Favorites: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We here at HPK are ready to dress up for the fabulous feast (no sweatpants here!) and have selected a couple of pretty outfits for the big event:fall-thanksgiving-favorites-2013

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1) Plaid + Fall = perfection
Director’s Cute Dress :: Modcloth

2) Grab this cape for when you’re feeling fancy, and for when it’s not too chilly out
Tweed Leather Look Piped Cape :: Dorothy Perkins

3) Love this unique gold accent
Feeling Fancy Necklace :: Modcloth

4) ASOS is killing it with their tights selection!
Wolford Carre Square Dot Tights :: ASOS

5) Who doesn’t love a classic black bootie?
Boulevard Bootie by Chelsea Crew :: Ruche

MARLENA:

6) I’m such a sucker for a bow
The Pennsylvania Polka Dress in Floral :: Modcloth

7) It might say its butterflies, but they look like precious little bows to me.
Butterfly Print Bolero :: MANGO

8) I’m feeling 12 again
You Have My Heart Clutch :: Go Jane

9) This can be worn with literally every outfit you own. Aaaand it’s $6.
Classic Bow Cuff :: Forever 21

10) Nothing says fancy to me like pretty fake pearls!
Regal Faux Peral Cuff :: Forever 21

11) As Jessi stated above, ASOS is on top of it in the tights department!
Floral Over-the-Knee Tights :: ASOS

12) Obsessed. I thought I’d be over chevron by now, but am totally not.
High Hopes Wedges :: Seychelles

Well we hope we’ve inspired you to break out a pretty dress for tomorrow’s big event!

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P.S. Don’t forget about our giveaway, going on strong until Monday! xoxo

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It’s a Necklace Giveaway from Hopeless Designs {closed!}

Hi Pretty Kitties!

So thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, we thought we’d give thanks to one lucky reader by sending her this adorable feather pendant necklace from Hopeless Designs! Will it be YOU?!

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HERE’S THE DEAL

Like Here, Pretty Kitty on Facebook and comment that you liked us. And if you already like us, thanks! But you still need to leave some sort of comment to be counted.
Visit HopelessDesigns.com and see what other lovely items she has for sale. Then comment your favorite!

If you do both, you’ll have to comment twice to make sure you’re entered twice. We will pick a random, lucky winner on Sunday, December 1st. Make sure you leave some way to get ahold of you. We will also post the winner on Monday, December 2nd.

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Good luck!

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Sorry, this giveaway is only open to our U.S. readers.

And our lucky winner is Laura! I’ll be contacting you darling! Yay!

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Sunny side up

I have been loving fall this season. I’m usually all about winter, truthfully. I love bundling up, snuggling up, and comfort food-ing it up. But it’s been so pretty around here that it’s inspired me to layer, layer layer! Like these red thigh high socks I’ve had for years that I’ve just never really pulled off before. I love them! They are the perfect addition on a blustery day.

This dress was bought a million years ago on a trip to Chicago, which I (like Jessi in NYC) promptly grabbed a pair of scissors and butchered it that very day so I could wear it asap. Unfortunately it’s pretty short now and I rarely wear it with just tights; I usually wear it with a thicker legging.
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Really I have to say that the accessories are what excite me the most about this outfit: this bow I bought for Jessi’s wedding I wish I could wear every day, these amazing kitty shoes, my dainty little daisy ring, and this gorgeous feather necklace we received from the lovely Asa over at Hopeless Designs. Speaking of which, you’ll have to check back next week for our very first Here, Pretty Kitty Giveaway! One lucky reader will get to wear this pretty accoutrement as their very own!

Outfit details: hair bow :: EsmerAccessories via Etsy | necklace and daisy ring :: courtesy of Hopeless Designs | dress :: thrifted | striped sweater :: Gordman’s | polka dot tights :: Target | red socks :: gift from my mom! | cat flats :: gift from Jessi! from Modcloth

Have a beautiful weekend and stay warm!

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You In Your Autumn Sweater…

What a beautiful day kitties, don’t you agree?! I hate hate hate winter but I love love love fall, and while fall is basically just a prelude to a long winter here in the Midwest I try and enjoy it fully, despite the fact that I know what’s to follow…
This was such a gorgeous day, so we trekked over to Water Works park near the south side of Des Moines and frolicked in the leaves to take these gorgeous photos! Okay, there wasn’t much frolicking, but that’s the vibe I get!
Fashion-wise, I love fall because I love layers, nothing makes me happier than piling on multiple shirts, a sweater, dress, tights, a scarf, etc. which is pretty much what I did here. It’s hard to tell but I’m wearing a dress under this sweater, it’s a simple black stretchy number that I actually also use as a slip under see through vintage dresses. It’s ultimate comfort and something I’ve been wearing a lot lately. This sweater is basically the best sweater color and so perfectly matches the beautiful fall colors, don’t you think? It’s super soft and again, so comfortable!

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Once tights season hits I end up wearing lots of black: black tights, black shoes and black skirts which is why I think these shoes are perfect for this outfit. The gold toe is such a nice surprise!
I recently got this kitty purse on my honeymoon and it’s so darling but super small. I haven’t used it much but think it will be great to use at a concert, perhaps. Often my big, bulky mom purses get in the way when I’m trying to dance!
I used to wear scarves on my head every single day, which is something I’ve phased out over the last year or so, but I do like to break them out from time to time. This is one of my faves and while I bought it new I love the vintage feel.

