Friday, September 3, 2010

Hot giveaway!

Good Morning Everyone!

The fabulous Dolls Factory is doing a wonderful giveaway! For your chance to win a gorgeous Fendi Charm go to their site and follow the instructions! The deadline to enter is October 1st!
Visit for your chance!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

photo courtesy of: dolls factory

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Basics for Mommies-to-be!

Hello Everyone! Here is my first maternity wear post! 
In the beginning I made a few mistakes when shopping for clothes for my growing belly, but I have now realized the few basic essentials I should have gotten from the start!

1.) Maternity leggings! These are a must must must! Make sure if you're ordering them online that you look closely at the picture to tell if they are high rise, and they need to have an expanding waist section! You would think they would all have this since they're called maternity, but this is NOT the case. Some look identical to normal leggings..and putting the word "maternity" on them is a marketing scheme-you will be disappointed.
If you stick with an actual maternity store or site you should be fine. I have a pair of Liz Lange's maternity leggings and they are great!

2.) Belly panel! The thing with these are that they vary greatly in price. There is not much to this piece of clothing so be smart when shopping for one. They're pretty durable so having only a couple in your wardrobe should be plenty. Look for sales! Even consignment shops! I found one for only a few dollars at a local consignment! It was brand new too! They're all pretty similar so remember to price compare and if ordering online (which I love to do), then read ratings!!!

3.) The Basic tee! It may sound boring but I promise it will be your best friend. Make sure to purchase ones that easily cover your bottom and are also long enough in the front. Remember, because of your growing baby bump the front will ride up more and more over time. When shopping for these tees it isn't necessary to look in maternity sections. I have found that maternity tees have only slight differences if any and tend to be pricier. Of course every woman is different so take the time to try on and explore what YOU like on your new body. Also, remember to accessorize your tees! Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't be you. Do whatever you need to do to stay feeling good about yourself!

pictures courtesy of: liz lange maternity for target, motherhood maternity, american apparel

BIG NEWS! Update from my extended break!!

Hello Everyone!

I took a very long break from my blog due to a huge turn in my life! I have decided that I want to share the big news with everyone who takes time out to read my posts!
In may I was completely surprised with the fact that I am having a baby!! We are extremely excited to meet our son! He is due January 3, 2001. His name will be Charles Vincent, after our grandfathers who have passed away. He is such a blessing; the anticipation is killing me!
We have had two ultrasounds so far with another scheduled for next Wednesday!

Here is a picture of my gorgeous baby boy!

I will be getting back into the swing of things with my blog so please stay tuned! Posts will include the normal fashion updates, but will also include personal updates on me and Charlie and fashion posts about maternity wear.
Please follow and continue to comment! I always try to return the favor!

Friday, May 21, 2010

cupcakes and love

Hi Everyone!
I've been extremely caught up in school the last week, no I don't get the summer off..unfortunately- but I promise to have some great posts coming this weekend! Thanks for being patient!

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday today and with the help of my grandmother and a recipe for frosting, (that I have to take to the grave) I made these delicious cupcakes last minute and took a few photos to share with you!

They were so easy- they're gingerbread cupcakes, made in a mini muffin tin with Betty Crocker Gingerbread cake/cookie mix. The frosting is a no confectioners sugar recipe that is a lot like a few I've seen online- but it's our family's (and just slightly different), so of course I have to say it's better!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The Forever 21 necklaces I ordered came in yesterday and I couldn't be happier! I'm definitely ordering more, the prices are just too good!

I have to say that Modcloth has a great selection also, make sure to visit their site to check out all they have to offer!

By the way, I tried out a couple recipes on Mother's Day and they were delicious so I'm passing them on!

Spinach and goat cheese Tarts
Tex-Mex Corn Wontons

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Check it out

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I'm hoping all of you will check out this blog I have recently become a follower of and enter her first giveaway!
She has a beautiful blog and to thank her followers she's giving away great make up and brushes, so check it out!

Pixie Dust

photo: pixie dust

Friday, May 7, 2010

Editorial: Wild Country

This issue had more than one great editorial so I had to share this one also!

