The world loves to eat breakfast day and night…beginning with diner fare and quickly becoming a contender on trendy menus across the country. Traditional to avant garde, breakfast is a delightful way to start or end your day! We love the versatility of pancakes and our favorite spins on this timeless classic follow:
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PERFECT PANCAKE RECIPES:
- Ricotta Pancakes – A recipe from Giada, you can’t go wrong!
- Sourdough Pancakes – An amazing recipe for those who don’t mind a little extra prep time!
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes – YUM.
- S’mores Pancakes – Love a good twist on the conventional!
- Brown Sugar Pancakes with Bacon Maple Butter – Sold.
- Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze – Amazing. Trust us.
THE BEST PANCAKE ACCESSORIES:
As we culminate the highlights from the Fashion Capitals series on the blog, we wanted to take the opportunity to go over two major trends that you can easily incorporate into your fall wardrobe. Read on to see the looks from Europe and Deb’s picks for fashion inspiration!
Quilting is no longer relegated to overly stuffed, cold weather parkas…quilting is emerging as a strong design dimension for all season jackets, vests, dresses and bags! Diamond, channel and signature quilting looks add “textural pattern” to otherwise flat surfaces employing feather light weights of pile or down between fabric layers.
Sonia Rykiel Quilted Skirt | Alexander Wang Velvet Trimmed Embellished Satin Mini Skirt | Moschino Quilted Backpack | The Case Factory Quilted Leather iPhone 6 Case | Tory Burch Quilted Ballerinas | Stella McCartney Quilted Mini Faux Brushed Leather Backpack | Moncler Combo Zip-Front Jacket | Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Quilted Jacket
Fringe is bigger than ever spurred on by the emergence of Cowboy Wear and Boho Chic…both directional trends for fall! Look for self to applied fringe for skirts, vests, jackets, blouses, bags and boots in fabric or leather/suede!
Bruno Cucinelli Fringe Vest | Ermanno Scervino Large Fringe Tote Bag | Thakoon Addition Fringed Hem Sweater | Oscar de la Renta Knotted Fringe Detail Blouse | Michael Kors Fringe Hem Tank Top | Tsumori Chisato Fringed Poncho | Sam Edelman Fringe Detailing Boots | MGSM Fringed Paisley Blouse
Yesterday, we filled you in on the huge trend of “Architectural Neutrals” and today we are adding in the colorful counterparts. Three more color stories emanating from the fashion capitals include an indigo, denim and chambray story, bold blues and greens and a warm, bold orange and pink story. Read on for major color inspiration for your fall wardrobe!
The Blues are Cooler than ever with Denim, Chambray and Inky blue/black trending for Fall! Great layered head to toe for day and evening, the Blues are excellent “neutral” choices to pair with black and a rainbow of colors. Saturated to faded, Blue continues to impact fashion across many markets!
Burberry Prorsum Fringed Wool-Blend Felt Poncho | Chloe Crochet-Detail Chambray Shirt | See by Chloe Hooded Patchwork Denim Cape | Frame Denim Le Mechanic Flared Jumpsuit | R13 Leather Knee Chap Skinny Jeans | Cushnie et Ochs Navy Viscose Long Sleeved Mini Dress | Delpozo Dark Navy Lambskin Bow Heels | Paul Andrew Taos Fringed Suede Ankle Boots | Stella McCartney Mid-Rise Flare Jeans | Oscar de la Renta Navy Jacquard Shirt Dress | Nina Ricci Blue Short Sleeved Frayed Seam Knit | House of Holland Patchwork Sleeveless Denim Dress
The Blue Greens offer an oasis from the broad strokes of the color wheel this season. Think Bottle Green to Teal…mint to aqua & Turquoise to Jade…moss to olive…with punctuations from acid lime to neon green! Designed to work together, this range is often mixed with indigo & denim to charcoal & black in patterns and layers. Youthful yet elegant this cool pool of color is always refreshingly right!
Isabel Marant Etoile Boucle Garbe Coat | J. Mendel Cap Sleeve Leather-Inset Day Dress | Mr. and Mrs. Italy Fur-Lined Canvas Mini Parka | Dolce & Gabbana Tweed Double-Breasted Dress | Manolo Blahnik Okkato Pumps | Acne Studios Convertible Wrap Alan Cardigan | Jean-Michel Cazabat Olbia Sandals | Oscar de la Renta Asymmetrical Scarf-Hem Dress | Monique Lhullier Sleeveless Floral Embellished Shift Dress | Milly Butterfly Sleeve Stretch Silk Dress
Fall heats up with a myriad of hot color…saturated to pastel versions of pink, orange, red and violet; assort for head to toe femininity and energized style. Colorblocking and Layering encourage new mixes within this range. Furry and fluffed to matte and silky fabrics warm up to cool fall weather in these hot tones.
