Thursday, October 31, 2013

TBT: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween!!!! In honor of this glorious holiday, I thought I would take a walk down memory lane. Here are some of my favorite Halloween costumes from past years. Enjoy! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Evenings

There is something about fall evenings in Denver that just make you feel right at home. The brisk air bring backs back that feeling of nostalgia of when you were younger. The feeling of a brand new year of school, Halloween being just around the corner and the feeling of a new start.  This is such a wonderful feeling and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kiss the Cook, She's Swedish! {Cooking Post}

I absolutely LOVE breakfast for dinner! Swedish Pancakes are definitely my favorite when it comes to breakfast, so I decided to make this delightful treat for my husband, David, last week!

My great-grandmother, Mimi, used to make these for my grandmother, June. My grandma June used to make these for my mom and my aunt Joanie when they were growing up. My mom and my aunt made these for my cousins, brother, sister and me when we were growing up. So this recipe has been passed down generation by generation. When my mom would make these for us, she would have to make several orders because we could eat them as fast as she would cook them. I will someday pass this recipe down to my kids and keep the family tradition going. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chambray & Burgundy Days. {Outfit Post}

Everyone is lovin' the chambray & burgundy.

Nights in Colorado have definitely cooled. Sleeveless is no longer an option when going out on the town in the evening. While summer wardrobe choices are easier, the cooler weather gives us the opportunity to expand our style expression with hip coats and warmer accessories.  Here I am wearing one of my favorite leather jackets. I LOVE the color burgundy this season and I am especially smitten with burgundy leather. This coat looks great with my chambray, ruched Nicole Miller dress and my canvas & leather Ash heels. It is a look that sleek, stylish and street ready. The finishing touches include my small patent Burberry purse, David Yurman necklace & bracelet and my Michele watch. Who could forget the best accessory of all!?! Mr. Rugby. Rugby couldn't resist jumping in this photo shoot and showing off his best poses. He is definitely the star of this show.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Skulls & Wingtips. {Menswear Outfit Post}

Today I thought I would change it up and take a look at my better half. 

Menswear has gone in a different direction lately. It use to be that the only acceptable look was a generic suit, tie and uncomfortable shoes, but now designers are adding extra pizzazz to these looks. Recently I bought my husband these Cole Haan Great Jones Saddle shoes in a Chestnut Corp Orange. They have an added edge that most wingtip dress shoes lack. He paired these brilliant shoes with this debonair Brooks Brothers shirt, tie and 3 piece suit-- loving the 3 piece suit!!! The orange detail throughout this look adds that extra element of panache. The best part of this look is his dress socks, the jolly roger clad blue socks, add that element of oomph that makes modern menswear so fun. And what men's look would be complete without a watch, David completes his ensemble with his classic Daytona Rolex.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver

Last weekend I attended an incredible event, Girls & Guys Night Out, that supports the charity, Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver. This wonderful organization encourages girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. Empowering girls to dream and fulfill these dreams through higher education, hard work and always believing in themselves. This is a wonderful charity and I feel very fortunate that we have been able to support such an awe-inspiring organization.

Girls and Guys Night Out was held at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver. There are cocktails, dinner, a raffle and the night is concluded with a comedy show. This year Caroline Rhea (from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, you remember that show from back in the day ;-)) was the comic. It was an enjoyable evening for a tremendous cause.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

B & W {Outift Post}

Hello all! Well it is Thursday, almost time for the weekend! I know I am looking forward to a nice fall weekend filled with college football on Saturday and the Broncos (PFM) on Sunday, and enjoying those cooler temperatures with friends. Warm enough to still be able to be outside and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, but cool enough that you aren't dying from heat. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year.

I am loving the black and white trend. It's sleek, sharp and looks good on everyone. I wore this AMAZING black and white dress to our friend's wedding in Aspen and felt it fit the mountain chic dress code at the Roaring Fork Club. This fitted dress also incorporated the color blocking trend, which added a fabulous edge to the look. My patent pumps from Nine West also added a geometric element which made the look.The finishing touches included my new Michael Kors ruched nickel clutch, my David Yurman cable Onyx bracelet and my Tom Ford sunnies. It was the perfect attire for an incredible evening of dancing, toasts and great friends!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Royal. {Outfit Post}

Last weekend we attended a stunning wedding in Aspen. This incredible weekend started out with a s'mores and cocktail party at the Limelight Hotel downtown Aspen. These photos were actually taken on the patio of the Limelight Hotel right before a blizzard hit. Luckily, the evening did not involve going outside, so I didn't have to go buy a new outfit for the occasion.

For the kickoff party I wore this amazing fit & flare, royal blue dress from Banana Republic. My favorite part of this dress is the leather trim detail around the neck and shoulders. I accessorized my dress with this fun statement necklace from Francesca's, my David Yurman bracelet  and beautiful earrings made by Kathryn Giarratano, who is a fabulous jewelry designer and a good friend of mine. I absolutely love them. The finishing touches included my favorite lip gloss from NARS and the new fall nail polish color, "for the twill of it", from Essie.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Power of Pink

October is officially here, meaning it is time to show your support for Breasts...... Cancer Awareness. Many designers and beauty brands come together to support this cause by creating limited edition products, contributing a portion of their proceeds to various breast cancer charities and organizations. Breast cancer affects everyone, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, friends and family. We all need to do our part in the fight against breast cancer.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fit & Flare.

The fit and flare leather skirt is absolutely my new favorite addition to my closet. It is both flattering and flirty, making it a fun piece to wear out on the town. Here, I have it paired with this sheer mustard Banana Republic top with a ruffle detail. To complete the look I am wearing my classic patent pumps and my Chanel Pearl sunnies. My white leather ruched Michael Kors clutch is the perfect topper to this chic ensemble. Oh and of course, who could forget the red lipstick, the perfect finishing touch.