March 19th, 2010
Every few months, I have a insatiable desire to visit the desert. There’s something so therapeutic about the dry heat, plentiful drinks and quiet evenings that you simply can’t recreate anywhere else. This trip will be slightly different than ones from the past (seen here, here and here) since it’s a Bachelorette Party, but I can’t wait to slip into my bikini and fall asleep in the sun.
March 18th, 2010
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Dress, Martin + Osa Necklaces, Marc Jacobs Bag, Zara Wedges
If I wasn’t concerned about repeating myself incessantly, I’d have an entire closet filled with sheer, frilly dresses. They’re deceptively polished since they require little more effort than slipping one over your head and running out the door. I’ve had this one for a while and I like toughening it up with drapey metallic jewelry and some chunky platforms.
March 17th, 2010
My fiancé jokes that every holiday is “my favorite” since I get overly giddy about each approaching one. I can say with certainty though, that Saint Patrick’s Day has never really done it for me. Sure, I try to wear green to avoid getting pinched, but the thrill of tinted beer and rowdy bars holds little appeal. That was, until I discovered how fun it was to make holiday-themed treats. The best part about these sugar cookies? The more you eat, the luckier you are. Pinky swear.
P.S. Do not try to buy pre-made sugar cookie dough to save time. I would show you photographic evidence, but it’s far too grotesque to share. Just trust me.
P.P.S. Royal icing is a toughie. The results (after three tries) were perfect; especially when topped with homemade sanding sugar (I combined granulated sugar with food coloring).
March 16th, 2010
As soon as the weather starts to turn balmy, I reach for breezy white dresses and colorful flats. It’s a surefire combination that works season after season and is as easy as it is cheerful. When I first spotted these Lanvin Pom Pom Espadrilles, I was smitten with the bright orange and pink colors, but not with the price. These Gap Crinkle Flower Sandals are a great alternative and in shades like “killer tomato” and “watermelon,” it’s hard not to want to swipe them all up.