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#BlackWatchFriday {Brooks Brothers Tartan Blazer & Skirt}

November 27, 2015

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My husband’s absolute favorite pattern is this navy and green plaid, otherwise known as black watch tartan. And every year on the day after Thanksgiving, he and his fellow menswear blogging pals organize themselves for #BlackWatchFriday. Well this year, I finally decded to get in on the action.

Product Reviews

A Gift for You + Black Friday Sales Roundup

November 27, 2015
RocksBox Jewelry Review

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with turkey, family, friends and plenty of desserts. To say thank you to all of my lovely readers, I’m partnering up with Rocksbox to offer a complimentary 1-month subscription (valued at $19) when you use code closetconfectionsxoxo.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Rocksbox is a premium jewelry subscription service that gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry! Think of it like Netflix for accessories! Each package contains 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set, and you can exchange your Rocksbox set anytime and as often as you like.

Also, be sure to check out my favorite Black Friday sales below. There are some awesome savings to be had!

Happy Shopping!

Save up to 25% with code GOBIG15

Up to 40% off select regularly priced items

Half-off sweaters, plus 40% off everything else w/ code BRFRIDAY.

Take 20% off with codeTHANKS

30% off regular-price + 40% off all sale styles with code HOLIDAY

25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

Extra 10% off all sale items w/ code BF15

Extra 25% off selected sales items

25% off your entire purchase with code MERCI


Cooking for 2: Blood Orange Salmon w/ Brown Butter Gnocchi & Sautéed Kale

November 18, 2015


Since my husband refuses to eat fish (or any other seafood, except shrimp) this is technically a recipe for one (plus leftovers!). In any case, if you’re a fan of salmon and fresh citrusy flavors, then you’re going to LOVE this recipe. It’s perfectly filling, without being too heavy. Enjoy!


  • 2 fillets wild Alaskan salmon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces kale, rinsed & thinly sliced with stems discarded
  • 1 sprig sage, roughly chopped
  • 1 blood orange, halved
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 ounces gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • kosher salt & black pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together juice of 1 blood orange, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce to make glaze. Set aside.
  3. Add gnocchi and a generous pinch salt to pot of boiling water. Cook until tender and floating to the surface, 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. While gnocchi cooks, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add garlic, kale, and 2 tablespoons water and cook until bright green, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  5. Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a separate large pan over medium-high heat. Season salmon with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering, add salmon skin-side up and sear until browned, about 3 minutes.
  6. Flip salmon and immediately pour over blood orange glaze. Cook, basting occasionally, until salmon is opaque and cooked through and glaze is sticky, about 2 minutes more.
  7. While salmon cooks, heat butter and sage in pan from kale over medium-high heat. Continuously swirl until butter is nutty and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Add gnocchi and kale and sauté to warm through and coat, about 2 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Divide gnocchi and kale evenly between 2 plates. Top with salmon and pour over any remaining glaze from pan.

Bon Appétit!

Everyday Outfits My Style

Iconic {Sonia Rykiel Striped Top + Tommy Hilfiger Ponte Pants}

November 17, 2015

Sonia Rykiel Striped Top Sonia Rykiel Striped Top Sonia Rykiel Striped Top{Sonia Rykiel Striped Top (long-sleeve version here), Tommy Hilfiger Pants, Uniqlo Coat, Vince Camuto Ankle Boots, Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag}