Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the bare wrist fix: $30 or less

from left to right: streets ahead yellow leather studded bracelet (available here), free people studded bracelet set (available here),
fossil metal row glitz cord bracelet (available here), blu bijoux silver square bead rope bracelet set (available here);
rings: threadsense studded ring (available here), charlotte russe lucky horseshoe ring (available here);
nails: deborah lippmann nail polish in 'i know what boys want' (available here)

What's better than a bare wrist fix?! Well, lots of things, actually.. That's right, NOTHING! And
here's something that's sure to get your upper extremities extra excited: a bare wrist fix where
everything you see is $30 or less!

We think we can check off a few people on our holiday shopping list with these goodies..

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

birthday boy

Today is our bestest, strongest, smartest, coolest,
funniest, happiest, handsomest brother's 21st birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKIE! We love you so much!

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Monday, November 28, 2011


Finals are approaching fast, which means I'm all about pyjama dressing.
Class-to-couch chic is my favorite style as of late.

forever 21 jumpsuit (similar style here), oversized cashmere sweater (stolen from mommy's closet - similar style here), frye combat boots (available here), neiman marcus fringe bag (similar style here), knit scarf made by nonna (similar style here),
hermès collier de chien bracelet (similar style here)

All I need is my laptop in lap and notebook in hand to really get the party started - Back to the books!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

the want list: obsessssed..

asos suede mini grab bag (available here), kenneth jay lane printed snakeskin enamel ring (available here), halston heritage sequin snakeskin legging (available here), marc by marc jacobs supersonic python print iPhone case,
house of harlow 1960 norah platform pumps (available here)

..with snakeskin! A little touch adds that perfect rocker-chic vibe that I am loving lately.
I am seriously hoping one of these slithers its way under our tree this year.

[images via Polyvore]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

the bare wrist fix: going native

In keeping with all things Thanksgiving-approved, here's a Thanksgiving-
appropriate wrist, paying homage to the first-ever feast of all feasts!

from left to right: free people chevron leather bracelet (available here), ettika yellow braided bracelet (available here), shashi military bracelet (available here), house of harlow 1960 pave arrow cuff bracelet (available here); ring: house of harlow 1960 long arrow ring (available here); nails: sally hansen salon effects nail polish strips in "kitty kitty" (available here)

We know there were no leopards sharing the table with Pilgrims, but with our love for all
things animal print
, there's no doubt there will be some at our table, even if just on our nails!

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Monday, November 21, 2011


Rather than being predictable by wearing the cold-weather-color-norms, such as deep burgundies, rich hunter greens and gorgeous berry and red lip colors, I opted for the unexpected, wearing my bright blue jeans and my new and perhaps favorite lip color, YSL's 7 Le Fuchsia.

urban outfitters slouchy beanie (similar style here), guess jeans (available here), forever 21 jacket (similar style here),
sam edelman booties (available here), chanel bag (similar style here), silver bracelet from mexico

I grabbed my hat and off I was to go makeup shopping with my gals!

What do you think of wearing bright colors in the winter, and how would you incorporate them into your day?!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

the want list: oh my shoes

gucci moccasin, sam edelman adena flat (available here), hunter regent savoy quilted wellington boots (available here), christian louboutin lady daf booties (similar style here), christian louboutin meneboot spiked boot, christian louboutin daffodil heels (available here), steve madden troopa combat boot (available here), ysl tribtoo heels, sam edelman ulysa pump (available here), christian louboutin rollerball spiked velvet loafers (similar style here), tory burch reva ballerinas in navy (available here), steve madden pammy wedges (available here), minnetonka 3-layer fringe boot (available here), jeffery campbell "lita" (available here)

If you can't already tell, I'll remind you all of my love for shoes. Shoes of every different style, height, designer, color...I am absolutely obsessed with shoes! So, here it is - my "if I could have any pair of shoes for Christmas it would be one of the above" list (or more than one of the above pairs would be greatly appreciated ;) )!

