Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Secret's Out

Leather jacket: Joie | tee: H&M | denim: Old Navy | shoes: Loeffler Randall | watch: Kate Spade | necklace: Gorjana | sunglasses: Karen Walker | bag: Reed Krakoff

How cute are these flats? My feet feel so fancy in their peter pan collars. They were always so jealous of my adorned neck, so I figured I'd do them a solid and throw them a bone. My intentions may have been selfish, but they'll never know.

Also, guess what!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Is it summer yet?

I apologize to those of you who don't like the look of whole fish, but I think they're glorious. Meals like this make me yearn for summer even more.

Monday, April 28, 2014

In the Buff

Heeled Nudes of My Dreams

I'm all about nude heels right now and these are some of my favorites. Especially those floral ones! I mean, I know it's not exactly a nude, but it's close enough. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Recipe: Fig and Almond Granola

I feel like I've been posting a lot about breakfasts lately, but I guess I can't help it. I love food and I love starting the day with it. So, here's breakfast installment #427: fig and almond granola. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fitness Friday

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly ridiculous. Finals are coming up fast and the cost of my severe procrastination has become stupidly apparent. Ya feel me??? I'm sure at least some of you do. Tis the season...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Capsule Makeup Bag

The Capsule Makeup Bag: the answer to my terminal tardiness. How I always seem to convince myself that 15 minutes is enough time to get ready, I can't tell you. Here are some of my favorite and most convenient products, perfect for always keeping on hand!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Target is a dangerous place. I've consciously been avoiding the store because I'm essentially helpless against the financial black hole that is Target. The Target Effect - you go in needing/wanting one thing and you leave $100+ poorer. There's a comparable Whole Foods Effect that I'm also quite susceptible to... and to tell you the truth, I fell victim to both the other day.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Recipe: Lavender-Thyme Black Iced Tea [& cocktail!]

Cheers to getting through Monday! It seems these days every victory is a big one. So, screw it. 
Let's celebrate!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Flutter Sleeves and Struggle Buses

I realized I sort of fell off the map towards the end of last week, but things got a bit [read: super] hectic. Finals are coming up and the struggle bus has become my sole mode of transportation.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Recipe: The Cure Smoothie

So, Saturday was pretty... rough. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about but I was seriously suffering. This smoothie was the only thing that got my mind right enough to be able to think straight.. and actually do work! Miracle cure, for sure.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Matchup Monday: Zara v. Mansur Gavriel

Matchup Monday: The Bucket Bag
Somewhat surprisingly, one of the biggest trends right now is the bucket bag. Despite my surprise, I've always actually had a thing for them. I'm unsure if it's because they sort of sport an old lady vibe or because I simply find them unusual, but I remember swooning over this style back in middle school. Everyone knows Mansur Gavriel purses are to die for, but would Zara's MG-inspired bag fit the bill (in more ways than one) just fine? 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fitness Friday!

Oh Nike, you get me every time. Admittedly, I don't need anymore trainers. But I certainly want more. Even athletic shoes can't escape my footwear obsession. Plus, these happen to play up one of my favorite trends: neon details. I'd say I should make some room is my closet, wouldn't you agree? 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New In: Back in Black

I know. I know. It's finally spring and I'm still acquiring black pieces. Boots, no less! But I mean, if you ask me (which I realize you didn't), black is perfect any time. Despite how much I'm loving the pastels and sunshine, I can always come back to black.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Georgetown Cupcakes

Basically, Georgetown Cupcakes is amazing and you all need to go. The first time I had it was in Georgetown and I didn't know they opened up a new branch in LA until a few weeks ago. I can't believe how many delicious cupcakes I've missed out on. It's just...wrong.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Baked Rosemary Donuts with Lavender Glaze

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I like weird things. Every time I go to a restaurant, my friends know I'm going to order the weirdest thing on the menu. I really never used to be this way. I used to think that when I tried to explore something beyond my comfort zone, I always ended up regretting it. Well, my palate has changed since then and now I prefer the weird. I prefer knowing what I like and what I don't rather than not knowing. I like to try new things and learn more about myself in the process. This particular combination may not be the weirdest thing in the world, but it's definitely a unique variation of a classic, and something I wouldn't have wanted to try in my adolescence. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The [Good] is in the Details

coat: Carven, bag: Reed Krakoff, shoes: Mango, coated denim: H&M, belt: Old Navy
watch: Kate Spade, sunglasses: Karen Walker

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." 
- John Wooden

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fitness Friday!

Best believe I did NOT look cute after yesterday's workout. Holy crap. I'll go into more detail later but let's just say I strongly dislike Cassey Ho from Blogilates (but in a good way).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lemon Cake with Black Tea Frosting

Remember when I said lemon is one of my top five flavors? I really catered to my lemon addiction and discovered this cake was made for me. Well, literally and figuratively because I live alone and it's [thankfully] ALL MINE.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wheat Berries and Salmon

Happy Healthy Hump Day! 
It's finally gotten a little warmer here! Sadly, it's supposed to rain later today and for the next couple of days...but I'm trying not to think about it for now. For now, let's talk about how I was finally able to run OUTSIDE! At a cool 50 degrees, I was running comfortably outside and taking in the views. [skip down for the recipes!]