Archive for October, 2012

Date: Oct 25 2012

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Confession. Joe Fresh, the “of the moment” brand apparently on every editor’s lips, had escaped me. I’m not ashamed to admit it. The Canadian brand doesn’t have an e-commerce site (yet! but they do have a beautiful site worth checking out) and has only a handful of stores in the US, all in NYC. But I think the US is going to hear about them a lot more in the near future. My friend Elana Fishman at Lucky Magazine (remember when she took me on the tour of her office?) dropped by Joe Fresh’s 5th Avenue flagship store to try on some of the brand’s affordable trends. Looking good, Elana!

Like Spain’s Zara and Sweden’s H&M, I think Canada’s Joe Fresh can hold it’s own. Aaaand much like it’s high street predecessors, JF also has a really cute childen’s line. But I really want to hear from my Canadian readers, what do you all think of this brand? Dish.
PS, you can check out Elana’s full report here!

Chassity

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Date: Oct 24 2012

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The Drapey Jacket. In my humble opinion, it is the jacket to have. Of course, I don’t live in a city where it’s frigid cold for months, so a good jacket can get a ton of wear and keep me warm enough. I like the drapey style because I just feel like it hides my middle more and looks casual badass. I don’t know, that might be weird. But I know y’all like it a lot too because I got a lot of messages about this jacket I wore and shared in my Chicago post (and this particular picture on my FB page).

So I thought I’d do a round up of my most favorite drapey jacket options. Some are leather like mine, but some are other materials like cotton, jersey… So there is a really wide range of prices here, depending on what type of invesment you want to make. When you hover over each photo you’ll get a preview of the brand and price. Easy.

What do you all think? Which is your favorite? And yes, I had some couch time yesterday nursing my cold so there was extra time to assemble some favorites :) I guess colds are good for some things.

PS, my spell check doesn’t like the term “drapey”. I do though, and that’s what counts, right?

PPS, that soup from yesterday was the bomb. Josh said it might be the best soup I make (I make A LOT of soups).

Chassity

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Date: Oct 23 2012

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We’re all sick as dogs over here. I actually put a little makeup on yesterday only for it to disappear 30 minutes later – funny how that happens with a bad cold, huh? I’m just saying, I could have REALLY done a number on that ol’ Kleenex brand campaign that my friend Courtney just did that can be seen in many of the magazines out right now. Do you hear me HEARST?? Wink.

It was definitely one of those mornings where I fantasized that someone would take over all my duties and I could just stay in bed til noon. I don’t really get those days anymore. These two make sure of that.

Like how they cooperated for this picture? With their demanding bellies, inquisitive questions, and like I shared here on facebook, toys everywhere – I stay busy. And then there’s my husband, friends and family, and of course this blog. Such is my blessed life though, you know? Really, I’m not complaining.

So, in true Chassity fashion I’m going to eat my way through this cold. I think I’ll make this fig & brie rosemany grilled cheese sandwhich (only I’ll use regular bread instead of pound cake…).

By the way, do you read MacKenzie’s blog? It’s filled with the most amazing grilled cheese recipes. Anyway, for dinner I might just whip up this soup. Bacon, sausage, potatoes, kale. Oh, and cheese. Sign me up.

Hey, thanks for all the Joss & Main sale support. You guys are the best – checking it out, sending me messages, spreading the word… Good friends. 

Chassity

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Date: Oct 22 2012

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We’re LIVE!

Be sure to stop by and check out my Light & Bright shopping collection available exclusively at Joss & Main through Wednesday night. I curated that bitch to the nines and I think you’ll love it too :)

Some of my favorites…

Maybe you’ll see something you like for your home too :) If you’re not yet a member, you can use my private invitation here. Otherwise, go ahead and check out my LLL curated collection here!

Chassity

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Date: Oct 20 2012

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Rainboots… they’re one of those things you need to have in your wardrobe. And if you’re like me you want multiple styles. My favorite rain boot brand, Loeffler Randall, is having a friends and family sale – 20% all of their shoes, boots, and bags. Considering how many inquiries I’ve gotten on this pair of mine…

I deemed it appropriate to tell y’all about it. These rain booties come in green or grey and are even marked down to $132 before the promo code. I’m also coveting this mini lynx pair (I guess I have a thing for the shorter rain boot variety).

The rest of their shoes are adorable too. Sale is good through Oct 21st. Just use code “LRFRIEND20”.
Photo taken in NYC
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Have you seen Dave Engledow’s photo series with his daughter Alice? He stages (and photoshops) the most hilarious scenes that his family will just laugh over forever. Good stuff.

 They were recently on the Today show…

Chassity

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Date: Oct 19 2012

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An end of the week brain dump, if you will…

Did you SEE my dear and talented friend Christine’s reveal of her daughter Scarlett’s new room?? Like whoa. So good.

 The wallpaper!!!

It’s not exact but this Serena & Lily bed is very similar if you want the look. And check out the light…

I do know that she used the West Elm Souk Rug. I’ve been eyeing that rug for awhile. Isn’t it gorgeous in there? I know A LOT of love and time went into this room. Awesome job, Christine!!
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So I have a couple things in my shopping cart. Who wants to talk me over the edge?
Splendid Knit Booties – I have a hard time with boots b/c I just don’t think they’re all that comfortable. These look cozy and cute to boot. They’re $148 which isn’t so bad for casual neutral boots that I could wear with any color…

Hi Lo Blazer with sequin shawl – Holidays are around the corner. Enough said right? I should have this, right??

BB Dakota Shawl Jacket – Pretty sure I will throw this on every time I walk out the door. And only $108.

TBags Hi Lo Dress – Gorgeous Holiday dress for less than $200. Shit yes.

Thermal Sweater – I think this could be, like, the LLL signature sweater.
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And I’ve been under a rock and had no idea about JEWELIQ. Do you know about them? Thanks to my friend Gaby for telling me about them. Everything in the shop is $25 or less. Seriously. And a lot of pretty stuff. And free shipping in the US.

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I’ve had a few of you ask me where we got our lanterns seen by our front door. Ours are actually gas lanterns, but these aged copper lanterns are very similar and are electric so you don’t have to worry about switching to gas. Plus these are made by Quoizel which is based here in Charleston :)

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Lastly, major major major thank you to my friend Cassie for featuring my art on her blog yesterday. My head is about to explode from the love y’all. I know my art isn’t everyone’s thing (that’s the point after all) so it means the world when someone does love it and tells me so :) And coming from Cassie, well it’s just super cool. Hi Sugarplum is one of my favorite reads and I can call her a legit friend. This is Cassie. Total babe.

xoxox Happy Weekend!!

Chassity

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