Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Excuse me maam? You forgot something.

Is this seriously going to be the new style for Spring? No pants at all? I'm just not sure I can handle it. I thought we had finally defeated the low wasted pants/muffin top problem, leggings, hammer pants and all other such trouser crimes. But now? No trousers at all? Man, Oh man.

I'm not sure this is appropriate for anything but lounging around in your back yard on a sunny day, and maybe grocery shopping? Or better yet, going to pick your kid up at day care!

I have to admit, I kind of like how vintage looking this is, but still...

All images via Rochas 2010 Spring Collection.

Monday, September 28, 2009


J Crew has been kind of iffy lately with their pseudo 90's style but the catalog I just received has some very cute styling in it. There are some things I am totally loving.

Mohair sweaters are kind of annoying, they get EVERYWHERE, but it looks adorable with this outfit. Love the dramatic neckline of the top, and I'm really into the vintage 50's style length of pants right now.

I think the jeans are so cute, and I love the slouchy put togetherness of this whole outfit.

LOVE the t-strap heels, oh

Speaking of shoes...

I love fall clothing, so fun. I'm ready for some sparkle.

Peanut Butter Cookies!

Last night I was in a baking mood. I get that way sometimes when I'm restless or upset about something. For some reason baking calms me down and helps me focus on the task at hand; getting to eat sugar isn't such a bad thing either.
People know to steer clear and leave me alone for a while when there is a cake sitting on the counter for no reason at all.
I thought I would share maybe the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe ever invented. And it's flourless, for all of those poor souls out there than can't eat gluten! Go bake some cookies and then share them with your special people!

All the recipe calls for is:

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

1 cup of white sugar

1 egg

Mix together the egg, sugar and peanut butter. Roll into balls whatever size you want (I usually do different sizes, large and small tea biscuit sizes for when I want one with a cup of tea). Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 F , I put them in for a little less so theyre not as crunchy, but you'll know they're done when they are light brown around the edges and a little shiny in the middle.

Seriously these things take no time at all, and they are delicious! Enjoy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

They put the F in FUN!

YAY!! And we're back!

It's not a secret that fashion week has just finished. I was perusing through all the collections and while there were bits and pieces I liked, there wasn't anything that totally stood out until...Moschino. Holy cow. It's pretty damn fabulous. Loving the vintage girly vibe it has going on.
This is a bit Bjork, but it's different, and I won't forget it, which is something I can't say for all of the other collections.

Love the dramatic neckline on this top, so fab.

KILLER glasses. Love
And, How Fabulous are these shoes! Loving it all. Thank you Moschino, for putting a little fun on the runway.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grey Gardens

I just watched the new film with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang about Grey Gardens. For those not familiar with the story, (I wasn't before watching the film), its about the first cousin and aunt of Jackie Kennedy who go from wealth and privilege in East Hampton to living in complete squalor. It was incredibly interesting and the acting was fantastic. It was nice to see Drew Barrymore out of her cutesy roles she always plays.
I would highly recommend watching the movie, the real documentary that the film is based on is definitely on my list of things to see as a result. What did you think of the film or the real documentary if you've seen it? It's a fascinating story!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Has Begun

Fall has officially begun, and if you step outside in the morning you can tell. There is a crispness in the air that wasn't there so little as a week ago. I love this season, it's a preview for the holidays, which is my favorite time of year. The falling leaves, hot chocolate, warm cozy evenings, sweaters and boots, and delicious food.
I just returned from a trip to Kansas City, and while there, I visited a fantastic street market full of delicious produce, and all sorts of beautiful things to look at. It was a perfect outing with great inspiration for fall cooking.

Look at the gorgeous color!

These spices were so intoxicating, from the moment we walked into the market.

It was only $1.00 a scoop! Farmer's Markets are a great savings, if you have a good one close to you, a lot of times the produce is of better quality anyway. And, you can't go wrong to support locally.

There was a parrot rescue, a bit screechy, but pretty nonetheless.

And all sorts of extra homemade goodies, including shower scrubs, one of which I'm going to add a recipe for in a bit.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, September 21, 2009


A Birkin please.

It's ridiculous, but just so so pretty.

First Post!

Hello to everyone,

What does one say in her very first post ever? Nothing too life changing other than a simple hello to get things started. This blog has been something I have thought about doing for a long time. So after a little research and courage to finally start writing I am taking the plunge. Here's hoping that all my work will pay off and I will meet some wonderful people in the end who have common interests with me. I'm looking forward to it. So long for now.