February 25, 2013

Lime and Peach for a Playful Weekend Style

In preparation for sunny weekends, you want to use those precious hours of R&R to play. Help yourself make the most of your weekly reprieve from the stresses of work with these playful styles and casually elegant pieces.  And while your at it, enjoy our recommendation for a drink to go with your new look.

Lime and peach are tantalizing flavors that will tease your senses this season. 
In combinations of sweet and tart, the opportunity to find the humor in any moment will be a snap. 

This outfit pairs nicely with this Peach Mojito Recipe from myrecipe.com

A silk-scapade of geometry in motion. 
You'll feel every moment and want to follow every whim. 
Not only is this dress a perfect simplicity of bold lines and soft color, it also wears easily day or night. 

Enjoy this one with The Peacock Tonic from yummly.com

Even if you're not a weekend warrior, you still have a taste for a little unconventional fun. Try the unabashed look of bright color. 

You can keep it in check with some soft, breathable neutrals and this Maverick Martini from cocktailtimes.com

You work hard all week, and when the weekend comes, it should be a time to treat yourself right. Keep your look fresh with soft, calm inducing tones, prints and fabrics. 

And if you are looking for a non-alcoholic way to complement your style, try any one of these fantastic mocktail recipes from thekitchen.com
with Sibilia Patina Ring and Cuff

February 22, 2013

Shipshape and Seaworthy: Nautical Styles for Spring

Come Sail Away 
with Nautical Stripes and Spring Currents.

Christopher Fischer Lara Cardigan $298
Sperry The Real Mccoy Halter $58
Sperry The Real Mccoy Boy Short $58

The Seven Seas are a wonder to behold, and these vintage inspired looks take on some of that wanderlust with fathoms of beautiful shapes. 
Exploring the waters of spring fashion, we found a treasure of styles to make our own.

BLANK NYC Denim Maxi $78
Streets Ahead Belt Out Woven Belt $88
Adesso Brixby Bracelets $68 ea

The simplicity of these color blocked pieces keep your style in tip top shape 
letting you feel the wind in your sails.

Sperry The Real Mccoy Mailot One-Peice $98
Sperry Anchor Hat $38

Toggery Cruz Racer Back Tank $38
Sperry Scarf Nautical Alphabet Scarf $38 
Sibilia Mosaic Ring $58
 Adesso Lover Bracelet $48
Elspeth Arc Bracelet $48

Raven Caden Carrot Chino $198
Adesso Mcclure Bracelet $58

It's time to get on board and raise up the anchor for spring. 
With your compass pointing you towards your inner-babe, you're ready for a beautiful journey indeed...

Sperry Anchors Away Hoodie $128
Sperry The Real Mccoy Boy Short $58

And, high or low tide, these pieces are sure to float your boat!

BLANK NYC Personal Life Skinny $78

February 20, 2013

Pie in the Sky: A Recipe for a Real American Lady

Sweet as pie and cute as button, we welcomed poet and pie goddess 
Kate Lebo to come and show us a little something about the poetry of pie.

Of course we couldn't pass up the opportunity to dress her up in timeless silhouettes. These american made staples pay homage to mid-century Americana almost as much as your grandma's secret apple pie recipe. But don't worry, we are going to share with you our secret recipe for a gorgeous bombshell look that will make mouths water and your taste-buds cheer.

Not only does Kate have a way with words and sweet things, she also embodies the true essence of the feminine spirit. We decided to take some poetic licence and show you some poetry in pictures. From the kitchen to the dance floor, these dresses transcend the iconic girl and transform her into a beautiful lady.

If you have a hankering for more about Kate Lebo's pie and poetry, 
you can find information about her upcoming book
 ---A Commonplace Book of Pie-- due out in October 2013.

And to reward you for staying for dessert, here is a recipe for you from 

Shaker Lemon Pie
1 double crust pie recipe (use your favorite or learn a new one at Pie School)
2 large lemons (Meyer lemons work best; the thinner-skinned the better)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
pinch salt
egg white wash or milk
sugar for dusting

Wash lemons and slice in half lengthwise, keeping the peel on. Rest the flat surface on a cutting board and cut the lemon as thin as you can into half-moon slices. Remove seeds as you go. Some people use a mandolin for this job. I like my fingertips too much, so I use a super-sharp chef’s knife.

In a medium bowl, pour two cups of sugar over the lemons and let sit overnight. This is important. If you use the lemons too soon, they won’t be nearly sweet enough. After the first hour, stir them once. After that, stir very little.

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the bottom crust, place it in the pie pan, and refrigerate it while you mix the filling.

In a small bowl, beat four eggs well. Add them and the salt to the lemon and sugar and mix gently until combined.

Roll out the top crust. Pour the filling into the bottom crust, then cover with the top crust, crimp an upstanding edge and cut vents. The top crust will wobble a bit, like a duvet on a waterbed. Some of the lemon filing may peek through the vents. That’s just fine. Brush with egg white wash or milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake on 450 for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate the pie front to back halfway through baking for even browning. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or room temperature.

February 15, 2013

Romancing the Winter Away

With colder days behind us, we can gaze ahead to afternoons filled with light breezes and clear skies. This season the collections are abundant with neon brights and hints of muted tones like pistachio and creamy apricot. Here we show what a romance between brights and pastels can do for the long end of Winter. 

Charlie Jade Dress Opal $178 with Maguba Barcelona Clog Sandals $148
Adesso Amitola Bangle $118 and McClure Bracelet $58
Streets Ahead Leather Cuff $48
Leilani Jensen Glass Ring $164

Fraiche by J Izzy Maxi $118  with Maguba Barcelona Clog Sandals $148

Splendid Saskia Maxi Skirt $88 with Bobi Vada Cami $38
and Subtle Luxury Scarf $48
Streets Ahead Leather Cuff $42 and Coral Stud Cuff $28
Adesso Amitola Bangle $118