Mailman Made My Day

August 30, 2011

Thank you postal gods and goddesses for showering me with gifts today: my new shoes from Banana Republic (the perfect summer-to-fall transition shoes), my beautiful black and gold stethoscope, and all the other doctor-in-training goods... which I will hopefully know how to use someday in the very near future. But why was I given two reflex hammers (only one pictured here)? I think the medical supply peoples know that my favorite thing will be bashing people's knees with these things... I kid I kid!

My Sad Confession

I promise I'm not the type of person who wears sunglasses indoors. Don't tell anyone I'm wearing glasses indoors here, this is really an outside outfit!

Shirt, American Eagle
Vest, Old Navy
Shorts, Wet Seal
Silver Bracelet, Alex and Ani

Fashion Inspiration

August 29, 2011

This week Independent Fashion Bloggers posed a great question: where do you find your fashion inspiration? Although I still love the glossy pages of magazines (and clothes catalogues like J. Crew), most of the time I find my inspiration from fellow bloggers (way more experienced bloggers might I add). I like to see what real women wear - to work or school, out for drinks, whatever the event - not just on a catwalk. Here are my top ten picks (in alphabetical order). Where do you find your inspiration?

Nutella Stuffed French Toast

August 28, 2011

This is the perfect lazy Sunday morning (or afternoon) food that goes oh so perfectly with a big hot cup of coffee. Here's what you need for 4 servings:
  • 8 slices texas toast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nutella
  • syrup
  • powdered sugar (optional)
Heat a skillet to low-medium temperature. Mix the eggs, cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Take two slices of texas toast, spread nutella on both, and put them together to make a sandwich. Dip the sandwich in the liquid mixture, making sure to coat all sides. Place it on a nonstick pan (or grease it up first with crisco or pam) and cook both sides. When done, put on a plate and add as much syrup and powdered sugar as you like! Enjoy!

Hurricane for the Hurricane!

August 27, 2011

Ok I felt like a complete cheat leaving you guys with WINE Friday instead of a real cocktail (not that there's anything at all wrong with wine, just Friday is cocktail time!). So sitting here waiting for the hurricane, all my guilt sinking in, I decided to make a hurricane for you all! And even if you're not on the East Coast waiting for Ms. Irene, make one for your friends who are! Here's what you need for one drink:
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz grenadine
  • 2-3 oz white rum
  • ice cubes
Mix the OJ, grenadine, and rum, then add ice! Some people like pineapple juice with this drink as well, but I find it a little too sweet (it's already a very sweet drink). Enjoy the drinks and stay safe! xoxo

Boyfriend Jeans

Actually they're my mom's jeans. Were - they're mine now (she donated them I didn't steal them).

Tank, Forever 21
Vest thing, Cheap store (Rainbow I think?)
Jeans, Guess
Sandals, Franco Sarto

Red Red Wine

August 26, 2011

Stay close to me! Now that I've gotten that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day... I was going to make a fancy cocktail recipe today, but instead I decided to share one of my favorite drinks OF ALL with you! Yummy red wine. Of course there's no recipe for this, you just buy a bottle. But I wanted to share some of the health benefits with you guys by providing a little informational handout I made for my nutrition class this week! So here's a glass/beer/shot to your health (only one), try to stay safe in this hurricane, and enjoy your lovely weekends!

A Nautical Outfit for the Hurricane

I'm actually not really sure why I think a nautical outfit would be appropriate for the approaching hurricane, in fact rain boots and a poncho might serve me better. But what the heck this sailor inspired outfit and hurricanes fit together in my mind. This was really just a relaxed Saturday outfit though, I wouldn't get dressed up for the silly hurricane.

Top, JCPenney
Shorts, Forever 21
Flats, Charlotte Russe
Bag, H&M
Sailor Knot Bracelet, gift from Dave

Maybe this fantastic apron will do me some good? Eh probably not either. I like to make jokes about these things, but seriously everyone on the East Coast stay safe, and hope (like I tell myself) the weather men are just being drama queens.

Fall To Dos

August 25, 2011

It's almost September now, and September = fall (yes yes technically-minded people I know the autumnal equinox isn't until September 23rd, but I don't care September is fall). Here's my to do list!

Included are my favorite fall fests and fairs, Rendez-Vous New England, maybe some fall camping? I've never been apple picking, probably because I'm allergic to apples (that's right folks, I fail at life and cannot enjoy a raw apple). But what the heck I think it'd be fun! Definitely need to restock my pumpkin spice candle supply and carve some pumpkins (because we forgot last year)! And of course make my favorite pumpkin cheesecake muffins! Brainstorming ideas for a cute couples' halloween costume. Oh and can't forget a haunted house or two and a corn maze! What's at the top of your fall to do list?

Studded Neutral

August 23, 2011

Top, Old Navy
Jeans, H&M
Pumps, boutique in Puerto Rico

Wedding Bells


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Oh man if my mom sees the title of this she'll probably think I'm getting married - I'm not getting married, mom! Now that that's out of the way, I was inspired by the destination wedding blog crawl going on this week (hosted by the fabulous cornflake dreams and love is home) to create this post. Although I like pretty things, I'm not too fancy of a gal, so my dream wedding would be during the fall on a farm in the Berkshires. How cute are those invites! I'd get married under a tree that would be turning colors already, take pictures on haystacks, and wear a flowing dress (and my man would be wearing grey). The barn would be lit with chandeliers and those cute little lights strung in rows across the exposed wooden beams, we'd drink apple cider and rum, and have a simple fall inspired cake. What would your dream wedding be? 

Black and Olive

August 22, 2011

Surplus vest, Old Navy
Skirt, H&M
Shoes, Madden Girl
Purse, Target

Weekend Recap

It's Monday again (boo) but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my first weekend back in Boston. Friday we celebrated a good friend's birthday with homemade cupcakes (and my favorite cream cheese frosting), balloons, and many drinks - a wonderful night. Saturday Dave and I strolled around town, stopping at Joe's American grill for lunch. I had the French Dip and Dave got the Pressed Cuban, both were delicious! Then we got some ice cream (which was super delicious, especially because it was free) at a little outdoor concert. We spent the rest of the afternoon catching up on Boardwalk Empire and went out for drinks that night. Sunday morning we went out for my absolute favorite meal (brunch!) complete with peach champagne and all. The rest of the day was spent on the floor in my apartment in blankets with the AC on watching movies and wrestling; perfect end to the weekend. Hope you all had weekends that were just as lovely! 

Kahlua Iced Coffee

August 19, 2011

It's Friday and that means drink time! This drink isn't fruity or even that fun looking, but it's one of my favorites (especially with something sweet on the side like cookies) and ridiculously easy. Here's what you'll need for one drink:
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1.5-2 oz Kahlua (I like the Hazelnut kind)
  • 1 oz light cream or half and half
  • sugar
  • ice cubes
Mix the coffee, Kahlua, creamer, and sugar in a glass and add ice cubes. If you want to prettify this drink you can top with whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon or add a few whole coffee beans on top. 
** A trick to keep your drink from getting watered down by the ice cubes - when I make this drink I usually brew a whole pot of coffee in the morning and put the leftover coffee in the fridge, that way later in the day when you're ready to make it you only need a few (if any) ice cubes. Enjoy the drinks and have amazing weekends! xoxo

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