As I’m writing this we’ve endured a bit of an ice storm and a bit of snow, which is a major bummer.
Hopefully winter isn’t here to stay quite yet… Fingers crossed, kittens!

Outfit details: scarf :: Modcloth | sweater, dress, necklace :: F21 | purse ::H&M | tights:: Target 

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Favorites: Fall Accessories!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect autumn scarf, the cutest jackets around, or if you just desperately want a cupcake to adorn your head, you’ve stopped at the right place! Check out what we are loving this fall:

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1. Love this braided wrap for warmth or pure fashion.
Braided knit earwarmer :: Urban Outfitters

2. Why wouldn’t you wear a cupcake on your head?
Sweet Getup Hat :: Modcloth

3. LOVE a classic looking denim jacket.
Rapid City Blues Jacket :: Modcloth

4. Send out love vibes even on a rainy fall day.
I Heart Umbrella :: Modcloth

5. A tall brown boot is an absolute must for every fall wardrobe.
Miola Boots :: Aldo at Piperlime

6. This big ol’ infinity scarf looks so comfy!
Rainbow infinity scarf :: Lulu’s

7. Start stocking up on tights now! If you wanna get fancy grab cuties like these:
Falke Seam Rose Suspender Tights :: ASOS
And, really: check out ASOS for all your tights needs. They are killing it this season!

8. A perfectly hued accessory.
Orange envelope clutch :: Dorothy Perkins

9. Put a cat on it!
Skip to My Mew Scarf :: Modcloth

10. Nothing cuter to put your spare change and stray bobby pins in!
Embroidered coin purse :: Vivi Girls Shop

11. Throw this chic number on over your favorite summer dress.
Vila gold zip detail blazer :: ASOS

12. Just because it’s not hot out doesn’t mean you don’t need your sunnies!
In love sunglasses :: Urban Outfitters

13. This is the perfect shade of red, and that chevron detailing is so rad.
Metallic woven belt :: Go Jane

14. Perfect for in-between weather.
Plethora of Poise Cape :: Modcloth

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Honeymoon (or J & J in the big city!)

As you can imagine our honeymoon to New York was pretty much the best thing ever! John and I both agree it was so interesting to spend our honeymoon in such a big city surrounded by people, yet it felt like we were pretty much in our own little world the whole time. We’re definitely city people more than relax-on-the-beach kind of folks, and New York was really the perfect pick for us.
Last week I gave you a little glimpse into our time at Central Park, and now here are some pics we snapped with our iPhones throughout the week!

Our last Brooklyn brunch

Our last Brooklyn brunch

A beautiful walk through Brooklyn looking for, what else? Brunch. | Our sweeeet loft room at the Ace hotel

A beautiful walk through Brooklyn looking for, what else? Brunch. | Our sweeeet loft room at the Ace hotel

we made a brief stop in Times Square and I was mostly just impressed by this sparkly McDonalds sign! | His & Hers Swatch watches

We made a brief stop in Times Square and I was mostly just impressed by this sparkly McDonalds sign! | His & Hers Swatch watches

Every time we take a trip we make sure to find a photo booth and take pics as a souvenir. These were taken at the Ace Hotel | Our heart shaped hot tub in our wedding suite. Sooooo relaxing!

Every time we take a trip we make sure to find a photo booth and take pics as a souvenir. These were taken at the Ace Hotel | Our heart shaped hot tub in our wedding suite. Sooooo relaxing!

this bar in Brooklyn was totally awesome because: every time you bought a beer you also got a pizza. For free! | The view of Manhattan from Williamsburg

this bar in Brooklyn was totally awesome because: every time you bought a beer you also got a pizza. For free! | The view of Manhattan from Williamsburg

Look up! | seeing this Warhol in real life at the MoMA was outstanding!

Look up! | seeing this Warhol in real life at the MoMA was outstanding!

Thanks so much for looking at our honeymoon photos!!

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A big geo heart and little bitty birdies

As Jessi mentioned in her last post, the day before her wedding we were up bright and early for mani/pedis (which were amazing! thanks cupcake!), and then after a quick lunch we went to the venue to start decorating. It was a fun-filled (and work-filled) day and the dress rehearsal/dinner was even more fun. I bought this dress just for this occasion, and while I do like the little bitty birdies on it, I have to admit when I put it on I was little disappointed about how positively short the bottom layer is. Luckily these tights are thicker than most so I think I made it out without anyone seeing my ass, but who knows for sure?

You’ll have to take notice of the Iowa necklace, the most adorable bridesmaid gift ever! All of us lucky ladies are from Iowa, so it fits perfectly. It also added a pretty cohesion to all of our ensembles the next day at the wedding!

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I loved that J&J were able to get the venue for the whole weekend for many reasons, but one was because after dinner a few of us ladies were able to tackle this gold & teal heart. Jessi found this great idea from the Oleander & Palm blog. Isn’t it super cute? We used wrapping paper that Jessi’s mom had on hand already, which was totally awesome, but it definitely was a bit more challenging. I think if I were to redo this I would use scrapbooking paper like Jeran suggested on her blog, and I’d also be a little more conscious of making the triangles uniform, haha. Luckily our friends Jes and Jessi N (soooo many Jessi’s!) are masterminds and we made it work! I love it in this picture at the wedding because you can really see how giant we made it:

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Hope you’re having a lovely Friday so far and a happy weekend to come!

Outfit details: Dress :: Urban Outfitters | Iowa love necklace :: Gift from the bride! | Tights :: Target | Amber ring :: gift | Shoes :: Thrifted

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