Special Deal for Salt & Pippa Readers!

by Lauren Setum

Remember my Kokoon posts from last year? You know, the one with the fabulous dress and the other one with the alpacas? Well, the designer is having a huge online sale through the 19th of this month; there are some awesome deals and beautiful pieces. Plus, I have an extra discount code for all of you! Enter PIPPA20 at checkout for an additional 20% off of sale prices. My sale finds are below (keep an eye out for them in future New Outfit posts); visit Kokoon’s website to browse more designs.

**Please note that prices listed below do not yet include the extra 20% discount you get when using the code PIPPA20

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Don’t Box Me in Cardigan ($34)

 

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Gemma Wrap ($59)

 

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Farrah Wrap dress ($59)

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!

Giving Angels Wings

by Lauren Setum

What do the Victoria’s Secret Angels’ wings and Rat King from The Nutcracker have in common? The answer may not be the greatest punch line, but it is pretty cool: They were both created by the same person! If you caught the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show the other night, you probably saw some pretty fabulous designs. Who said angels’ wings had to be white? Credit for the feathered frocks goes to Martin Izquierdo. 

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As if giving angels wings wasn’t enough, Izquierdo has also shared his talents with the Milwaukee Ballet. Their fabulous production of The Nutcracker would not be complete without a Rat King and infantry. Izquierdo proposed updated designs for these characters in the late 90s, and they are what you see on stage today. I learned this via a tweet from the Milwaukee Ballet during the VS fashion show and just had to feature it on Salt and Pippa. Milwaukee Ballet was kind enough to share a few concept sketches and photos with me as you can see below. For more on the costumes, visit Milwaukee Ballet’s blog page.

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Erik Johnson Photo: Mark Frohna.

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?!