Thursday, May 24, 2012

Old Gringo

Every girl needs a pair of cowgirl boots (whether western is your thing or not) because they can make any outfit look chic!

Old Gringo is like the Prada of cowgirl boots..enjoy!

Loving the mint inlay

These NEED to be in my closet soon :)

Have happy day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Leather Shorts Please

This in between rainy weather is making me want something warm, yet still fun and springy!
Whats the answer?
Leather shorts!
Now if only I could find a pair that didn't break my bank account...

Olivia Palermo is my inspiration

Some funky cut blue leather

Leather perfection.

Can't wait to get my hands on some of these babies!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

funky pantelones

Although its almost summer, I can't get enough of all these funky pants!
I have a few pairs, but I am definitely going to stalk up :)

Loving all the mixed prints and solids, so cute.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars

A recipe with the combination of key lime & cheesecake is sure to be killer, thus my next baking adventure will be Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars!

These seriously look to DIE for!

2 cups graham crackers
8 tbsp (1 US stick) unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a 10×10
pan with parchment that overhangs the edges.  Mix the butter and graham crackers together and press into the bottom of the pan evenly.  Bake crust for 5 minutes and allow to cool completely.
2 bricks (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs plus one large egg white
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup prepared lime curd, divided (recipe
Liquid green food coloring
Liquid yellow food coloring

Tint the 3/4 cup of lime curd with the liquid food coloring until lime-rind green.  You will use a few drops of both green and yellow food coloring.  Set lime curd aside.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with mixer on medium high speed until smooth.  Beat in eggs on low speed, 1 at a time.  Beat in sour cream and vanilla, then flour just until blended.  Remove 1 cup of batter and reserve.  Pour the rest of the batter over the crust.

Mix 1/2 cup of tinted lime curd with the 1 cup of reserved batter.  Place spoonfuls or dollops of this mixture in no particular fashion on top of the plain cheesecake batter.  Dollop the remaining 1/4 cup of lime curd  across the previous mixture.  Use skewer to swirl the mixtures together to create a marbleized effect. 
Bake for 35 minutes at 325 degrees F.  Let cool completely in pan then refrigerate.  Lift cheesecake out of the pan with parchment overhang.  Cut into bars before serving.

Lime Curd
8 tbsp  (1 US. stick) unsalted butter,
softened at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/3 cup plus 4 tbsp. fresh lime juice

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl using an
electric mixer. Slowly add the eggs and yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Pour in lime juice and mix again.  Expect the mixture to look curdled, this is normal.
Cook the mixture over medium heat in a
medium-size saucepan until it looks smooth (no longer curdled.) Increase the heat slightly and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens. Clip a thermometer to the side of the pan and cook until the mixture reaches 170 degrees.
Remove the curd from the heat. Transfer the curd to a bowl and press plastic wrap on the surface of the lime curd to keep a skin from forming.  Chill the curd in the refrigerator. The curd will thicken further as it cools. 

Happy baking!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

denim done RIGHT

Being from Texas, I always always love a great denim outfit!
Perfect for summer are my favorite ways to wear my favorite denim pieces!

the perfect denim vest matches anything...

Rosie in the perfectly printed shorts

high waisted

Rihanna is head to toe denim perfection!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Never wear white after labor day

White is one of FAV colors, thus these sheer outfits are the thing I am lusting after this summer...


Fabulous sheer polka dots..

Have a happy white and bright day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Printed & Fabulous

Loving prints for skirts/skinnies/maxis!!

Hoping I can find affordable versions of the things I have posted below, but its fun to dream :)!

:this cheetah combo couldn't be more fabulous :):

:DVF chevron:

:Ikat perfection:

Happy print shopping!