October 24, 2014

ONE YEAR


I started one brass fox a year ago today as a way of sharing things I love from my little corner of the world. I am so grateful for the immense growth it has experienced and the wonderful readers who continue to visit. Thank you for your daily support and encouragement. I look forward to what the future holds and the opportunities I will encounter as a result of one brass fox. You make this space a source of joy and inspiration—I am ecstatic for the year ahead and being able to share it with you.

As I plan for the year ahead, I would love to hear from you: What posts do you want to see more of? What topics would you like to have covered?


October 23, 2014

print wrapped

[Ellen Tracy coat, Vixen dress, Shoemint heels, Red Earth necklace, Anthropologie clutch (similar version)]

I’m not sure if there’s anything that makes me feel classier than a  fur coat. This fox collar gives off an old Hollywood vibe with just a hint of that Marilyn Monroe bombshell. I love to mix the vintage look with a modern print dress for a new take on contemporary fashion. It instantly comes together as the best of both worlds.  The fall and winter seasons are a great chance to reinvent older pieces and give them new life. 


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October 22, 2014

black + plaid

[Madison 88 scarf, Charter Club sweater, Lucky Brand jeans, Aldo shoes, Michael Kors crossbody (like this)]

On days when I feel completely uninspired by my closet or I've entered a clothing rut, my first source is Pinterest. I hop on for a quick scroll and always encounter a new way of pairing or layering pieces that are similar to what I already own. This black-on-black look with plaid highlights has been tucked in my “favorites” category for a while. And I finally found the perfect denim  to make this outfit work. It has already become top pick for any question mark morning of wondering what to wear.

Do you have any favorite go-to pieces in your wardrobe?


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October 21, 2014

pumpkin puppy chow


It wasn't until college that I experienced the glory of puppy chow. A friend had a giant bag delivered in a care package and it barely lasted the day. There is nothing to dislike about the chocolately goodness, but I decided to take it a step further. Flavoring the mix with pumpkin butter and accompanying spices tailored the treat to be a seasonal dish. Each bite had a hint of clove and nutmeg for the marriage of sweet with savory. See full recipe below.


Ingredients
  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces
Instructions
  1. Split cereal in half and put 4.5 cups in one bowl and 4.5 cups in another bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, heat chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and pumpkin butter. Stir frequently until melted. Add vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Remove from heat and pour over the bowls of cereal until evenly coated. Pour each bowl into a gallon bag with 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated.
  4. Pour chex into one bowl. Add Reese's Pieces and mix well. Store in airtight containers.