Month: November 2012

Cozy Cowl

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H&M Dress, Forever 21 Belt, DSW Boots, Coldwater Creek Bracelet (old), Vintage Ring

I think I’ve officially reached my limit on cowl necks with this dress. It’s my third dress with one and fifth overall, but for some reason it doesn’t feel like that many. There’s something about them that I just love – they look put together in a slightly messy, layered way, while being exceptionally warm and season-appropriate (kind of like a built-in scarf). That leads me to something else special about them: you really can only wear them in the fall and winter months. So I think I’ll enjoy them while I can, and ignore the fact that I may be developing a problem.

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Over the weekend, I decided to whip up a quick batch of cupcakes (possibly my favorite thing to make in the kitchen). One of my most recent flavor obsessions is salted caramel, probably sparked by the delicious salted caramel cupcakes from a local bakery, and the new seasonal latte found at Starbucks. I thought I’d make a batch of salted caramel cupcakes myself and use my new silicone cupcake wrappers (found in various colors, shapes and sizes here) too. I used this simple cupcake recipe and made some caramel icing (my recipe follows) to top them off. The result? A rich, sweet, buttery indulgence.

Caramel Icing

½ cup butter, softened

2 cups confectioner’s sugar

3 – 4 Tbsp caramel sauce, to taste (use a thicker, dessert sauce/ice cream topping kind, usually in a jar instead of a bottle)

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter until soft. Beat in confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix in caramel sauce until desired consistency and taste.

Frosts about 12 cupcakes. Top cupcakes with sea salt.

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Trend Spotting: All That Glitters

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If you have access to the internet, fashion magazines or any other style resource, then chances are you’ve noticed that metallics are popping up everywhere. Gold capped shoes, glittery belts and bags and sequined sheaths are suddenly gracing the pages of just about every magazine. They’re so prevalent that several reflective pieces have unintentionally made their way to the top of my wish list – all of these dresses are simultaneously party appropriate and casual (when paired with a jacket, of course).

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Currently Obsessed With: Bows



I’ve always been a big fan of bows – on tops, shoes, jewelry, presents – and have recently been finding tons of items featuring them. I’ve found them in their natural 3-D form and as printed graphics, on everything from tops to gloves to rings and bracelets. All of these chic pieces will make the perfect addition to any holiday ensemble. An added bonus? The metallics and rich jewel tones are completely on-trend.

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Tick Tock


I’ve always loved the idea of a watch, but when it comes to checking the time, I usually reach for my iPhone. But, after seeing several features on the classic timepiece in some of my favorite magazines (Lucky, Marie-Claire) – namely the newly-in-vogue white watch – I was inspired to check out some of my most frequented sites for watches. These may just be the ones to turn me.

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