Thursday, January 21, 2016

6 Spring Must Haves

I really like to keep my look F.R.E.S.H. and it only makes me look cooler (ahem, narcissistic much?) when my friends look good too!.
So, My friends :)
If you are thinking of updating a piece, or two, of your wardrobe for spring-
I highly recommend these closet staples. 

 I know a lot of people really got into the "sporty chic" style for fall/winter.. and the hats and track pants should carry over to spring. 
1. Baseball Hat $31.99

Light denim is making a comeback guys. you know that bleach white color? 
Add some distress or a boyfriend style, and you're set!

This is going to be big, denim and leather jackets will still be popular for spring,
but more people will be..well, covering up more.
3. The Classic Trench coat $129

I know everyone is used to being a bag lady, but with technology advancing by the minute I feel as though more things are taking up less space in your purse AND taking more space on your smart phone. get yourself a mini purse for spring. 
4. The Petite Lady Bag $ 27.50 (budget babe) L

4.5.  The Petite Lady Bag $225 (high end) R

This became popular in Fall, and the bucket bag and backpack will be the popular choice for all music festivals this spring and summer season. 
5. The Bucket Bag $168

Whenever I'm feeling less creative and having a tough time with outfit choices... I remember to keep it simple. This dress is JUST that!
Simple. Clean. Classic.
(it comes in black too!) swoon

Monday, January 11, 2016

5 things to make your rainy day, brighter.

I am by NO MEANS complaining about the weather. California has been in a drought for that last 6 years people, and we need the water!! I keep hearing people complaining about it though, it's as if they forgot how brutal the summer was and how "un-snowish" our winters have been.
Pipe Down!!

These little cuties should bring a smile to your face, while the sun is on vacation and the rain drops are dancing on your eye lashes or dog's nose.. or whatever the song is. ask Julie Andrews..


[on sale] $36


$30 a set


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

stuffed chicken

This is the most rewarding recipe you'll make in the kitchen, all year. Hence the reason why you're reading this and it's only the fifth. You might make this numerous times throughout the year. 
Guarantee it in fact. ;) 

You're going to need: 
•3-4 chicken breasts (depending on servings desired)
•provolone cheese 
•salami, cappicola or prosciutto (whichever you like)
•Panko bread crumbs 
• salt & pepper 
•basil & oregano 
•olive oil 

1) So take your chicken breasts and pound them a little so they're flat. If they're thin to begin with, you're good. Then salt and pepper them.

2) Mix your basil/oregano/pepper to your liking along with the Panko bread crumbs. Drizzle in some olive oil and create a paste. This paste goes on one side of your chicken breasts. Lay these paste side down. 

3) Layer your cheese and meat on the reverse side. And slowly roll the chicken breast up. Panko facing outward. 

4) In a pan. Smash your garlic cloves with a tablespoon of olive oil. Get it hot and lay your breasts in the pan to sear. About 4 minutes on each side for medium browned crisp. 

The cheese gets so gooey on the inside and the part that spilled out and pooled around the outer edge is now a crisp. The meat is salty and a chewy texture against the chicken. And the Panko crust keeps everything hot and delicious. Serve with whatever the heck you like. French fries or French bread or Brussels sprouts. :) 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


So I got a second job, and I love it! 
San Jose has a great outdoor shopping area- Santana Row. It is designed to look like a European neighborhood, with shopping on the first floor and homes above the shops. There are some amazing restaurants and the entire setting is really casual but classy. I work at Anthropologie and it's great so far- It really allows me to dress how I like, it's so close to home and my team is so fun to work with. 
I think this relationship is going to last.

sweater- Banana Republic, plaid- Target (little boys section), pants- Urban Outfitters, boots- Urban Outfitters

These were taken while at work, just sipping on my coffee, enjoying the view. 
I wish I had gotten a close up of my socks for the day- 
they are bright blue with vinyl records all over them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure there is all kinds of 
Holiday prep happening at your place.

Did you make up the menu and decide on your desserts? Have you chosen who’s eating at your house and whether you’re going to attempt Black Friday shopping?

There are a lot of decisions that go into making this Holiday a memorable one.
Since I’m sure you’ve being stressing and planning your menu, have you given any thought to your décor?
You can’t have your turkey dressed and not your table…

I’ve pulled a few designs that I hope will give you inspiration to create your own table décor, or give you guidance you were looking for.

Happy Thanksgiving

 Beauty all around You

I love the idea of using seasonal pumpkins for your centerpieces. The small or the medium size, or a mixture of both to add height and contrast. In the photos below the white pumpkins really pop against the colorful table runner. How pretty would they be if you painted them silver or gold. 

Keep it Simple

 For the more modern and minamilist household I suggest a less cluttered table and pick one item as a focal point. The tablecloth or table runner, the centerpieces, candals or the place settings. Go for bold colors on the big items, and classic white dining peices. 

Creativity is King

You can learn how to make these charming paper flowers, here. 
What a way to impress your guests, by giving them a beautiful hand crafted table centerpiece. A DIY tablescape cuts on cost and is a great conversation starter. I live the mix of colors; blush, periwinkle and the rosy orange. You can pick whatever colors match your home. Or mix it up a bit with patterened scrapbook paper. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New York- my style {{ Brooklyn Hipster }}

One of the things my boyfriend hates most about me is that I like to blog my fashion. While I was in New York I was totally tuned into the urban street vibe. Matching high and low end styles and making sure comfort was my #1 priority. 

When I think of the streets of New York I see dark alleys and brick and foggy streets. 

Much different than my regular bright California attire, I packed nothing but black and a bit of white for my trip. And this was one of my favorite outfits. edgy but tailored

Beanie: Brandy Melville, blouse: HM, jacket: Topshop, jeans: Joes, 
shoes: Nike, scarf: DSW ( I have it in cranberry also) 

beanie: Brandy Melville, scarf: DSW, blouse: H&M, jacket: Topshop, jeans: Joes, shoes: Nike

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