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OUR  5 FAVORITE

MUST-HAVES’ FOR FALL 2018

1. Chunky Sweaters 

I love chunky sweaters in all colors!

 This fall it’s fun to wear

these cozy longer length sweaters with jeans,

(faded denim, or leather cropped bootleg

is showing up everywhere this season),

 pencil skirts, (in leather or sequins,)

or pair with festive velvet or sequin pants.

I also love my long full sweaters

over flowing long skirts and dresses.

 If you’ve got great legs show them off with tights,

boots, (ankle or over-the -knee…and a long full sweater!) 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  PENCIL SKIRTS

I love this seasons sequin or leather midis,

especially with long soft cozy sweaters…

wear them with ankle boots, knee high boots,

or your favorite heels to get that long lean look!

 

 

 

3. BOOTS

What would fall/winter be without our favorite Boots!  

Styln this season are

White, Western, Slouchy, and fun Ankle styles.

(White boots are a great transition piece for fall,…

and yes you can wear them with black, floral dresses, and all denim)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Cropped Boot Cut Jeans

Cropped Boot Cut jeans are a fun change from your skinnies…

I like them with boots, platforms, dressy ankle strap heels,

cut-out booties, or fun new sneakers.  

Just make sure you show a little leg to create a long legged look!

4. Leather 

Real, or Faux…Leather coats, jackets, jeans, skirts,

or dresses add an updated touch of style this season.

 Though you can wear it top to bottom,

my favorite is to let just one piece,

a leather skirt, jeans, or jacket, make a classy statement.

 

 

 

5. Menswear Inspired Blazers

I’ve always loved Menswear Inspired Blazers…

I feel the cut that hits right at or below the booty is always

more flattering, creating a long lean line

rather than those that hit right below the waist.

 Just make sure they aren’t too oversized!  

These jackets look great with jeans, skirts,

the new flowing dresses, or matching pants.

 

 

 

And don’t forget to add a little animal print this season…

it’s become the new neutral!

 Just make sure not to overdo it!

 

 

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OUR 7 MUST HAVES FOR

SUMMER 2018

1. COLOR

Pastel, or Bold…you must add some color to your Spring/Summer wardrobe.

 I like to add one or two pieces,…like a blazer, shoes or handbag, then keep the rest neutral,

or add some color to your pants or dress,…but keep everything else neutral.

 And remember neutral now is white, gray, or black…  

When it comes to pastels…a complete monotone look is very flattering!

 

 

2. STATEMENT TOPS

 

 

3. EMBELLISHED HEMLINES PANTS AND JEANS

 

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JEANS AREN’T THE ONLY ITEMS ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS…THIS SEASONS SHOES ARE ADDING MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEXTURE, CHUNKY HEELS, AND LOTS OF SHINY DETAILS! 

AND SLIDES ARE A MUST!

 

 

 

Transition your wardrobe from

Summer to Fall with some of these great looks!

Shoulder baring looks are still going strong…just add a jean jacket or your favorite leather jacket to balance out the frilly feminine dress and you’re ready to head into fall!

 

 

SOFT PINK IS A GREAT TRANSITION COLOR

THAT GOES RIGHT INTO THE HOLIDAY TOO!

 


 

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Look your Winning Best throughout the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season!

My hubby Jerry’s 2nd Belmont win

with Empire Maker in 2003…

yes that’s Bethany Frankel,

her dad  Bobby trained this amazing horse.

 

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and his Beautiful wife Tina at Ascot 2017

Royal Ascot 

The Royal Meeting at Ascot is where you don’t hold back at all when it comes to STYLN!

 I was amazed at how not only the women but the men

show up to this historical event looking FABULOUS!

 There are fashion rules that must be abided at this meet,

especially if you are fortunate to get to sit

in the Royal Enclosure.

Below are a few of the Fashion Rules to help you pack,

and not look like a Yankee!

 

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Welcome Spring!  And a special welcome to all of the bright happy colors that accompany this beautiful season!  From soft pastels to bright primary yellows and blues, it’s time to give those dark colors of winter some time off, (even you New York city girls), and add some new life to your wardrobe!  Spring 2017 fashion is all about color, stripes, shoulder-baring dresses and tops, and lots of ruffles.  

There is no better place to show off the styles of this season than Louisville Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, or throughout the entire Thoroughbred Horse Racing  Summer Season.   Since 1875, fashion has been a major focus for both men and women at the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of the Triple Crown.  Though you will see a rainbow of colors on both men and women all weekend long, the primary color on Friday is pink, in honor of PINK OUT, and the fight against Breast and Ovarian Cancer, and Pastels on Saturday with the main focus being on your fabulous hat!

