Monthly Archives: October 2012

Maxing out

The star of street style this fall is the maxi!  Everywhere I turn I see the maxi flawlessly paired with leather coats, utility jackets, and oversized cozy sweaters.  The way to successfully pull off the fall maxi is to respect proportions and make sure the maxi is the centerpiece of the look.

bold pairing of red and chambray

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so versatile and comfy!

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fall nudes, so on trend

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love the casual tee, mossy green, edgy leather and masculine briefcase

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in love with this sweater! i need it for fall!

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color blocking perfection

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fab blazer and top knot

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i am obsessed with every detail of this look–from the emerald maxi to the cropped top to the incredible necklaces this outfit is absolute perfection

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Camo has made the most unexpected yet refreshing appearance this season.  A print normally found in the woods during hunting trips or on the battlefield has made its way onto fashionistas and red carpets.  Camo adds an air of indifference and ruggedness to each look acting as the perfect print to protect you from the chilly fall and winter winds.

surprising & successful pairing of pleats and camo

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the studs add edge to the already rugged look. i also love the red pop of color.

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layered perfection

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Jenna Lyons is red capet ready in her fabulous fur and camo ensemble

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so incredibly glam! the chanel pin is to die for and i’m obsessed with the belted jacket                                          and i love the way the belt is tied

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This past Sunday, I hosted brunch for my friends at my apartment.  Brunch is hands down my favorite meal.  I have a huge family and every Sunday growing up my parents would host a family brunch.  It was a great way for people to escape their busy lives and reconnect with the people that matter most.  The brunch was grounding, meaningful and always full of laughs.  I am so grateful for the brunches and for my parents incredible hosting skills.  Until now, I didn’t realize how hard (and satisfying) hosting can be.  So for this brunch I removed the stress by preparing a super easy and most importantly delish bacon egg cup as one of the dishes.  The other key to stressfree hosting is potlucks and amazing friends that help you clean up afterwards.

Enjoy this full proof brunch ready recipe!

Bacon and Egg Cups

Lining the muffin pans with bread circles

Breaking the eggs into the bread lined muffin tins with slightly cooked bacon

Fresh out of the oven

Finished product!

The full brunch spread

My brunch plate featuring the delicious and easy bacon egg cup (and breakfast fried rice which will be featured in a future post)

Kona getting lots of love from the guests




Salt & Pepper

Cheese (I didn’t use cheese, but it would definitely be a delicious addition)

Muffin Pan

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut the bread into circles a little larger than the size of the muffin cups.  Then flatten the cut pieces of bread into the cups.  Lightly fry the bacon, but DO NOT fully cook.  You want to make sure the bacon is still pliable.  Add the slightly cooked bacon to the breaded cups and place in the oven for about five minutes.  Crack egg and pour egg into the muffin cups (that already have the bread and bacon).  If you want to add cheese you should put it in under the egg.  Salt and pepper to taste. Place tin into the oven for 8-12 minutes.  WATCH CAREFULLY!  You want to remove the tin while the yolk is stilly runny, but the egg is cooked.  And finally enjoy and serve warm!

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Autumn Inspiration

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year.  I love when the air turns crisp, the leaves start to change, and all you need is a light jacket to stay warm.  Acting as a staple and statement with each wear, finding the perfect fall jacket is crucial to rounding out your wardrobe and this year is no different than any other.  My go to this fall is J. Crew’s utility jacket.  It is the perfect transition weight and the army green almost acts as a neutral color allowing it to easily be paired with a broad range of colors, patterns and textures.  I have no doubt that this jacket will be in everyone’s closet this fall!
This post also features my fall uniform, which is a men’s oversized shirt, leggings (and yes I am wearing them as pants, *gasp*), boots, an oversized scarf, and obvs my item jacket (which will be replaced by my leather coat as it gets chillier).  While I wear everything featured in my blog in real life (multiple times, paired with different pieces depending on my mood) this look more so than any other is the truest reflection of me.  

Jacket: J. Crew (found here), Pants: Ann Taylor Loft (old, similar found here), Shirt: Simon Spurr (last season, similar found here), Scarf: Zara (old, similar found here), Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (last season, similar found here), Bag: Michael Kors (last season, similar found here)

Mixing patterns is tricky, but on trend, so an easy way to experiment is with a patterned scarf

One of the reasons I love this jacket so much is because of the gold finishing, which is accentuated by gold jewelry.

A good boot is crucial to surviving fall and winter! I love these because they add edge to any look, but the loose wrap differentiates them from the classic motorcycle boot.

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Nude part II

This time of year is exciting for fashion, because you are able to combine summer and winter wardrobes, as well as get one more use out of your soon to be out of season clothes.  This week has been unseasonably warm, making it the perfect opportunity to mix whites and nudes.  I was able to squeeze one more wear out of my favorite white blazer before it is tucked away for the coming months.  And while the outfit featured in this post, seemingly errs on the side of summer, remember that nude is one of the official colors of fall.

Disclaimer: I am also using this post to shamelessly share with the world my adorable new puppy, who is the real star of the shoot.

Blazer: Theory (last season, similar here), Dress: French Connection (found here), Shoes: Aldo (last season)

This dress could easily be worn with thick tights and a different blazer making it winter ready

Pairing the light ensemble with lace up oxfords helps translate this outfit to fall

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Nude, creams, and neutrals can now be worn year round adding a much needed lightness to your fall and winder wardrobe!  This palette is so wonderful because it truly allows you to take your ensemble in any direction allowing the focus to be on the accessories, the details of the clothes or most importantly you.  Scroll for subtle sophistication and show stopping splendor.

Light fall look successfully achieved by mixing nude and white. I also love the wide leg trouser and the embellished collar.

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The piping elevates the dress, which is already perfect for any occasion and would look fabulous with thick tights as it starts to get chilly.

Peplum, nude, sequins, need I say more

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Another successful white and nude combination. The gold clutch also adds a subtle splash of excitement.

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Simply obsessed with these pants!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley smartly pairs nude high waisted trousers with a daring mint top.

Karolina Kurkova is an absolute show stopper in this Rachel Zoe design at the Met Gala.

Candice Swanepoel looks incredible in this full camel skirt (full skirts are also a must for fall)

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Fabulous fall look! This neutral ensemble is the perfect back drop for a statement necklace.

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