Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Darling Discotech

It's just about December which means the holiday party invites are starting to pour in. You want to wear something festive without looking like a Christmas tree. Enter the metallic foil. Stay with me. It's not a sequin but it does have a sparkle.

First of all, you can't beat the price. Second of all, this is such a simple yet eye catching dress!

Make a freakin' statement. I love this jumpsuit.

Not into the metallics? Try this pink on for size!

Part disco, part ladylike, all holiday ready.

Get party ready with a metallic foil for your holiday festivities! Pair it with a texture like suede or velvet to make it super luxe.

Be fabulous today!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

These Earrings are My Gem

Let's have some fun with accessories today. I love a great ear crawler as a statement piece. But often they are heavy metal. Today, let's look at some gemtastic (technical term) ear crawlers.

Anthropologie, Lilac Crawler Earrings, $29
So feminine and delicate but a bit unexpected in a crawler format.

Lord & Taylor, Rectangular Ear Crawlers, $18
Yas. Party ready.

A pretty black tie ready earring or just dress up your bf jeans for girls night out!

You know I love me some Kate Spade and these crawlers are no different. 

If the rocker look of the ear crawler gives you pause, you've got to try it with gems! These stones are playful and light and you can totally pull them off.

Be fabulous today!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Guide: Terrific Tech

Happy Monday! It's Cyber Monday so may the online shopping odds be in your favor. Since it's a tech/cyber day, I thought we would kick off gift guides today for the tech lady in your life.

left to right
Row One: One/Two/Three/Four
Row Two: One/Two/Three/Four

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Foodday

Happy Black Friday lovebugs,
Here are my favorite recipes this week.

Holiday Mule
c/o Home Sweet Jones
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 oz gin or vodka
  • 2 oz chilled ginger beer
  • 1 rosemary sprig 
  • orange slice, for garnish
  • sugared cranberries, for garnish
Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve garnished with rosemary, orange wedge and sugared cranberries, if desired.

Leftover Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs
2 cups mashed potatoes
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup grated cheese such as Parmesan or Gruyere, divided
1/4 cup minced chives
1/4 cup diced cooked bacon or ham, optional
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Sour cream, to serve

Heat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease the cups of a mini-muffin tin.
Whisk together the mashed potatoes, the eggs, 3/4 cup of cheese, the chives, and ham. Season, if necessary, with salt and pepper. The seasoning will depend on how seasoned your mashed potatoes were to begin with.
Mound a spoonful of the mixture in each muffin cup. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the potato cups are set, browned on top, and hot through. Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then use a spoon or knife to gently release them from the pan. Serve immediately with dollops of sour cream, if desired.

Pecan Pie Bites
  • 1 package of 15 mini phyllo shells
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (if you have whole pecans or pieces just chop or bash them up)
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half and half cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Unwrap the package of phyllo shells and place them on the baking sheet
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar, half and half, vanilla and salt and stir together until well mixed. Spoon the pecan mixture evenly into the phyllo shells and place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the shells start to turn golden and the filling is heated through.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday: Old Navy

One more day until Turkey Day. If you are traveling today, get there safely! Today I thought we would continue our Black Friday deals with one of my favorite stores: Old Navy. Pro tip: the entire store is 50% off on Friday. Yeah. Let's not waste any more time. Here's what I am grabbing.

left to right
Row One: One/Two/Three/Four
Row Two: One/Two/Three/Four

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday: Target

Are you braving Black Friday? Well be sure to hit Target because here are the deals you cannot miss!

Target, Sweater Knit Blanket, $35 but $24 on Friday
Snuggle much? 

Target, Cape with Leather Trim, $39 but $28 on Friday
So chic and classic. Perfect with jeans or black pants.

Target, Jouree Rimi Round Toe Faux Suede Boots, $49 but $34 on Friday
A great cutout and a comfortable heel.

Target, Necklace with Triangle Beads, $16 but $11 on Friday
I love, love, love this necklace. It's icy and works great with a v neck dress or a sweater.

Target is going to have some great 30% off deals on Friday. Don't miss it so you can treat yo self.

Be fabulous today!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Jive Turkey

Happy Monday lovebugs,
It is a busy week for bloggers as it's Black Friday and Cyber Monday very, very soon. While I do not plan to inundate your with gift guides, I would love to know what you'd like to see in terms of posts this holiday season. Are you looking for hostess gifts, something cozy for mom, or maybe a Secret Santa that has a specific price point. Let me know! I'd love to help. Today I thought we would set the table for Thanksgiving. Some must haves for a family filled week.

Let's Put A Bird on It, Gold Turkey, $26
This gives a whole new meaning to 'jive turkey'. Support small biz, kids.