 You’ll see pale yellows, 50 shades of blue, lavender and pink on display on both men and women.   But your statement piece on both days is your show stopping hat!  From large floppy hats to fascinators, you will see a vast variety of styles on display.  So when choosing your weekend Derby Style, start with the hat, and everything else is secondary.

 Not sure where to purchase your hat?  My suggestion…downtown Louisville.  Many of the local hotels like the Hyatt on 4th, or The Brown, or the Seelbach Hilton, have millenary boutiques set up in their lobbies.  You can either choose from their large assortment of gorgeous hats and fascinators they have on display, or bring your own hat, and allow them to work their magic and turn your ordinary hat into a masterpiece that matches your outfit!  That’s what I did last year…as you can see in pictures below…and plan on doing the same this year.  Just remember that you are going to have to get that beauty back home.  If you don’t have a hat box or bag for airline travel, the hotel will ship your hat home for you.  

As for the rest of your outfit…just remember to keep it classy, comfortable, and cool since the weather can very warm on occasion.  And since it’s spring, check the weather for possible showers or cool weather. ( I also bring a pair of flip-flops or flats in my purse to rescue my aching feet after a long day in heels.)

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DERBY STYLE!

The Kentucky Derby Celebration has turned into a 3-day weekend event.   But for the traditionalist…Friday and Saturday are the stand out days.  Friday’s Kentucky Oaks is the Derby for 3-year-old Fillies.  And we all know what Saturday is…even though there are lots of great Stake races all day long!  On Friday, everyone is asked to wear some shade of Pink to show your support in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.  

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My Pink Oaks Day outfit last year…

Here are some other shades of pink options for Friday…

A simple hat like this Eric Javits can be transformed to match this dress

by those amazing Ladies at the Hyatt!

Men…Don’t forget your touch of Pink too!

Men

The Kentucky Derby provides a splendid excuse for men to get just as dressed up and decked out as the ladies! The modern Derby man possesses an unparalleled color palette. Sun-drenched, tropical colors in bold stripes or busy plaid and bright pastels steal the limelight. Although, if you want a more polished look, a classic navy or seersucker blazer is always in style.Starting with the pants because it is the eye-catcher from a distance, gents should turn to sun-drenched pants in vibrant colors like Key Lime, Ocean, Bermuda Pink, and Citron. Any one of these colors paired with the right shirt and blazer will make you stand out like no one else.

Now that you have the pants you know that you’re going to have some fun with the shirts. A great dress shirt in a complimentary color will go a long way. Don’t be afraid to grab a fun gingham or striped shirt to turn it up. This is the one day of the year that more is better. One option that is a must for some is the monogram on the shirt!

The jacket is what brings everything together and you can’t go wrong with the classic navy blazer. If you want to have a little fun on top though, a nice chalk stripe can really make the ladies’ big hats turn. As far as 2- button or 3-button it’s a person preference but we recommend sporting the 3- button side vent for a more polished look.

Next is the tie. Most gentlemen wear a necktie, but a bow tie is always a great option. If you never wear bows, try it out and you may like it. As the official style for the Kentucky Derby, Vineyard Vines offers an assortment of Derby-themed ties and bowties that will make every man look dapper and distinguished.

For shoes, there are many types of horse bit loafers out there and everyone has their idea of who makes the best ones. The most important thing you need to know is that they should be worn sockless.

Top it all off with a fedora or bowler hat for the complete Kentucky Derby look. Men’s Derby hats are generally solid in color and inspired by the style from the 1920s.

Now you are ready to throw back some bourbon and tie on a bowtie. The most important thing about your Derby outfit for men is to be confident. No matter what you wear, it’s how you wear it gentlemen.

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11 FASHION TIPS TO FLATTER ANY BODY TYPE

Whether you’re curvy, boyish, petite, or full-figured,…

these tricks will help you look your best both at the office and when stepping out for the evening.

By Harper’s Bazaar Staff

 

Curvy:

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All Eyes on the Waist  Feminine clothes that enhance the hourglass are always flattering.

Go trim. To accentuate your figure, wear formfitting dresses and skirts that are cut diagonally or on the bias. They should nip in at the waist, hug the hips, and fall loosely over the thighs and calves.
Try it tailored. A-line shapes will downplay your lower half. Choose structured pieces with flare that isn’t too dramatic; an exaggerated trapeze shape won’t do you any favors. Whatever you wear on top, make sure it’s slim and cut close to the body to best balance a fuller-cut lower half.

