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!

Fine Dining

by Lauren Setum

Last week, a friend brought my attention to Kate Spade’s Wickford Dinnerware Collection (shown below) featuring a fantastically fun wiener dog motif. I love the combo of kelly green and navy that the collection utilizes, very fresh and chic. The set inspired today’s post which showcases a handful of dinnerware collections that I find endearing, each for a different reason. Imagine the tablescapes that could be created with these…

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  Airplanes Kip O’Krongly at Northern Clay Center: Functional and artful all in one. I love that the design isn’t overly feminine and nods to a vintage aesthetic.

 Blue floral Blue Fluted Mega by Karen Kjaelgaard Larsen at Bloomingdale’sClassic blue and white with a modern twist. I find this line simply stunning. Each piece is slightly different; unexpected yet definitely cohesive.  

  Wiener dog set Kate Spade at Macy’sThe catalyst for today’s post. A wiener dog motif plus stripes; can’t go wrong there!

 Orange floral AnthropologieThis is a smaller, salad size plate, but I think the pop of color it has to offer a more neutral table setting is just delightful. Not to mention the unique shape.

 Taxi Kirk Lyttle at Northern Clay Center: If you prefer a more handmade look, this plate is a great option. The taxi illustration sets it apart from other run-of-the-mill handmade pottery items. A great conversation piece.                                 

 Classic white set Montes DoggettBecause classic never goes out of style. I totally understand having a set like this as a staple item in your kitchen. Plus, it’s a great backdrop for different pops of color throughout the year. I selected this particular set because of the bowl design. I think the pedestal is so elegant; quietly intriguing. 

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

Fight Like a Girl

by Lauren Setum

Has anyone ever told you that you ‘throw like a girl’? ‘Fight like a girl’? Well, I hope you told them, ‘thank you very much!’ Macy’s was kind enough to send me this shirt from their Ideology Collection. Now through November 1st, Macy’s will donate 5% of the sale price from select items to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I love the message this tee conveys. And it doesn’t have to be just casual wear, dress it up a bit! I paired it with a blazer from Banana Republic (similar blazer here), jeans from Express (similar jeans here) and pumps from Charles David. Oh, and an incredibly fun umbrella from Gina & May.

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A Day at the Alpaca Farm in my KOKOON

by Lauren Setum

Clink-clink, clink-clink…that’s me tapping my glass because I’m going to make a toast; a toast to Salt and Pippa’s very first New Outfit post! I’d like to thank KOKOON (for the lovely apparel they were kind enough to send my way), Fox Way Alpacas (for being my sidekicks during the photo shoot), and, of course, Laura Durenburger-Grunow of Ld Nature Photography (for graciously sharing her knowledge of a camera with me). Cheers to all of you!

Now for today’s New Outfit! Here are the details…

The Outfit: Poncho KOKOON   Chambray button-down H&M   Faux leather pants H&M   Boots Bare Traps at Macy’s   Chunky necklace Sheer Addiction Jewelry   Head scarf Target

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