10.16.2014

4 THINGS FOR YOUR WEEKEND - 10.17.14


No 1 & Other Stories US Launch

H&M's fancier brand & Other Stories launched their online site a few days ago and they are opening a their first US store today in NYC. Their selection is on the more expensive (but still attainable side). If nothing else, it will provide some pretty online window shopping for you to check out this weekend. Oh and get 20% off with the code FRIENDS.

No 2 Tory Burch: In Color

I'm thisclose to buying this book. It seems like the perfect accessory for my coffee table. Tory goes color by color, sharing her favorites things in each shade. The other great thing is that Amazon is offering the book at half off.

No 3 Cup of Jo Everyday Make-Up

I am a big fan of this beauty post. Her make-up style seems approachable and attainable. I like how honest she is with what works and what doesn't work for her.

No 4 Caudalie Eau de Beaute 

This mist is such an amazing beauty luxury. It smells like spa and instantly refreshes your face. Keep one at your desk to revitalize make-up throughout the day.

10.15.2014

WINE INSPIRATION


Since we are well into fall, now its time your beauty routine matched the changing leaves. I have been inspired lately by wine-colored beauty products. My nails are usually a deep burgundy throughout most of fall but I've been thinking about adding eye shadows and lipsticks to match. Here are my top picks for wine-inspired fall beauty…



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10.14.2014

ON MY LIST: LEATHER JACKET


I can't stop thinking about finding the perfect leather jacket. It seems like the piece that my wardrobe is missing.  Something to counteract the preppy, classic style that I have going. Everyone who has a leather jacket says they wear it everywhere and with everything. The main issue is the price. There are some amazing faux choices these days if you are looking to save some money. I personally want a real leather jacket for its longevity. I would rather save up for something that I'll wear again and again than something that may just last a few seasons. Here are my top picks...



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10.13.2014

YES YOU CAN MAKE: PICKLED ONIONS


Perhaps you too have seen those pink onions popping up on everything. From burgers to salads to BBQ, pickled onions add the perfect amount of tang.

The best part, other than the flavor of course, is how easy they are to make. Many recipes call for apple cider vinegar mixed with sugar. I like to use seasoned rice wine vinegar because the sugar is already in it. Mix up a batch and serve it all week long.

Step No. 1

Peel a red onion and slice in half. Slice the onion in medium-thin pieces. Place in glass jar.



Step No. 2

Pour rice wine vinegar over onions until covered. Add in peppercorns if you want.


Step No. 3

Shake container to ensure onions are coated.


Step No. 4 

Place in refrigerator. These are best after sitting overnight but they will be ready in about an hour. Look at that pretty pink color that they turn. It's like magic. 



10.09.2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK


I think that I have pinned almost every single picture in this home tour. I didn't realize until I was scrolling through the pictures and recognized each one from my Pinterest page. I would love to live in this beautiful New York apartment. The use of limited space, the mix of modern and classic, the organic touches all of them add up to a perfect space.












10.08.2014

5 WAYS TO USE PUMPKIN SPICE (OTHER THAN IN YOUR LATTE)


I'm not sure when it happened, but suddenly pumpkin spice became the thing. That lucky orange gourde because the star of October not, just for carving but also for eating. When I went to Trader Joe's this morning, there was pumpkin everything. From the pancake mix to the scones to the oatmeal, everything had been pumpkinified. Not that I am complaining. I really love the taste of pumpkin. But I'm always looking for other ways to incorporate it besides the infamous PSL (or pumpkin spice latte, when did we start making acronyms for Starbucks beverages?) Here are 5 ways to add a little spice in your October...




Pumpkin Spice Macaroons
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats
Pumpkin Maple Granola
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

10.07.2014

MEET ME ON THE ROOFTOP FOR MACAROONS


It doesn't really get more magical that a rooftop party in early Fall for the famed Parisian macaroon brand Laduree. This set-up, from the floral arrangements to the brass eiffel towers, is perfection. I wish that I could get my hands on those dessert plates. Anyone craving a macaroon now?