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These Boots Are Made for Walkin’!

So, I know most of you gorgeous readers have started thinking about your fall wardrobe. You might not have started shopping yet, but I bet it's on your mind. It's on my mind anyway. And boots are first and foremost on my lust list! As much as I love heels, if I've got the dude with me I've got to be able to run after those speedy little toddler stems of his. So, unless I'm out on the town childless, flat or wedge boots work best for moi. Here are a few pairs that I...

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Dress Up Your Fingers With Statement Rings

If you've been paying attention to the runways or even picked up a glossy or two lately, you've probably noticed that camel is the dominant hue for fall. I'm all for this classic shade, but I can't rock the neutral look without adding a little color to my ensemble. A juicy statement ring is the perfect way to add a pop of color without taking away from the piece that you want to take center stage! Plus, if you're on a budget, picking yourself up an inexpensive, yet fun bauble is a fabulous way to inject...

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Plum Raspberry Tart…sweet and easy!

You didn't think I'd leave you without dessert did you?! No way, this chick has a serious sweet tooth!  This dessert is also based off of an easy recipe found in Real Simple that caught my eye mainly due to my love affair with Puff Pastry dough.  I can't get enough of the stuff! You really can substitute any fruit that will hold up in a tart. I'm thinking pears and blueberries would be delicious.  I love too that you don't need one of those tart pan thingy's that I clearly don't have yet! To...

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Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup (so spicy it’s sure to clear up that summer head cold!)

It was the perfect storm for soup making. You may have experienced it yourself on Sunday but Mother Nature decided to ignore that its August and rather we had a Fall day. I know, I know, I’m not ready either and IT’S AUGUST! But it was gray and drizzling and if I hadn’t known otherwise I would have guessed it was early October. Somehow along the way Floyd woke up with a cold. So I decided a chicken based soup would be fitting. I tried this Spicy Chicken Tortilla soup recipe...

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Fall Trend: Brocade Beauties

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope ya'll had fabulous weekends! The hubs coming home definitely made my weekend brighter! I was in such happy spirits that I braved the heat and spent Sunday at Disney World. I'm not even sure why we bother even going into the park, however, the dude would be happy riding the monorail all day long. He is most obsessed with the "choo choo" right now! One thing is sure, watching my lil' man has really helped me appreciate the little things in life! Anyhoo, even though I do love little things like...

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A Bite out of the Big Apple, New York City.

This past weekend I hit the road with some of my girl friends and headed to the bright lights of New York City. Our mission: To shop, eat, drink and laugh as much as possible. I'm happy to report it was a mission accomplished! And after a few grueling weeks it was soooo nice to take some time to kick back and relax. Although I think I am still recovering! On Saturday night we ended up ditching the restaurant we had planned in favor of a stroll through Little Italy. There was...

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Ottomans, A Quick Way to Pump Up The Volume

Last night I spent some time with a friend who just moved into an adorable studio apartment.  Of course being roommate fancy free is great, but it also means she's having to create a sweet little pad from scratch.  So, after some lengthy discussions about what might fit where, I was re-inspired to keep up the hunt for my own never ending furniture quests.  Although some recent splurges have left me having to find smaller ways to make an impact (I may have bought a fab lighting fixture from Restoration Hardware yet to be hung...

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In a Frenzy Over Fifties Style Full Skirts

So, by now I think most of us have been drooling over the GORGEOUS ladylike silhouettes in Louis Vuitton's outta this world fall ad campaign. If you haven't scoped it out yet, you can see a sneak peek over at lovely Rosebuds' blogs Spry on the Wall and The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower! I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most of us can only dream about owning one of the gorgeous dresses that are featured in the campaign.  No worries...

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Fall Trend: Wide Leg Trousers

Hi, my name is Kristin and I'm addicted to skinnies. I've been rockin' skinny leg jeans for so long now that I scarcely remember wearing other silhouettes. That is beyond pitiful. I think it's about time that I switched things up a bit,  don't you? Seeing as wide leg pants are going to be a popular style for fall, I figure that's as good a place as any to start. I've mentioned before that I'm not one to subscribe to trends. I tend to wear what I like...

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