Indulged in some French goodness this past weekend, baking some Madeleines for a Mother's Day treat (see recipe here). This bite-size dessert is so simple its great to have with a cup of milk or dunk in a cafe au lait. It is important to note though that the recipe has such a basic ingredient list, good technique is the key to keeping them light, fluffy and golden. When using my electric mixer I found it very key to change my beaters to a whisk, beating the eggs versus whisking in the sugar. Also do not overfill the mold. Trust me you will find yourself cutting out each piece as I did. Happy Baking!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I've loved the bleached denim style for sometime now. A classic material with a edgy twist, a bleached look can add some spunk to the oh-so-hot chambray spring style. My favorite part of my tie-dye inspired top was its sheer pleated detail. Can we say business in the front, party in the back?
Top: Urban Outfitters (on sale here)
Jeans: Target (buy here)
Necklace: f21 (similar buy here)
Pumps: Enzo Angollini
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Monday, April 29, 2013
A sucker for abstract 80's flower prints (see another look here), I salvaged this midi-dress on one of my many thrifting trips recently. Midi length dresses or skirts can be very tricky to wear for its unique length can be unflattering to the silhouette. To avoid this extenuate the waist section of the ensemble. Cinch a midi-dress with a belt. When considering purchasing a midi-skirt pick a high waisted style and pair it with a crop top that lays on the waist line (see my look here). For my midi outfit, I brought in some modern bold details to my vintage dress. I layered on some statement necklaces as well as sported my favorite new purse, a studded mint clutch from Aldo that is a perfect pastel piece for spring (get yours here). Can we say obsessed!?!
Dress: Vintage via Salvation Army
Necklaces: J.Crew and Vintage
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Tropical days are here. Prepping for some fun fashion events and wedding season festivities, I have my eyes set on some statement print pieces, including various floral motifs of course. I also want to mix up my looks with some pastel and sherbet hues. I have been wearing mostly tart brights and a dose of some sweeter colors is much needed.
Top: Vintage via Black and Brown, Jeans: Pac Sun
Purse: Vintage Dooney Bourke, Pumps: Target
Statement Necklace: J.Crew
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Monday, April 15, 2013
With so much Coachella style on the web this past week, I couldn't help but attempt to put together some boho-chic inspired looks for my wardrobe recently. This particular look invokes a whole lot of whimsical funk and it is safe to say that this is not my fashion forte. Thus starting with a comfortable foundation I immediately reached into my closet for my LBMaxiD. Maxi dresses are a great versatile piece to have when transitioning into the warmer months. Paired with some cute sandals or a printed scarf, a maxi dress can take you from dressed-up to dressed-down or from day to night. Accenting my maxi with a denim layer, a very hot spring trend this year, I picked up this pink denim dream at Target (also want to try this Target style here). It was a must buy as soon as I laid my eyes on it. What is your Coachella style?
Jean Jacket: Target (buy here)
Maxi: f21 (buy here), Pumps: Aldo
Aztec Cuff: f21 (simliar here), Rings: H&M
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