Work the middle. Your waist should always be well defined. A cinched-in middle never fails to flatter; it highlights your womanly figure. Wear a belt or choose pieces with details like beading or ruching at the waist.

 

Select solid shades and color-blocking. A tonal look proves to be a winning choice. Black is always flattering, but that doesn’t mean color should be avoided. Add bits of brights in the right places, mix and match solid, and avoid eye-popping patterns. Simple shades like neutral brown, black, and navy look best.

 Show (a Little) Skin at Night  Be tactical about where it is revealed. A slit on the side of a gown can be sexy and slimming, while showing lots of leg offers a long, lean look. Highlighting your décolletage also looks sultry without being too provocative.

Fuller Figured:

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Try Draping – Consider simplicity, subtle sexiness, and a little structure.

Don draping shapes. While a structured look always works, pliable fabrics like jersey can be your best friend. You can wrap, twist, and gather a soft, stretchy fabric around your body so it highlights some parts and hides others.

 Tailored Looks for Daytime

Choose close-to-the-body cuts. Caftans and sack or boxy shapes will only add pounds. Look for tailored pieces like fitted button-ups, straight skirts and trousers, and wrap dresses that skim the body and give the waist definition.

Keep it streamlined. Your clothes should be sleek — frill free and not overly adorned. Think flat-front skirts and pants, as heavy pleats and too much volume look extra-bulky. Pick tops that are relatively simple, without layers of ruffles and embellishment.

Solid Colors for Evening

Solid hues in lights or darks will serve you well. But don’t avoid brights altogether. A rich red is always striking; ditto lush jewel tones. Big prints aren’t best, so go monochromatic to create the slimmest line, or wear simple, contrasting shades like black and white.

Boyish:

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Trick the Eye with Details

The key is to create womanly curves and definition.
Enhance your figure. To transform your slender physique into a more curvy shape, accentuate your middle and create the illusion of a fuller bust and hips. That means always define the waist, whether it’s with a dress that cinches, a top with a drop waist, or a gown with a distinct Empire line. V-necks emphasize cleavage.
Trick the eye with details. Accents like wide belts, ruching, and plays on color will give a touch more roundness to your shape. The same goes for a mix of textures: A combination of fabrics like lace, satin, velvet, cotton, and wool adds complexity to any silhouette.

Add Feminine Flourishes

Pieces with pleats, poufs, and peplums add ladylike definition. The same goes for anything with adornment. Ruffles, beading, and bows all offer a feminine boost to your figure. Balance anything with a lot of personality or dimension by pairing it with something more streamlined.

Play Up the Prints–

Don’t shy away from bold and intricate patterns.  Florals, stripes, and graphics will give depth and character to a silhouette, but remember to keep it in check.  Choose refined motifs in classic colors to keep from going overboard.

 

PETITE:

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Select Solids for Daytime

Keep your look sleek and chic, and avoid very busy prints.  You don’t want to get lost in a loud pattern.  Mixing solids works, and subltle details can add personality, but stay away from things, like overly ornate embellishment that will detract from your figure.

Try Textures at Night

Plush fabrics like brocade, blevet, silk, lace and chiffon can add character and fullness in the right places and combining different fabrics will increase the richness of your look.  Shun lots of layers however, because your petite figure will look too loaded down.  When in doubt at three-inch heels!

 

 


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Find the Perfect Jacket for You

 

If You’re Curvy

LOOK FOR… A semifitted style that hits at the point where the hips start to curve out or that just covers the derriere. Belted styles are also flattering.
AVOID… Cropped shapes and styles that button up to the neck. DON’T FORGET… • Always choose single-breasted styles. • Look for a closure right below the bustline. •
Keep lines simple. • Opt for narrow, not exaggerated, lapels.

If You Have a Boyish Frame

LOOK FOR… A fitted, mid-hip length nipped in at the waist. Belted styles are good options.
AVOID… Anything square or overly boxy. DON’T FORGET… • Try a peplum style, which creates an hourglass silhouette.

If You Have Narrow Shoulders

LOOK FOR… Cuts with defined, tailored (not soft) shoulders.    AVOID… Dropped sleeves and seams that start before the edge of your shoulder.
DON’T FORGET… • Peaked shoulders or other details such as epaulets give your shoulders more structure.
• Choose sleeves with seams at the edge or slightly beyond your shoulder line. • Small shoulder pads can be a plus.

