Love to Lounge!

by Lauren Setum

I’m gonna be honest, I bop around the Twin Cities in sweats quite often…especially on winter weekends. I’m sure there are a lot of fashion and design bloggers out there who wouldn’t be caught dead in lounge wear, but I’m not one of them. Sometimes you just can’t beat the relaxed feeling of lounge wear.

Last night, while watching Law & Order (my all time favorite!) and sipping wine (in lounge wear, of course), I decided I should share some of my favorite t-shirt finds with all of you. Also included…a little jacket trick that makes them casual Friday appropriate. Add a pair of jeans and heels, and ta-da! You are stylish.

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T-Shirt The Social Dept.  |  Jacket H&M

Where are you from again? Ooooooo, that’s right. Minesoooota.

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T-shirt The Social Dept.  |  Jacket H&M

It’s true. Seriously. Get cheese curds in Wisconsin. If they’re the good kind, they’ll squeak.

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T-Shirt Buy Me Brunch  |  Jacket H&M

A snuggly, jersey-like jacket to go with the snuggle monster!

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T-Shirt Jimmy Danko  |  Jacket H&M  |  Hand Bag Zara

This ensemble gets a blue bag because the blue color is so fabulous. Plus, every gorilla needs a bag. What? You didn’t know that? Anyhow, the Zara bag is on super-sale for $20…get it while it lasts!

Daydreaming About Spring Fashion

by Lauren Setum

Today’s featured outfit was inspired by the 100% silk blouse by Rebecca Taylor that you see below. I have spring on the brain, and the floral print hints at warmer days ahead. Plus, the grey, purple and burgundy tones make it appropriate for the cooler days that inevitably come before the warmer ones. A pop of Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s Color of the Year!), and you’re ready to roll.

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Stud earrings Betsey Johnson at Nordstrom  |  Floral blouse Rebecca Taylor  |  Burgundy pants H&M  |  Radiant Orchid heels Enzo Angiolini at Nordstrom  |  Quilted clutch Zara  |  Jacket Zara

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)

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?!