Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Best Sandwich I've Ever Made

I know it's a big statement, but this really is the best sandwich I've ever made. I love when kitchen experiments turn out wonderfully. Especially when they're healthy!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What lies beneath...


Since we're on the subject of Shopbop... I have to say, I freakin love Shopbop. It's definitely one of my favorite online stores. Everything is just so fancy pants and comes in beautiful boxes wrapped so perfectly. I especially love when they have great deals. Because when they have great deals, they have great deals.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sophie and Shopbop


"Simplicity is the glory of expression." 
- Walt Whitman

Sophie Hulme. She gets me. She gets my love of gold and black, simplicity, and quality materials. She gets that minimal doesn't have to be boring. And that gold plating is all that's really needed to bring out the 'holy shit that's stunning' in all of our accessories. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Avocado Toast and Blue Bottle Coffee


Avocado toast is probably my favorite breakfast ever. Not probably. It really just is. It's so simple, but I think the simplicity of it makes it that much more appealing. I'm a big believer than good food doesn't necessarily mean tons of ingredients. Sometimes, it's all about the simple things in life, and avocado toast is a prime example of that perspective. Avocado toast and a great cup of coffee, that is.

Matchup: Mango v. Stella McCartney

Mango v SM

I've been swooning over these Stella McCartneys ever since I saw Anh wearing them on 9to5Chic. My only problem with them was the heel height. I prefer something much higher (at least 4 inches). So when I found this Mango version, I immediately fell in love. Seriously, this shoe obsession is getting out of hand. But at least this time it's the cheaper version I'm in love with.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's All About Perspective

Thomas Jefferson Quote
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
 - Thomas A. Edison               

Mondays are often uttered with the same level of affection as a dentist appointment. They signify the end of fun-filled weekends and the recommencement of work and responsibility. But it's time we give Mondays a break and think of them as what they really are: a new day for which we should all be grateful!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Style Steal: The Jimmy Choo Edition

Say hello to my new Jimmys. I got lucky yet again with an after Christmas sale and scored these beauties from Saks. They're a beautiful, slightly teal, navy color and the perfect height - 4.5 inches.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentine's by the beach


    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air...”
                                                                                         - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who knows me can tell you how much I love getting dressed up. I'm the type of person to mandate a dress code (actually requiring dresses be worn) at my wine & cheese parties just to find an excuse to wear one of the many dresses in my repertoire. But sometimes, casual is the way to go.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Salads and Steel: My visit home

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I went to home last week, and it seems I have an affinity towards takings photos in front of steel structures. The week consisted of two weddings, lots of romping around the streets of LA, and unfortunately a lot of hacking. I caught some bug and was coughing throughout most of the trip. I got my boyfriend sick too, which sucked because we were both so lethargic, but wasn't so bad because we just ended up in bed watching the Olympics together.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NYFW Street Style


It may just be my humble opinion, but are the vast majority of outfits worn at fashion weeks just absurd? Given, these aren't necessarily supposed to be everyday street wear (definitely not office attire) but the individual pieces that make up these ridic outfits aren't all that either. Maybe I'm looking at a limited sample set of NYFW photos (I checked out the 151 photo spread from Harper's Bazaar and the compilation of the "best" Day 6 street style outfits from Fashionista) but I still stand by my previous statements.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Twisted Comfort Food

Love that caramelization!
I love lamb. I mean, I really love lamb. Probably 90% of all my food posts on Instagram are of some sort of lamb dish. It's just so delicious and kinda fancy pants. Especially when I pair it with some red wine sauce...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Scent Nirvana


I'm not much for perfume. I usually put on a scented lotion (because, really what lotions aren't scented) and am always wary of mixing scents for fear of assaulting others' nostrils. I've only had two "signature scents" and they are both Bath & Body Works related (creamy coconut in high school, and sweet pea in college). But I've felt it's been time for a more mature signature, something womanly but not elderly.