If You Have Broad Shoulders

 

LOOK FOR… Longer styles and soft, unstructured jackets that help de-emphasize the shoulders.
AVOID… Anything that is fitted around or emphasizes the shoulders, such as large breasted styles, breast pockets, epaulets or shoulder details.
DON’T FORGET… • Try deep armholes and raglan, kimono or dropped sleeves to soften shoulders. • Choose V-necks, small lapels, shawl collars and single-breasted styles.
• If your hips are narrow, try patch pockets to balance your shoulders.

 If You Have a Small Bust

LOOK FOR… Fitted jackets nipped in at the waist. Try double-breasted or belted styles.
Shrunken jackets that fit right below the waist are great for slim silhouettes.
AVOID… Jackets with a covered placket.
DON’T FORGET… •Use draping, breast pockets, seams and shirring to enhance a smaller bustline.
•High necklines offer chic options. •Select jackets with feminine details such as puffy or bracelet sleeves.

If You’re Short

LOOK FOR… Shorter, clean, cropped and/or fitted styles.

AVOID… Long jackets, double-breasted styles and excessive details.

DON’T FORGET… • Cropped jackets emphasize your waist. • Always choose single-breasted styles. • Opt for one- or two-button closures.

• Look for jackets with narrow lapels that end above your natural waist.


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Trend Worth Trying: White Jeans & Gray Sweaters

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LOOK FOR A GOOD FIT

White jeans can be a little less forgiving than other shades of denim,

so it’s really important that you find a pair of jeans that fit and flatter.

Make sure the jeans aren’t too tight, too loose or too see-through.

For this reason, make sure you’re wearing nude-colored undergarments when shopping for white jeans

so you’ll have the best idea of how much coverage they give.

You’ll want to pay special attention to your backside and to make sure the thigh area doesn’t bunch and crinkle.

If you’re having a hard time finding your perfect jean size, experiment by trying on a few pairs.

Sometimes, it can be hard to find a pair of white jeans that aren’t transparent and fit just right,

but there are many options out there to try.

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If You Have a Straight Figure

What to look for: A trim fit to play up any curves you do have.

Bold embellishment on the back pockets, like contrast stitching, studs, or a flap, make a flat bum look perkier.

What to avoid: Exaggerated bells and flares that look unbalanced on a ruler-straight frame.

What to pair them with: “A blouse with ruching or draping to add more volume

and shapeliness up top,” says Sarah Hodge, a fit expert withMytruefit.com, an online fit predictor and store.

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If You Have an Hourglass Figure

What to look for: A contoured waistband, which is nipped in at the waist instead of cut straight across.

“This allows the jeans to fit the hips without gaping at the waist,” says Janine Chilton-Faust,

vice president of women’s design for Levi’s. (One pair to try is J. Crew’s Matchstick jeans, $115, jcrew.

These not-too-skinny straight-leg jeans help balance a curvy figure.)

What to avoid: A straight-cut waistband, which will be too loose around the middle.

Wide-leg styles will make this body look boyish.

What to pair them with: Curve-hugging tops to show off the feminine proportions of this figure.

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If You Have a Tummy

What to look for: “A slightly higher rise—eight inches or more—

to reduce the chance of muffin top,” says Rosella Giuliani,

vice president of design and merchandising for 7 for All Mankind.

What to avoid: Anything without stretch that will dig into your stomach

 and make sitting and bending uncomfortable.

What to pair them with: “A lightweight Empire-waist top

that is loose enough to skim the body yet not

so billowy that it emphasizes the tummy,” says Giuliani.


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  • Rule #1! Embrace your curves and look for styles that flatter them.
  • Styles with a stretch fabric will help to contour your hips, thighs, and butt. Avoid jeans that fit too tight at the waist or styles that cut you off tightly at the ankles. This will add volume to your thighs and hips. Instead look for styles that have extra room in the hips and thighs. And pay attention to how the jeans fit your waist. They shouldn’t be a gap between the waist and lower back. The waist should be fitted but should not pinch or be too tight.
  • “Gals with a curvy figure should opt for boot cut or flared styles so that the flared bottom balances the mid-section,” says Paige Adams-Geller of Paige Denim.

