WARBY PARKER x KARLIE KLOSS

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I have raved here on HOTP before about my love for Warby Parker and their ultra-stylish, affordable frames. Starting today, their most recent collection – three new pairs of sunglasses made in collaboration with Karlie Kloss – will be available in stores and online. The “Clara,” “Marple,” and “Julia” frames are all modern classics. They’re polished and graceful, just like Karlie. Check them out on the Warby Parker website. I have definitely put a pair on my summer wishlist. Can you guess which pair?

As always, for every pair of sunglasses sold, a pair of glasses will be distributed to someone in need. And, to celebrate their partnership, Warby Parker is donating to an organization dear to Karlie called Edible Schoolyard NYC.  The organization works with low-income, New York City public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms and to help teach students healthy eating habits. The donation will benefit two community farm stands in Brooklyn and East Harlem, where kids learn about food preparation in their own neighborhoods.

Exciting, right?! All things that tickle my fancy: entrepreneurship, collaboration, social good…and looking good! Oh, and if you guessed these as the pair I’d surely pick, you guessed right. Which are your fav?

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For Santa: Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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In the spirit of tradition, I just couldn’t go to bed without sharing what I left for Santa: Oreo Peppermint Chocolate Cookies. Hopefully he will leave a sleigh-full of sweets in return. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases. Goodnight!!

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My Holiday Wish List

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1/ Brown Leather Hooded Jacket; 2/ Pom Hat; 3/ J. Crew Stripe Necklace Tee; 4/ Kate Spade for Keds Glitter Sneakers; 5/Gold Flatware Set; 6/ Gold Bowls; 7/ Gum Ball Machine. Here are a few other items I’ve got my eye on.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Less than 2 weeks left!!

1/ Oslo Shawl; 2/ Brogue Boots; 3 /Wool-Felt Fedora; 4/ Driving Gloves; 5/ Bond No. 9; 6/ Sweatshirt; 7/ Plaid Tie; 8/ Jacket; 9/ New Balance / More gift ideas here.

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Deck the Halls

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Since it’s getting all Christmas-y up in here, I need to get on top of my holiday decorating! I put up a small, artificial tree on the kitchen bar before Thanksgiving. I think that’ll be it for a tree this year, as in the last several years. However, this year I am obsessed with garland. I had a holiday party over the weekend, and have a ton left over from decorating the venue, and I plan to string up somewhere around my home. I don’t have a mantle, so I’m going to have to get creative! Any ideas? I also have a few other decorations left over that I will put up. Very soon!! Like this weekend.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

 

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1/Nixon The Wire Tortoise Earphones; 2/ Lavish Luxe Brush Set; 3/ Anette Flat; 4/ Zip Pouch; 5/ Leo Pullover; 6/Picture Frame; 7/ Fatigue Button Up; 8/ Drybar Blowout In-a-Box Hair Dryer; 9/ Vintage Nikes / More gift ideas here.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

I am officially in the holiday spirit. Giving – gifts, thanks, cheer – is such an uplifting feeling, no? Here are a few items that your loved ones would love to find in their stockings. Who do you struggle to shop for? What are you most excited about this holiday season?PicMonkey Collage-stocking stuffer2

1/Aerin Jacaranda Wood Candle; 2/ Marble Latte Mug 3/J. Crew Socks 4/Giraffe Bottle Stopper/5/ Hair Clips 6/Essie Nail Polish 7/Leather Headband 8/Agate Coasters 9/iPhone Case

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Dainty

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I understand I’m supposed to be feminine and dainty, but I’m not. There are two sides to the coin. People are more impressed with things that I do because they almost treat you as if you’re handicapped if you’re a woman… people can be impressed that I can play a few chords on the guitar.” -Kesha

Photos: Haute off the Press Pinterest – 1 /2/3/4/5

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Lately

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My recent hiatus may or may not have been noticed. But, I’ve missed you.

Lately, I have been working on a new venture that I am extremely excited to announce in the near future. Things around here might change a little bit, but after thoughtful consideration, I’ve decided that I do not want to give up blogging. So, if you will, let’s continue to share our stories, exchange ideas, and spread the good news. Cheers!

