Monday, April 30, 2012

Muted Floral

I'm not a huge fan of flowers but for some reason I feel extra girly in this dress.


Dress- benetton 
Belt- Twenty8Twelve
Clutch- JJ Winters
Heels- Jimmy Choo
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Feel Good Fashion

There are certain colors and pieces of clothing that simply make me smile, and that color happens to be yellow.  My love affair with yellow started way back in the day when in elementary school I had a pair of yellow pointed toe flats that I practically wore the sole out of.  I can recall wearing them with pretty much everything until my mom forced me to throw them out.   I'm still a black and grey person but I will always  smile when I see the brightest shade of yellow.



 Jacket- BCBG worn here
Dress-A.L.C
Shoe- Louboutin
Bag- No name- purchased over 10 years ago
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Box garden update

I built this box garden 45 days ago here and I'm pretty excited to see the progress.  The kale, swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, and onions are doing great.  The strawberries seems to be a bust and the carrots, okra, and bell pepper are moving pretty slow but overall I'm pleased.  I continue to water every other day and feed twice a week.  I cooked my first batch of spinach last night and I was really impressed, the leaves even after being cooked were still very green, vibrant and tender, the taste was incredibly fresh and flavorful.  It's going to be very difficult to every buy spinach again.  If you have even a corner of space to spare, I would recommend this to anyone.



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On Safari

I have become obsessively in love with Elizabeth and James heels, no matter the height and the style, they are by far the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own.  They are true to size and made impeccably well.

 Dress- Malene Birger
Jacket- London Jeans
Bag- Zara
Heels- Elizabeth & James
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Altuzarra for J.CREW

Altuzarra for J.Crew available now here

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Spending time in La with the palm trees, bright colors, beautiful ocean and colorful backdrop make me want to throw out my normal dark goto color palette although I'm the absolute worst when it comes to wearing white.



Jeans- Current Elliott
Top- Theory
Belt-Marc Jacobs
Camp Shirt-Jcrew
Flats- Marni
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Goodbye LA

I have had the pleasure of spending the last few days in LA and managed to accomplish quite a bit in those four days......   One of my last single girl's night out, time with my sister, great food, and great shopping, who could ask for anything more.

Fantastic Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon from Bru's Waffle Joint in Santa Monica

Spending time with my big sister
Great shoe finds





Fantastic Vintage Shopping



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Friday, April 20, 2012

Espadrille's To Die For

With summer fast approaching, there will be tons of outdoor activities.  We all love the awesome sky high stilettos but are they always functional? absolutely not! so we turn to our just as awesome counterpart, the high heel espadrille.  The espadrille is a fantastic warm weather alternative that's a cinch to walk in, not sure if it's the stabilizing feel of the espadrille or the deceiving rubber sole that no matter how high allows us to think were really not wearing heels but whatever it is, I love it.  Here are a few topping my list.

Brian Atwood colorblock espadrille wedges found here

Sergio Rossi suede and raffia wedges found here

Christian Louboutin Trotolita found here

Charlotte Olympia Denim Espadrille found here

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vacation Staples

I will be leaving for LA today which will kick start several weeks of traveling and vacation.  Fall/Summer is by far my favorite time of the year to travel.  I tend to really take stock in my packing and organization due to the fact I can squeeze pretty much every essential item in only two bags.  Here are a few staples that always manage to make the cut.
{Lots of accessories}
{Colorful nail polish}

{Marni flats- most comfortable travel goto shoes}



{Massive amounts of sunscreen and oil controller}

{Vacation hats}

{Printed & colorful dresses}
{Ipad & Kindle}
{Trusty Canon's}


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The perfect dinner breakfast

Periodically I have an insane craving for breakfast food at dinner and when I do, I'm normally in desperate need of bacon, eggs  and hash browns.  Because I'm very visual and enjoy visually pleasing food, having a plate of bacon and eggs for dinner does not do it for me so I sometime like to spruce it up.  I guess you can call this dish cheesy hash brown egg delight :).

{Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Delight}

{Turkey Bacon}
{Potatoes}
{Cheddar & Parmesan Cheese}
{Eggs}
{Onions}
{Tomatoes}
{Shred the potatoes with a cheese shredder} 
{Remove water from shredded potatoes with a potato ricer}
{Combine cheese, onions, and potatoes and cook in olive oil until browned on both sides}
{Cook an egg over medium}

Place the hash brown on a serving plate, top with turkey bacon, tomatoes, and egg.

Yummy!


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pointed Pastel

I have a major love for pencil skirts and pointed toe heels.  The two will never go out of style, now the pastel colors...... that's a different story it's a trend that will be gone in the blink of an eye.  I enjoy wearing what feels good and fits regardless if it's on trend but when I saw these heels, I had to have them.





Blouse- Chloe
Skirt-Jill Sander
Heels- Manolo Blahnik shown here
Necklaces- Betty Carre, Club Monaco
Watch- Vintage Fendi
Clutch- Vintage
Ring- DIY
Bracelets- Arden B


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Monday, April 16, 2012

Lovely Lanvin

I purchased this dress about 11 yrs ago from a vintage shop in Atlanta and I simply cannot bring myself to get rid of it.  Lanvin is and has always been classic.


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vanilla Mocha Frappe'

I woke up this morning craving a mocha frappe' and seriously contemplated jumping in my car and satisfying my craving.  To try and talk myself off the edge, I grabbed my trusty Ipad and pulled up the nutritional info for the super sweet yummy frappe' from Mcdonalds and nearly choked when I saw 450 calories, tons of fat and cholesterol but I could not get it out of my mind.  So I took out my blender and whipped up my own slightly healthier version.







Ingredients:

1 cup 2% milk
2 shots espresso
1/4 cup Hershey syrup
2 tbls fat free vanilla syrup
4 tbls baking chocolate
1 tsp chocolate sprinkles
1/3 cup ice
1 scoop fat free whipped cream


Directions:

Brew 2 shots of espresso and pop in the freezer for roughly 5 minutes
Combine all the ingredients except sprinkles, and whipped cream
Blend well
If you would like a thicker frappe, feel free to add more ice
pour into a glass and add whipped cream and sprinkles

Drink up
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