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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wide, Wide World

I am very excited that wide-legged pants are back for Spring, big-time! I have loved the look for a long time. I remember my white sailor pants from Ann Taylor that I wore to death for a few summers in the mid-90s. They were the softest cotton, very wide, and cuffed. They made even the most basic t-shirt look chic.

Here are some of the new offerings out there:

$88 from Anthropologie

$80 at Loft (50% off that right now!)

$50 at ModCloth

$48 from Max Studio

$109 at Ralph Lauren

$49.50 at Gap

$150 at Bluefly (I'm ready to try a jumpsuit this year!)

Put away the leggings for a while and go wide!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last-Minute Holiday Outfit from J. Crew Final Sale

Okay, the 50% off Final Sale just started online at J. Crew. Let's see what we can put together for a last-minute Christmas or New Year's look:

Wool skirt: $70

Shimmery tank: $10

Dressy cardi: $100

Crystal cuff: $60

Satin platforms: $160

Tinsel pouch: $100

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Menus

I thought I would throw a little food post at you for a change! Here are two different menus for Christmas dinner, if you happen to be hosting. The first one I have made many times and it is always a big hit. The second one is what I am thinking about doing this year. I hope you like! Leave me a comment if you would like any of the recipes.

Menu 1:

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Garlic Cheese Grits (I don't care if you are a diehard Yankee, you will love these! Absolutely decadent.)
Spinach Maria (a spinach and cheese concoction from a local restaurant; to-die-for)
Sister Schubert's rolls
Rum Raisin Carrot Cake

Menu 2:

Spiral-sliced Ham with homemade mini biscuits and sweet-hot mustard
Broccoli salad
Pineapple casserole
Sweet potato casserole
Chocolate cakes with warm molten centers and fresh whipped cream

Bon Appetit!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peace Be With You

I love peace signs. There are lots of them around at Christmas time, but they certainly are appropriate all year long. Sundance Catalog has a huge assortment of really cool items:

Etsy (the crafter's marketplace, you do know about it, right?!) turns up more than 9,000 results for "peace sign!" No, I didn't browse all of them! Here are some that caught my eye:

Peace out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Decorating How-Tos from Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs has a great feature on their website called "Style Studio." It's full of decorating tips and inspirational photos. Step-by-step instructions are included to help the craft-challenged achieve the looks!

Here are some Christmas mantels they are featuring:

They also have some pretty front door ideas:

A pretty staircase with animal-print ribbon:

They even have a bow-making tutorial!

I also really love the "Customer Homes" section, with real photos from actual homes:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Outfits at Anthropologie

It's that party time of year! Here are a few selections from one of my all-time favorites, Anthropologie:

Love the idea of a little red dress for Christmas.
This would make a Christmas outfit no matter what you pair it with!
Beautiful, neutral pumps.

Gorgeous drop earrings in "Christmas green."

A softer shade of green and pretty detailing.
These glitter ball earrings are so fun!
A bronzy/gold standout shoe to make your outfit. Go shopping and enjoy your parties!