Monthly Archives: November 2017

11/08/17

Graphic Tees 101

Graphic Tees.

They are everywhere this season!

And, I for one, love this trend! Mostly because I love a good, soft, cuddly T shirt, and if they are constructed and made well, there is no limit to how you can style them this fall & winter!

Of course they are the perfect accessory for your Saturdays at the farmer’s market or at the football game…

but, even for the office? 

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Yes!

It might feel like you are breaking the rules a little bit, but that’s what fashion is all about! It’s fun to break the rules every now and again.

So, here are a few styling tips for adding those trendy graphic tees into your fall & winter professional wardrobe.

Tip No.1 : Size up!

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Go up just 1 single size on these tees and they become much more versatile to tie on the side for a more casual silhouette, tie in the back for a more fitted look, or you have a bit of added length to tuck in a skirt or pants.

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Tip No.2 : Pair with a tailored blazer, jacket, or cardigan sweater.

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And, it’s really as simple as that and you are perfectly polished for a business meeting or professional luncheon.

Tip No.3 : Put a collared shirt underneath to elevate the look.

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With a skirt, or pants, this look is a winner!

Tip No. 4 : Use it as a shell with a suit rather than a blouse.

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It’s the perfect somewhat quirky and unexpected layer underneath a classically cut suit.

Tip No. 5 : Pair with the unexpected! 

Tulle, Animal Print, Lace, Sequins, and even Leather! I just love the idea of the unexpected.

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These classic wardrobe staples will elevate your graphic tees for work, a night out with the girls, or for just about anywhere you want to go!

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And, if you are in the market for a Graphic Tee and your closet is devoid of this fun and sporty staple? Here are a few of my current favorites on the shelves…

Sol Angeles Cuffed Graphic Tee, “Pardon Moi”

Sol Angeles Cuffed Graphic Tee

Illustration Tee 

Illustration Tee

Leopard Tee 

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Globetrotter Graphic Tee, comes in Ciao! and Merci!

Globetrotter Graphic Tee

{clearly I have a thing for gray this season also…} 

Hoping this inspires you to think outside the box just a bit…

Personal style is all about fun and being true to you!

xoxo…

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11/05/17

Crockpot Hot Cranberry “Tea” | Simple Hostessing Tip

Few things satisfy the soul like a mug of steamy hot tea, hot coffee, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider.

So, reason would suggest that an entire crock pot full of simmering fall goodness would be good for many souls. Wouldn’t it?

This special fall & wintertime drink is perfect for all sorts of social gatherings- a warm up after a day full of errands, hopping in and out of your car, at an open house, a house-warming party (it makes your house smell awesome by the way), or just simply an evening sipper when friends or family come over for quality time and conversation.

I absolutely love the idea of being able to offer my house guests something so warm and immediately inviting.

Makes them feel cared for. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what we all long for?

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And sometimes, the simplest of gestures mean the most.

Hot Cranberry Spiced Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts 100% Cranberry Juice
  • 1 quart pineapple juice
  • 1 quart water
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp Allspice

Place all ingredients into large slow cooker or percolator. Heat and serve hot in mugs.

Garnish, if you so desire, with a swirl of orange peel and a cinnamon stick for extra fall-time flair.

Delicious, and so very easy!

My hope is that you enjoy this all fall & winter long!

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