid and Cords

Glen Plaid and Cords

Glen Plaid Blazer: Zara (styled with a bit of color here, hunter green and a cardi here, and double denim here) White Button-Down Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren Crop Sweater: J Crew (worn in navy in this post) Cords: J Crew (worn with hot pink/burgundy here) Riding Boots: Via Spiga (paired with [...]

 

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Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

  Backstory: I have spent a small fortune on the delicious petite French cake 3-packs at Starbuck’s. When they’re not in view near the register, I always ask the salesperson if they would mind checking the back, please. I’ve even gone so far as to ask if there is a [...]

 

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High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

I first saw the image (right) of an elegantly dressed woman and child standing underneath a neon “colored entrance” sign in a blog post last year. The stark juxtaposition of the photograph’s two main elements – the people and the sign – as well as the symbolism of the composition [...]

 

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High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

I first saw the image (right) of an elegantly dressed woman and child standing underneath a neon “colored entrance” sign in a blog post last year. The stark juxtaposition of the photograph’s two main elements – the people and the sign – as well as the symbolism of the composition [...]

January 29, 2015 × 1 comment

STYLE

Glen Plaid and Cords

Glen Plaid and Cords

Glen Plaid Blazer: Zara (styled with a bit of color here, hunter green and a cardi here, and double denim here) White Button-Down Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren Crop Sweater: J Crew (worn in navy in this post) Cords: J Crew (worn with hot pink/burgundy here) Riding Boots: Via Spiga (paired with [...]

January 26, 2015 × 1 comment

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Vintage Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag

 Quick Tip: How to Authenticate a Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag Duck logo features bill detached from body and stitching that is visible on the other side of the logo (i.e. inside the bag) “D” shaped buckle hardware with “SOLID BRASS” printed on underside Brass imprinted rivets  Even-numbered solid brass [...]

January 20, 2015 × 3 comments

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Quick Tip: J Crew “Kill” Prices

Quick Tip: J Crew “Kill” Prices

Yo. I don’t know why I didn’t know this sooner, but my favorite J Crew employee acquainted me with the existence of “kill” prices at a recent sales event. Indicated by a red slash on the price tag, “kill” prices are the low-low-J-Crew-says-it’s-got-to-go items that are typically way out of [...]

January 15, 2015 × 2 comments

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Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

  Backstory: I have spent a small fortune on the delicious petite French cake 3-packs at Starbuck’s. When they’re not in view near the register, I always ask the salesperson if they would mind checking the back, please. I’ve even gone so far as to ask if there is a [...]

January 5, 2015 × 2 comments

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L.L. Bean “Bean” Boots

L.L. Bean “Bean” Boots

Crafted by hand in Maine and available in a variety of color combinations, heights, and styles, L.L. Bean “Bean” boots are a classic staple shoe that suits both girls who favor a preppy aesthetic and girls who just like their feet to be toasty, dry, and comfy. I fall into both [...]

January 2, 2015 × 4 comments

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Checks, Eyelet, and a Chambray Puffer Vest

Checks, Eyelet, and a Chambray Puffer Vest

Eyelet sweatshirt: J Crew Check Shirt: Ralph Lauren Boys Puffer Vest: Gap Kids Sweatpant leggings: J Crew (styled differently here, dressed up here, and worn in navy here and here) Boots: Ecco Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  

January 1, 2015 × 4 comments

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Stripe-Sleeve Hoodie, Puffer Vest, and Bean Boots

Stripe-Sleeve Hoodie, Puffer Vest, and Bean Boots

Striped-sleeve hooded sweatshirt: Madewell  Puffer vest: Crewcuts for J Crew Jeans: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Sweater cap: Ralph Lauren Camp Socks and Bean Boots: LLBean Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (no way these were going to be summer-only ) These socks are sooooo warm and comfy!

December 19, 2014 × 6 comments

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Ginger Coconut Oven S’mores

Ginger Coconut Oven S’mores

Not only can classic s’mores be made indoors in the oven (!), but the flavor can updated by varying the types of crackers and chocolates used Ingredients: Ginger crackers (I used Annas Ginger Swedish Thins, available at Fresh Market and Whole Foods) Coconut dark chocolate (I used Theo’s) Marshmallows Set oven to [...]

December 15, 2014 × 2 comments

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Camel, Denim, and Plaid

Camel, Denim, and Plaid

Camel Coat: J Crew (paired with windowpane and cable knit in this post and red and bows in this one) Denim Jacket: Levi’s Plaid Shirt: Ralph Lauren Boys’ Skirt: Madewell (worn with gray and gingham here) Tights: Hue Boots: Via Spiga This is my first foray into the non-gray or black tights [...]

December 12, 2014 × 4 comments

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Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Despite the facts that I have exactly zero desire to sleep outdoors and my hiking experience is purposefully limited to very established, well-populated trails, I was completely engrossed in Wild, Cheryl’s Strayed’s account of her solo trek through California and Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed writes in raw, honest, [...]

December 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Blend fresh cilantro and parsley – I usually add about 1/3 cup of each, stems and all – into green smoothies to increase the nutrient content and add heavy metal chelation properties. The above paragraph is a short excerpt from the cilantro/parsley section of The Beauty Detox Foods by Kimberly Snyder. [...]

December 9, 2014 × 0 comments