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  • There are lots of options if you are petite thanks to one of the biggest denim trends for spring, the “skinny cropped” cut. This style would fit like a cropped jean on a taller figure, but is full length and a great fit on a petite frame.
  • If you are looking for a different style, here are some other things to keep in mind: Choose jeans with a 29 or 30 inch inseam. This will prevent a trip to the tailor. If you are petite and curvy, avoid skinny styles that cut you off at the ankle, making you appear shorter and heavier. If you are petite and slim avoid baggy styles that will drown you and make you appear heavier. If you choose a style that is baggier make sure you add a pair of high heels.
  • “There is much more to a perfectly fitting petite jean than just a shorter inseam,” says Rosella Giuliani,VP of Merchandising & Design at 7 For All Mankind. “We specifically design all our petite “Lexie” jeans to flatter and enhance a petite woman’s figure. Some feature a lower rise and pitch, along with a shorter inseam, while the traditional wide leg elongates and extends the legs. White thread and stonewashed silver hardware keep this wash looking polished.”

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  • Tall women can rest easy that there are jeans out there to fit their proportions and flatter long legs.
  • Look for 34 inch or longer inseam, but also pay attention to fit. If you are tall and slim, opt for jeans that hug your legs and thighs and avoid excess fabric that will sag, especially around the butt.
  • “Taller women should make sure to get jeans at the right length, there is truly nothing worse than a jean that is too short,” says Adams-Geller. “Many companies now offer tall jeans with a longer inseam.”
  • If you are tall and curvy look for styles that balance out your proportion, a boot-cut or flare will help create an even long lean look. Trouser jeans are also highly recommended for taller women.

 

  • Plus-size women should always remember to stick with clean white fabrics that are not see through. Choose fabrics that provide support and hold you in, so that your curves will be contoured and any imperfections will be covered.
  • NOT YOUR DAUGHTER’S JEANS  and Miraclebody are  companies that have developed special fabrics and technologies to provide extra support around the usual problem areas (i.e. hips, tummy and thighs).
  • Old Navy is another brand that designs with a plus-sized girl in mind. “The fit through hip and thigh is nice and snug, with a flare bottom opening to help balance her overall figure,” says Marita Aikonen, Director of Design. “Also, the details in the front are very clean, so no bulk is added. Add a nice heel and the silhouette becomes longer and leaner.”

 

MORE TIPS:

 

If You Have a Straight Figure

What to look for: A trim fit to play up any curves you do have. Bold embellishment on the back pockets, like contrast stitching, studs, or a flap, make a flat bum look perkier.

What to avoid: Exaggerated bells and flares that look unbalanced on a ruler-straight frame.

What to pair them with: “A blouse with ruching or draping to add more volume and shapeliness up top,” says Sarah Hodge, a fit expert withMytruefit.com, an online fit predictor and store.

 

 

If You Have a Tummy

What to look for: “A slightly higher rise—eight inches or more—to reduce the chance of muffin top,” says Rosella Giuliani, vice president of design and merchandising for 7 for All Mankind.

What to avoid: Anything without stretch that will dig into your stomach and make sitting and bending uncomfortable.

What to pair them with: “A lightweight Empire-waist top that is loose enough to skim the body yet not so billowy that it emphasizes the tummy,” says Giuliani.

If You Have Full Hips and Thighs

What to look for: A pair with a higher rise in the back than in the front and a contoured waistband that will accommodate your curves. “This prevents the jeans from sliding down and overexposing you,” says Hodge.

What to avoid: Very tapered legs that magnify wider hips.

What to pair them with: “A long top with a shirttail hem to help minimize the thighs,” says Chilton-Faust.

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  • What to avoid: A straight-cut waistband, which will be too loose around the middle. Wide-leg styles will make this body look boyish.

What to pair them with: Curve-hugging tops to show off the feminine proportions of this figure.

 

Always make sure the fabric is not too thin, as thinner white denim may show imperfections you don’t want seen,” says ANLO jeans designer Jenna Andreola about her overall shopping strategy. “A heavier denim will hold you in better and hide body flaws.””Also, undergarments are super important when wearing white denim. You should never wear white underwear under white denim, a nude shade works best to conceal your undergarments.”

How to Keep Your Pair of Jeans Pristine

1. Before the first wear, spray all over with Scotchgard to ward off stains.

2. Be careful about pairing your jeans with a dark indigo jacket or a bright canvas handbag. Dyes may rub off on the white denim.

3. Wear just once or twice between washings. Overwearing without laundering causes a grayish tint.

4. Wash with other whites in warm water. Don’t overload the machine, since that can keep garments from rinsing thoroughly, and detergent residue can lead to yellowing.

5. If the jeans are still dingy after washing, soak them in warm water with a capful of color-safe bleach for 30 minutes.

