Friday, January 23, 2015

Grey


Whenever I head out to any estate sale, it is the idea that I might find something that screams uniquely "me", which really gets me excited and this is exactly what happened not to long ago at one of Kuzak's Closet's epic estate sales. Coming home with a major designer vintage haul, this grey slouchy sweater was only one of many things that captured my heart so stay tuned for there are more pieces to showcase!

Lately I have been really into playing with neutrals, dabbling into soft shades and muted combos I wouldn't normally consider. I have never been a fan of all black looks, even for my everyday style I stick to denim and crisp white tees. Yet trying to balance out my color and print wardrobe, this grey slouchy sweater is a great starting point to my personal style project. Have a great weekend lovelies!  




Vintage Sweater via Kuzak's Closet
Vintage Skirt/ Shoes Vince Camuto 
Vintage Purse Via Kuzak's Closet


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Excuse My French


I wore this outfit a while back to a fashion event and love how this quirky sweatshirt added some flair to such a basic look. I've been a little obsessed with finding fun sweatshirts lately. Comfortable but chic, they can dress up a pair of basic skinny jeans or can give some spunk to boring skirt. I like to wear them with fancy heels or a red lip, making the look pop.



Top f21/ Skirt f21/ Shoes DSW/ Bow Bracelet H&M
Vintage Dooney and Bourke

Monday, January 5, 2015

Confetti Pant Party


Happy New Year Friends! What can I say but I know I was noticeably off the grid last year. Life really took me to some new places, professionally and personally, some good and some bad. At times I really felt like I was falling by the wayside and although I still find myself swimming towards the top, there are two very valuable lessons I have learned along the way and want to share them with you at the start of this new year.

ONE: The only constant in life is change. Ain't that the truth. As a creature of habit, change has never been my strength, yet this year it shook me to the core. Change forced me to take some risks, teaching me a lot about what I want for my life and in my life, but more importantly that what I want will always be changing for everything and everyone is also changing. No one tells you that (brace yourself) you will NEVER have life figured out, figuring it out is actually how you embrace the changes, both the highs and the lows. 

TWO: Comparison is the thief of joy. It is so easy to assume that the grass is greener on the other side. GUILTY. I realized that I started to get really hung up on what I had not yet accomplished in all aspects of my life. With the big three-oh staring me in my face, self-reflection has been inevitable. Yet a wise friend of mine (love you Adriana) was keen to remind me, the grass is greener where you water it. Instead of comparing, be inspired by others. Know that everyone's path is different and you must trust in your own story. 

Both lessons easier said than done I look forward to this new year and hope to bring some much needed balance back into my life, which includes sharing much more with you once again!  


Pants c/o H&M Santana Row / Sunglasses Peter Pilotto for Target 
Vintage Sweater American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Los Gatos

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mixology 101: Hot Bourbon Cider


Happy Holidays! With the chill finally hitting the West Coast, I have been craving everything snuggle worthy, including warm drinks. Thus giving hot cider a boozy twist, I fine tuned a yummy cider recipe I got from a friend, making a cozy cocktail surly to be holiday party hit.

Most hot cider cocktails call for seeping a drink with a handful of spices, while others suggest a lemon like tea infusion.Yet both of these flavors can really pack a punch when paired with bourbon's oak taste. Thus a more party friendly alternative, Holiday Bourbon Cider is an ideal cider cocktail pick. Its fresh orange slices will delight those with a like for a sweeter flavor pallet, while its bitters will keep that boozy balance for that craft cocktail connoisseur. Lastly, I have two tips that will ensure maximum enjoyment. Keep your drinks warm for an a extended period of time by prepping your cocktail glasses. An easy way to do this is by simply filling them with hot water and once they are warm to the touch pour the water out, wiping them dry. To keep your cider warm for an extended period of time consider making the cider mixture in a crock pot. It will be ready to use on cue for those large party situations. Happy Sipping! 


Ingredients:

Bourbon
Bitters
Oranges
Cinnamon Sticks
Maple Syrup
Apple Cider

Recipe:

1. Pour 1.5 oz of Bourbon into cocktail glass and set aside
2. Pour 4 oz of Apple Cider into a small sauce pan, bringing it to a low simmer
3. Add an Orange slice and half a Cinnamon stick into pan
4. Allow the Orange and Cinnamon to steep in the pan for at least 5 min
5. Stir in 1 oz of Maple Syrup and remove mixture from heat
6. Pour cider mixture into the cocktail glass over the Bourbon
7. Add two dashes of bitters
7. Stir and garnish