May 12th, 2010
Last night I hosted a little Glee-watching party at my place and decided that some icy treats would make for a fun dessert. My friend Brooke gave me an amazing popsicle mold for my birthday (she knows me well) that I couldn’t wait to try. I bought a fresh watermelon at the farmers’ market last weekend and blended it with a few teaspoons of superfine sugar and lime juice and then pureed the light part of the rind for the base of the popsicle. It took hardly any time at all (aside from the freezing process), and they were a refreshing departure from the ridiculously fattening desserts I typically make.
May 11th, 2010
The LBD gets far too much praise in my book. Sure it’s just about the safest way to ensure that you’ll look sleek, sophisticated and slim, but it’s also predictable beyond belief. Enter the long, white dress. If you have any hint of a tan (via lotion, of course), it’s such a subtle way to highlight your skin and let your face be the focal point. When I saw this Red Valentino maxi number on Net-a-Porter.com, I immediately started envisioning the long tangle of chains I’d throw around my neck and the jeweled sandals that would complement it perfectly. My plans were immediately shattered as soon as I caught a glimpse of the price, but I happily shifted my attention towards Topshop’s similar lace dress.
What’s your take – is this a crave or save situation?
May 10th, 2010
J.Crew Selvedge Chambray Shirt, Anthropologie Headband, Vintage Glasses, Michael Kors Watch, Topshop Lace Skirt, Alaia Platforms (seen here, here and here) Gifted Coach Leather Large Drawstring Bag
I’d been reluctant to embrace the light denim trend since it reminded me too much of my acid-washed days of 2nd grade. When I was in J.Crew though, I couldn’t resist this chambray shirt that feels like your boyfriend’s button down, but in a more manageable size. As it turns out, it’s way more versatile than I could have imagined and I incorporated it into several outfits and just dressed it up or down accordingly. This past weekend was one of the best I can remember in a long time. There was nothing in particular that was exceedingly special about it, but it was just what I needed.
May 9th, 2010
To the person who makes me laugh the hardest and shows me unconditional love and support. Happy Mother’s Day (and birthday), Mom! x