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August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is cute. ¬†And a great reminder ūüôā

Feather Manicure.

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

My friend found this for me on Pinterest¬†and I think I must try it. ¬†I’m slightly concerned about how to get the feathers *off* of my nails, but I guess I will worry about that later. ¬†It looks so cool and seems easy enough, see tutorial here. ¬†What do you think of the feather manicure?

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!!

Europe.

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!):

{Our London hotel room which was TINY but amazing!}
{Had an obsession with all the street signs, such a nicer way to say ‘yield’}

{Westminster Abbey. Got in trouble for taking this. Oopsie!}

{Our first London meal, traditional Pub food. So good!}
{Guards at Buckingham Palace. How do they stay so serious all the time??}
{They turned the bed down for us every night and left chocolate. Heaven.}
{Harrod’s. 5 floors of heaven.}
{One of my favorite areas of London}
{I have a *few* pictures of the Eiffel tower.}
{The Louvre.}
{View from our cruise down the river.}
{Notre Dame.}
{My favorite French fare. Steak frites.}
{Nutella Crepe. Yes.}
{Champagne on the last night. Served by a beautiful French man.}

Crepes.

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.

French Crepes:

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

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.

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