Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Overtired Outfit Post

This weekend was a good friend's birthday celebration in Asbury Park. We all had such an amazing time dancing, singing and being silly as usual. The next day, I was exhausted and in a very quirky mood. Cue ridiculous impromptu photo session with Adrienne. I was happy for these sunglasses and later, for coffee.


Shirt is my Mom's from 30 years ago! / Scarf from J Crew /
Belt from H&M / Shoes from Target / Sunglasses borrowed from sister





I warned you there were some weird ones...


...Tree Hugger?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Copy Cat

I read style blogs daily and love to pull inspiration from them on re-mixing clothes. Sometimes I am so inspired by them that I copy looks without even realizing it. For example, last week I posted about an outfit I wore to a friend's bridal shower. Today, I came across this photo from Jen Loves Kev. Look familiar?


 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right guys?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Orange You Glad...?


I don't know when it exactly happened, but one day I fell in love with the color orange. Growing up, my mother always dressed me in shades of blue because she said it brought out my eyes. As an adult, I think I am somewhat blued-out and gravitate more towards yellows and browns and oranges.

With my new found love for orange, I saw Kendi wear these shoes and wanted them right away. They have quickly become my favorite shoes and are so dang comfortable!


Dress and belt from Gap / Shoes from Urban Outfitters /
Sweater and tights from Target

What are your favorite shoes?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Mama!



Today is a very special day...it's my mama's birthday! My ma is a very special lady. She is the most kind and loving person I have ever met. She really has taught me so much and I hope to be as patient a mother when I have children.
I love you Mama!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Portland Style Wish List

Dress from Modcloth / Rainboots from Nordstrom / Bag from Nordstrom / Umbrella from Modcloth

With our Pacifc Northwest trip quickly approaching, I have been daydreaming about potential sight seeing outfits. Since we are going in April, the climate typically is mild (falling between 45 and 60 degrees) and we are hoping for limited rainfall. But I suppose some rain is a part of the experience. I'll probably end up schleping around in jeans and flats, but in my daydreams I am dressed in this beautiful outfit.

Do you plan vacation outfits in your head before packing?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog Crush: Sincerely, Kinsey

Sincerely, Kinsey is one the many blogs that I follow. She is a beautiful photographer and she inspires me every day. These are some of my favorite images from her blog. 







 All images found here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tie Dyed Cupcakes and Some Sweet 80s Attire

Last weekend I attended an 80's themed housewarming party for a girlfriend and as soon as I was invited I knew I wanted to make special cupcakes. I have always wanted to try tie dyed treats and this was the perfect opportunity! I followed the simple vanilla cupcakes recipe and divided the batter into six bowls. Using food coloring, I dyed the different batches and then layered them in the cupcake holders. I loved the finished product!





And in case you were wondering what I wore to the 80's party, please see below. Unfortunately I only had to purchase two things in this whole outfit...


Happy and healthy weekend to everyone!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The First of the Bridal Showers...


Shirt from Old Navy / Skirt from Brooklyn Industries / Tights and booties from Target
Jacket was a gift from the boyfriend - from Modcloth

This past weekend I attended a bridal shower for a gal I went to college with. It's so crazy that we are at the age that our close friends are beginning to make these steps towards marriage. Or maybe not crazy at all. Remember thinking 26 was old when we were younger? Regardless, I am so excited for my friends who have found true love and who are ready to make such a wonderful commitment. These next few months will be very special and fun. I am really looking forward to witnessing it all.

On a completely unrelated topic, I was frustrated trying to take these outfit pictures because I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot them but the park was very crowded. I am not comfortable (yet) taking outfit photos with people around. I need to start not caring. Anyway, I drove around the corner from the park and stumbled upon this colorful wall mural and decided this was even better. Lucky for me!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Special Valentine's Day


   
  

 I had a wonderful, low key Valentine's Day this year with my love. Dinner, fro-yo and heart shaped pancakes. I could not have asked for anything more.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love.


Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Sweets

In the spirit of tomorrow, here are some of my favorite Valentine's ideas from across the World Wide Web. I love how adorable and creative they all are. I wish I would have attempted to make some craft for this year but I didn't really think of it. I will defininitely be crafting next year!


Precious wall artwork








The sweetest dessert table

How did you decorate for this special day?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pizza Chronicles: Friday Edition

I love pizza night in my apartment. And I love when my roommate and I decide to try out different variations of a traditional pie (see last recipe here). This week we tried sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, basil and fresh mozzarella cheese. I highly recommend!


The finished product:


Next recipe on the pizza-to-make list? Sweet potato pizza with kale and carmelized onions. Who wants in?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inspiration

After my bummer mood yesterday, I needed some inspiration.










All images found here.