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September, 2011

easing into fall

By September 30, 2011 Style

{2 exciting and very loaded gift cards...more info on monday!}

It’s hard to believe that October is officially here tomorrow. I’ve been easing into it with a daily hot tea (Good Hope vanilla is seriously the best-and I’ve tried a lot), painting my nails a taupey/fall color, and planning out what other pumpkin recipes to try. I’ll be kicking off the first night of October by helping backstage at a local fashion show, and I’m super excited to see some looks hit the runway that I styled from a local store. If you’re around Des Moines tomorrow night, come on out to Fashionation.

{nail polish du jour: essie in 'over the knee'}


{the best little appetizer plate + my favorite hot tea}


{new hair obsession + old standby obsession}

…and I couldn’t help but share this…

{koa, my friends sweet dog, who is ready for fall}

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mini pumpkin cakes

By September 28, 2011 Uncategorized

I recently realized that my fur vest isn’t the only thing I crave when the weather starts to turn to fall. Anything pumpkin comes in at a close second. So when I spotted this pumpkin cupcake recipe on Pinterest the other day, I headed to the kitchen to whip them up immediately. The best part about this recipe is that it has 4 ingredients (3 if you’re like me and don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand). One box of yellow cake mix + half a can of pumpkin + one cup of water, and you’ve got yourself some seriously delicious/easy/fast cupcakes. I ended up using a mini bundt pan because I had one, but cupcakes would bake up the same. Top with a powdered sugar + vanilla + milk glaze, and fall is officially in your kitchen.

*a mom tip I’ve always used when frosting/glazing baked goods…poke holes throughout so frosting seeps down into the cake. What’s not to love?

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party pants

By September 27, 2011 Style

I’ve always been more of a dress girl than a jeans and tee shirt girl, but recently I’ve been splitting my time bouncing between the two. Much like my addiction to candy colored tights that came out of nowhere last year, I’m suddenly drawn to denim in every color but the usual. These fancy pants just beg to be shown off, just keep the top simple to contrast the party on your legs.

{tripp nyc leopard jeans $66, plumeria joe’s jeans $158, printed insight jeans $98, fuchsia j brand mid-rise jeans $265, snake print current/elliott $200, dirty olive joe’s jeans}

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fur and flats

By September 26, 2011 Style

{thrifted button down, similar here, ruehl jeans, fur vest, similar here, old navy shoes, gifted bauble bar necklace, gifted la mer watch}

At the first sign of a slight chill, I’m in one of my fur vests nonstop. (Current fur vest count=3). It keeps me cozy, is easy to take off if it gets hot, and goes with everything. Although I used to think of pulling out the fur only at night or to dress up, I now throw it on for pretty much any occasion, or with any outfit. Yesterday was no exception, and it contrasted perfectly with my old run around kicks. Besides wearing my fur vest nonstop over the last 48 hours, my weekend also consisted of a trip to a new local co-op grocery, baking my first pumpkin treat of the season, scoring some incredible new Banana Republic heels, and eating entirely too much sushi.



*thank you laurie of dsmvibe for the photos

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