Go Buy Now: 13 Insane Sale Finds From Net-A-Porter’s Clearance

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 1. Tibi Jacquard Top, was $300, now $120 | 2. MSGM Paneled Jacket, was $870, now $348 | 3. Current Elliott Denim Vest, was $270, now $108 | 4. Tibi Jacquard Skirt, was $300, now $120 | 5. YSL Quilted Shoulder Bag, 30% Off | 6. Chloe Wool-Blend Jacket, was $2650, now $795 | 7. Tibi Silk Jumpsuit, was $495, now $99 | 8. URiBE Gold Cuff, was $695, now $208 | 9. Stella McCartney Mini Skirt, was $595, now $297  |10. Milly Silk Jumpsuit, was $434, now $174 | 11. By Malene Birger Lace Bomber, was $545, now $163 | 12. Maje Leather Pencil Skirt, was $510, now $204 |13. Eugenia Kim Felt Hat, was $440, now $220

This and That: A Hearty (and damn good) Kabocha Soup

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Happy 2015, y’all!  I hope everyone’s started the new year with a bang.  As for those resolutions… they’re not really my thing but I have resolved to make 2015 the year to do something I’ve neglected for far too long: cooking.   Sparked in part by my insane eating out expenses (seriously bad) and a tad too much holiday indulgence, clean eating served as the inspiration for a trip to Whole Foods for kabocha (an asian winter squash) and other essentials for this hearty and healthy soup featured on the Annual Goop Detox.  Disclaimer: do not be fooled by the “healthy” and “detox-approved” labels, this soup is so freaking good and satisfying you may want to double the recipe!  In single serving containers, this baby makes for a perfect lunch or quick dinner throughout the work week.  The key is in the ginger and the right garam masala (I’ve found many brands to be bland but really like Whole Foods Organic Tandori Masala).  So fragrant and warming–it’s like a guilty pleasure…but not!

You’re welcome!

Roasted Kabocha Soup

Ingredients

1 medium kabocha squash, cut in half and seeds removed (if kabocha is unavailable, butternut squash is a good substitute)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 large onion, sliced

2 garlic cloves, sliced

2 tablespoons chopped ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon garam masala (I like Whole Foods Organic Tandori Masala)

3 cups chicken or vegetable stock

*for a little more kick, add red pepper flakes as desired

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Season kabocha halves generously with salt and pepper, drizzle each with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and place flesh side down on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, about 35 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add sliced onion and a pinch of salt, stir, then turn the heat down to medium low. Cover the pot and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and sweet.

3. Add the garlic, ginger and ground spices, turn the heat back up to medium high, and sauté for 1 minute. (Note: I added a healthy dose of red pepper flakes with the garlic and ginger for an added kick). When the spices are fragrant but not burned, add stock, and another big pinch of salt. Partially cover the soup and let it simmer gently until the squash is ready.

4. When the squash is cooked, let it cool slightly, then scrape out the flesh of one half and add it to saucepan. You should have about 2 cups cooked squash. Bring the soup up to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and slowly cook for 10 minutes.

5. Blend, taste for seasoning and enjoy!

*Via Goop

Sale Alert: Piperlime Extra 50% Off All Sale

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This. Is. Big.  Tons of fabulous fall/winter finds for a song…  A few on my list:

1.  Leather pants for an extra 50% off sale… yes, please.  Also love these.

2.  A versatile mid-weight jacket is always a must.  Love this, this and this.

3.  I’ve been patiently waiting for these calf-hair flats to go on sale–guess it’s time to pull the trigger…

4. Always in need of an extra pair of skinny bleans… these, these and these fit the bill.

5.  This sleek faux pony coat is the perfect topper for a night out… or a little NYE action.

6.  For $22, this buffalo plaid sweater coat is an insane steal…

7.  Sometimes all you need is a statement cuff.  This Kelly Wearstler version with her signature lips design is amazing.

Happy shopping!

xo

Gift Guide for Her: Under $100

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1. Hamsa Hand, $48 | 2. Hugo Guinness for J.Crew Ornament, $16 | 3. Marble Cheese Board, $98 | 4. Gold Mini Notebook, $14 | 5. Kate Spade Saturday Mini Mini Bag, $98 | 6. Leopard Luggage Tag, $49 | 7. Sliced Gold Cuff, $68 | 8. Nixon Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $100 | 9. Skinnydip London Earbuds, $22 | 10. Kate Spade Stud Earrings, $28 | 11. Lisa Carrier Designs Mineral Candle, $95 | 12. Gypset Living, $32 | 13. Smythson Skull Note Cards, $50 | 14. Ferm Living Espresso Cups, $42 |  | 15. Bar Stud Gold Earrings, $68 | 16. Lace Eyemask, $45

Apartment Envy: Artfully Appointed

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Home to artist Jenna Snyder-Phillips, this gorgeous NYC apartment is littered with bold art work, rich textures and laid back prints (think tropical, animal and tie-dye).   Filling a space with fabulous art and accents is certainly a skill (and not cheap)–it definitely doesn’t hurt to be an accomplished artist!  I’m personally obsessed with the abstract pairing above and below.  Absolutely showstopping.  You can check out more of her fabulous works here.

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Simply gorgeous.

*Images via Jenna Snyder-Phillips