Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Roundup

rag&bone How to Write a Creative Business Plan In Under an Hour

Photo by amyawalters via Etsy

Hmmm. I probably need to get focused and update mine!

This definitely threw me for a loop!

Trompe L'oeil bags by Jump from Paper via Style Bubble

School Supplies that are made here in the US. How cool?!
Made in USA
shiny boots



Saturday, August 17, 2013

Diner En Blanc: What to Eat?

So it's the week of Diner En Blanc, and I've mostly figured out what we're going to eat. The first item on the menu is salad. I had Madame Fromage's amazing Pickled Feta with Cerignola Olive& Strawberries salad a couple months ago at the Etsy Craft Party, (made by the Madame herself) so I knew I definitely wanted to add that to the menu. The version we had was made with spinach, and red onions, and according to the chef, you can tweak the salad veggies a bit, the stars are the pickled feta, strawberries and olives. I'm thinking about adding mixed green, shredded carrots and red onions.

Photo Credit:Jason Varney via Food Republic

A while ago, maybe around Easter, or even Christmas I had the Trader Joes' cornbread. I'm thinking about modifying them like Blogger Abbie by adding some scallions and topping with sour cream.

I also recently bought a bottle of rose and sparkling rose. I also have a bottle of Chandon that I might bring instead. I'm so cautious about getting stains!

I'm debating between a few desserts, I love Potito's cannolis and of course Miel's macarons, but I was thinking about some fresh berries, but I am so worried about stains. This is an all-white event after all!

Now for a protein...Smoked salmon? Sliced beef with horseradish cream? Seared chicken breast? And after my recent binge, Luke's Lobster rolls have me thinking about seafood...  Any thoughts?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fashion for a Cause: FEED USA

 "In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger.  These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America."

Target FEED Collection

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Ultimate Sweatshirt Guide

Today's sweatshirts have moved passed the cozy, worn in gray athletic cocoons that we've all grown up with. Sweatshirts are now a canvas for jewels, scissors, paint, dyes, feathers and fringe. Some designers have even gone so far as to build the sweatshirt out of materials such as leather, fur, silk and wool. While I am the last to call myself "trendy" there is something comforting about being able to wear a sweatshirt to work and not be accused of violating the dress code, so I've definitely added a couple of these to my fall wishlist.




Carven styled by Atlantic Pacific

 Unconventional Materials
(Fur) 3.1 Phillip Lim
(Leather) Helmut Lang
(Faux Leather) Target

(Silk) Alexander Wang

(Cashmere) ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo
(Neoprene) TopShop

Asos Sweatshirt with Fringed Zebra Sleeve


House of Holland

Markus Lupfer

Fabric Treatments

Asos Sweatshirt in Foil
3.1 Phillip Lim
Mossimo Supply

Only Floral Sweat Top
MCQ Alexander McQueen


Helmut Lang
Alexander Wang

T by Alexander Wang

Looking for your new sweatshirt? Start here: Asos, TopShop, Barney's, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Zara, Shopbop and Target.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Vest: Anthropologie (no longer available), Shirt: Equipment: Pant: Wantable Petite, Shoes: Aldo (old); Bracelets: Tiffany& Co, Tiffany& Co, (old, similar here), bangle from a street vendor in Puerto Rico: try this instead and Kate Spade;  Necklace: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Watch: ToyWatch.

Photos by Ivan Hicks.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekly Round Up

How fun is this look?!
Image from MaryMe-JimmyPaul S/S14 Runway Show via A Shaded View of Fashion
Check out the video here.
 Although the final look is too subtle for my personal taste, I did learn some new tricks, a different way to enhance brows and the eye crease.

This is hilarious!!! "Jay-Z's 99 Problems Illustrated by Ali Graham"
Ali Graham via Juxtapoz

Meet the Pintester