 

 

 

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Because white jeans are literally lacking color, they look especially great when you can bring in pops of colors.

Whether it’s your top, shoes or even your clutch, bright colors are a great way to get that summer look.

White jeans also look especially great when paired with colored or gold accessories.

They’re a great way to bring attention to your outfit, even if you’ve chosen to pair your white jeans with light-colored tops

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1. Before the first wear, spray all over with Scotchgard to ward off stains.

2. Be careful about pairing your jeans with a dark indigo jacket or a bright canvas handbag. Dyes may rub off on the white denim.

3. Wear just once or twice between washings. Overwearing without laundering causes a grayish tint.

4. Wash with other whites in warm water. Don’t overload the machine, since that can keep garments from rinsing thoroughly,

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5. If the jeans are still dingy after washing, soak them in warm water with a capful of color-safe bleach for 30 minutes.

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As summer slowly ripens into fall,

apples are coming into season,

which means…

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP APPLES!

Here are some of our favorite

apple treats you can make all fall long.

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Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Gala, Golden Delicious—there are so many varieties of apples we can’t wait to get our hands on this fall. Part of the magic of apple season is getting to pick your own at the orchard, bringing home basketfuls of fresh, crisp fruit. But even if picking apples isn’t your thing, they’re still everywhere you turn. It’s easy to take home enough apples to cook with all season long in a single trip. That’s why we’ve compiled 30 of our best apple recipes for you to cook this fall. From a non-traditional cumin-and-jaggery-glazed apple pie, to cinnamon maple breakfast polenta with sautéed apples, to cider-braised chicken thighs, we’ve got every sweet and savory category covered. All you have to do is go out and get the apples. We’ve got the rest. – Morgan Goldberg

 

 

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1. Dried Apples:  Core 1 small apple; slice into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. Arrange on an oiled baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees F until dry but still soft, 2 to 3 hours.

2. Apple Popcorn Balls:   Make Dried Apples (No. 1); chop enough to make 1/2 cup. Boil 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup each butter and light corn syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F, about 8 minutes. Mix with 6 cups popcorn, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and the chopped dried apples. Transfer to a buttered pan; cool slightly, then form into balls.

 

3. Apple Granita:  Simmer 4 cups apple juice with 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cloves and 1 strip orange zest, 10 minutes; strain and cool. Freeze in an 8-inch-square pan. To serve, scrape with a fork; top with minced green apple and candied ginger tossed with lemon juice.

4. Boozy Apple Granita:  Make Apple Granita (No. 3), adding 1/4 cup bourbon, Calvados or applejack brandy before freezing.

5. Apple-Salmon Crostini:  Mix 2 tablespoons each creme fraiche and finely diced green apple with 1 tablespoon chopped chives. Spread on toasted baguette slices. Top with smoked salmon and julienned apples.

6. Scary Apple Mouths:  Quarter and core a red apple; brush with lemon juice. Cut out a wedge from the skin side of each piece so it looks like a mouth. Fill with peanut butter, then insert sliced almonds for “teeth.”

7. Applesauce:  Quarter 4 pounds apples. Simmer with 1 cup water, 3 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of salt, partially covered, until soft, 25 to 30 minutes. Pass through a food mill. Whisk in 2 tablespoons butter.

8. Herbed Applesauce:  Make Applesauce (No. 7), adding 1 sprig each rosemary, sage and thyme before cooking.

9. Spiced Applesauce:  Make Applesauce (No. 7), replacing the sugar with 1/4 cup brown sugar and adding 6 allspice berries, 1 cinnamon stick and 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice before cooking. Remove the cinnamon before milling.

10. Apple Butter:  Cook 1/2 cup sugar in a large skillet until deep amber. Add 4 cups Applesauce (No. 7) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 30 minutes.

11. Wine-Poached Apples:

Boil 1 bottle red wine, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise pod and 3 strips orange zest in a medium saucepan. Add 4 peeled crisp, tart apples and simmer until tender, 30 minutes. Remove the apples; strain the liquid and boil until syrupy. Serve the apples and syrup over yogurt.

 

12. Apple Fritters: Whisk 1/2 cup each flour and seltzer with a pinch each of salt and apple pie spice. Slice 2 peeled and cored apples into 1/4-inch-thick rings. Dip in the batter and deep-fry in 375 degrees F oil until golden; drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

13. Apple-Braised Cabbage:   Cook 4 cups shredded red cabbage and 1 chopped apple in a skillet with 3 tablespoons each butter, cider vinegar and water over medium heat, covered, until tender, 20 minutes.

