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A Tasty Last-Minute Gift

December 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm , by

We’re down to the wire for holiday gift shopping but if you’ve got a few people still left on your list, this tasty DIY hot cocoa gift dreamed up by design expert David Stark for Target is the perfect way to bring love and joy to your friends and family. All you need is a few mason jars, some wooden spoons, ribbon, and gift tags. Then, load up on sweet ingredients from Target and you’re ready to craft an adorable gift. Try these two hot chocolate variations:

Mexican Hot Chocolate: 
Mix one packet of Archer Farms Malted Milk Cocoa with a little ground cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder. Then, pour the dry mixture into your mason jar and top it with a layer of marshmallows. Seal the jar and add a ribbon, wooden spoon, and a tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for warming sweet treat.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate:
Pour one packet of  Archer Farms Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix into a mason jar. Top the dry mixture with a layer of marshmallows and a layer of peppermint candies.  Seal the jar and add a red and white ribbon, a wooden spoon, and a gift tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for festive sweet treat.


Wear it Now Wednesday: Reunited

December 18, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

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Going home for the holidays can often mean reuniting with old friends and acquaintances. We know long absences don’t always make the heart grow fonder–sometimes they make the heart full of anxiety! But, settle down, ladies. We think when meeting old faces for a dinner and drinks the best way to go is simple and sophisticated with some eye-catching accessories. Now go get ‘em, tiger!


10 Sequin Pieces We Love

December 6, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

Things are getting sparkly around here. Whether it’s the time of year, the increasingly busy social calendar, or just for the love of shine, sequins are adorning everything lately. Here are a few of our favorite glittering pieces.

Target Sequin Front Tank

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Skip the usual black sequin blouse and opt for this tribal-print stunner.

Buy it now, $20


Wear It Now Wednesday: A Dreamy Holiday Brunch

December 4, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

 

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If there’s one thing the holidays are for, it’s dressing outside the box. Put away those work trousers and stuff those boyfriend jeans back in the drawer, ladies! We want drama! Color! Shine! Crazy 3-D flowers covering two-thirds of your body! That’s right–this dress is just the thing we need to get in the festive mindset required for numerous nights of holiday merriment. In our dreams we’re wearing this fantastic frock while serving a perfectly Kinfolk-worthy brunch on our farm table. Or, feel free to waltz around your house in it with a bottle of champagne all to yourself, marveling at your fabulousness. We don’t judge.


Holiday-Perfect Pajama Sets

November 29, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

We couldn’t be happier to say that vintage-inspired pajama sets are coming back with a bang and not a minute too soon! It’s been a whole lot of baggy tees and ratty shorts around here but we’re upgrading our loungewear starting now! Whether you need a pajama revamp yourself or you’re looking for a cozy holiday gift, we found the perfect pj sets for the holiday season and beyond.

Gilligan & O'Malley Women's Satin Pajama Set

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We love the unique pattern on this PJ set. Plus, the budget-friendly price means you can gift them to all your besties.

Buy it now, $25


Cocktail Tops

November 22, 2013 at 8:30 am , by

It’s not just dresses that are getting glammed up for the holidays–the party has migrated to separates, too. Glittery, sparkly, gilded tops and tees are perfect for pairing with anything from your favorite jeans to party-worthy tuxedo pants and full skirts. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite cocktail tops to help you get decked out for decking the halls.

Topshop Embellished Neck Tee

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This versatile tee pairs well with any sort of bottom. Wear it on girls' night out!

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Wear it Now Wednesday: Copy Catting

November 6, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

Copying outfits down to the last button isn’t usually our thing. But when we saw Julia in this amazing 31 Bits campaign rocking the most perfectly on point holiday outfit, we had to see if we could find the pieces ourselves. Well here you have it! The amount of cheerfulness in this look (plaid! tulle! glitter!) is downright dreamy and ideal for a festive holiday celebration. Bring on the hot cocoa, the loud family gatherings, the homemade treats, and the twinkling lights; we’ve got our outfit all picked out!

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