August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment
August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
It isn’t often that I even bother wearing heels anymore. I have spent the summer in maxi dresses or skirts and sandals, both for work and play. This ensemble is the only one I can bear to wear in this blazing heat. Plus, it still looks super cute while being amazingly comfortable. For Fall though, I’m going to bring the heels back (I am dying for a cute leopard print pair). Here is an outfit that is inspiring me for cooler nights out:
Tiered Ruffle Henley Top, $59.95.
Really Skinny Pants, $59.95.
Glossy Embossed Crocodile Bag, $16.80.
Steve Madden Sarina Pump, $129.95.
Geo Triangle Earrings, $4.80.
Embellished Leatherette Bracelet, $10.80.
August 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
When I was in Europe I kept seeing platform loafers everywhere. Of course all the ones I wanted cost about $700 (or more). I was determined to find a pair when I got home that were affordable and still super cute. See below, the pair I fell in love with (Miu Miu, $690) and the ones I’m going to get instead (Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, $41.99). Love!!
August 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
Vacation always leaves me with a different perspective on life. I was especially excited about my trip to Europe because it was something completely new and different than anything I’ve ever experienced. We were in London for 4 days and then had 4 days in Paris. The one word that keeps coming to mind when someone asks me how my trip was is ‘amazing’. I really fell in love with the architecture, streets, little cafes, and just the general way of life. I have to say that London was my favorite; I love how even though it is such a big city it still feels quaint. Navigating on the tube was super easy (mind the gap!) and there is something about the British accent that I find completely irresistible. Here are just a few pictures from our trip (more to come on Facebook, I promise!):
August 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
I am not a fan of pancakes at all. In fact, I’d prefer an Eggo over just about any breakfast food. I’ll have one with syrup and one with peanut butter, please and thank you. But, all people can talk about is how great the crepes are in France so I’m determined to at least give them a try. If I like them enough, I’m even going to try and make them when I get back. I found this recipe which seems easy enough. And anything smothered in powdered sugar, hot fudge, and whipped cream sounds like a great breakfast to me.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
Sift together flour, sugar, and salt; set aside. Beat eggs and milk together with a mixer. Beat in flour mixture until smooth; stir in melted butter.
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter onto griddle for each crepe. Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thin as possible. Brown on both sides and serve hot. I would add fresh strawberries, hot fudge, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. Yummm!!!!
August 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
I love the idea of buying pieces that can be worn multiple ways. A white shirt is a great basic to have in your wardrobe because you can do so many things with it. Here are 3 looks I love below. I’d wear this shirt tucked in with the shorts, long and loose with the jeans, and knotted up in the front with the maxi skirt. Love!
White Long Sleeve Button Down, $66.
Seeing Spots Shorts, $68.
MOTO Blue Black Kristen High-Waisted Jeans, $80.
Havana Fresca Skirt, $98.
Sam Edelman ‘Marina’ Pump, $129.95.
Nine West ‘Merckie’ Heels, $99.
Braided Gladiator Sandals, $17.80.
Oui Knuckle Ring, $4.80.
Bourgeois Necklace, $1.50.
Geo Stretch Bracelet, $8.80.