Friday, April 29, 2011

A Girls Best Friend

We all know diamonds are forever, but lets face it, diamonds are out of my budget.  What becomes my new best friend? Scarves!! It might be the way they fall, or how they add texture to any outfit, or brighten up any cloudy day, but scarves are a staple in my closet.  Many people don't realize how inexpensive scarves can be, and how easily they can make an old outfit look completely new.

I absolutely LOVE the pattern on this scarf.  The antique look is very trendy but subtle, how amazing!
This simple scarf goes with everything! The gray and white make it also very suitable for spring/summer.
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My Morning Sugar Rush

Pancakes are one of the most satisfying breakfasts out there... now, add bananas, maple syrup and a little caramel sauce, and these pancakes become worth remembering.
Once again, here is an instant face lift to classic banana pancakes.  Bananas are found within and on top of the pancakes.  The caramel and maple syrup make any sugar craving vanish! Oh, how I love weekends...

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Weekends are for indulging, which is what these treats allowed me to do last weekend! The key to this wonderful recipe? Vanilla beans mixed into the recipe and full marshmallows on the top. Who said updating classics was only for your wardrobe?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mad about Plaid

Bostons' weather is warming up, therefore I'm slowly saying goodbye to my coats and starting to take out my blazers and plaid shirts.  Need I explain why I'm mad about plaid? No words describe what a plaid shirt can do for an outfit.  Girls, get a plaid shirt! Wear it with jeans, shorts, tucked inside a shirt, anyway you see wearable,


Put a big necklace with this or bangles and your so called "man shirt" will be flirty and feminine.  This can be found on the wonderful anthropologie website.  Thanks for the great ideas Anthro!

An Edible Thank You

Thank you notes are lovely, but edible thank you's take the prize in my eyes. Family friends sent us an amazing arrangement of pink themed candy. These treats make hosting dinner parties a lot more tempting.
Great ideas for hostess gifts are found at Olive & Cocoa. Thank you mother for sending this my way.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'll take Steve over Stuart

I'm sure everyone has seen Jennifer Aniston famously wearing the Stuart Weitzman Alex espadrille, too bad they are out of many college girls budgets.  They're beautiful, and fit amazingly... but sadly out of reach. My solution?
Steve Madden just came out with a version that looks almost identical, and a third of the price! This is sure to be one of my first purchases for the spring/summer season.

Cheese Please

The world is filled with extravagant food and wonderful meals, but if I had to choose the most satisfying simple meal, I would ask for cheese, please.
So satisfying, in so many ways.  Whether it be lunch, dinner or even breakfast, it's always hard to turn down a grilled cheese.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Moi!

Today is my 21st Birthday, and although I've spent most of my day writing a paper and taking an exam, I made sure this weekend I treated myself to my favorite birthday cake.  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Not only was my birthday cake chocolate with chocolate icing, it was made by my mother, which makes every piece taste better!
A birthday comes once a year, so why not celebrate with the best? Until next year birthday cake!

My Knights in Shining Armor

Rain is the only thing on the radar for the next week, and these are the weeks I thank myself for purchasing these lovely rain boots.  They may not be handsome or send me head over heels, but my Hunters are most definitely my knights in shining armor.
Every girl should invest in a pair! Rainy days are made much for tolerable with these on my feet.