Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

Man, this week went by fast.  I mean, not that I’m complaining or anything, but I feel like I blinked and it was the weekend again {insert happy dance here}.

So tell me, what’s on your agenda for the weekend?

I’m finishing up a 3 day juice cleanse today, so I’m looking forward to easing my way back into food, by trying out some of these delicious soups.  We’re also planning a trip update to the pumpkin patch + to see the fall foliage.  This outfit would actually be pretty perfect for that.

While you have seen this top a few times this week, what’s new to this look in my amazing clutch from C. Wonder… well it’s actually a printed pouch but totally works as a clutch.  Obviously I love the print (and color), but the best part is that I got it monogrammed for free! Oh and did I mention, this clutch is on sale – awesome, right?!? I choose to go with a single F as I like to think that the C on the back for C. Wonder is really for my last name…

Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

c wonder leopard print  clutch

c wonder leopard print clutch

Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

Dex Sheer Panel Top, mimi&mo, camo denim, zara, c wonder clutch, leopard print, monogram

{Top, Dex via mimi&mo | Denim, Zara (last season, similar styles listed below) | Printed Zip Top Pouch, C. Wonder | Necklace, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Watch + Bracelet, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Hat, Zara (last season, similar styles listed below)} 

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1, 2, 3}, if you haven’t seen my styling video, please check it out and let me know your thoughts.  How are you liking the new style videos and one item, multiple ways post?  Do you want to see more post like this?

Have a great weekend! If you care to join me, follow along via Instagram or Twitter, otherwise, see you back here Monday.  Thanks for stopping by!

Check out 10 Fall Soups to Make This Weekend

by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and with that the temperatures are also getting colder, which can only mean one thing – Fall is in full swing and (dare I say it) Winter is around the corner.  I know, I know, you hate me for even saying that, but the reality is, its gonna happen so lets all join together, and enjoy Fall while it’s here.

One of my favorite things about Fall, is trying out new soup recipes.  Of course I have my go-to recipes that I make every year (all year-long), however this roundup features 10 soup recipes that I have never tried before, but that sound absolutely delicious.  The 10 soup recipes I pulled together for you, feature some of my favorite ingredients: pumpkin, avocado, butternut squash, and cauliflower – I can’t wait to try out a recipe or two this weekend.

When it comes to fall soups, what are your favorites to make?  Do you have a go-to recipe’s  or, like me, do you like to mix it up?

 

Sponsored by Foodie.com – All opinions are my own

Dex Sheer Panel Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, Nordstrom Skirt, BCBG, Shoes, Maxxinista

Thankfully, technology is back to working in my favor this morning (yay), which brings me to look two, in my latest “One Top, Three Way’s series.  It’s so hard for me to choose, as I love each look, but this all black ensemble, in chic in a way, that the others can not compare.

I got this skirt from Nordstrom months ago and have yet to wear it on the blog – so unlike me.  I guess I can attribute it to the fact that a black pencil skirt hanging in my closet doesn’t exactly stand out, but when you put this baby on, boy does it ever – fitted through the hips and sheer at the knee… need I say more?!?

Another thing I also love about this look, is that the sheerness of the top and skirt paired together give this top and skirt the feel of a dress.  You could easily pair this with a camisole too, if you’re looking for a more modesty look for work.

Dex Sheer Panel Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, Nordstrom Skirt, BCBG, Shoes, Maxxinista

BCBG Shoes, Maxxinista, Nordstrom Skirt

Dex Sheer Panel Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, Nordstrom Skirt, BCBG, Shoes, Maxxinista

{Top, Dex | Skirt, Nordstrom (similar options listed below) | Shoes, BCBG c/o TJ Maxx (similar options below) | Necklace, Baublebar | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors

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In case you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out my latest styling video HERE + please be sure to subscribe. I hope you’re enjoying the new video aspect of Sage + Sparkle… I know I’m enjoying creating them. Thanks for following along! Please let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Dex Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, j crew, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Banana Republic

Have you ever experienced a time, when you had all the best intentions to do something, and the universe said “not today”?  Well, this morning was one of those moments for me.  I originally planed for this post to go live earlier today, but technology was not working in my favor and for some reason my site kept timing out.

So, I posted my latest style video to YouTube and continued on with my day.

But, now home and getting cozy as I type from the window seal, sitting on our heater… I bring you today’s post – the first of a three-part series, “One Top, Three Ways”. I love the fun look of this outfit and most importantly the layers.  I can’t wait for the rain to stop, here in New York, so I can wear more outfits like these before it gets so cold, that I have to add tights.

