Category Archives: ETC.

WARBY PARKER x KARLIE KLOSS

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 … Continue reading

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For Santa: Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

  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 … Continue reading

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Lately

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 … Continue reading

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EVENT: Outfitted x Chevrolet

November 16, 2013 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista. 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? … Continue reading

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This Week’s Haute Links

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 … Continue reading

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Fashionably Late

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? … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

Emilio Pucci/J.Crew/ Jack Wills / Topshop / Eberjey I like wearing actual pajamas to bed…

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Haute Links

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 … Continue reading

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Trend Spotting: Print Jeans

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

Here’s wishing you a relaxing weekend. Recipe

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No Words

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

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Lounging Outdoors

There’s something…whimsical…about being able to be comfortable…anywhere. Photos: 1/2/3/4

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Bridal Party

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, … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers

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 … Continue reading

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Affirmation

Start each day with words of affirmation. Photo

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The Letter “L” – Laughter

Laughter – When I moved to DC, I couldn’t have imagined that I would find a group of people who could be as dear to me as family. My family is tight! And because of that, I feared moving so … Continue reading

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Less > More

QUOTE  

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Monster Mondays

My co-worker often teases me about being grumpy on Monday mornings. Accordingly, this morning I arrived to the following message: “Morning. I expect you to be in your usual Monday mood. Looking forward to it.” To her surprise, when she … Continue reading

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The Letter “L”

Photos 1/2/3 LEISURE: My father has always said, “first you do what you have to do. Then you can do what you want to do.” That is probably the reason that as an adult, I schedule leisure as a “have-to-do.” … Continue reading

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Melt My Heart

I pledged to cook more often this year, and I am not off to a bad start. Two of my favorite dishes so far have been from coconut curry salmon and portobello parmesan recipes. I have been known to incorporate … Continue reading

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Haute Links

This Week’s Haute Links: Chrianna cuddled up at the Grammy’s on Sunday/ On Tuesday, I called it, FLOTUS wore a Jason Wu dress to the SOTU address/ Naomi Campbell promoted her new show, “The Face,” on Late Night with Jimmy … Continue reading

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