 

14. Witch’s Candy Apples:   Melt 1 1/4 cups cherry hard candies and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat (the mixture will be bubbly). Insert wooden sticks into 4 apples; dip in the candy coating. Set on oiled parchment paper to harden.

 

15. Caramel Apples:   Cook 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat, swirling, until golden. Off the heat, stir in 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 teaspoon each vanilla and salt. Transfer to a 4-cup liquid measuring cup; cool slightly. Insert wooden sticks into 4 apples; dip in the caramel. Set on oiled parchment paper to harden.

16. Mulled Cider:   Bring 6 cups apple cider to a simmer with 1 cinnamon stick, 4 allspice berries, 1 star anise pod and 3 strips lemon zest. To serve, add diced apples.

 

17. Apple Cake:   Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon each salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Shred 1 apple and squeeze dry, then whisk with 2 eggs, 1/2 cup each vegetable oil and milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold into the flour mixture. Bake in a buttered 9-inch-round pan at 350 degrees F, 20 minutes; cool. Beat 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 stick butter, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon each lemon juice and vanilla, and a pinch of salt; spread on the cake.

 

18. Bacon-Apple Dates:   Stuff pitted dates with small apple pieces. Wrap each in 1/2 slice bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 425 degrees F until crisp, 20 minutes.

 

19. Apple-Onion Bruschetta:   Cook 2 sliced onions in oil over medium heat until caramelized, 35 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons Calvados and cook until evaporated. Spread on baguette slices, top with apple slices and sprinkle with grated gruyere. Broil until the cheese melts.

 

20. Apple-Pork Burgers:   Mix 1 pound ground pork, 1/2 pound uncased fresh breakfast sausage, 1 small grated apple, 1 grated garlic clove, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper to taste. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties and cook in an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with Swiss cheese, bacon, mustard and sliced apple.

 

21. Sausage-Apple Skewers:   Thread 1-inch chunks of apple, bratwurst and red onion on skewers; brush with oil. Grill over medium-high heat, turning, until lightly charred, 10 minutes.

 

22. Apple Chutney: Combine 2 chopped apples, 1/2 chopped red onion, 1 teaspoon minced ginger and 1/4 cup each chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries, sugar and red wine vinegar. Cook until the apples are tender, 15 minutes.

 

23. Apple Sauerkraut: Cook 1 diced apple and a large pinch each of caraway seeds, ground allspice and sugar in 2 tablespoons butter until slightly soft. Stir in 1 pound drained, rinsed sauerkraut and warm through.

 

24. Apple-Sausage Sandwich: Grill or pan-fry your favorite chicken-apple sausage links. Serve in a hot dog bun with mustard and Apple Sauerkraut.

 

25. Pork Chop Choucroute: Brown 2 smoked pork chops in oil in a large skillet. Meanwhile, make Apple Sauerkraut (No. 23); add to the pork with 1/4 cup white wine and 2 cups each chicken broth and water. Simmer 30 minutes.

 

26. Big Apple Cocktail: Steep 2 chopped tart apples in 2 cups whiskey overnight; strain. For each cocktail, shake 2 ounces of the apple whiskey, 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth and 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an apple wedge and maraschino cherry.

 

27. Potato-Apple Pancakes: Peel and shred 1 apple and 1 small russet potato; squeeze dry. Mix with 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and a pinch of nutmeg. Fry heaping spoonfuls in butter in a skillet over medium heat, turning, 4 minutes per side.

 

28. Apple-Horseradish Sauce: Whisk 3/4 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup each grated peeled apple and sour cream, 2 tablespoons horseradish, and salt to taste.

 

29. Apple-Brie Polenta:  Bring 3 cups water and 1 cup apple cider to a boil. Whisk in 1 cup instant polenta and 1/2 cup grated peeled apple and simmer, whisking, until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon chopped sage, 1/2 cup brie (rind removed) and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt.

 

30. Apple-Mustard Chicken:  Cook 1 each chopped onion and apple in butter in a skillet until soft. Add 1 cup chicken broth, 1/8 cup prunes and 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard. Add 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts; cover and poach over low heat until cooked through, 15 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cream, and salt, pepper and chopped dill to taste; bring to a simmer to thicken.

 

31. Cider Doughnuts:   Simmer 1 cup apple cider until reduced to 1/4 cup; cool. Mix with 1/2 cup grated peeled apple, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and vanilla, and 2 cups dry pancake mix. Roll into 1-inch balls and deep-fry in 375 degrees F oil. Drain on paper towels and roll in cinnamon sugar.

