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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blood Orange Dessert Roundup

photo from Hint of Vanilla


To stick with Monday's theme of citrus being the best wintry thing ever (besides snow days, of course), we've rounded up three dessert recipes featuring the BLOOD ORANGE. All of these recipes look so pretty-in-pink (and red and orange) and I'm dying to try making one of these this winter.

 photo and recipe from Tide & Thyme


 photo and recipe from Paper & Stitch


 photo and recipe from The Little Epicurean


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YUMMY, right? Almost too cute to eat. Let me know how it goes if you try to make any of these recipes.

XOXO

Monday, January 25, 2016

WHY DON'T YOU...Brighten Up Your Winter Look with Citrus Hues


I like winter. The possibility of snow is super exciting, having a ready excuse ("it's too chilly!") to binge-watch Netflix instead of venturing out to the bars is fantastic, and the rare sunny-in-the-mid-50s day is even more wonderful than usual. It's all great. BUT...it's cold, you guys. And gray. And can be incredibly dreary and soul-sucking. Okay, that's a bit dramatic, but life in the winter sometimes feels not quite as vibrant as the warmer months. Everything seems to be some sort of shade of gray, white, black, or brown. The cure for this? COLOR, duh. Take some cues from that other bright jewel of winter - citrus! it's in season! - and try boosting your mood by adding some happy colors to your winter outfit or makeup routine. You just might melt those winter blues away.

Below, ten ways to add a pop of citrusy color to your winter look.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

We love the simple orange stripes on this coat, as featured on Style du Monde.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

Reddish-orange lips are our JAM. Try Nars Heat Wave, a Honey and Smoke Studio staple.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

This green mini cheers us right up, especially when paired with other bold colors like burgundy and electric orange.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

Or try adding some fun lime green heels to an otherwise monochromatic outfit.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

Pale grapefruit or coral lips look lovely on a natural face...

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

...or on a coat, paired with winter whites and nude heels.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

A lemon-colored pencil skirt looks awesome with a fun printed top and black basics.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

This might be the cheeriest coat we've ever seen, as found on Style du Monde.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

This bold pink coat and the matching lip color makes us dream of pink lemonade and spring-time.

Honey and Smoke Studio - Why Don't You...Add Pops of Citrus to Your Winter Look

How fun is this red-orange beanie with a grapefruit pink pom pom? It's no longer available to purchase at Anthropologie, but you could easily DIY by sewing a large pom pom to any bright-colored beanie hat.

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So, what do you think? Did looking at that inspiration instantly boost your mood? (I know it did mine!) What ways would you add pops of citrus to your winter look? Let us know in the comments below.

XOXO

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 2016 To Do List


1. make a pot of Good Luck Chili for New Year's Day.
2. host a meteor shower viewing party.
3. wallpaper the back of a bookshelf with a colorful print.
4. create a New Year's resolution time capsule.
5. winterize your bar cart.
6. gift a homemade stationery box to a faraway friend or future penpal.
7. find the perfect winter hat.
8. paint some art to hang in your home.
9. cook some yummy new vegetarian dishes.
10. have a midnight sledding party with sno balls and hot cocoa.

Happy 2016, kittens! We can't wait to see what this brand new year has in store for us. We hope your year is chock-full of magic, color, creativity and FUN!

XOXO,
Honey and Smoke Studio


*image above is from New Year's Eve 1978 at Studio 54