April 30th, 2010
It feels like summer is right around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been preparing for its arrival by incorporating seasonal fruit into each meal, wearing my Toms just about everywhere, eating chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, buying Gerber Daisies in cheery colors and finding the sweetest of packaging for my abundance of baked goods.
April 29th, 2010
Forever 21 Top (seen here), J.Crew and Forever 21 Necklaces, Michael Kors Watch, Vintage Bracelet, Pleasure Doing Business Skirt, H&M Tights, Fendi Wedges
Ever since I posted this collage last week of chunky necklaces, I’ve been looking for a few pieces to wear together for a dramatic effect. Turns out, the ones shown online are never quite as impressive in person and fall short in terms of their overall girth and presence. I found this and this from J.Crew yesterday and could have easily walked out with several similar variations. The four pounds of metal dangling from my neck leaves me slightly sore, but I’m already on the hunt for my next piece to throw into the mix.
April 28th, 2010
I can say with complete honesty that I have never been a fan of biscotti. It always seems like something you eat when there’s nothing else available and you’re simply settling for a stale cookie. I had never even thought about how they were made until I considered making some from scratch after seeing this recipe. Turns out, they’re twice-baked (which makes them seem extra special) and when they’re homemade, there’s quite a difference. They’re crunchy, but full of flavor and the hint of orange makes them the perfect complement to cup of tea in the afternoon.
April 27th, 2010
After seeing countless pictures of stylish ladies at Coachella in patterned shorts, I’ve been dying to recreate the look (minus the bikini tops that were worn out at the desert). I typically rely on multiple stores to provide an adequate variety of shapes and styles, but Topshop has a firm grip on this season’s trend. I love how butterflies and abstract watercolor prints suddenly seem fresh and crisp, though I’m fairly confident that I owned both such patterns as a child. Whether you throw on a gauzy tunic or slouchy tank, these shorts all provide a welcomed departure from my normal routine.
1. Butterfly Print Skirt Shorts, $60
2. Tropical Print Hareem Shorts, $80
3. Eyelet Floral Shorts, $65
4. Daisy Chain Shorts, $65
5. Floral Fluid Shorts, $65
6. Slouchy Shorts, $90
7. Botanical Shirred Shorts, $50
8. Lace Pleat Shorts, $65