I always let the chickens run around the house while trimming my fake plant wearing 5 inch wedges and purple lipstick...don't you??

Vogue Nippon June 2010
Edita Vilkeviciute

source: tfs

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Call Me Hat Crazy

I think this is by far one of my favorite editorials this year. It isn't even the hats to me (even though they are pretty awesome) that make these shots so special. It's the layering, the color palette, the innocence-its perfect! The way the styling was put together-it's just flawless. definitely doesn't hurt that Frida is an absolute doll!

..take a look and be inspired!

Frida Gustavsson
Vogue Nippon June 2010

photos: knight cat, tfs

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tao Okamoto is on Fire

Vogue Nippon June 2010

photos: fashion gone rogue

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Elle Italia May 2010

photos: cartoon styles

Empanada Love

I'm finally doing a recipe post!
These are so easy to make, and are great for lunch or dinner. Empanadas are also amazing for breakfast, just be creative! You can fill them with anything!



10 frozen empanada discs- I promise these are perfect. (found in the freezer section with the ethnic foods)
1 lb ground beef (can substitute turkey!)
1 cup of frozen corn
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
1/4 stick butter (unsalted)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt


1.Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and defrost the empanada discs (just take out of freezer about an hour before you start to make the filling).
2. Start with the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
3. Add the chopped onion and stir.
4. Mince the garlic and add after the onions have started to become translucent. (If you add the garlic at the same time as the onions, it will burn). Let them saute together for a minute or two, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the ground beef and frozen corn-break up the ground beef with a wooden spoon and give the ingredients a stir.
6. Add the thyme, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper, and stir together. Make sure to season to taste( obviously not tasting until the meat is cooked through :)). I never follow a recipe exactly as it says to. So season to your liking.
7. Let the meat cook through completely. When cooked, turn off the heat and cover until ready to fill discs.
8. In a small saucepan melt the butter and set aside
9. In a small bowl, crack 1 egg, lightly beat and set aside. Have a pastry brush on hand!
10. Have a sheet pan ready for laying filled empanadas on. (I usually line the sheet pan with foil and grease it to make sure they don't stick.)
11. Roll out each empanada disc- just slightly larger than their original size.
12. Brush the egg wash around the outside of the disc. Fill the disc with 2 tbsp of filling. Fold over to make a half-moon shape and with a fork seal/pinch the rim all the way around to seal shut.
13. Once they are are filled and layed out on the sheet pan (about a 1/2 inch apart), brush the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper (just to season the outside).
14. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden and crispy. Then try not to eat all of them!

Hope you like these! I'm so excited that I finally got a recipe post done!
If anyone has any cooking questions or recipes requests please let me know! Cooking is my second love and I actually know a good deal about it, thanks!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wedge Love

Wedges are insanely popular right now.
Everyone carries them from high-end to Target and Forever 21.
What I love about them is that they don't all look the same! Over the winter we saw the wedge boot-adorable. Now we're seeing the strappy wedge, wedge sandals, bondage fabric wedges-which are fast becoming my favorites.
But..I think my absolute favorites right now are the Farylrobin Madison Wedges available at Urban Outfitters. (shown below in middle) Available in black and white and hoping they will go on sale sometime soon!

What are your favorite wedges?? 

photo: created with polyvore

Saturday, May 1, 2010

hot hot hot

I came across this editorial, courtesy of Le fashion.
Not sure which issue this is in Russh, guessing it's an older one, but it's hot, so I had to share!

Russh Magazine
photos: le fashion

Friday, April 30, 2010

Animal Jewelry

Animal Jewelry is HUGE right now and I spent hours last night obsessing over some Hanna Bernhard pieces I would give my left arm for.

Then I switched over to Forever 21's site to get a quick glance at what they had to offer in the trend.
Now obviously, these pieces are not one-of-a-kind, but they are great for the price. Mix and match these long necklaces- they're so affordable that you'll be able to get as many as you can get your hands on!

Here's a few of my favorites! (I became pretty obsessed with all the elephants they had to offer and am throwing in some non-animal pieces to give examples of what to mix them with!)

These range in price from $4.80-$7.80! Can you get a better deal than that? Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Check these and more out at!

photos: forever 21
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