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December 29, 2011

{etsy}favorites.


So, you've heard of Spike the Punch? Right? It's a new cult favorite among blogger, gorgeous designs, perfect for the blogging beauty. momentus ny is one of my personal favorites. "simple.chic.always in style." is their mantra and boy is it true! Not to mention - affordable! I wear my big peral stud earrings on the reg. The owner is a doll, she event sent me a pair of adorable skull earrings as a gratis gift - wow! 

If you haven't jumped on this trend wagon I highly suggest you zip to it. The designs are classic - and unique. Currently I'm craving the clover necklace to layer with all my other baubles! 

enjoy! 

{new year.}




Something to think about as we embark on a new year. happy 2012. 2011 was one of the best.

December 23, 2011

{feature} eleanor kalle.


When I saw one of my most stylish girl friends recent photo uploads to Facebook, I thought she might have turned her good looks and charm into top-model status. She lives in NYC after all, the epicenter of the fashion gods and of the beautiful people. She was being photographed where some of the most interesting and beautiful accessories I've seen as of late. I was shocked to find out that her sister was the genius behind these designs - her little sister!

Eleanor Kalle pieces are chic chain wrapped scarves. I adore them and can't wait to order one from Carole's sister. Side note: we both grew up on the same street in Whitefish Bay, Sylvan, which I'm heading back to today! I'll never forget when her little sister got a Pucci scarf for her birthday, she must have been 14, I was so jealous.

Here are some of Amy's beautiful designs!

the {gold} standard.


Happy Holidays from yours truly! 


You can 'stalk' my favorite style finds here: http://bit.ly/uG7zMC just opened up to the public today! Personal shopping a'la Molly - a compilation of my favorite styles!

December 19, 2011

{style star} revenge.



If you're a normal twenty-something lady, like me, then then you've become obsessed with Revenge. I love this show, and the styling is impeccable, kudos to the costume designer. I'm obsessed with the outfits that Emily and her girl friend Ashley wear, so when I found out the real-life Ashley - Ashley Madekwe - had a blog, I freaked out and found sartorial heaven!

photos via http://www.facebook.com/ashleymadekweringmybell

December 18, 2011

{blogger style} Tory Burch.






I visit blogs on a daily basis for style inspiration. I often find myself pinning.buying.obsessing over items that other bloggers have - it can be detrimental to my wallet, but also is a great jumping off point for inspiration. Last week while stopping in to check on my girl at Gal Meets Glam I literally had to wipe my drool off the keyboard. I love her new Tory Burch Bag! While I use my daily, I can't help but wish for a cognac colored beauty like this.

On a side note: Adam got me Tory Burch flats for Christmas. I've wanted them for a while, but they were never something I wanted to buy for myself! These are available at ShopBop or Nordstrom.




December 14, 2011

On my mind:

Juliet and Company Necklace
Rich & Skinny Coated Jeans

Unique enough to through on a white t-shirt or denim button down. I love. 


{gift guide} the beauty queen.


I love all of these product and if you have a sister, girlfriend, or mom that is obsessed over beauty these should all top their list! A luxury Mason Pearson brush, The Balm highlighting and lumnizing powder, Benefit PosieTint cheek and lip stain, DiorShow mascara, Essie Geranium, a Clarisonic brush, Smoke and Mirrors false eyelashes, and Tan Towel bronzing cloths. All of these products can be purchased here! Now that is one-stop-shopping. 

December 13, 2011

{lady love} a model citizen.



Funny and Stunning.

I've been reading Chrissy Teigen's blog since the day she first tweeted about it. Often times I find myself obsessed with someone or something for a week and then I give up. Well, in this case I just sort of forgot it existed - even though I follow her on Twitter and roll up into little balls of joy because she is so hilarious. Then last week I spent about FOUR hours going page by page and reading everything. Siiiigh.

I really suggest you check out http://sodelushious.com/ - her guac recipe sounds AHHHHMAHHHZING!



She has amazing style - hello Chloe wedges!

My fellow blogger Kirbie also adores Chrissy too! AND! Kirbie is giving away a Clarisonic (yes you need this in your life!) go to her blog for details on how to enter!!!

{my lovely life}



I went to my very first NFL game on Sunday. I'm a born and bred Packer fan and was so excited when I heard my boyfriend's parents were giving us tickets as an early Christmas present! Packer fans are one of a kind and I had no idea the magical experience I was in for at Lambeau Field. So much energy and excitement and so much pride! We high fived random fans, took rumplemints shots out of snuck in plastic flasks, courtesy of the middle-aged men in front of us, and I become best friends with the 12 year-old boys sitting next to us!

It wasn't much for fashion: I wore two pairs of fleeced lined leggings, leather Uggs, TWO North Face down coats, a Packer hat (and Jersey), oh and my Foley + Corina Disco City bag. Dating a football fanatic has its perks! Adam and I had the best time with his brother and brother's friends! Can't wait to do it again! #gopackgo



Not a bad seat in the house!



So content! My hand and foot warmers were modern day miracles!


Eric (Adam's brother), Derek, Me, and Ad about to go in!




My AMAZING white elephant gift!



At our friends Matt & Emily's for their wonderful holiday party! #chevronobsessed



Adam's snowmen cookies! He found these on Stumble Upon and just had to make them! I did the decorating!




Out for drinks with our friends a few weeks ago (we love Sontes)! I had the best Gin Fizz.

{copy cat.}


I've been spotting this amazing MiMi by Sorrelli bangle on several bloggers. I love it - on the trend with studs - but still ladylike. Divine!



