Pretty Picks December: She’ll Wear Red Velvet

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If you have been following me for a while,  you probably already know I adore lipstick.  Any kind really, but the idea of a deep red has this timeless appeal that not many other colors can compete with.  So, I own a lot of red lipsticks to say the least, and I’m quite in love with most all of them for different reasons.  However- this one is a true love.  It’s Anthropologie’s Albeit lipstick in ‘Red Velvet’, a cyber Monday random buy.  I must admit, the prettier/simpler packaging first drew me to the ‘stylo sticks’ vs. the classic tubes.  Which was kind of a match made in heaven seeing the color options differ and none others in the line could stand against the deep, Christmas-party, red that I’m now having an affair with.  

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They are all infused with vitamin-rich papaya so the ‘matte’ look is completely comfortable and winter-lip-friendly.  Plus, I read somewhere on Anthro’s site that the ‘Albeit-inspiration’ comes from old-hollywood hues, so it’s no wonder they’re are all so intriguing.  Hello, Audrey and Marilyn.  If you’re on the hunt for your new favorite color- look no further, my dear.  I’ve found it. 

xo, til’ next. 

Holiday Gift Ideas: Flowering Frame DIY

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Hi lovelies! It’s a rainy, lazy, Monday here.  Plus it’s super cold and obviously miserable.  Seeing as I’m off work, my day will indeed consist of a warm latte, a movie that indefinitely will include Meg Ryan (i.e. When Harry Met Sally), and a couch. So, I thought why not share a post I never published from October? It’s kind of brilliant if you ask me, seeing as I threw it together literally last minute for a magazine I was contributing to at the moment. It’s super easy, budget-friendly, and actually really quite nice and unique. I’m thinking a perfect gift idea for the holidays! Oh, and if you’re wondering, the picture is of my parents from the late 70s. xo Hope you enjoy:

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5 Ravishing Recipes for Weekend Festivities.

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{Mini Fish Tacos via: A Beautiful Mess}

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{Vegan Espresso Fudgesicles via: Take a MegaBite}

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{Herb and Feta Polenta Bites via: Diet, Dessert, and Dogs}

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{Booze Infused Pops: Watermelon Margarita via: Refinery29}

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{Stuffed Avocado with Chipotle Mayo (vegan, raw) via: Rawmazing}

Because it’s Friday and everything about these recipes are simple, beautiful, and healthy! The booze too, let’s be honest. Cheers to a happy and delicious weekend, loves! xoxo.

Happy Birthday USA + What I’m Adoring.

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Happy Birthday lovely country of mine! Sadly, it’s raining cats and dogs here in NC and there isn’t going to be much of any grilling out, sun bathin’ or fireworks (which is probably a good thing seeing I can be pretty hazardous at times), but there will be writing like a maniac for a super fun project coming up, drinking good beer, and making these delicious fish tacos from Cup of Joe. We’ll rock with what we’ve got…right? However, I hope the weather is a little better for you guys!

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Anyhow, I’m sort of a adoring these simple, ‘on-or-after the 4th’, pieces from two awesome designers! Mostly because, today especially, it would be amazing if they would magically appeared in our closets- but mainly because I love anything that seems effortless, laid back, and lovely on everyone. xoxo. Cheers to a Happy 4th! (and yes, that’s my dog Ciel shopping with me the other day)

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{via: Abby Hoe is the lovely designer behind Miss Hoe in NYC (2 Prince St.), and I’ve known her since the beginning. She has such classic and fun pieces from vintage clothing, intricate jewelry- to funky stuffed animals that she makes herself! This Cropped Sweater dress is darling and reminds me of a picnic with the Kennedy’s (can that happen?). I am really diggin’ her dresses as of late, they have such a wonderful crisp, comfortable, and clean feel. Shop her here.}

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{via: This new canvas bag from Allison Howingson is everything (seen here, too). It has all the rustic, bohemian edge that I love, to make for a fun, and comfortable, new staple. She is also feeling pretty festive, giving everyone free shipping on her Etsy site the whole month of July! Shop her here.}

lots of holiday cheer, my dears, and a special thanks to the designers for being a part of this post…xoxo!

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