Dex Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, j crew, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Banana Republic

MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Heel Booties

Dex Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, j crew, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Banana Republic

MICHAEL Michael Kors Fur Collar Coat

Dex Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, j crew, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Banana Republic

Dex Long Sleeve Top, mimi&mo, j crew, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Banana Republic

{Top, Dex | Chambray Shirt, J Crew | Skirt, J Crew | Booties, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Necklace, Banana Republic | Sunglasses, Red Velvet Vintage (similar from Stella McCartney) | Coat, MICHAEL Michael Kors

And last but not least, I have a new styling video for you – for the second week in a row! Check it out HERE + please be sure to subscribe. I hope you are enjoying the new video aspect of Sage + Sparkle… I know I’m enjoying creating them. Thanks for following along! Please let me know what you think in the comment section below.

pumpkin poppy seed crescent rolls

I have been seriously slacking on my “12 Weeks of Pumpkin” this year, but there are six weeks left and I plan to finish with a bang – starting today! Today’s post features not one, but two pumpkin recipes – that’s gotta count for something, right?

Over the weekend, I picked up this pumpkin cookbook from Eataly and was instantly inspired.  The Pumpkin Poppy Crescent Rolls were the first thing that stood out to me, but with only an hour left before the sunset, (ie. the last call for good food photography) I knew that I would have time to make croissants from scratch – so I enlisted the help of my good friend Pillsbury.

Within 12 minutes, I had warm customized pumpkin poppy Pillsbury crescent rolls, (say that five times, fast) that were absolutely delicious.  While I have had Pillsbury crescent rolls, I had never thought to customize them, but now that I have I can’t wait to try other combinations.

 

Keep reading for the recipe + a recipe for Pumpkin Veggie Soup!

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Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Nothing makes me happier, than a crisp fall day – especially when it’s a sunday and I can spend the day stomping around in leather booties, crunching leaves along the way.  Fall has arrived, and I welcome it with open arms.  Layering + mixing prints, is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to fashion, but I realize it’s not for everyone.

Over the weekend, I got my hair cut + colored which is also nice to do at the start of a season, but that’s when I relived most people are either a summer or fall person… My colorist is a full-blown winter girl and my girl who cuts my hair is already counting down the days till summer.   We all know what category I fall into (no pun intended), but which season is your favorite?  Are you looking forward to the cooler nights and crisp mornings or are you already longing for the heat to return?

I do have to say, that while I will always lean towards fall (specifically, September, October, and November) I do appreciate all seasons.  I could do without the non-stop humidity in the summer and snow storm after snow storm in the winter, but in the end I really do appreciate each season for what it is.

With that said, Fall is here (YAY!) and I couldn’t be happier.

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

Plaid Pants, Leopard Print Coat, Cloth & Stone, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Zara, Joe Fresh, Mixed Prints

{Top, Cloth & Stone | Pants, Joe Fresh (similar via Sam Edelman) | Coat, Zara (Similar via REVOLVE) | Bag, LIC Flea Market Find | Shoes, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Hat, Zara (similar via Bebe) | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Necklace, Rowe (Columbus, OH) }

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One Skirt Five Ways, Black and White Stripes, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Metallic Pumps, Black Jewelry

Well, that went by fast! Can you believe it’s already Friday?

Today, I’m sharing with you the last look in my week-long “One Skirt, Five Ways” series.  I hope you have enjoyed all of the looks this far.  If you have been following along, I’m curious – which look was your favorite?

For me it’s hard to choice, as I really do love them ALL – each look shows a bit of my personal style, which is what fashion is all about.

Today’s final look, in the series, is classic and simple – who doesn’t love b+w stripes?!?  I added the metallic pumps as opposed to a classic black as I felt it gave the look a little bit of an edge.  I could also totally see this look with a chic pair of ballet flats – so Audrey Hepburn.

One Skirt Five Ways, Black and White Stripes, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Metallic Pumps, Black Jewelry

One Skirt Five Ways, Black and White Stripes, MICHAEL Michael Kors,  Black Jewelry

One Skirt Five Ways, Black and White Stripes, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Metallic Pumps, Black Jewelry

MICHAEL Michael Kors Metallic Pumps

One Skirt Five Ways, Black and White Stripes, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Metallic Pumps, Black Jewelry

{Bodysuit, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar from Bloomingdales) | Skirt, Alythea (similar fromSheInside)  | Pumps, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar from ASOS) | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Necklace, Zara (similar from Banana Republic) | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors

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And just in case this is the first time you are stopping by this week, don’t miss my latest, actually, my first styling video that I posted to YouTube Monday. Check it out HERE + please be sure to subscribe. Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend… See you on Instagram.

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Another day, another skirt pic! Are you sick of this skirt yet?  I sure hope not.  I for one, can not get enough of it – obviously.  Today, is also a favorite though, cause let’s be honest, the scarf and the shoes are absolutely fabulous and totally make the look. I say that and then I have to apologize, because they are both last season (scarf from Nordstrom and shoes from Zara) and no longer available.  I did however find a very similar pair of heels for you, which I linked to down below.

