Dear Blueprint Cleanse,

I am writing to you to politely suggest you consider incorporating chocolate and/or wine into your 3 day program. While I do find the Kale (green) drink yummy and the spicy Lemonade quite kicky, I’m just going to be too sad without my fixes.

Your Friend,


PS. I also suggest to you that when advising people about starting your program that they do NOT do it the same day they are locked in a studio apartment with their 2 yr old attempting to potty-train the tyke.


Adriana’s world: Rockin’ it “Grandpa chic”


Adriana (AKA: “Sid”) has been busting a grandpa fashion move at least weekly for the whole 5 months she’s been back working at Peper. This gorgeous dark-haired beauty has curves galore and knows how to dress them but at least once a week she unapologetically rocks a look she calls her “grandpa style”.


Pictured above: NSF boyfriend jeans, Clue layered-look cardigan, Clare Vivier bag, Tylho white blouse (in store only).

We caught up with her today to find out a little more about what inner voice she’s listening to when she buttons that shirt all the way up to her pretty little neck:


Girls: “Adriana, who is your grandpa and why do you want to dress like him?”

Adriana: “I’m deeply influenced by Archie Bunker”

Girls: “But that doesn’t answer the question.”

Adriana: “It doesn’t matter because my real Grandpa was a farmer in Puerto Rico”

Girls: “What is one grandpa piece that is crucial for the Grandpa chic look?”

Adriana: “Uh! Relaxed boyfriend denim”

Girls: “Does your boyfriend, John, ever want to dress like a Grandma?”

Adriana: “He probably dresses like his Grandma (Baci) in plaids and flannels.”

Well, not sure that answers a lot but thanks anyway, Sid!!!


Big Sexy Saturday: What to wear NOW!


I don’t feel wintery buy I don’t feel Springy. This is my idea of a great transitional outfit!!


Keeping it springy with: Tucker animal print top, NSF boyfriend jeans, Calleen Cordero booties, and favorite Mikal Winn necklace.


Mikal Winn necklace

NSF jeans


Calleen Cordero booties



xo, Anne


My kitchen confession


Yes, this is my very own dinner plate. Chicken “nuggets” from applegate farms, frozen “brocky”, leftover sweet potato mash, and a glass of wine. Real classy.

It’s seemingly harder and harder to put somewhat healthy food on the table that both a 2 yr old and very picky 7 yr old will eat. When it comes down to me I just need to get on board sometimes.

Oh, how I’ve sometimes longed for those hipster, kale-loving kids who will eat the same as grown-ups but alas…that’s just not the case.

So to you I confess. Chicken nuggets can be my friend after a work day and two maniacs running around me while i cook in our tiny house.

To you I say, go ahead! Eat it if it’s easier. Enough of the culinary heroics!!

xo, Anne

Even Beazy can't believe i'm eating this crap!

Even Beazy can’t believe i’m eating this crap!


How I “did” the jeans….

Ever since Yomaira posted about our store “makeover” I’ve been asked repeatedly how I got my old Habitual skinny jeans distressed and bleached etc.


Step 1: Find a jean that just needs an update. Preferably one that’s not so worn thin that it can withstand some abuse.

My 7 yr old Habitual skinny jeansGathered stitching.

Step 2: Decide where you want the bleaching or streaking and in those areas consider running a simple sewing stitch through to create gathering. (try to use synthetic thread but either will do). If you don’t care about a pattern or placement just throw those bad-boys in the tub/shower and get ready to bleach (“resist-dye”)

Step 3: I began using as prescribed on some crafting websites a solution of bleach/water of 1/10. I found that the high-quality of my Habitual denim (Same happened with my NSF by the way) was not allowing any change to happen! I gradually increased the bleach porportion until it was 1/1. I used a spray bottle at first but then eventually just found myself throwing the solution all over the jeans.

my supplies

my supplies

Step 4: Wait. I monitored carefully to make sure i didn’t go “too far” as i was using such a highly concentrated solution with bleach. I didn’t want to burn a hole in them (or did I….hmmm. next time!) I think I left it on at least 15 minutes but depending on the saturation of the original dye in the denim the time could be shorter.

Step 5: When I achieved the effect I wanted, i put the jeans in a bucket and used hydrogen peroxide as a “stop agent” to prevent further discoloring or even holes.

Lastly: I just washed alone on cold in the washing machine.

Oh, and as far as the paint splotches. You just have to get busy and do a little makeover on your own walls and undoubtedly you’ll get paint on yourself. Pretty silly.

There you go.


Tam’s world…(bigger and better!!)

Hi everyone!

As you’ve noticed our sweet Tamara is lugging around a little concoction for about 30 weeks now. Although shes’s growing by the minute, she hasn’t lost touch with fashion!

Stop by and witness her in all her pre-mommy gorgeousness. And know that THESE are her top picks of the week here at the shop!!

Thanks for your Picks, Tam!

Thanks for your Picks, Tam!

Star tee by “Shine”(in store only), Lace blouse by “Raquel Allegra”, Lace back tank from “Clu” (in store only)

(She’s obviously staying focused on her softer side while she prepares to be outnumbered by the boys!)

Working it in all Peper pieces!!

Working it in all Peper pieces!!

Stay tuned…

xo, Anne


City folks tryin’ to go country…


Sadly, this is the mailbox of my good friend, Tommy,¬† and his family at their new upstate NY digs. We dared to visit Sunday and left this damage as our parting gift. I have no business out of my element clearly. Any suggestions for a great way to say “sorry”? (aside from a new mailbox)


We had such a lovely time meeting his 7 and 12 yr old step-daughters and torturing the kittens. I hope we can do it again soon!

PS. Photo is AFTER we “fixed” it.