Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day

Happy Leap Day Everyone!

Leap Day in the states is just another day added to the calendar every 4 years, but in the British Isles Leap Day according to folk lore is the one day a woman gets the 'privilege' to propose marriage to a man.
So ladies if your man has yet to pop that question today is your day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dame Elizabeth

Happy 79th Birthday to Elizabeth Taylor

     “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.”

{Cleopatra 1963}

{"Suddenly, Last Summer" Elizabeth Taylor 1959}

{1993 Academy Awards- Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award}

Friday, February 17, 2012

5 Favs

Words to remember:

Lady like rockstar:

Getting handsie:

{Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall '12}

Floral on Floral:


Patterned dress:

{Stella McCartney RTW Summer '12}

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jessica Stein

I recently became a fan of Australian blogger Jessica Stein . She has adorable style that is simple yet sophisticated. I first read the article from WhoWhatWear and had to go read her blog Tuula Vintage.

{A pop of color never hurt anyone}

{I want this cut out lace top}

{Incredible ombre dress- possible DIY?}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fashion Spotlight

Marloes Horst by Will Davidson for Harper's Bazaar Australia  March 2012

Fashion spotlight: Wanderlust

Wanderlust: A strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

Sitting still or living in one place for to long always brings an urge for me to pack up and move somewhere new. The feeling of not knowing and discovering new places is amazing. The photos in this shoot bring the feeling of openness and not knowing, exploring the land. I'm loving the lighting and wardrobe in each of these photos. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's day everyone!!

Hope it's a great day whether you're sharing it with friends or a loved one!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pink Pouf

After the weekends this is about how I feel.

This pink poufy dress is insane and that hat?  

Friday, February 10, 2012

5 favs

Dinner Party Please:

Wish List: 

Make you smile photo:

{Bear Hug via Pinterest}

Fashionable Ping Pong Set:


Survival V-Day Kit:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fashion Spotlight

Dree Hemingway by Dan Martensen for Elle France February 2012

Fashion spotlight: Dree

I find the bohemian vibe in these photos so relaxed and fun. The bold prints and cranberry splashes of color I'm just loving.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What to Wear...

I saw this new Intermix look book on refinery29 yesterday, and thought it was quite amusing. A dress for any relationship status, that will have heads turning wherever you go.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Homemade Dumplings

Happy Year of the Dragon! Since there were tons of Chinese New Year festivities going on downtown, I opted to have my girlfriends over for some homemade dumplings, and stir fry. I love cooking so when I get a chance to try out new ethnic recipes I jump at the chance. The Chinatown Market was awesome, and is now my new favorite place to shop. I really loved being able to cook a meal that my friends and I got to enjoy together.

The Ingredients:
12 oz ground chicken
3 oz ground pork belly (regular pork ok to use, if you cannot find pork belly)
1/2 cup finely chopped napa cabbage ( I used regular)
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried Shitake mushrooms ( Optional -soak in hot water for 30. Drain, pat dry, mince)
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped scallions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon shrimp paste (optional, but recommends Lee Kim Kee brand)
1 tablespoon chopped water chestnuts (optional)
1 pack round white dumpling wrappers (not wonton skins)
1 egg, scrambled

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with meat of choice and thoroughly combine. Take dumpling wrappers and lay out on flat surface. Place a tablespoon of the meat mix in the middle of the dumpling wrappers.
Spread the egg wash along the edges of the wrappers.

Fold dumplings in half; Pinch and fold along the edge.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Drop dumplings in the pot and cook for five minutes. Serve immediately.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gotta Cut Loose

Every time I see the movie Footloose I want to get up and start dancing at the end.  I mean just for this movie Kevin Bacon will forever be awesome. 

Who doesn't love to get up and just dance? I personally am not very coordinated and know I look goofy but still sometimes love to cut loose (footloose).

{Favorite Picture- They are thoroughly enjoying themselves}