I hope you all are having a fabulous week.  Please scroll all the way to the bottom to ready an important message from Michael Kors and myself.

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

Full Skirt, Shoptherunaway, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Zara, One Skirt Five Ways, How to wear a full skirt

{Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar from Zappos) | Skirt, Alythea (similar fromSheInside) | Scarf, Nordstrom | Shoes, Zara (similar from Schutz ) | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors

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Oh, and one last thing… today 10.16.14 is World Food Day and I’m helping Michael Kors stop World Hunger.  There are three ways, you can help too!

  • TEXT MKHUNGER TO 50555 TO DONATE $5**
  • Visit a participating Michael Kors store and get a FREE “Watch Hunger Stop” t-shirt, then post to social media, using #watchhungerstop. For every photo posted, Michael will personally donate 100 meals to the WFP.
  • Buy the limited edition Michael Kors Watch I’m wearing, which also providers 100 Meals to the WFP!

wfp, watch hunger stop, Michael Kors, world food day

Most importantly, please help spread the word today! World hunger is a problem we can solve – let’s all work together to make it happen!

Full Skirt, One Skirt Five Ways, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Shop the Runaway

Today marks Day 3 of “One Skirt, Five Ways” and it happens to be one of my favorites.  I actually wore this outfit to work last week and received so many compliments on the color combination, that I knew I had to include in this series.  Hunter green and pale pink (see similar color combo here) is such an unexpected color combination that really feels like a classic.  I love how alone each piece is simple, but together this looked is well thought out and lady like.

I also must mention, the mid-flex pumps I’m wearing are a MUST!  In fact, I wear them so much that they are currently with my shoe repair guy, getting fixed up, so I can continue to enjoy their awesomeness. I just over $100, I highly recommend you get yourself a pair – especially if you’re looking for a well structured, neutral pump, that you can wear ALL day!

Full Skirt, One Skirt Five Ways, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Shop the Runaway

Full Skirt, One Skirt Five Ways, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Shop the Runaway

Full Skirt, One Skirt Five Ways, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Shop the Runaway

Full Skirt, One Skirt Five Ways, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Shop the Runaway

{Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar from Land’s End) | Skirt, Alythea (similar fromSheInside) | Shoes, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Necklace, H&M (similar from Nordstrom) | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Bracelet, MICHAEL Michael Kors

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And don’t miss my latest, actually, my first styling video that I posted to YouTube Monday. Check it out HERE + please be sure to subscribe. Thank you!

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

When a coworker told me about FEED Supper, I knew I had to participate.  While I had lofty goals of hosting a dinner party, I didn’t have much time so I ended up hosting a dinner for two… i.e. a typically night, but amped up with a purpose.  It was nice to not only put a little more effort into a weeknight meal for just the two of us, but the best part was really the conversations we had focused around hunger and how we can help.  The FEED Supper Toolkit, seen below, comes packed with a lot of powerful information.

FACT:

  • In the U.S., 49 Million Americans (1 in 6 people) are food insecure, which means they don’t know where their next meals will come from.
  • There are more people who are food insecure in the world than the combined populations of the U.S., Canada, + the European Union.
  • If women farmers has the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 Million (source WFP) 

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

We all know (and love) FEED products, specifically the original burlap totes, but did you know that FEED Projects has been operating for 7 years now, offering over 70 products and has provided over 85 million meals?!  Pretty cool, right?!

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Thursday, October 16th is World Food Day, bringing awareness to a fixable problem – hunger!

FEED has teamed up with the West Elm to create the Supper Collection, where proceeds of products sold provide meals for children. In addition, FEED has started a FEED Supper Movement, September 16th – October 16th, inviting everyone to join them around the table for supper to “embrace the right for all people everywhere to be able to eat”.

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Sunday night, I joined the movement!

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

While our supper table was small, we still made an impact, raising 1,000 meals in total.

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

I, of course, made pumpkin pasta for the occasion.

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

As for where West Elm comes in, my apron and tea towel are both from the FEED Supper Collection and collectively raise 20 meals, here in America.

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

My serving utensils were handmade in Keyna, which my brother brought back for me after his trip to Africa last year.

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

How the supper works…

Step 1: Become a Host

Step 2: Invite Guest + Fundraise (here is where you can help)

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Step 3: Add some FEED Flare

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Step 4: Put your own spin on it

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Step 5: Supper Time!

FEED Supper, #feedsupper World Food Program, WFP

Even though FEED Supper ends in two days, you can still help! 

1. D O N A T E 

2. Shop The Supper Collection from West Elm

3. Spread the word! #FEEDSupper