Photo – Haute off the Press Pinterest

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EVENT: Outfitted x Chevrolet

November 16, 2013 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista.

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Join me for the third installation of Outfitted – back by popular demand – where I will be the official social media correspondent! A step up from photographer, no? I kid. See you on Saturday, you won’t want to miss it! *waves*

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Double Denim

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My favorite is the blue denim top on top of black jeans. How do your rock double denim?

Photos: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7

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The A-List: FABB Girls Club Accessories Event

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I am really excited to invite you to an event that I will host along with The FABB Girls Club. On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 6:30 please join us at Aldo Accessories inside Fashion Center at Pentagon City for an evening of shopping, sipping, mingling, and styling. The FABB Girls, along with Mary Kay representative Melani Myers will be on hand to style our guests with the latest trends in beauty and accessories. Hope to style you soon! RSVP to teyonnaherring@gmail.com.

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This Week’s Haute Links

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Scandal ended with an unexpected turn in last night’s season finale // Rihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million // Factory owners in Bangladesh, as well as Western apparel retailers, have faced intense pressure from governments, consumers and labor groups to improve workplace safety there after a building containing five garment factories collapsed a couple of weeks ago outside the nation’s capital, killing more than 430 people // Gucci lost its 4 year legal battle against Guess in Italy and also loses 7 trademark registrations in Europe // Jennifer Lopez adds her name to a list of performers at The Sound of Change Live, a concert hosted by Chime for Change and launched by Gucci, joining an impressive list, including Beyonce and Olivia Wilde //  Forever 21 is suing discount stores for trademark infringement // The Kardashians’ Khroma Beauty saga, played out in multiple lawsuits over multiple months, has finally come to a close // The class action lawsuit against Hearst for using unpaid interns at its magazines was dismissed, but the disgruntled former coffee-fetchers will continue the fight // Costco is fighting back against Tiffany’s multimillion-dollar trademark suit over the discount warehouse club’s sale of cut-rate “Tiffany” engagement rings. That is all. Have a good weekend, folks! Photo

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Fashionably Late

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We’re all busy – with our work duties, personal lives, and social calendars. It’s hard to cram everything in sometimes and be everywhere we need to be when we are expected. Better late than never? How late is fashionably late? And how late is just plain rude (like showing up to Ne Ne crib three hours late for dinner)? Photo

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Sleeping Beauty

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I like wearing actual pajamas to bed…

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#blog4good

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It’s Goodwill Industries Week!

Believe it or not, Goodwill is more than just a place to drop off your old stuff or to find a great deal on someone else’s old stuff. Do you know why goodwill accepts your donations? Do you know where the proceeds from those retail sales go?

Simply put – they help people find jobs. Not just any people – people who live in our community, people whose kids go to our schools, people who are sitting next to you on the Metro. Goodwill of Greater Washington’s primary mission is to provide job training and employment services to people with  disadvantages and disabilities. Their goal is to give the populations they serve the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

In 2012, Goodwill directly affected the lives of more than 3,200 of our neighbors. These are people who have re-found the dignity that comes with being a contributing member of our society. Goodwill also diverted over 20 million heaps of trash from local landfills through their donation program.

In addition to training people for jobs, placing them into jobs, providing consumers with access to quality, low cost goods, and acting as one our region’s largest recyclers, Goodwill is also a job developer. With each new store and donation center that Goodwill opens, 25-30 new jobs are created.

Goodwill of Greater Washington’s mission is summed up by its tagline - “Transforming lives and communities”. Now you know how they do it.

If you’d like to learn more about Goodwill of Greater Washington, find their nearest store or donation center, or get involved, please visit http://www.dcgoodwill.org or download their free mobile app from the iTunes app store. #blogforgood

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House Party

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A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Room and Board Summer Kickoff party. It was as cozy as ever. I first started dropping in Room and Board several years ago. I used to attend an annual conference right across the street from the Chicago location, and would spend breaks and entire afternoons browsing and lounging. It’d been a while, so it was good to get acquainted with some of the new pieces.