[images via Polyvore]

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Friday, November 18, 2011

pumpkin cake

It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time to swap all things pumpkin for all things minty.
As a last "hurrah," I baked up a pumpkin cake this week that is totally Thanksgiving-table worthy!

Trust me, you'll be everyone's favorite guest if you show up to dinner with this cake!
Grab the recipe here, and savor fall's favorite flavor while it lasts!
(I know I'll miss those pumpkin spice lattes..)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

take a peek

When I heard Hermès was carrying its Petit h collection for a limited time in New York, I had to get my hands on a piece! This little orange package arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago.. Let's peek inside, shall we??

Ta da! A scarf reinvented as a necklace. A new member of the silk scarf friends club, for sure!

For more "revealing details," check out our interview over at Smashion today!
And browse for some goodies while you're at it..

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the bare wrist fix: red-y to go

Get your wrists ready.. here we go!

from left to right: juicy couture zip it up cuff (available here), payless studded bracelet (available here),
fossil chain bracelet (available here); rings: ysl arty ring (available here), lauren g. adams spike ring (available here);
nails: deborah lippmann glitter nail polish in "do ya think i'm sexy?" (available here)

This is the "I-don't-have-to-care-about-the-rest-of-my-outfit-because-my-wrist-is-amazing" wrist.
It's chunky, it's red, it's studded, and, bonus points: it's glittery!
We like.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

j'aime mon carré

Favorite color combination as of yesterday: blue chambray and crimson.
Thanks to my new jeans, I was able to introduce the two to one other.
Ah, young love!

I decided to swap a necklace for the scarf.
There's something so feminine and princess-y about a silk scarf draped around the neck.
Try it, I guarantee you'll feel prettier! :)

j. crew chambray shirt (available here), flying monkey skinny jeans (available here), hermès scarf (similar style here), forever 21 sweater (similar style here), h&m bag (similar style here), joan & david boots (similar style here), leather studded buckle bracelet (similar style here), ray-ban wayfarer sunglasses (available here)

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Monday, November 14, 2011

red riding hood

This weekend we had such gorgeous weather - perfect for a little jaunt around Grandma's property, which
looks even more stunning this time of year! It's hard to believe it's already the middle of November...

ralph lauren sweater coat (stolen from mommy's closet - similar style here), sweetees for barneys coop dress, hue tights (available here), frye boots (available here), h&m clutch (similar style here), ray ban wayfarer sunglasses (available here), vintage cocktail ring (similar style here)

A very productive weekend all around - got some good studying in and picked up two new pairs of jeans
on a shopping trip with lovey! What do you think about electric blue and brick red?? Get excited.

Now it's back to being a slave to my textbooks.
One month and counting until finals are DONE.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

the want list: 'tis the season

balenciaga arena giant wrap bracelet (available here), jennifer zeuner horizontal cross necklace (available here), hermès clic clac, house of harlow 1960 star earrings (available here), ysl arty ring (available here), cartier love ring, fendi wrap bracelet, cartier love bracelet, jennifer zeuner heart necklace with sapphire

Today I realized that in a little over a month, it will finally be Christmas! I'd be lying if I said that
I didn't begin to make my list much earlier this year.. Let the Christmas Want Lists begin!
If I get one piece of jewelry under the tree, I'm hoping it's one of these!

[images via Polyvore]

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Friday, November 11, 2011

candy be gone

Halloween candy rarely makes it past the 1st week in November in our house, but this year,
we were left with a ton of leftover treats! So what did I do? Baked them up into some cookies!

Start with a basic chocolate chip cookie dough..

Squish in your favorite bite-sized candy..

Mush another ball of cookie dough on top..

Bake and enjoy!

Get the full recipe from Lauren Conrad's website, here!

Happy (Foodie) Friday! (and Happy Veterans Day, too!)

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