Jan 30, 2012

The Heart of a Girl

Tunic: UO, Leggings: NY&Co, Blazer: Thrifted, Boots: Dolce Vita, Socks: Modcloth, Necklace: NY&Co

Who do I want to be today? It's just the heart of a girl that likes to play dress up.

photos by Brian

Jan 28, 2012

Houndstooth and Stripes Girl

Blouse: gift, Skirt: Ross, Tights:?, Belt: ? Heels: Target, Earrings: NY&Co

I've mentioned before how a full skirt and a cinched waist is the perfect silhouette for any woman of any size or shape. This outfit is a going to be my new "go to" outfit when all else fails. I really had a good time twirling.

Jan 27, 2012

Flapper Girl

Outfit: Thrifted, Tights: ? Shoes: Shoe Dept

Boy, wearing this slip exposed threw some people for a loop! I had a few women tell me that my slip was showing and one guy said he didn't know if my skirt was too short or my slip was too long! Ha! I had people scratching their heads with this one. I just really love the lace detail on the slip and thought it added a lot of romance to this outfit. It ended up being one of my favorites outfits! I can't wait to give it a try in the summer too with a flowy sleeveless top. I think that will look dreamy and feminine.

I kinda felt a wee bit like a flapper!!! Let's do the Charleston!


Silly for Sequins

Now let's don't wear all of this together at one time (unless all your friends have had five martinis already and everyone thinks they can dance like Lady Gaga) and burn someone's eyeballs out. Instead, just choose one for a special night OR, even better, choose one for daytime and tone it down with denim. I have a serious addiction to sequins you guys. Even wore them to a Christmas party last year but didn't get any good pictures. The photobooth at the party...well...let's just say he wasn't the best photographer. But the sequins took the whole event up several notches!
Here is where I wore sequins in the daytime. Here is Jessica @ What I Wore wearing sequins (far better than I did) and it gave me the guts to try it in the first place.

Let me know if you wear sequins or love them as much as I do! I would love to see your spin on them!

Jan 26, 2012

Beautiful Braiding via Pinterest

Source: google.com via Courtney on Pinterest

Jan 25, 2012

Equestrian Girl

Blazer: Thrifted, Flannel: Woolrich (gift), Jeans: Walmart, Boots: Eddie Bauer (gift), Belt: Thrifted

"Ride horses much?"

"Only in between martinis dahling. See you at the stables in five. Oh, be a doll and find me some elbow patches for my riding jacket."

Feeling very Equestrian today in riding boots, flannel and blazer.

Jan 24, 2012

It's the Most Scariest Tiiiime of the Year

Dare I say it aloud, so I will just whisper it....bathing suit season! Gasp! Blech. Pow! Bam! $&%(#*&!

There, after all the swearing, I do have to come to grips with the fact at some point in time this year, I will have to frighten the living daylights out of some people and wear a bathing suit. Long gone are the days that I don a bikini (I hear you clapping) so I look for cute one pieces/tankinis these days. Here are some I found at Shabby Apple: (Right now 20% off!!!)

I adore this polka dot number - a classic navy that has a lot of nautical inspiration! I could see pairing this with a nice red lip for an afternoon by the pool.
"Notte Stellata" Regular Price: $78.00, $62.40 with discount

Va-va-Voom! Who said a one piece was boring? Oh, I'm sorry, are you on a movie set?
"Sutherland Point" Regular Price: $74.00, $59.20 with discount

A cute tankini with lots of frills and fun! Girlie!
"Isola" Regular Price: $82.00, $65.60 with discount (mix & match bottoms)

A subdued color and a sweet deal that can would go great with a big flower in your hair!
"Daydream Island Bikini", Regular Price: $68.00 ,$54.40 with discount (mix & match!)

And finally, I adore the punch of drama with this metallic suit. A big black hat and you are set! Yes...dahling...
"Pietra", Regular price: $88.00, $70.40 with discount

Eggnog Eclair

It's a little late for eggnog, I know, but I decided to make the Eggnog Eclair recipe on the side of the Nilla wafer box. It's not really that eggnog-y. It's more like a rich nutmeg-y pudding. Anyway, it's a nice refreshment.

 I followed the recipe on the box....it's pretty simple. I mixed the milk, cream cheese, nutmeg, rum extract and instant vanilla pudding. Line the loaf pan with plastic wrap and then lay down a layer of wafers. Mix in some cool whip with the pudding mixture and use that in between wafers. Once you're done, put it in the fridge for 3 hours.
Time to make the (easiest ever) chocolate sauce! Mix two baking squares in with the rest of the cool whip and heat for 25 seconds in the microwave. I had to put it back in for another 10 seconds after I stirred it for a bit. Invert the cake out of the loaf pan and pull off the plastic wrap.

 Spoon on the chocolate sauce. Stop yourself before you devour it and add 3 wafers for decoration.

Now go for it!