Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Luella & June: Emerald City

Luella & June is a great blog that I recently stumbled upon. It immediately caught my eye because of their graphics and endless colors. However, one of their posts really grabbed my attention because I've had a similar obsession with the color emerald and was planning on doing a post myself. Since they beat me to the punch, I thought why not feature them instead! 


Hump Day Inspiration

Need a little pick-me-up on your Wednesday?
Awe over these for inspiration.

TOMS and The Row Collaboration

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen combined their creative and fashion forward insight they use for their line, The Row in order to create a collaboration with TOMS.  Below are photos and a video from their shoe drop in Honduras.


Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp and Feta

- 5 large tomatoes, cut into eighths
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup Feta, crumbled
- Crusty bread, for serving

Heat oven to 450F. Place the tomatoes in a large baking dish. Then drizzle olive oil and garlic on top. Sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss. Roast on top rack of oven for 20 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven and stir in the shrimp, parsley and lemon juice. Sprinkle with the feta. Return the dish to the oven until the shrimp are cooked, which is approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with bread. 


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feminine Homes

Enough feminine details within these homes to create a well balanced atmosphere without being too obnoxious and pink. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Christian Siriano Spring 2012

Christian Siriano was definitely a fan favorite on Project Runway but I have to admit that I wasn't confident his collection would be up to par against other legendary designers during NYFW. However, I thought his Spring 2012 collection was stunning! His idea of glamorous included simple shapes like T-shirts and A-line skirts and dresses with dramatic hues with well balanced nudes. I look forward to seeing his line up close to examine the details! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trend Report: Denim Button Up

So obsessed with chambray button ups right now, it's not even funny. You may ask why I am loving this once awful 90's inspired trend. I'll tell you why, it's because they're so versatile! You can slip them under a fitted blazer, belted around a loose dress or even wear then tucked into black skinnies. Not only that but I guarantee you could find one for a penny at your local vintage shop if you're willing to dig! In the meantime, I found one at Nordstrom that I can't wait to try out once the weather begins to cool down! 

Faith vs Fear

NYFW Spring 2012: Alice & Olivia

This season of NYFW, I've watched designers such as Marchesa, Diane von Furstenburg, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and more. Since then I have decided that Alice & Olivia stood out amongst the crowd! Alice & Olivia's Spring 2012 collection consists mostly of a gorgeous color palette, such as bright pastels like aqua and sherbet. Along with a fresh black and white palette, which kept their collection classic yet modern. They stayed consistent with their classic flared trouser using different colors and textures. They also created embellished A-line dresses with floral prints along with leather pants to keep the collection well balanced. Overall, I felt Alice & Olivia kept it's originality but played up their collection to stay youthful, flirty and modern! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


You know me, anything lemon and I'm there. Therefore, this immediately caught my eye when I saw a lemon meringue cupcake! Then I discovered several delicious looking cupcakes all made by mingmakescupcakes that are all definitely worthwhile to salivate over or even try baking them yourself one day! Enjoy! 


Trend Report: Polka Dots

Another favorite fall trend of mine is polka dots! I love how playful a pop of polka dots can be! Add a blazer and heels and you're ready for a night out or tucked into tailored trousers and you're on your way to your 9-5! 

Currently Craving

A few of my current obsessions include...

Black Booties

Monogrammed iPhone Cover

Cartier Love Bracelet

Moroccan Oil 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Video: Nordstrom Nashville Opening: Hatch Show Print & Ruben Toledo

The Button Up

The button up is a classic blouse inspired by mens wear that can be worn multiple ways and is this fall's top trend. I have numerous sheer and silky button ups that I wear tucked into dark denim or worn flowy with black leggings and flats. Depending upon which pieces from your wardrobe you choose to pair with a button up, these can be worn for day or night occasions.  

Monday, September 5, 2011

White Out

Who says you can't wear white after labor day? 

Casually Chic

Throwing on a pair of jeans, slouchy blouse and twisting your hair into a messy bun may seem sloppy but these girls can pull it off perfectly. That's why I love how effortless these looks are!