Archive | August, 2013

Downton Abbey Season 4 Trailer (Video)

31 Aug

Oh wee! I can’t wait until Downton Abbey premieres in the UK on September 22nd and in the States on January 5th! This season is full of tears, dancing, flirty flapper dresses, fights, and many many cups of tea! I’m sad that Cousin Matthew is gone but the new hotties make up for some much needed eye-candy. Holla!

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My Dream Boots: Chloé Susanna Ankle Boots

29 Aug

My boot obsession started when I was in the 6th grade. I remember my parents gifting me with a pair of black studded boots for Christmas. I loved them! I wore them almost everyday until the studs came off. These Chloé Susanna Ankle Boots make my heart skip a beat! The pale pink color is ultra girly and feminine, while the silver studs and buckles makes them edgy and tough. They’re the perfect combo, my dream boots indeed. The only problem is the hefty price tag. At $1375 a pair, I won’t be making them a reality anytime soon. Le sigh…..

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10 Things NOT to Bring to a Potluck

26 Aug

This list is not meant to offend anyone, quite the contrary. It’s meant to help those that struggle with finding the perfect dish to bring to a potluck. I have had the honor of attending many potlucks in my 35 years of living. Some have been really delicious and some not so delicious.

Here’s a list of what NOT to bring to your next potluck! Bon Appétit!

1. If you can’t cook. Put down the spatula. Grab your keys. Get in your car and drive to the nearest grocery store. Walk into the store and purchase a cake, pasta salad, or rotisserie chicken. Grab anything that doesn’t require you getting involved in the cooking process.

2. If the amount of food you are preparing can fit in the palm of your hand, it’s not enough. It’s a potluck NOT a fasting experiment.

3. If the last time you made your “world famous lasagne” was 25 years ago. Find a new recipe. No one is interested in trying vintage food.

4. Please refrain from bringing dishes that consistent of nuts, fruit, beans, and cheese, all in one dish. YUCK.

5. Please don’t try and pass off your burnt dish as rustic.

6. Please season your food. There is no such thing as the “season fairy.” Most foods do not inherently have their own flavor. You MUST add it. Duh.

7. Your leftovers should NEVER be a key ingredient in potluck dish. Nastiness!

8. Please bring all the required ingredients for your potluck dish. If you’re responsible for bringing chips and salsa. Don’t just bring the chips and wish for someone else to bring the salsa. No one is interested in playing the role of a food genie.

9. If you have scratched any part of your body during the cooking process. Throw out your dish.

10. If you own more than 16 cats. Don’t come to the potluck. Period!

Acceptable Potluck Dish:

Roasted Chicken with roasted veggies in a lemon herb cream sauce!

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‘The White Queen’ on STARZ (Episode 2)

24 Aug

Oh wee! We are moving fast in episode 2. This week’s episode covered the first three years of the York King’s reign. Lady Elizabeth Grey has been crowned Queen, its official! She has successfully given birth to 3 heirs, all girls. Her marriage to King Edward is sweeter than ever and she is beginning to become a bit more comfortable ruling along side her husband. All appears to be a little too perfect. Cue the unrest – Prince George has married Isabelle (Warwick’s daughter) against the Kings orders. And now the fighting has begun between King Edward and Lord Warwick. Lord Warwick and Prince George have staged an uprising to unseat King Edward, the rightful King. Things got really ugly once Queen Elizabeth’s father and brother are captured in battled and beheaded without a trial. King Edward has also been captured and sits in the tower as Warwick’s prisoner. Queen Elizabeth is devastated by the death of her father and brother, and vows to seek revenge against Prince George and Warwick. Now this is what I call major family drama. Until next week when Episode 3 airs. Who else is obsessed with ‘The White Queen.”

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Etsy Spotlight: Bayila (Statement Necklace)

23 Aug

I NEED this necklace in my life! I’m convinced that this stunning piece of jewelry has magic powers and would help me in wooing my future hubby! I’m pretty sure he likes pretty things on pretty ladies. I mean what man doesn’t like pretty things on pretty ladies?!

I came across this brilliant Etsy shop called Bayila. They sell the most gorgeous and dramatic necklaces I have ever seen. They are so ornate, any girl wearing these beauties would feel like a queen. I adore statement necklaces, I have a whole collection of them. I don’t own any like these stunning gems below. These babies are definitely going on my wish list! Check out the entire Bayila Collection Here

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Zara Fall 2013 Lookbook

21 Aug

I’m currently swooning over the following Zara Fall pieces below. I’m mad for plaid and super to excited to see my native Seattle style back on the map, the grunge look! Sweet nirvana.

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Issa x Banana Republic Collaboration

15 Aug

I think I was the only fashionista that didn’t freak out over Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge engagement dress. The dress fit her like a glove. The color was perfection. Loved it on her but not ideal for me. Not my style. However, I’m kind of loving the Issa collaboration with Banana Republic. Go figure….

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3.1 Phillip Lim x Target (Complete Lookbook w/Prices)

13 Aug

Ok folks, here you go….. the full and complete lookbook w/ prices! It seems that the collection is priced a bit higher than your everyday Target prices. I’m sure that won’t detour you from going all shopping cray cray.

The satchels are calling my name. I’m going to be the first one in line when the doors open September 15th! GAME ON!!!

Tiger Shirt $29.99/Cardigan $34.99/ Sweatpants $29.99/ High Top Sneakers $44.99

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Trench Coat $79.99/Pant $39.99

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“BOOM” Sweatshirt $29.99/ French Terry Sweatpants $29.99/ Carry All $49.99

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White Shirt $29.99/Blazer $69.99/ Pants $39.99/ Chelsea Boots $54.99

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“BOOM” Dress $44.99

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Animal Print Pullover $34.99/Animal Print Skirt $29.99

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Sweatshirt $29.99/Pants $39.99/Bag $59.99/White High Tops $44.99

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Drop Waist Dress $44.99/ Black Tote $54.99

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Shirt $19.99/ Pants $39.99/ White Shoes $44.99

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Tuxedo Jacket $59.99/ Tuxedo Pants $39.99 / White Blouse $39.99

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Dress $74.99

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Dress $49.99

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Dress w/ Leather Detail $49.99

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Trench Coat $79.99

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Dress $44.99

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Leather Jacket $249.99

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Shirt $29.99 / Camo Printed Pants $29.99/ High Tops $44.99

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Shirt Dress $39.99/Tote $54.99

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Pullover $34.99/Skirt $29.99/Clutch $34.99

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Leather Jacket $299 / Backpack $29.99

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Blouse $29.99/ Pants $39.99

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Backpack $29.99/ Camo Print T-shirt $19.99/ Pants $29.99/ Shoes $44.99

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Navy Pullover $39.99/ Pants $39.99/ Yellow Mini Satchel $34.99

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FIRST LOOK: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (Women’s Lookbook)

13 Aug

It’s a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target overload!!! Here are some of the very first images of women’s collection for the highly anticipated collaboration. I’m in LOVE! What say you?

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Handbag Mania: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (PHOTOS)

12 Aug

I can’t wait until this collection launches! I’m going to buy EVERY single handbag in the collection! I wish you could see the serious expression on my face as I wrote that last sentence. Your ALL mine! Every satchel will be in my cart come September 15th!!! Game on!

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