Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Macaron Dreams

Lately I've been craving macarons, like, all the time. I love the moist and chewy texture and isn't it just the cutest little dessert? Bottega Louie is one of my favorite restaurants and they also happen to make the yummiest macarons I've ever tasted. Aren't these gorgeous? Check out the gold flakes and the beautiful blue color!

I've also come to find that these make awesome party favors and they fit perfectly into these acrylic boxes that I found at Michaels.  I gave these as party favors at my best friend's baby shower and they were a hit!

I can't wait to share some more details of the shower with you later this week!

Do you love macarons? Where do you get your favorite from?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving and Tea

Hey everyone! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend filled with family, friends, and of course, good food. I seriously think I gained 5 lbs just over the weekend but the yummy food was so worth it.  I finished the weekend off by hosting a baby shower tea party for my best friend Trish and had a great time catching up with some awesome ladies. I can't wait to show you some details of the party but for now, this is what I wore.

Outfit Details:
Shoes- BHLDN
Necklace- F21

It was an awesome 80 degrees (winter) day, a perfect day to wear this girly Dear Creatures dress. Days like this make me feel so lucky to live in Southern California! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Thankful Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day! I know everyone has many things to be thankful for- for me, it's:
- My loving husband
- My family and good friends
- My job that I Love
- My two dogs that I adore
- and really, just for the blessed life that I have!

I'm also thankful that I don't have to cook a thing this year- I get to go to my parent's and eat my heart out! I'll leave you with this banana cream pie recipe that I made the other day for my husband, in case you wanted some dessert besides pumpkin and pecan pie :) Enjoy!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi! Yikes, I've been gone for a while! I've been quite a busy bee and in between working, I've been planning a wedding and a baby shower. That and coupled with the time change left me with barely any daylight for taking photos. Luckily, things are winding down now- just in time for the holidays! 

Outfit Details:
Dress- Modcloth
Tights- Anthropologie
Boots- Steve Madden

Today was my first day in a while that I didn't have anything planned. I ended up sleeping a total of 10hrs! I spent the earlier part of the day making pot roast (well, I just threw the ingredients in my slow cooker) and baking Tad's favorite dessert- banana cream pie. I think I'll spend the remainder of the day on holiday planning and maybe hitting the mall for a little bit of Christmas shopping. I love the holidays!!

Thanks for staying with me when I was away- I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving weekend!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tugboat Style

Last month I started sewing this coat and I finished it last night and it made it's debut today. It is the perfect light coat for fall- just thick enough to keep me warm cool but sunny day. I wanted my coat to have a whimsical touch so I chose a cute fabric with little tugboat prints and added big wooden buttons. I'm thinking of making this in a solid color too.

Outfit Details:
Tugboat Coat- made by me! (Indygo Junction IJ866)
Dress- Modcloth
Shoes- Modcloth
Tights- Target

I think this is my favorite thing I've sewn so far- I love it so much! I definitely think this coat is going to be worn not just in the fall, but all year long! Do you have a favorite piece of clothing that you wear year-round?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rain and Bows

Brrrrrrrr it's gotten cold here! Last Sunday Tad and I had a very lazy day in because it was raining. After relaxing indoors all day, we decided to get out of the house and go out to dinner. The rain had let up a little and we went to a Korean restaurant. After dinner we wanted to get some boba tea (bubble tea) but once we left the restaurant, it was seriously pouring cats and dogs! So we just went home instead and since then I've had this crazy craving for boba!

For some reason, Tad and I don't own an umbrella...I dunno why. But my favorite jacket to wear in the cold and rain is this snowboarding jacket I've had since highschool. It's so warm and cozy, waterproof, and super cute. Plus, it has a really beautiful lining. Love it!

Outfit Details:
Jacket- snowboarding jacket
Pants- Urban Outfitters
Top/bag/headband- Anthropologie
Shoes-Kensie Girl from Macy's

I haven't been posting as frequently because by the time I get home from work, it's already too dark to take photos! But I will try to post as much as I can :) 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Time to Cuddle

Happy Friday!! It's cold, windy and rainy here, which makes me want to go straight home after work to curl up under the covers and cuddle with my honey. It's also my weekend off, yippee! Tad and I are planning to sleep in, make breakfast, and stay in most of the day watching movies and eating popcorn.
 Necklace/charms- Anthropologie

I was excited when I saw these new charms to customize your own necklace at Anthropologie. I went a little crazy at first, grabbing almost every charm! In the end, I ended up getting a "T" and a "2" since both mine and Tad's initials are TT. Have you customized a necklace with these charms?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Rush

Now that Halloween has come and go and November is here, I think it's officially the holiday season! Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks time and then the craziest time of the year- Christmas! I'm going to do what I say I'll do every year and that is, to start Christmas shopping early so I'm not scrambling in the end. 

Outfit Details:
Dress- Anthropologie
Sweater- Anthropologie
Shoes- Anthropoloie
Purse- Target

Do you like to start holiday shopping early? Or do you wait until the final weeks like me? Not this year though- I'm going to hit the shops now! =P