Here in the Midwest, snow tends to get in the way of…well, everything. I was going to go to an out-of-town wedding in St Louis, but the winter storm that shut down the Interstate prevented that.

I had today off work because of my previous plans, so I had a whole day to do whatever I wanted. I decided to go to Mall of America, even though I spend about 5 days a week there anyway at WHBM.

My mom and I perused some of the shops at MOA.

The new Forever 21 at MOA. This escalator is inside the store. I am not even a Forever 21 shopper, but their new store blew my mind. It’s beautiful.

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The new Forever 21 is two stories of flagship beauty! A men's department, kids, shoes, accessories, lingerie, plus sizes, a denim department, and clothes galore!

The new Forever 21 is two stories of flagship beauty! A men’s department, kids, shoes, accessories, lingerie, plus sizes, a denim department, and clothes galore!

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The Christmas-ed out Rotunda.

The Christmas-ed out Rotunda.

BBQ pork mac n cheese at Noodles & Co. Two great things combined- BBQ pork and mac of course!

BBQ pork mac n cheese at Noodles & Co. Two great things combined- BBQ pork and mac of course!

Loving the stackable bracelets at Ann Taylor! Can't. Get. Enough.

Loving the stackable bracelets at Ann Taylor! Can’t. Get. Enough.

Burberry is worth mentioning- we especially admired their shoes and purses! Hey, a girl can dream...

Burberry is worth mentioning- we especially admired their shoes and purses! Hey, a girl can dream…

Bendel's- a new favorite of the South Ave shopper.

Bendel’s- a new favorite of the South Ave shopper.

Juicy Couture had some good deals- and a pretty green purse.

Juicy Couture had some good deals- and a pretty green purse.

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Happy Snowstorm!

Really, what are you going to do besides online-shop, movie-watch, and bake? I personally am planning on making a snowy trek to my fitness center, but I can see why that doesn’t sound appealing to everyone.

A. Online Shop

ModCloth.com has all kinds of fun stuff, including great gift ideas. This Paris-themed umbrella is cute for the traveler in your life.

Bags & Accessories - Rain Along the Seine Umbrella

This cute winter scarf is fitting for the sister in-law or cousin you’re not sure what to buy for…

Bags & Accessories - Raising Cane Scarf in Sky

Check out their whole accessories page- it’s super fun!

Gap.com…always good stuff! (Also 30% off today!)

Everyone has at least one baby in their life to shop for…buy this for yours!

Baby girl faux-fur vest

Favorite fur vest

Baby boy onesie

Intarsia penguin one-piece

(both gap.com)

Target.com. Neiman Marcus + Target and their fantastic partnership with the biggest names in fashion to bring you a host of gifts for at least half your list. If you haven’t already checked out this collection at your nearest Target, shame on you (it’s been out for 8 days now!!)

For the man in your life I love love this Rag & Bone sweater.

rag & bone Men's Sweater

For the Apple geek in your life, Proenza Schouler iPad sleeeve. (I also LOVE the sweatshirt of this same pattern…hint hint..;) )

Proenza Schouler iPad Sleeve

Etsy.com These hand-made soaps are a fun gift for your mom! “The Fresh Snow Bar” by Clean By Ali. They’re pretty too!

the fresh snow bar

B. Movie-watch

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe- children stumble though a wardrobe and end up in the magical [snowy] land of Narnia. I just love this movie!

The Holiday- It has a good cast and takes place both in snowy England and sunny Los Angeles!

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York- Because you can’t go wrong with this 1992-classic. And we all love the Central-Park bird lady.

C. Bake

These mint sandwich cookies from Food Network.com look like heaven.

Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars…wow these look phenomenal. (also Food Network.com)

From bhg.com/recipe/drinks, check out this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate recipe, as well as all the other hot chocolate varieties! Yum!

Peanut Butter Cocoa

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There is this pink…

..that in my head I always call “Dolce and Gabbana pink”. This is because in D&G’s Spring 2012 line there was this floor length, drop-dead beautiful backless gown in this pink. It is the most vibrant, gorgeous, Barbie’s-convertible-but-better, prettiest-tropical-flower-you-have-ever-seen pink. My use of Barbie does indeed cheapen it. Sorry. Because really, this color is rich, rare, risky, and not often done well or right. But I have seen it around recently, and it is definitely a color to wear this winter.

I’m sharing my favorite fuschia finds of November.

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J.Crew Brilliant Fuschia mini skirt.

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BCBGMaxazria colorblock 3/4 sleeve dress.

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Splendid circle striped scarf.

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Anthropologie embroidered skirt by Yoana Baraschi.

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There is LOTS of pretty pink at Coach these days…

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Pink jersey blazer found at Zara!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs tablet cover.

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DKNY fuschia silk blouse. Obsessed.

Update: I think this is the namesake dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed; thanks for stopping by!

-S