Procrastinators Unite!

by Lauren Setum

It’s officially the week (and a half) before Christmas; holy cow, time flies! If you’re still looking for gifts, be sure and place any online orders in the next day or so. Many companies won’t guarantee arrival by Christmas Eve after that. Not sure what to get? Take a look at my picks for last minute gifts:

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Book {Fashion}: My cousin got me this book for my birthday, and it’s fabulous! You can purchase it through Amazon.

Umbrella {Polka Dots}: This umbrella was previously featured in a Salt and Pippa New Outfit post in a different colorway. I love the various scales of the polka dots; the wood handle and black and white make it a classic. Check out Gina and May’s website for this umbrella and other fabulous designs.

Earrings {Gold}: Designed by local Minneapolis artist, Meghan J. Nelson, these earrings are modern and simple yet intriguing. Her work can be found here in the Twin Cities at I Like You and Paper Hat. If you’re not from the area, check out Meghan’s website.

Rolling Pin {Marble}: For the classy cook in your life; I much prefer this chic rolling pin to typical wooden ones. Get it at Sur la table.

Moroccan Leather Slipper {Coral}: There’s something I just love about these slippers from Heidi Merrick (available in other colors). The pop of color and 100% leather material make them a lovely, unique gift for the holidays.

Brownies {all different flavors}: These brownies, delivered anywhere in the U.S. straight from NYC, are scrumptious. My friends ordered me a box for my birthday, and let’s just say they didn’t last long. Plus, how awesome is the company name? Visit the Fat Witch Bakery website for more details. Oh yeah, and they were featured on Oprah’s list of favorite things in 2002…in case you think Oprah is more credible than me. Ha.

Cup {Yellow Taxi}: I was intrigued by this particular cup because it kind of looks like a really pretty paper cup. In fact, it is actually stoneware designed by Gwyneth Leech and available at Anthropologie. Buy a set of the same design or mix and match all the different designs. Up to you. Either way they’re all fabulous!

Dish Towel {Dachshunds}: For the person who loves wiener dogs. The sweetness of this towel from Anthropologie speaks for itself.

Print {Love Courageously}: This pretty print is from Sevenly. I love this source because $7 of every purchase (all year round) goes to charity. The charity changes each week so check the website to see what your dollars are supporting. This is one of their prints, and I love it…pun intended. There are many other delightful designs though, too, so be sure and take a gander.

‘Twas the Day Before Halloween…

by Lauren Setum

BOO! Scared you! With Halloween coming up, you have to be on your toes. You never know who’s hiding around the corner. Or behind a tree…

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I’ve never been too big on spending a lot on Halloween costumes. I can’t always say the same thing about my daily wardrobe though. While I love finding a great deal, I also condone the occasional splurge for really great pieces. My mom is kind enough to support this belief of mine from time to time…she bought me this DV Dolce Vita polka dot dress as a birthday gift. Thanks, Karen, you’re the best! Now I’m all set for Halloween

I paired the dress with black tights from Express and Antonio Melani leather boots from a few seasons ago (similar pair via Nine West at Nordstrom)

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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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