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Wardrobe Q&A: Basic to Bold Work Wear

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Stella McCartney dress / Yves Saint Laurent yves saint-laurent pumps / Zara blazer / Beautiful People Tropical Slacks / Kenzo pleated high waisted skirt / Tassel Flat shoes / Iris & Ink bow neck blouse / Frye boots  /  Balmain  blazer/ Lula tailored Pencil skirt / Charlotte Olympia high heel shoes /  TIBI short dress / Zara high heel shoes
 
It’s so easy to throw on a 2 piece suit. It’s also very boring. While the design and cut of women’s traditional power pieces have become more form fitting and “interesting.” Here are three ways for turning your traditional work wardrobe everyday style:

 

1. Separates – rather than buying a suit jacket and pants that only go together, invest in pieces that go with more than one other piece in your wardrobe – a blouse that can go with pants and a skirt, and a blazer that can go over a dress or a skirt, for example.

2. Mix basic and bold – Unless you work for a fashion magazine, you should still want to maintain a level of conservatism. Therefore, I suggest pairing traditional work pieces with less traditional ones.

3. The real secret is in the shoes – Even on those days when you just don’t have the time or energy to mix and match, a traditional suit paired with quirky pair of shoes, socks, or tights can spice things up.

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Haute Links

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THIS WEEK IN FASHION, BEAUTY, BRAND, AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
Get the perfect manicure for spring/Diane Von Furstenberg honored five inspirational women this past weekend at the annual DVF Awards in New York. Among attendees were Gabby Douglas and Robin Roberts/Socialite turned designer Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau,  died on Sunday at her home in Palm Beach, Florida/New York Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants to make it a crime to buy counterfeit handbags/The IRS is collecting taxpayer information from Facebook and Twitter/Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” of British politics, died on Monday/Hip hop couple Jay-Z and Beyonce (spotted wearing Thakoon, Milly, and Diane von Furstenberg)celebrated their 5th anniversary in Cuba, despite a long-standing ban on tourist trips to the island, sparking outrage for many Cuban-Americans/The company formerly known as Liz Claiborne Inc. wants to sell off Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture in order to focus on the promising Kate Spade business/JCPenney resumed its courtroom clash with Macy’s in Manhattan over rights to field the Martha Stewart product lines. Photo
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Trend Spotting: Print Jeans

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While doing a little dpring shopping recently, I noticed a trend throughout the mall: printed jeans. I bought these Tropical Print jeans over the weekend. What do you say? Feeling the trend? Can do without these fancy pants?

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With Strawberries on Top

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Here’s wishing you a relaxing weekend. Recipe

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No Words

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Just lots, and lots, and lots of leg. Shoes: Alexander Wang Photos: 1/2

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Lounging Outdoors

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There’s something…whimsical…about being able to be comfortable…anywhere.

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Bridal Party

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It was such an honor to stand up next to one of my best girlfriends this weekend, as she got married – in one of the most pretty ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. In the days leading up to the ceremony, she wined and dined and pampered us bridesmaids like true beauty queens. There was even Garrett popcorn!

It had been a while since I had participated in a wedding. Since I am in two this year however, and have helped out with some of the planning, I have come to find some really fun wedding dresses, accessories, and party favors on Etsy, like this vintage 1930’s Art Deco Inspired wedding dress, these floral crowns, these save the dates, this pink silk cocktail dress

As with any event, each bride strives to make her special day one to be remembered – striking the proper balance between traditional and extraordinary. What are some ways you plan to make your day memorable?

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Fresh Flowers

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Happy first day of Spring!! I am so ready for the weather to warm up and to spend more time outside. I was in Dallas over the weekend, where it was 80 degrees. I did not want to return to DC, where the weather was reportedly 38 degrees. Besides the weather, I am looking forward to some of the season’s fashion trends: stripes, flower prints, Cobalt blue, emerald green…as well as renewing my summer-ready skin regime, drinking cucumber water, and buying fresh flowers…what are you looking forward to?
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