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Same Ol’, Same Ol’ – H&M Printed Midi Skirt and Cardigan

October 8, 2015

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What can I say? I’m a creature of habit!

This outfit silhouette (slim cardigan, tucked into a full printed midi skirt and paired with maryjanes) has been one of my favorites for a while now (as seen here), and I don’t see signs of it letting up any time soon. I probably have it least 5 different iterations of this outfit (if you haven’t seen ’em all yet, trust me… you will!), and it’s my go-to whenever I want to look polished and ladylike.

Do you have a favorite outfit “formula” that you gravitate towards lately? Spill it!

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Barbour Utility Jacket + Striped Sweater

October 7, 2015

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It’s fall, so I’m officially bringing on the LAYERS! My old utility jacket needed to be retired, so I was stoked to score this Barbour version on sale a couple of months back. The temps got a little chilly this weekend (we’re back up to the 70s now, though!), so I layered up with a sweater and my trusty down vest that I got for my recent trip to Alaska. I’m having so much fun these days playing with my fall wardrobe and adding a few key pieces here and there. What are you most looking forward to wearing this fall? Let me know in the comments!

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That 70s Print Dress + 1 Month’s Free Rocksbox Subscription

October 5, 2015

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It’s FINALLY starting to feel like fall around these parts, and I’m so excited. I haven’t jumped on the Pumpkin Spiced Latte bandwagon quite yet, but I did enjoy dusting off my boots and leather jacket for a little romping around the city this weekend. Can I tell you guys how excited I am that the 70s trend is in full swing this season?! I usually sit by on the sidelines while fashion trends come and go, but this one has my full support! I missed the 70s by a smidge (80s baby over here, lol!), but I think this style era is my secret spirit animal. When I spotted this dress at H&M a few weeks ago, I had to have it. Yes, it kinda looks like my granny’s old sofa, but that’s what I love about it! Since the dress makes quite the statement on it’s own, I decided to pair it with simple accessories, like these earrings and bracelet I received on loan from Rocksbox.

What’s Rocksbox, you say?

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The cost is normally $19/month, but as a lovely reader of mine, you can get your first month FREE with code closetconfectionsxoxo!

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Exploring Nantucket {Ralph Lauren Striped Dress + Chanel Espadrilles}

September 28, 2015

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It seemed like a good idea…

Take the morning ferry over to Nantucket, have a relaxing breakfast at Island Kitchen, and then rent a couple of bikes for a leisurely ride up to ‘Sconset and back. Well, if a hot, sweaty 20-mile roundtrip journey uphill qualifies as leisurely, then we accomplished our goal! But seriously, exploring Nantucket was beautiful and charming, but we got in way over our heads with the bike ride. Luckily, we made it and lived to tell about it. After heading back to the harbor to return our rental bikes, we had a lovely time window-shopping in town and checking out the Whaling Museum. We had fully recuperated by evening (although still a bit sore) and enjoyed a delicious candlelit dinner at Ventuno’s followed by dessert and cocktails at American Seasons.


Fall Harvest Dinner Party, Featuring Smirnoff Moscow Mules

September 24, 2015


Since Labor Day often signals the unofficial end of summer in most people’s minds, I decided to fête the occasion by inviting a few close friends over for an intimate fall harvest dinner party! Most of us were still in shorts and tees since it’s been so hot out. But I just cranked up the A/C, and we all had a blast.

One of my favorite aspects of party planning is coming up with the perfect menu to set the theme.  This time around I consulted my Fall Recipes Pinterest Board for inspiration and decided on Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash, Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Homemade Cheddar Biscuits, and of course, the perfect comfort drink to wash everything down…

Moscow Mules, served 2 ways!


Apple Cider…


And Ginger Peach!


Next came setting the perfect table to really capture the spirit of the event. I already had the plaid napkins from my picnic set and a rich burgundy colored table-cloth that I use around the holidays. So I just picked up a fresh autumn bouquet that I arranged in mason jars and these adorable baby pumpkins and squash that I used as placecards.


One of the keys to being a good hostess is NOT spilling drinks on anyone’s shoes! I may or may not have passed that test…

In any case, my fall twists on Moscow Mules were a BIG hit, so I’m happy to share the recipes with you guys as well… Continue Reading