Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sparkle and Shine

First things first, I won't be doing a Christmas Countdown this year - but I still have a lot of fun things planned (and yes there will be giftguides!). So be sure to check in tomorrow!  

Now on to the sparkles. How perfect is Essie's new line of multi-dimensional special effects collection?

 Belugaria, Peak of Chic, On a Silver Platter,  Lots of Lux, Ignite The Night, and Hors D'oeuvres are all spectacular in their own way, and oh so perfect for all the upcoming holiday events.  Personally, I am most excited about Ignite the Night:


Sparkly silver can often look very childish, but Ignite the Night has a matt finish that gives it a very modern and sophisticated look. I can't wait to try it.

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves

Friday, November 29, 2013

Warm and Tacky

I'm not gonna lie, some of these ASOS sweaters have me laughing out loud, but that's all the more reason to get one:

1, 2, 3 and 4

I'd say the pug definitely takes the cake.

Which one is your favorite?

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Out of Bling

Guess what? Out of Print has Jewelry now, a lovely collection of literature inspired necklaces to be more specific.  Here are my favorites:

East and West Egg Necklace

A Must for every Gatsby fan, and wait until you see the back...  
(prepare to say "aww")

So It Goes Necklace

You don't have to be a fan of  Slaughterhouse Five to appreciate this quote (and the necklace).

Holden's Hat Necklace 

It's Holden's hat from the Catcher in The Rye! How cool is that?

See more at Out of Print Clothing.

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves

Monday, November 18, 2013

Reading List

Happy Monday! How incredibly perfect is this Kate Spade scarf?

Kate Spade  Library Scarf 

This goes straight onto my reading Christmas list.  

Peace, Love, and Chrunchy Leaves

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cozy Pastels

This week's IFB Project was about pastels,  which isn't exactly my favorite color group, unless...

pastel perfect

...we're talking about a pastel accessory. Hats, scarves, gloves, bags... anything that adds a girly touch to my parka.  

The trick with pastels in the colder months is to choose things with a thicker texture, leave the chiffon in your closet and go for big knits, leather or suede.  

Peace, Love, and Chrunchy Leaves

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lobster Roll

Hallmark and Lifetime started showing their Holiday movies, which makes it officially okay to start wearing Fair Isle sweaters, especially if they're as cute as this Vinyard Vines one:

Vinyard Vines Lobster Sweater

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Camel Coat

A good camel coat should be part of any fall/winter wardrobe - especially this season. And the best is that there are great options for every wallet:  

 Splurge: Burberry

Spend: J. Crew

Steal: Zara 

 Are you going to sport a Camel Coat this season?
Peace, Love, And Crunchy Leaves

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November News

I've always had a very eclectic taste, but within those eclectic choices I never felt the need to venture out into new territory, so this month I'm gonna do exactly that, starting with a book I wouldn't have picked up before.  And since venturing out into one foreign genre didn't feel adventurous enough, I chose a book that combines two:  


Stephen King's 11/22/63 is not only a political thriller, but also a sci-fi story, and to top it off it's almost 900 pages long.  But I am determined to make it it through all of them.

Another thing is something that I always preach but don't actually practice myself: Wear more jewellery! I've always been a minimalist, so I don't think I'm gonna go all out and start wearing those gorgeous J.Crew statement necklaces anytime soon...


...even though I could totally see myself wearing this with a cable knit sweater.

Are you trying out something new this month? Let me know, comment below!

Peace, Love, and  Crunchy Leaves

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winter is Coming Part II

Two posts in a day, but I just got the heads up that ASOS is having a timed  sale on all winter boots. But hurry, you only have 24 hours to snatch up a pair: 

Ugg Newberry

Sorel Tofino

Ash Chestnut Wedge Booty

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves

Winter is Coming

We officially entered the wool coats and high boots period,  and Essie has six new amazing shades inspired by the colder weather:


From Left to right:  Toggle To the Top, Shearling Darling, Warm & Toasty Turtleneck, Sable Collar,  Parka Perfect and Mind Your Mittens.  

The lush cocoa plum "Sable Collar"  is the one I'm most excited about. It's an interesting mix of red and brown, and I don't think I own anything quite like it. 

Which one is your favorite? 

Peace, Love, and Crunchy Leaves