Saturday, December 20, 2014

MY CLOSET: Casual Camo & Neutrals

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Madewell camo shirt - veil beanie
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Gray on gray on gray! Bring on casual neutral outfits for cold & dreary winter days. I love the long & slender fit as well as the casual worn in feel of this camo tunic. I paired it with a chestnut color skinny pants from Zara (my fave pair). These add a pop of color by bringing a brighter warmer shade to the look. I've been keeping my eye out for the perfect over the knee boots and these ones from Necessary Clothing have hit the mark. I've been living in these things. They're not only comfy but are wearing well & holding up their shape...and that's always a plus, shoes that are not only on trend but functional too. Just throw them on and go.
I've also added a new earring style to my line. Add a little boho grunge to your jewelry game. You can snag them here!

Veil Beanie: Choies  ///  Earrings: Glam & Grace  ///  Camo Shirt: Madewell  /// Necklace: (Get it here!)  Pants: Zara  ///  Over the Knee Boots: Necessary Clothing

Thursday, December 11, 2014

YUMS & NOMS: Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies with cream cheese frosting recipe

Soft gingerbread cookie recipe
soft gingerbread cookie with creamy frosting recipe
Holiday Gingerbread cookie recipe - christmas cookies
Here's another easy and delish Christmas cookie recipe! My love for gingerbread is extreme and this recipe makes the perfect soft cookie...topping it off with a creamy frosting almost takes it over the edge. Sweetness overdose!...but that's ok since it's the holidays, right?

Gingerbread Cookies

3 1/4 cups flour                             1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda                          2 sticks butter
2 tsp ginger                                   3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon                             1/2 molasses
1/4 tsp nutmeg                              1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degress.
Combine all dry ingredients & mix well.
Combine butter, sugar, molasses & egg - mix well. - I added in a tsp of vanilla bean ; )
Gradually combine dry ingredients into butter/sugar mix.
Place drops on cookie sheet (they don't speed out much while baking). Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 mins. (I made larger cookies and baked them for 15-16 mins)

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Cream sugar and cream cheese together. Add in vanilla and gradually add in powdered sugar. Mix well. Just to note, I eyeball this recipe. I usually do equal parts of butter & cream cheese. Then I add powdered sugar till it gets to the consistency I want.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

EVENT: Glam & Grace at Cleveland Bazaar

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Leather & Rhinestone Strand Bracelet - boho & indie fashion

High end & on trend handmade jewelry from Cleveland Ohio

Cleveland Bazaar Holiday Show
Hey Cleveland! Come on out to 78th Street Studios for Cleveland Bazaar's 10th anniversary Holiday Show. I'm super excited to be part of the event. It'll be filled with holiday goodness & cheer. Perfect place to hang out and buy some gifts!
For you out of towers, you can also pick up some on trend pieces in the Glam & Grace shop. I'll be adding the various new styles soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MY CLOSET: Winter Must Haves

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tied flannel - faux fur skirt - ombre tights

gold accent ankle boots - ombre tights

Ohio trending winter style 2014 - Cleveland fashion blog
winter 2014 must have trending styles
Lotsa. Chunky. Goodness. Time to layer up for Winter and the game is comfy, cosy. Honestly, the more it looks like you're straight up wearing a flannel blanket, the better. Blankets & rugs, let's go there. Let's wear them. I've been piling on oversized blanket capes, faux fur anything mixed with plaid tops or flannels. Don't forget the details though...add in gold accents, fringe or even sequins to your look. Mix textures, mix patterns.

Faux Fur Skirt:  1  ///  2  ///  3
Gold Accent Ankle Boots:  1  ///  2
Oversized Cape:  1  ///  2  ///  3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TRENDING: Tied Flannel

Trending - tied at waist flannel
Flannel is everything. This current trend really brings back the 90's in a glam way. It works as an easy way to tone down a dressier look, while adding an amazing pop of color and pattern. Also, don't be afraid to mix a flannel with polka dots or other simple patterns. Get crazy & have fun with it!
Is this getting you in a wintery holiday spirit yet?
Original photos:  1  ///  2  ///  3  ///  4

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EVENT: Glam & Grace at Cleveland Bazaar

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Cleveland Bazaar Winterfest 2014

Hey Cleveland! This holiday season, shop local & shop handmade! Come out November 29 to Cleveland Bazaar Winterfest at the 5th Street Arcades. I'll have lots of fringy & sparkly jewelry ready for you to pick up for holiday gifts...or maybe just for yourself ; ) See ya there!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MY CLOSET: Geometric Pastel

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Leather fashion harness trend - handmade in Cleveland OhioJcrew Teardrop necklace & Caged Choker Body Harness
Cleveland, Ohio Fashion - Street Style
Chunky Cleated Sole Chelsea Boots - Missguided
Caged Choker Body Harness - Trending fashion
Asos fashion - Cleveland Ohio Street Style
It's fall & I'm denying it. Don't be fooled, I was super cold wearing this tank body con...but I just wanted one last hoorah before officially sporting cold weather gear.
Anyhow, check out that wild geometric pattern. Pastel is certainly not dead...yet. I love how it's mixed with black and white, an extra graphic punch. Asos is always my go-to spot for grabbing some killer on-trend sale dresses. To compliment the dress, I wore my new Cleated Sole Chelsea Boots from Missguided, light gray upper with a bright white sole. On-trend, bad-ass, sleek & simple. They certainly add an extra edge to this look.
ALSO, I have a NEW  leather harness style available, the Caged Choker Body Harness is in the shop!

Hat: Asos  ///  Sunglasses: Spitfire  ///  Teardrop Necklace: Jcrew (get it here)  ///  Caged Choker Harness: Glam & Grace (get it in the shop!)  ///  Geometric Dress: Asos  ///  Cleated Chelsea Boots: Missguided