Modcloth, Dynamic Dinner Date Heel, $39
Such a great heel for the holidays. It goes with jeans or a dress.

Have a more casual Thanksgiving? Slip into these for football and leftovers.

Nordstrom, Lemon Nonas Slipper Socks, $25
For when you take those new merlot heels off. These slippers are like a hug for your feet.

What are your plans for this Thanksgiving? Something low key with family or are you dressing up and going out? Either way, this post has you covered.

Be fabulous today!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs, 
Here are my favorite recipes this week.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate
c/o ImmaEatThat
  1. 1 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
  2. 1 cup red wine (I used Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon)
  3. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks
  4. Optional: coconut whipped cream

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and chocolate chips.
Whisking constantly until chocolate is melted into milk and you have a thick
and creamy chocolate milk. Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot.
Pour into 2 mugs or 6-8 smaller glasses and top with coconut whipped cream.

Skillet Lasagna
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package Marie Callendar's Family Recipes Zesty Tomato
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • water, as called for on package
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and break it up as it cooks.
  2. When meat is just slightly pink, stir in the onion and garlic. Continue cooking until meat is cooked through. Drain fat and return to pan.
  3. Add the package of pasta, seasoning, diced tomatoes, and water to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 14 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  5. Stir together the ricotta cheese, Parmesan, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of parsley.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture over the pasta.
  8. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving.

Peppermint Patty Brownies
Canola oil
1 box brownie mix
16 mini York Peppermint Patties

  1. Oil an 8-inch square pan. Prepare the brownie batter according to the package directions.
  2. Spread half the batter in the prepared pan. Top with the peppermint patties, leaving an even border of batter all around the edges of the pan.
  3. Spread the remaining batter on top and bake according to the package directions. Let cool, then cut into 16 squares.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Structurally Sound

Everyone needs a sturdy top handle bag to have as a grab and go closet staple. No matter the shape or size, this silhouette is no nonsense bag that instantly pulls together any look.

What did I tell ya? Perfect.

Does the orange terrify you? Pair it with a navy scarf tie on to tone it down.

Really can't beat this price for such a ladylike blush bag.

I love this bag because it's a classic. I love this bag more because it's two toned. Turn it to the side and, bam!

A simple and structured bag is great for Monday through Friday. You can throw everything in and no one will know. 

Be fabulous today!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Shine Bright Like A Disco Ball

I love this blog. It's been a constant in my life for seven years. We talk about all sorts of trends and styles. We talk about sales, gifts, and recipes. And sometimes we talk about the important things. You know exactly what I mean: sequin pants.

Express, Sequin Legging, $59
Paired with a white blouse or a denim jacket. These are a statement maker.

Nordstrom, Trouve Shay Sequin Pants, $89
Got a celebration ahead of you? Wear these party ready pants.

A little celestial, right? I love it.

Shoptiques, May & July Sequin Pants, $64
A great pant version of this style, because so often it's leggings. I'd pair it with classic black heels as pictured.

It's important to remember the important things in fashion. It's not always about color blocking and ankle pants. Sometimes it's the sequin pants that make you feel like a disco ball. The most beautiful disco ball there ever was.

Be fabulous today!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Neck and Neck

Let's play with tie neck blouses. They are so feminine and easy to throw on and go. The detail that comes with this style makes it easy to add some stud earrings and walk out the door. Well, pants too, remember to add pants. While there are tons of tie neck tops out there, the ruffle detail is the perfect ingredient to add to this delicious recipe.

Ann Taylor, Floral Tie Neck Blouse, $79
Such a sweet color and pattern, but pair it with black jeans and booties and you can really have some fun with this top.

A great neutral top for work or play. I also love the bell sleeve detail.

This top has a streamlined tuxedo shirt detail which is great to dress up or down with jeans or a suit.

Forever 21, Contemporary Tie Neck Top, $17
This top is a four season top in your closet. Think about it. Wear it with a pencil skirt in the summer or pair it with jeans and a cardi this winter.

No matter your style, a tie neck blouse is a great staple. Add these ruffles, and wow, you've got a great look!

Be fabulous today!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

In the Navy

Happy Monday lovebugs,
Today we are combining two of my favorite things: cheese and bacon. Kidding. Navy and stripes. Two classic styles that go beautifully together.

Half off right now. I love the turtleneck and the pockets. Pair it with booties.

The width of these stripes are fantastic. Gives it a sailor vibe.

Classic silhouette, great stripe, and this price! A peacoat will never go out of style.

How cozy does this sweater look? I'd dress it up for work with long pearls and for play I would add a contrasting oxford underneath.

Navy stripes are not just for the dog days of summer, I love this pattern and color for sweater weather because it's versatile and fun.

Be fabulous today!

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