 

32. Chicken-Apple Crepes:   Prepare Apple-Mustard Chicken (No. 30); dice the chicken. Fill prepared crepes with the chicken and shredded gruyere. Roll up, top with the sauce and bake at 350 degrees F, 12 minutes.

 

33. Apple Stuffing:   Cook 1/2 cup each chopped onion, celery and apple and 3 tablespoons each chopped almonds and prunes in 1/2 stick butter until soft. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 1 cup each chicken broth and cream, 12 cups stale bread cubes and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Transfer to a baking dish, cover and bake at 375 degrees F, 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes.

 

34. Apple Skillet Pancake:   Whisk 3 eggs until frothy; whisk in 3/4 cup each milk and flour. Peel, core and slice 1 apple; cook in an ovenproof 10-inch skillet with 3 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon sugar until just soft. Add the batter and bake at 450 degrees F until puffy and golden, 15 minutes.

 

35. Apple Pancake:   Topping Cook 2 chopped peeled apples and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup maple syrup and bring to a simmer.

 

36. Apple Turnovers:   Make Apple Pancake Topping (No. 35), using only 1/4 cup maple syrup; cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Stir in 1 tablespoon raisins; cool. Cut 1 sheet puff pastry into 4 squares; roll out each into a 6-inch square. Fill with the apple mixture and fold into triangles; crimp to seal. Bake at 425 degrees F until puffed and golden, 20 minutes.

 

37. Apple-Cheddar Fondue:   Simmer 1/8 cup each apple cider and white wine. Whisk in 3/4 pound shredded extra-sharp cheddar tossed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Add 2 tablespoons applejack brandy and season with salt and pepper. Serve with cubed bread and apple slices.

 

38. Waldorf Salad:   Toss 1/2 cup sliced grapes, 2 each chopped apples and celery stalks, 1/4 cup each mayonnaise, sour cream, walnuts and parsley, and lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

 

39. Cranberry Waldorf:   Make Waldorf Salad (No. 38), replacing the grapes, walnuts and parsley with dried cranberries, hazelnuts and dill.

 

40. Creamy Apple Slaw:   Mix 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard and 2 teaspoons apple cider. Toss with 1 cup each grated peeled celery root and apple, and salt, pepper and parsley to taste.

 

41. Sesame-Apple Slaw:   Whisk 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 teaspoons each rice vinegar and soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon grated ginger. Add 3 cups each shredded apples and napa cabbage, and salt.

 

42. Apple Galette:   Toss 3 sliced, peeled and cored baking apples with 2 tablespoons each brown sugar, apricot jam and melted butter. Lay an 11-inch round of pie dough on a baking sheet. Add the filling, leaving a 2-inch border; fold in the edges. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

43. Apple-Fennel Slaw:   Mix 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise, lime juice and chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce and a pinch of salt. Thinly shave 1 small quartered fennel bulb, 1 small red apple and 1 small green apple. Toss with the dressing.

 

44. Apple-Ginger Galette:   Make Apple Galette (No. 42), adding 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger to the filling.

 

45. Caramel Apple Galette:   Make Apple Galette (No. 42), replacing the apricot jam with jarred dulce de leche.

 

46. Apple-Cheddar Galette:   Make Apple Galette (No. 42), pressing 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar into the dough before adding the filling. Halfway through baking, sprinkle the crust with 2 more tablespoons cheddar.

 

47. Baked Apples:   Scoop out the core of 4 apples using a melon baller, leaving the bottoms intact. Mix 3 tablespoons each brown sugar and butter with 1/8 cup fresh breadcrumbs and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; stuff into the apples. Put in a baking dish with 1/8 cup apple cider and bake at 375 degrees F, 45 minutes.

 

48. Nutty Baked Apples:   Make Baked Apples (No. 47), adding 3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts or pecans to the filling.

 

49. Savory Baked Apples:  Make Baked Apples (No. 47), reducing the brown sugar to 1 tablespoon, omitting the cinnamon and adding 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon each chopped thyme, parsley and shallot to the filling.

 

50. Apple-Sausage Patties:  Combine 2 tablespoons shredded peeled apple and 1/4 pound uncased fresh breakfast sausage; form into 4 small patties. Cook in an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, turning, until cooked through.
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OUR FAVORITE APPLE RECIPE!…

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I’ve made this Apple Tart many times

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