No21 Cropped Trousers | Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Leather Backpack | Nike Juvenate Mesh Sneakers | RED Valentino Scalloped Short Jumpsuit | Alice + Olivia Kip Pleated Chiffon Dress | Dolce & Gabbana Wool-Blend Boucle Coat | Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cable-Knit Cashmere-Mohair Hat | Jimmy Choo Alina Neon Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats | Saint Laurent Curtis Fringed Suede Jacket | Lisa Perry Sleeveless Wow Dress
Taken from timeless structures in European cities, these soothing, often faded neutrals layer over and twin with one another conveying a subtle, sophisticated mode of dress perfect for urbanites who prefer to not always were black. Think cement, putty, limestone, quartz, granite, slate and sandstone as inspirational elements for monochromatic dressing with a softer side!
Rick Owens DRKSHDW Front Tie Hooded Jacket | Weargrace Alchemy Two-Way Stretch Jersey Top | Stella McCartney Fleur Inverted Collar Wool Blazer | Carven Asymmetric Skirt | Joseph Patchwork Rollneck Sweater | 32 PARADIS SPRUNG FRÈRES Reversible zipped-sides shearling coat | IRO Loop Knit Cardigan
Welcome back! We’re talking about a trend with major staying power. Plaid was a main current on the streets of Europe. A fashion staple throughout history, plaid remains alive and well.
Etoile Isabel Marant Checked Wool-Blend Coat | Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Plaid Lumberjack Wool Jacket | Versus Plaid Fur Collar Jacket | Madewell Plaid Wool-Blend Vest | Saint Laurent Plaid Padded Vest | Etoile Isabel Marant Plaid Wool-Blend Coat |
Obey Redwood Long Sleeve Button Down | Plaid Printed Crop Top | Moncler Cropped Plaid Sweater | Kate Spade Mohair Plaid Fringe Sweater | Forever 21 Plaid Flannel Shirt Dress | Forever 21 Boxy Gingham Plaid Shirt | Miu Miu Oversized Tartan Wool Sweater
Tomorrow we’re talking about color trends emanating from Europe. Tune in tomorrow to get the report on everything you need to know about color this fall!
The stories keep rolling in from Deb’s semi-annual fashion + design inspiration pilgrimage. Two trends with staying power: the backpack and the crossbody bag. Weren’t sure if you could rock these trends in past seasons? Read on for inspiration.
Backpacks and tiny bags re-emphasize the idea of a hands-free fast paced lifestyle. Urban “hiking” is made better with the addition of the perfect backpack and the micro crossbody bag is effortless and fits perfectly into a tote for the bag in a bag concept. Function meets fashion for both of these bag superstars this season.
Look for backpacks featuring quilting, color blocking, novelty prints, tassels and fringe, and distinctive logos.
Cross body bags are designed to fit just the essentials and are ideal for dress up and dress down looks.
Have a great weekend! See you Monday, as the Europe debrief continues and we get the latest from the fashion world.
Fresh from the streets of Paris, Milan and London! Deb is back and has the major trends highlighted for us. Today we begin with a fall essential, footwear.
One of the major trends from Deb’s travels were a “Street Sport” footwear look. Cool tennis shoes are all the rage; from Adidas Stan Smith’s to a tried and true Converse hi-top. Neutral colors are important here – navy, tans, black + white, as well as neons and bold hues. It’s practical and comfortable whilst sacrificing no style. The essential look for fall to pull off an effortless, chic look.
Shop the looks:
The next thing you’ll be needing this fall is a great pair of boots! Not quite the ankle booties we’ve been seeing, midi boots are huge for the fall. Look to pair these with your favorite skinnies or exposed socks/tights with your favorite skirt or dress.
Tomorrow we continue with accessories. Outlining the must-have bags + emerging bag trends from Europe! See you then!!
This is my list of Must Shop…Must See…Must Eat…Must Stay! When I head overseas I have a list of my favorite spots…these become the ongoing essence of my world travels and offer constant inspiration during and between my trips!
- Cherché Midi
- La Cuisine de Bar
- Voltaire, Café Flore
- Rose’s Bakery (inside of Bon Marche)
- Comptoir de Relais
- Passage 53
Merci *one of the best “concept” shops in Paris!*
Bon Marche, Colette, Victoire, Petit Bateau, Herve Chapelier, Roger Vivier, Goyard, Astier de Villatte, Eskander, Paule Ka, Fragonard, Hartford, Bonpoint, BonTon
Corso Como 10 *Still the best “concept” store in Milan; includes rooms to stay, a gallery, bookstore, cafe & shopping*
- Marni Outlet
- Etro Outlet
- Pellini Bijoux
- Prada (Duomo location)
- Twin Set
- Max Mara Weekend
- Toy Watch
- Patrizia Pepe
- Wait and See
- Paul Smith
- Emma Hope Shoes
- All Saints
- The Shop at Bluebird
- Rococo Chocolates
My tour of the fashion capitals is always a way for me to get inspiration for the line and to recharge the creative battery! The following are highlights from my trip…from packing my carry-on bag (for ten days I carry the weekender!) to suggestions of where to eat, stay and most importantly shop! Europe is still a boutique culture, so window shopping is a sport and each of the fashion capitals offers its own version of what is new as well as what are the mainstays of fashionable women in the street!
I like a “uniform” when I travel (as well as in my everyday world). I stick with Black and Navy (yes I mix the dynamic duo) and take only items that fit well, offer comfort and flexibility from day to night! Layering is key…light weight & versatile! Here are some of my picks (I take multiples of my favorites):