I Feel Pretty, O So Pretty

by Lauren Setum

With nearly a half a foot of snow on the ground here in Minneapolis, it’s officially time for jackets, coats, scarves, and gloves. I have to say that after awhile, it gets somewhat cumbersome putting on all the layers and packing shoes in addition to boots…let’s be real, high heels were not made with snow in mind. By February, I’m usually getting a little lazy when it comes to style and just willing spring to come so I can leave the puffy layers behind. Today’s mood board consists of a few items I love that are stylish AND functional for this chilly time of year. No reason to not feel pretty even if it does feel like we’re in the North Pole!

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Wool head wrap from Banana Republic: I’m all for a cute winter hat, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up. I went with a neutral palette today, however, this piece is available in some brighter colorways as well.

The description that accompanies this Sheer Addiction Jewelry necklace is so fitting for today’s post: “For the girl who takes a moment to soak in the beauty of the first snowfall”

Non-toxic nailpolish from Scotch Naturals: I adore this particular color (To Hell With Swords and Garter). Just the right amount of brown mixed with just the right amount of red. Yum. Perfect for some much needed winter manicures.

These long leather gloves from Max Studio have made an appearance on the blog before. Here they are again for an encore. Can’t get enough of the lovely details. Pair them with 3/4 sleeve jackets or dresses. Super chic.

Colorblock cable sweater from Michael Kors at Nordstrom: It received just average reviews online, but I have to say, I’d give it five stars. I just purchased this sweater last night (in fact, I’m wearing it right now!), and it’s even more flattering on than it looks to be online. Available in several other colors, I assure you, you won’t be disappointed!

Winter wedge shoes from Pikolinos: Now these are what I call ‘rustic-chic’. Beautiful details, great lines and a sturdy shoe. Well-worth the investment.

Cyber Monday

by Lauren Setum

Happy Cyber Monday everyone! Here are my picks for the biggest online shopping day of the year. Wishing you sales-galore today!

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This was my indulgence for the day. Originally $218, this Nic + Zoe dress is now only $54!

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Vince Camuto never disappoints. These shoes, originally $118, are now 50% off at Nordstrom.

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I’m excited about this one because you rarely find Clarisonic products at a discounted price. Through the end of the day, everything is 20% off. This particular brush is being offered at a special price of $99 while supplies last.

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This pencil skirt has a sporty feeling to it; very versatile. $40 instead of $60 on Zara’s website today!

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This one wasn’t available in my size any more, but you should definitely get your hands on this Michael Kors dress if it’s available in yours. Originally $325, it’s now only $90.

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This necklace from J Crew Factory was originally $52 but is now 50% off (as is everything on their website today!).

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Loeffler Randall is having a sample sale through the 13th. They’ll be offering past designs for purchase. These black suede pumps with gold studs were originally $395, but today you can grab a pair for $198.

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Last but not least, shoes that will have you ready for summer way ahead of time from Seychelles (now $44 instead of $80)

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

NYFW: Michael Kors

by Lauren Setum

My original plan for today’s post was to touch on various highlights from NYFW, but then I watched Michael Kors runway show. The 2014 Spring collection is just magnificent, it gave me chills. I love that it has a sense of history, with references to 1940s fashion, and boasts high-end tailoring and feminine details at the same time. But enough from me, I’ll let this clip from the runway show do the talking…

A few items from Michael Kors currently available for purchase; to tide you over until the spring collection hits stores…

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