Monday, May 13, 2013

Madeleines


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 helpful 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

Bleached


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)
Purse: Vintage
 Jeans: Target (buy here)
Necklace: f21 (similar buy here)
 Pumps: Enzo Angollini
Bracelets: Vintage