Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Sales :)

Sadly, summer is coming to an end...
But fortunately for my closet, all those fabulous summer clothes I've been lusting after are on sale!

Here are a few items I'm thinking of adding to my collection:

:Lingonberry Corset Dress @ Anthropologie $169 reduced from $328:

:Peacock Plume sandals @ Anthropologie $59 reduced from $118:

:Shakuhachi Lace Maxi Dress @ Urban Outfitters $149 reduced from $315:

:Downy Dandelion Chemise @ Anthropologie $19 reduced from $78:
Totally something Betty Draper would wear to bed from the show Mad Men!
By the way, Mad Men is my new T.V. show obsession, the fashion back then was to die for :)
If you get a chance to watch, I'm sure you will fall in love too !

Now...these items might be a little pricey, but I worked hard this summer, I think I deserve a reward :)
Have a fabulous day


Friday, August 26, 2011

Mini Cheesecake Bites

Mmmmm...I love love LOVE cheesecake, add in some chocolate chips, and make them fun sized?!  I think I'm in heaven.

Here is the next recipe I'm going to try out on my roomates :)

Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp brown sugar
small pinch salt
2 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
8-oz cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp sour cream or greek-style yogurt
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 8 cups of a muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, make the graham cracker crust. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt and stir to combine. Pour over melted butter and stir with a fork to moisten the crumbs.
Place about a tablespoon of crumb mixture in each of the prepared muffin cups and pack down into an even layer.
In a large bowl, make the cheesecake. Cream together cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Place 1 tbsp chocolate chips into each of the muffin cups. Evenly divide cheesecake batter between the muffin cups, covering the first layer of chocolate chips. Place another tbsp of chocolate chips on top of the cheesecake batter in each of the muffin cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheesecakes are set.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan, then carefully transfer cheesecakes to a cooling rack to cool completely before refrigerating.
Makes 8.
found @ Baking Bites

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I've been a blonde my whole life, a little afraid to make an drastic color changes or take risks with the length!  However, I have found a few ideas that add a little kick to your everyday hair look.

Enjoy :)

:Fish Tail Braid, used with two strands of hair instead of three:

:Ombre Rainbow tips, I'm OBSESSED!:

:Love this side french braid, will definitely have to find someone to teach me!:

:Knotted Pony:

I guess I'm going to take my own advice and mix it up a little bit!
Have a happy evening :)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Bringing S.e.x.y Back

Sorry I've been MIA from my blog, moving back into college and enjoying my one week of summer free of responsibilities is my excuse :)

I have been seeing lots and lots of dressing & tops with the missing backs...soo cute!!
Sexy & still covered in all the right places...
Here are a few of my favorite backless wonders, mostly found @ Urban Outfitters:

:I've never seen a back necklace before, but I'm obsessed!:

:It almost looks like this top is homemade, but its the perfect statement for this high waisted skirt:
:Backless maxi dress, such a pretty combination:

:My favorite of Marilyn, showing a little back..:)


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Black & White...

...and read all over!?
Not exactly...but here is something black & white :)
My mouth is already watering...

Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies !!!
1 box Brownie Mix
eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream
1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)
Preheat oven & spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish, layer with Oreos, then top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Stripes will always be a classic statement piece for any closet.  I own my fair share of sheer striped, nautical striped, and diagonal striped outfits.  They can make a plain pair of white shorts pop or give a solid colored blazer a crisp look.

My striped loves:

:This black and white striped skirt is so simple, yet it adds so much punch to this outfit.  The stripes are horizontal, creating a slimming effect.  I would also LOVE to find that pink blazer, I'm still searching high & low for it:

:Basic striped t-shirt, found @ the Gap or J. Crew:

:Colorful striped dress found @ Anthropologie:

:Striped Wedges, found @ Anthropologie:

Just some words of wisdom from the great Lilly Pulitzer...

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, August 5, 2011

etc &..

I absolutely love, they have fun pictures, creative ideas, and fabulous photography that you can share with your friends by "pinning" the items you adore to boards.  In order to access this website, it is invite only, so if you would like to be a part of this new phenomenon, send me your e-mail!  This is where I find the majority of the photos I use for my blog :)

Here are some of the things I'm currently obsessed with along with the extra odds & ends I love :

:This mint green dress is yet again another Free People work of art:

:Such a neat photo, the rings are even more fabulous & they can be found @ stores such as Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and Nordstrom:

:Lauren Conrad as the twitter bird, I think I found my next Halloween costume!:

:YSL wish you were here letter cuff, WISH this gold beauty was mine:

:I have a corgi puppy & she always lays like this, haha so stinkin cute:

:This bag is so chic & simple, the brand is Flea Bags found @

:I want this for my apartment, simple & sweet message :)

Have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Inspiring Artists...

I haven't done a music post in a long time, however this summer I feel like everyone is relaxing instead of creating new fabulous songs!!  Here are a few gems I've stumbled upon, with a little help of course :)...


:The weekend: House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls:

:Ellie Goulding: Lights:

:John Mayer: Your Body is a Wonderland:
(Not a new song, but definitely my favorite)

Happy listening 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Caffeine please!

I like things that are sweet and of course, I like my coffee with lots of extra love added to it :)...

Here are a few coffee inspired things & accessories:

:Starbucks, my one true love.  I usually order a skinny vanilla latte when I want to indulge:

:These monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie are simply adorable!:

:Such a genius mug, enough room for coffee and a treat :)

:OH my, this latte, coffee, espresso maker is dreamy:

Favorite quote of the moment, perfectly describes somebody too.... :)

Hope you have a fabulous caffeine fix, whenever in the day it may be


Monday, August 1, 2011

Tory Burch

Although it may hurt our wallet... it puts a smile on our face, & we end up with a FABULOUS piece of art.  I'm talking about designer brand kind of fashion here...& my current love is Tory Burch.  Her style is timeless, classic, clean lines with a pop of color :)

:The Tarlen Wedge, @ $295 these rope sandals are an unique must have:

:The Robinson Zip around Continental Wallet @ $225, something on my christmas wish list
everyone needs a good wallet :)

:The Resin Logo Cuff, @ $45 this is in my price range, & i'm in LOVE!:

What I would do to have these things in my closet !! Simple & elegant all wrapped into one...