Over my holiday break, I’ll be working to migrate Kate Styled Pretty to its new home of Kate Style Petite, which is still under stylistic construction (I beg your forgiveness but it’s a one-woman-show over here). In the meantime, both sites will remain up, but I encourage my readers to start following me at my new site! I’ve got a host of new features including a Facebook page!
Need more incentive to get your butt over to my new site? Today, I’m featuring a Banana Republic Factory Store dress and 50% off site-wide for a limited time only!
Posted by Kate Style Petite on November 27, 2013
Target Converse Dress / Belt & Tights (old from my closet) / Shooz on 7 boots / Loopsway necklaces / Urban Outfitters leather jacket
Have you noticed the rising tide of the oxblood color trend? It’s sweeping across the fashion blogsphere and sparked my interest. So if you are like me, what makes an item oxblood? Wikipedia defines it as: Oxblood is a color considered to be a dark shade of red. It resembles burgundy, but has more purple and dark brown hues. It is sometimes referred to as wine red or bordeaux.
Who knew colors could be so exact, huh? These Shooz on 7 color blocked boots matched my dress like a match made in heaven. Not everything in my closet is this cohesive, but I love it when it happens accidentally!
I accented my oxblood OOTD with gold jewelry from Loopsway (Don’t forget, KSP readers get a 20% discount with this promo code Kate20. The discount will run from November 18-30, 2013!
I love the layered necklace look, it’s an easy way to add interest to your delicate jewelry without adding bulk on top of an outfit. Loopsway has some great necklaces like these that layer really well together! Stay socially stylish with jewelry from Loopsway and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
I’m loving all the savings I can pass along to my KSP readers! Check out Shooz on 7 and use promo code shoozon7KSPfor a 15% off your purchase! Check out their website and place your order over the phone at 404-975-0745! Follow Shooz on 7on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay afoot on the newest shoe trends!
Disclaimer: Some products in this post were provided for a review, but all opinions are my own.
Posted by Kate Style Petite on November 25, 2013
I’ve been alluding in the past weeks to my apple picking trip I took to R&A Orchards, but what I didn’t tell you is that as a result, I have apples coming out of my ears. I found this recipe online in my hunt to find savory ways to cook with apples. This recipe was simple with few ingredients (always great selling points for me)! I only altered the recipe by using four Granny Smith apples instead of two, to help reduce my apple qauntities.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 shallots, minced
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
- 3 3/4 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
- Freshly ground pepper
- Sour cream, for garnish
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add ginger and curry powder; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add apples, potato, salt, and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook until potato is tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
Use an immersion blender, or transfer mixture to the jar of a blender, working in batches if necessary so as not to fill more than halfway; puree just until smooth (do not overprocess). Return soup to pan; stir in cream, and season with salt and pepper. Place over medium heat until soup is just heated through; do not let it boil. Divide soup among serving bowls, and garnish with sour cream.
Posted by Kate Style Petite on November 22, 2013