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Happy Earth Day 

  Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.

           -Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

(Amen, sister.) 

Earth IS filled with heaven and it is our responsibility to love and protect the earth each and every day.

Here are some ideas to show Earth a little love today:

  • Plant a tree, flower or cacti (can’t forget the arid climates!).
  • Participate in a local park clean-up. 
  • Plant an herb garden. 
  • Start a compost bin. 
  • Start a solitary bee home – risky, but awesome. 
  • Go for a hike. 
  • Weed your neighbor’s lawn. 
  • Organize a group tree hug.
  • Start a workplace eco-pledge to encourage recycling, biking to work, healthier snacks in vending machines, etc.
  • Go barefoot! 

The list goes on and on…

Happy Earth Day, everyone! 

ATHLEISURE You Need.

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THE <loose> DEFINITION: Combining traditionally athletic silhouettes and sportswear in a way that is both comfortable and chic. Think pairing a pair of slouchy drawstring joggers with a patterned tee and a leather jacket… or sheer paneled leggings with a big comfy sweater and cute sneaks. The options are endless–the outcome is curl-up-on-the-couch comfy with an athletic, off-duty model attitude.

THE VERDICT: we don’t think this trend is going anywhere anytime soon.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS REGISTA ZIP UP DRESS

ADIDAS ORIGINALS REGISTA ZIP UP DRESS

VARLEY GILL MARBLE CROP

VARLEY GILL MARBLE CROP

SPIRITUAL GANGSTER NAMASTE BEANIE

SPIRITUAL GANGSTER NAMASTE BEANIE

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ULTRACORE PRINT TECH JERSEY LEGGINGS

ULTRACORE PRINT TECH JERSEY LEGGINGS

 

PUREBOOSTX RUNNING SHOES

PUREBOOSTX RUNNING SHOES

ONZIE DOLMAN JACKET

ONZIE DOLMAN JACKET

THE UPSIDE BRITISH FAUNA YOGA PANT

THE UPSIDE BRITISH FAUNA YOGA PANT

ANDI NEW YORK LARGE SIGNATURE ANDI

ANDI NEW YORK LARGE SIGNATURE ANDI

Winter Warm Up: Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Is there anything better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day?

I vehemently argue, nay.  

A steaming bowl of love, this roasted broccoli cheddar soup melts together delicious flavors of roasted broccoli, smoked cheddar; adding a hint of heat with red pepper flakes. It is the perfect soup to curl up with when the temperatures drop.

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Top 5: High Impact Sweaters

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Give your winter wardrobe some comfort and interest. These five simple, yet stunning sweaters are a versatile way to keep warm, modern and chic. 

1 – COLOR BLOCK FUNNEL NECK PONCHO Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 6.33.06 PMBy: Urban Renewal  |  $ 98  |  Specs: Wool, Funnel Neck, Cozy, Perfect for layering 

2 – CRISS CROSSOVER Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 6.43.26 PMBy: Free People  |  $ 108  |  Specs: Mohair/Alpaca Blend, Deep V Neckline, Wide Sleeve Detail

3 – COLD SHOULDER Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 6.51.00 PM

By: All Saints  |  $ 195  |  Specs: Asymmetrical, Shoulder Cut-out, Avant-garde Comfort 

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By: ZARA  |   $ 39.90  |  Specs: Deep V, Stunning Lace Up, Body-skimming 

5 – MODERN NECK TIE Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 7.04.21 PM

By: J.W. Anderson  |  $ 810  |  Specs: Made in Italy, Wool/Alpaca, The Ultimate Neck Warmer 

Mason Jar Kale Salad

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A delicious, colorful way to eat your veggies! This salad is quick, simple and versatile. Crisp, crunchy veggies, protein-packed quinoa and salty feta make the perfect pack-ahead lunch or healthy snack! I LOVE dressing this salad with Farmed Here’s Original Sweet Basil Vinaigrette, but I have found it to be just as delicious with a simple balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. Go crazy and experiment with your own favorite dressing!

VEGAN? No problem. 86 the feta and throw in a pinch of salt to bring out all of the amazing flavors.

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Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Mmmm! 

Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 5.58.18 PMA beautiful, fragrant fall meal! Melding sweet and savory flavors, this roast is rubbed down in a thick, sweet teriyaki-inspired marinade and roasted alongside honey crisp apples and sweet onion slices. It is delicious on a whole new level. Serve with roasted sweet potatoes topped with melted butter, cinnamon and sea salt for the perfect, roasty-toasty combo.

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   Total Prep Time: 15 minutes    |     Total Cook Time: 37-45 minutes

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Quinn Foster Design

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 10.45.07 PMCollage1Quinn Foster Design instantly had me. These jewelry mavens earned my love and fandom with fashion forward, gorgeous designs to suit practically any style. Their girl is fun, fresh and willing to make a statement.

Feeling BOLD? Go for the stunning Inbal Druzy Ring with glittering opalescent accents. Simple and modern? Slide on the Mila Cube Midi Ring for the perfect golden touch. Whatever the occasion, whether going to brunch with the gals or dressing up your favorite denim, Quinn Foster Design’s unique pieces are sure to turn some heads.

You will not only look amazing, but you will also have the opportunity to give back. All Quinn Foster Design customers have the chance to donate 5% of their total order amount to one of their philanthropic partners and in doing so, will also receive 5% off their purchase price.  They are as passionate about their designs as they are about doing great things for others. That’s why Quinn Foster is great style that looks good and “does good” as well.

I styled my favorite pieces {with lots of denim} to show how these high-quality pieces can turn a simple style into something really epic.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 11.07.24 PMThe perfect pair: one simple, one colorfully intricate.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 11.07.46 PMBrushed gold with turquoise spikes. The Sienna + Overalls = Femme Farmer Chic.

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LOVE WHAT YOU SEE?

CLICK HERE TO SHOP QUINN FOSTER DESIGN

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XOXO

A HUGE shout out and thank you to KD, owner of Quinn Foster Design, for her gracious hospitality, generosity and class. I am so impressed by all that you do.

I would also like to thank my bff LG for her phenomenal photography skills. You are my sunshine and my everything.

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Crush-Worthy: Les Néréides 

Whimsical. Colorful. Fabulous. 

  Les Néréides is making waves in the U.S. with their funky, colorful designs. I recently had the magnificent pleasure of visiting the Chicago boutique on State St. (Their FIRST U.S. Location!). 

Stepping into the store, I was greeted by the bubbly Audrey who explained the brand’s unique story to me. All while sweet melodic French tunes whisper quietly in the background. 

Wow, this place oozes chic. The Parisian vibes are strong and the whimsical designs are seriously on-point. I never looked back. 

After trying on pretty much everything I could get my hands on, I settled on a pair of stunning posts with contrasting semi-precious stones, hand-painted cacti and bees. I’m so in love with these little beauties; I just had to gush! 

Here they are in detail:   

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Xoxo! 

K.T.E.