Archives for December 2010

EmersonMade Old Schools Straight Leg Jeans

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I wrote about my obsession with EmersonMade and these jeans on Friday and as promised, here are pics of the jeans on.


Before A went to bed, she wanted to take some pics of me too…using the flash.

They are quite long so I need to wear killer heels with these jeans but the good thing is, they totally lengthen your legs! While I was taking this picture, A ran over to my previous spot and…

…grabbed my bag. She’s a natural!

Here she is posing with mommy!

I’m telling you these jeans are amazing! I’ve owned 3 other pairs of high waisted jeans and nothing comes close to being as flattering as these are. 

Don’t forget to use the code pearlsandgreentea to receive 15% off your EmersonMade order through 12/31/2010!
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EmersonMade Promo Code!!!

I’m kind of OBSESSED with EmersonMade. Emerson, the girl behind it all has impeccable taste. She has an incredible home (click here to see!), is super talented (click here to see!), gorgeous, skinny and has a sense of humor to boot! I kind of hate her. But then again, hard to hate someone who takes pictures like these…


They make everything from flower pins to table linens  to tweed coats.

So, I was browsing their site one day when I fell in love…with these jeans.


I stalked them for months before finally taking the plunge with their Cyber Monday promo code. I was worried about buying jeans without trying them on but I took comfort in their return policy. 
I have to say that I absolutely love these jeans even more in person! I will be posting very soon with pictures of my EmersonMade Old Schools Straight Legs (whew..long name!) but I wanted to get this post up right away because….

EmersonMade is offering my readers a discount code!!!

Use the code pearlsandgreentea to receive 15% off your EmersonMade order through 12/31/2010!

Black Tie Matters

We have a black tie event coming up in January for hubbie’s work. If it were a wedding, I wouldn’t be as cautious about what to wear but since this is my husband’s company, I want to make a good impression. Especially because he’s new at the company and this will be my first time meeting a lot of his managers, etc. So, the question is: 
Are floor length gowns necessary for a black tie event?
If so, here are some gorgeous ones I came across…
I love this last one the most! But, I would never spend thousands of dollars on a dress to wear just once so if I do decide to go floor length, I’ll most likely be checking out Rent The Runway’s collection. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a dress rental company. I actually wanted to start a dress rental company myself but that’s a whole nother story.
So, help me out! Do you think floor length is necessary or optional? And any suggestions on where to find cute, affordable dresses?

All Black Ensemble

I bought these Fremont shorts at a sample sale for around $35. I had never heard of the label but I loved the suspenders, high waist and good fit. As I was writing this post, I searched for the item and was excited to see that it currently retails for $336 online! Yay for deals! 

I tend to wear a lot of darker colors in the Winter. I’m trying to incorporate more color into my life wardrobe but I failed once again. What colors are you naturally drawn to?

Chunky Soup + Crusty Bread


I was at Trader Joe’s today and they had samples of this soup. It tasted good, A loved it, and the recipe was super simple. The best part is it only costs around $5 to make the soup! Here’s the recipe.

Trader Joe’s Southwest Red Pepper and Rice Soup
1 carton Organic Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
1 can Black Beans
1 bag Chimmichuri Rice

 Combine ingredients in a pot and heat to desired warmth, stirring frequently. Serve immediately. (My kind of recipe!)
I had already taken cod out in the morning so I poached the fish and served it with the soup. I also popped a baguette in the toaster oven because what’s chunky soup without warm, crusty bread? It was zee perfect supper (this meal seems more like a supper, than a dinner) for this cold, snowy Chicago night. 

What’s your go-to meal for a wintry night?