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The LUST list

I can’t talk about my must-have for Spring without talking about all the items I lust for. Here is my LUST list, where if J couldn’t care less about our bank account I would run and buy for my closet:

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  1. Zimmermann off shoulder bikini
  2. Chloe Marcie medium shoulder bag
  3. OSCAR DE LA RENTA striped feather sweater
  4. Christian Louboutin kashou ruched pump
  5. MSGM printed A-line skirt
  6. Fendi limited-edition colorblock sunglasses
  7. Valentino rockstud ankle-strap sandal
  8. J BRAND + Simone Rocha Jake ruffled boyfriend jeans
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The MUST list

It’s March and I can almost see Spring on the horizon! Every magazine and store is filled with lovely Spring clothes, shoes and bags with fun prints and bright colors.

Here in Michigan it’s still very cold and snowing, and my Bump is as big as big can be. As its getting closer to my due date, this WON’T stop me from thinking about my Spring closet post-baby. So, here it is, my wish list for my closet:

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  1. Nanette Lepore One Piece Swimsuit
  2. Tibi embroidered silk-faille top
  3. AG 19 Years break me down skinny jeans
  4.  J Crew necklace
  5. Illesteva sunglasses
  6. Valentino Rockstud PVC thong sandal
  7. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Luna studded bucket shoulder bag
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Going some place warm?

End of January is the perfect time to think and plan a warm getaway. I can’t go anywhere, so I’m busy dreaming of warm weather and Pina Colada at the beach.

Here are my ideas for a stylish beach vacation!

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Nesting Mode

I’m at my third trimester now and my nesting mode is on hyper mode. This is my inspiration board with all things baby:


  1. Grid onesie by NUNUNU
  2. Serena and Lily sailing ship kite
  3. Modern crib by Babyletto
  4. Mounted giraffe by Serena and Lily
  5. Vintage illuminated marquee symbols by Restoration Hardware Baby
  6. Leather Moroccan pouf by Jonathan Adler
  7. Arrow romper by Joah Love
  8. Lion needlepoint throw pillow by Jonathan Adler
  9. Storage baskets by Serena and Lily
  10. Blue moccasins by Freshly Picked


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Cheers 2015!

I hope you had a great time last night surrounded by your beloved ones. 2014 was an amazing year here at Peonies and Caramel. I learned so much from working on each and every post and I loved seeing your likes and reading your comments.

2015 is going to be an exciting year for me as I’m preparing for the arrival of our new baby boy in March while continuing to work hard on the blog to bring you new and original content. Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey.

Have a fabulous year!


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Photo by Kate Bolt

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Festive attire

It’s the last few days of 2014 so, it’s time to think about festive attire. There will be dinners, parties and work related gatherings requiring attire suitable for the occasion.

This is my first planned outfit for the week. Festive but not too much, glitzy but not too sparkly. The knee high boots are the classic 5050 boot by Stuart Wietzman. They were my splurge buy this winter along with this beautiful metallic sweater by Maje (on sale now). The boots are just so comfortable. I wear them day and night and they just add that Chic factor to any outfit.

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Photos by Kate Bolt and were taken at the studio of Barry Elz 

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I have a weakness its for feathers – on shoes, dresses, jewelry… and I want to wear it all. That being said, one must be very careful to not overdo it. Nobody wants to look like big bird.

The trend of feathers is not really a trend since it can be found every Winter in different variations. Finding one timeless item is a good investment that will prove itself year after year. Think dark colors instead of something bright and daring, and the combination with black leather leggings or a statement necklace is one of my favorite looks.

Here are my ideas! As you will see, most of the items tend to be more festive – just in time for the Holiday season.

P.S – Almost everything is on sale at the moment! Check Net-A-Porter and Neiman Marcus for more info.


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Midnight Blue

On Monday my sweet daughter inquired  about my favorite color. I actually had to stop and think about this, there was no obvious answer! Nothing jumped out right away. She obviously thought it was odd since she immediately replayed that her’s are purple and pink – surprise, surprise.

So, I thought some more and realized my favorite colors are (once again, surprise, surprise!) gray and blue. Needless to say she DID NOT like my answer. I tried to explain to her that when you grow up your taste changes and that I liked purple once too. She just looked at me and walked away.

This is my favorite blue outfit that works really well with the bump. The dress is by Vince and was purchased three years ago. I always wear it as a tunic with a vest or a chunky sweater for a more boho-chic look. Try something bold and wintery over a sleek dress today…you might love it and you will look chic.





Photos by Kate Bolt

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Ladies and gentleman it’s time to take out the bedazzler gun! Rhinestones are back in style.

According to the designers this Winter we should all wear embellished shoes. No matter if it’s a fancy high heel sandal or sneakers – big rhinestones are a must! It has a Wow factor that will take every outfit from the ordinary to  extraordinary. I love how every designer had his own interpretation of the trend. Miu Miu kept it understated and simple, where Dolce and Gabbana and Giuseppe Zanotti went all out with big statement shoes.

This is my superstar team of embellished shoes. One thing is for sure – I’ll be dreaming on those Miu Miu oxfords all night long.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Gray is definitely one of my favorite colors. No matter the occasion or the season Gray is always in. Now that I’m expecting baby no.3  I’m desperate to incorporate my favorite cloths with my growing bump.

This is a perfect example: some of my favorite pieces pair well with new items suitable for a bump. As always, I incorporate the main stream with the high end, and Zara is my go-to store to do it. The vest and the sweater dress are in stores now and are perfect for Fall/Winter.

These photos were taken just a few weeks ago, now it’s all about snow, snow and some more snow.









Photos by Kate Bolt