Merritt of The Style Scribe ordered these amazing Oscar de la Renta earrings in turquoise! LOVE!


Sequin clutches are on my brain - hello happiness - I love this one by Elaine Turner.



In love with Taylor's leopard jeans. Rarrrr!


December 7, 2011

{$ $ $ $}


Sometimes you just need to pretend that spending $7,000 in one shopping trip is normal. Love all of these pieces. YSL. Chanel. All Saints. The Row. Isabal Marant.

You get it. {product detail in a bit!}

December 5, 2011

glitter booties {via see jane.}



A few weeks ago I came across my new favorite blogger Anna (aka Jane) of See Jane. I feel like this lady and I have style ESP. Most noteably we both feel head over heels (tee hee) over these cheap (and trendy) Old Navy Boots. Now this is where, if there were a blogger wore, Anna/Jane would win. She one upped me (and I'm sure all of you) with a little DIY glitter. Here is a wonderful step-by-step!




photos via

UPDATE:

Thanks Anna!

December 4, 2011

{Sisters} A Gift Guide.


I always have the hardest time finding gifts that my sisters will like. Last year I got them J.Crew belts and boxes of Essie nail polish.

 We usually try to keep our presents between $50 and $100 - it's not the price tag that counts. This year Emme and I are both working ladies, so we will see if that means some extra room for gifting greatness.

Rebecca Minkoff iPhone Cases
Forever21 Bracelets
Cable Knit Infinity Scarf
Faux Fur Snood - For Kate!
Aldo Bag
Lomography Camera
Kate Spade Studs - For Emme!
DVF Earbuds

Both of my sisters have such different style. Emme is a classic prep and Kate is adventurous in her dress. However, they both have a great appreciation for the classics - clean lines, stripes, and staple pieces that are on trend season after season.

 I can see Kate using this Faux Fur Snood in creative ways - especially walking to class on the U of M campus!  Emme is a big fan of simple, statement studs! These are clean enough that she could wear them with her scrubs at the hospital.

Side note: I wish there were 3 BFF iPhone cases (p.s. Nicole Richie has these cases).

And for me: subtle hint: I'd like to see these under the tree!


Polka Dot Blouse {Love the tie!}
Envelope Clutch {All black outfit. Statement Clutch. and we're done!}


P.S. Happy St. Nick!!!

{best friends} + an octopuss ring.

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thinking of you...

Kristen.
Cait.
Michi.
Cori.
Whit.
Linds.
Dre.

8 best friends. 6 years of crazy antics. 1 never ending facebook message.


Deals and Steals {Under $100}

It's been quite a while since I've put together one of my "let me find cheap things that look awesome on you posts". Let's face it. I'm not making enough to lather myself in the finest furs and softest spun silks. I'm a girl in my early-twenties, that just found her dream job, and is living with a boyfriend still in medical grad school. While I will invest in pieces I wear everyday, the label on the inside doesn't worry me (nor should the size). It's all about piecing high and low in my world; and when I do make my first million you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll still be shopping for steals and deals!

Here are the pieces I will generally invest in:

  1. A purse (Tory Burch)
  2. Jeans (Seven For All Mankind and J Brand)
  3. Flats (Delman)
  4. A quality faux fur vest (DKNY)
  5. A winter coat (Calvin Kelin)
  6. A winter parka (North Face)
  7. Diamond Studs (no explanation needed)
  8. Sunglasses (Chanel, Gucci, Miu Miu and Ray-Ban are usually on rotation)
  9. A watch (Tag Heuer for the week, Michael Kors when I'm feeling sassy)
  10. Winter boots (Leather Ugg moto boots)
  11. The little things: iPhone case, NARS lipgloss, Moroccan Oil products, Arbonne anti-aging system)

Black Knit Insert Faux Leather Jacket


Mocha Long Knit Cardigan with Fur Detail


Sueded Cowboy Ankle Boot














December 3, 2011

drool.

A nice lineup.
[via epapaion]
oh you fancy, huh?

{J.Crew} Sparkle.


J. Crew is my land of closet obsession; however, whenever I stop in the store at my local mall in Milwaukee I'm never dazzled by the pieces. I actually think they are skimping me at the store. Then there is this sweater. Preppy, polished, and pretty in one giant glass of sparkle and knitwear. Good Golly Miss Molly. I can see myself living in this. Next week, I'm my paycheck's worst enemy, I might have to click buy!

December 1, 2011

Thursday's Thrills {loving}

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I watched "Crazy Stupid Love" with my sister and Adam on Thanksgiving. The movie wasn't what I expected, but I adored it. Emma Stone makes my heart pitter-patter she is the 'every girl' and I totally want her to be my friend. Ryan Gosling is otherworldly. He's not conventionally good looking (in my opinion), but gosh darn it he is so charming. It's proof - a beautiful personality breeds a handsome man.

 

Adam did an 'eating challenge' over our time home for Thanksgiving. It consisted of 23 minutes: the biggest chicken x beef burger I've ever seen, six GHOST PEPPER buffalo wings, and fries soaked in said wing sauce. It was painful and ungodly to watch. Needless to say I felt his pain when he decided to give me a giant and ghost pepper sauced kiss after he was done (I have never felt such a sensation before)! It was quite the event. PLEASE NOTE: I do not know the men dressed in the garish shirts behind us. Reckless dress....so so so bad.

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Say it often. But only when you mean it.




I'm incredibly lucky to have friends will killer music taste. I love Bon Iver + Kanye + Jay + Nicki. Naturally, this song is my new work out anthem. jammmmmmz.

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