Houndstooth and Antlers

by Lauren Setum

I can hardly believe that Christmas is less than a week away! I could not let the holiday pass me by without doing a New Outfit post to celebrate the season. Whether Pippa liked it or not (emphasis on not), I decided she was going to celebrate, too…as a reindeer…

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Outfit details:

Sweater c/o Macy’s MADE Fashion Week Collection    Ankle pant Banana Republic   Black heels Charles David   Houndstooth baseball cap in fuchsia (on sale!!) J Crew   Martini clutch Kate Spade    Necklace Sheer Addiction Jewelry   Fuchsia stud earrings Target   Nailpolish color Trouble Maker by Sally Hansen

If you’re looking to sneak in one more holiday activity, consider dressing up your dog in an antler headband. Or, for a non-pet event, I recommend Macy’s Santaland. Macy’s was kind enough to invite me to their media tour of the display a couple weeks ago, and it was a wonderful time. We even got to sample some new menu items from their revamped restaurant, The Oak Grill. Delicious! If you’re like me, shopping makes you hungry, so take a break from Christmas shopping and grab a bit to eat. Happy holidays!

Get Your Pantone On…

by Lauren Setum

In case you haven’t already heard, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. I was reminded of a lovely House Beautiful cover from earlier this year…

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The color, in my opinion, can easily become a bit ‘childish’ looking if not used correctly. This living area by New York interior designer, Ashley Whittaker, however, does a beautiful job of showcasing the color in such a way that the resulting space is chic and inviting for grown ups and kids alike.

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Not up for a Radiant Orchid redecorating project? Then get your Pantone on with a few additions to your wardrobe. Oh, and in case you’re wondering what color to pair with this shade of purple, I think red (generally speaking) is an excellent choice!

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Cicely shift dress by Trina Turk

Jeweled clutch by Alice and Olivia

Graysn pump by Enzo Angiolini at Nordstrom

Accessories With Personality

by Lauren Setum

Well, I wasn’t up at the break of dawn for Black Friday shopping a couple days ago, but I am looking forward to Cyber Monday. I’ve been perusing store’s websites in anticipation…apparently I get a little antsy! Not many have the deals they’ll be offering up yet (stay tuned for my picks tomorrow though, I’ll be posting them bright and early). In the meantime, I’m sharing a couple batches of accessories that I found and absolutely LOVE. Loeffler Randall recently introduced some new designs, and they are gorgeous. In fact, they inspired today’s accessory ensembles. Which items do you like best?

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Sunglasses Kate Spade  Necklace Sheer Addiction Jewelry  Tomato red clutch wallet Kate Spade  Mint and cheetah pumps Loeffler Randall

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Studded wool felt hat Kate Spade   Claire earrings Meredith Marks   Martini clutch purse Kate Spade   Metallic gold wedges Loeffler Randall

Santa’s Favorite Color

by Lauren Setum

TGIF! I’m about to head to Macy’s media preview of their Christmas display, Santaland. I can’t wait to see what’s in store! In honor of tonight’s event, here are some fabulous items in Santa’s favorite color: RED!

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Stud shoulder dress Michael Kors   Bedazzled baseball cap J Crew   Arrow necklace Elva Fields   Lip gloss CVS (or your local drug store)   Plaid wrap Parc Boutique   Jeweled velvet clutch Anthropologie   Bootie Guess at Macy’s

Stocking Stuffers

by Lauren Setum

St. Nick‘s is less than three weeks away! I didn’t realize until moving to the Twin Cities that not everyone celebrates St. Nick’s day like southeastern Wisconsin does. For those of you who don’t know about this particular tradition, St. Nick is the one who fills up your Christmas stockings, not on Christmas Eve, but on the evening of December 5th. Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for the upcoming holiday!

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Brown leather gloves from Max Studio; the perfect accessory for 3/4 sleeve jackets.

Pattern by Tricia Guild on Amazon; if you love color and pattern, this coffee table book is for you. Also check out Tricia’s fabric line at Designers Guild

Plaid clutch purse from Zara; I absolutely love the combo of plaid and studs…sassy!

Mom and Me Soy Candles; the scents are scrumptious, AND they’re made locally here in the Twin Cities by a mother/daughter duo!

Pink Packer tee for your pup from Athletic Pets (Pippa would look great in this!)

Silver metallic flats from Zara; who doesn’t love a great tassel?!