Saturday, December 31, 2011

best of

Wishing you all a happy New Year!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

sisterly love

Did I forget to mention that Anabela has a sister?! Her name is Lia, and she showed up in a big box on Christmas morning as well! Naturally they're inseparable - let's see what happens when they share the same outfit, shall we?

It seems they get along just as well as another sister duo I know ;)

Speaking of sharing, remember when we scored a ton of goodies from the Missoni for Target collection?! Well we've been receiving boxes for months now, and the latest arrival was this cardigan! In all of the madness we managed to snag one, so we'll have to pass it around among the three of us - yes, Mommy is included!

alexander wang lia messenger bag (available here in black), missoni for target cardigan (similar style here), j. crew chambray shirt (available here), american apparel turtleneck sleeveless dress (similar style here), j. crew necklace (similar style here), banana republic sweater (similar style here), hue tights (available here), alexander wang anabela boots (similar style here)

Lia is clearly the edgier of the two. See those studs? Mmmmm. Studs.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

on your mark

After receiving a frantic text message from one of my friends who declared that she had "absolutely NOTHING to wear on New Years Eve" I knew that she was in dire need of a shopping trip! I quickly got dressed and was on my way (a promise of shopping gets me ready to go in .5 seconds. Seriously.)

As for my nails, I was wearing my absolute favorite color - Dragon by Chanel! I must admit, I am highly influenced by my Grandma, as her signature nail polish is also a gorgeous red by Chanel!

lauren ralph lauren top, ralph lauren trouser (available here), chanel bag (similar style here), ralph lauren riding boots (similar style here), tory burch leather wrap bracelet (available here)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

caped crusader

Here are the Anabelas in action! Along with this new cape I picked up on a post-Christmas shopping trip with lovey. I've really been digging plaid lately, and this was on super super sale.

I've learned the key to mastering these boots is practice - baby steps for now.
And someone close by to catch me, just in case.. ;)

cooperative hooded cape coat (available here), american apparel turtleneck dress (similar style here), hue tights (available here),
alexander wang anabela boots (similar style here), hermès collier de chien bracelet (similar style here),
h&m fringe bag (worn as clutch - similar style here)

Tomorrow we try stairs!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

meet anabela

Just a sampling of what Santa left under our tree yesterday. Alexander Wang's Anabela boots!
Don't they look like something a superhero would wear?! I'm in love. Although it seems you have to be
a bit of a superhero to walk in them, too - a 5" heel is serious stuff. I must perfect my heroic strut..

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry merry

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Friday, December 23, 2011

a few of our favorite things

A festive Foodie Friday as a holiday surprise!

The week before Christmas, our house is filled with the most delicious smells of goodies being whipped up from morning 'til night. Waiting to finally eat these treats is equally as hard as waiting to open our presents.
They are (perhaps) much less tempting in digital form, but we'll let you decide for yourselves.. ;)

Our favorite Aunt Rosie's thumbprint cookies have become a more recent Christmas staple! Snag a recipe, here.

Struffoli, little fried dough balls smothered in honey, are synonymous with Christmas in our house! It's our Grandma's family recipe that's been passed down for generations (you know, kind of like feather sweaters). Topped off with sprinkles, we're lucky if any of these see Christmas day!

And finally, the pièce de résistance, our personal fave, Mommy's rice balls! Stuffed with melted mozzarella and locatelli cheese. We cannot take the deliciousness. We get a little Grinch-like with these, and hide some for ourselves to enjoy after all our company's gone! (Trust us, you would too!)

What will you be eating this holiday??

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the bare wrist fix: blast off

from left to right: ettika bolo cord and leather horseshoe bracelet (available here), urban outfitters typewriter initial watch (available here), bee charming brown braided chain bracelet (available here), ettika braided silk cord bracelet (available here); rings (from top to bottom): house of harlow 1960 antler cabachon ring (available here), house of harlow 1960 arrowhead cocktail ring (available here); nails: sephora by opi blasted nail colour in blasted black (available here)

Although the bare wrist fix is typically dedicated to (you guessed it) wrists, the nails steal the show here!
Sephora by OPI's Blasted Nail Colour collection is one of the coolest we've seen. Surely your wrist wont mind playing wingman to colors like "Blasted Gold Glitter," "Blasted Silver," and "Blasted Turquoise Glitter."

After all, that's what friends are for.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

sorelle in[spired]: the feather sweater

Okay, you all know Sally and I have stolen many things from our Mommy's closet, but this sweater is of the greatest things that closet houses.

This is what we refer to as "the" sweater, the "feather sweater," which we've always admired in one particular photo of our Momma. It was handpicked and purchased by our Grandma, and has withstood (now three!) generations of stylish women approval (yes, we're including ourselves in that count..)

Now for the dramatic reveal..

Feast your eyes on feathery perfection..

And now for the photo! Our beautiful Mommy, ever more gorgeous than I'll ever look rocking the sweater:

vintage sweater (stolen from mommy's closet), michael michael kors suede shorts (stolen from sally - available here), missoni for target zigzag tights (available here), vintage fendi bag (gift from grandma - similar style here), ralph lauren suede coat (similar style here), gold bracelet (stolen from mommy's closet - similar style here), nine west booties (similar style here), rolex watch

..I seriously need a tan.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

fly like an eagle

Now that it actually feels like winter outside, I've had to pile on more and more layers,
so I figured I'd put on my Mommy's super warm Ralph Lauren cashmere poncho!

ralph lauren cashmere poncho (stolen from mommy's closet - similar style here),
dl 1961 jeans (available here), etienne aigner boots (similar style here)

Quite a few years ago, my Grandma purchased this poncho as a present for my Mom, and with her always outstanding taste (and ability to pick out the best presents for everyone) it immediately became one of my Mommy's favorites, and now it is one of my favorites, too!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

our first ever (tory burch) giveaway!

'Tis the season for giving, of course! And as a special thank you to our readers for a fantastic year of blogging so far, we've decided to give away this brand new Tory Burch patent cosmetic case! Stuff it with all of those goodies you receive for the holidays, stuff it with your favorite nail polishes, you can even stuff it with candy, if you wish!

Want it want it?! Here's how one lucky winner can get it..

1.Follow us on Bloglovin', & leave a comment with your email address below letting us know you followed.
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3. For an extra entry: Post the link to this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, or Facebook page, and leave a separate comment below with a link for proof.

The giveaway ends at midnight on January 1st (EST)

We'll announce the winner here on January 2nd and on Twitter
(so to find out on-the-go, make sure you follow us there!)

Winner will be selected on; Retail value of the cosmetic case:

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: The Lucky Winner is Carly from {A Simple Affair}

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