Thursday, August 28, 2014

la parisienne



















A little understated, yet sophisticated inspo for Paris packing. I'm only a few days away and I couldn't be more excited! It's my first time back in 10 years - any recommendations for while I'm there?

inspo via Miss Pandora, dust jacket attic, the cherry blossom girl, fashion gone rogue, Sylvia Get Your Head Out of the OvenArt Addiction, Le Cool & Chic, J'adore la superficiliate, House of Nadee, Vogue Paris, golden gal, YSL

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

dot dot dot

dot dot dot
dot dot dot
dot dot dot

Two more pieces from the fine folks at Oasis: an adorable pair of polka dot shorts and a cozy long cardigan to take me comfortably into fall.

Ray-Ban sunglasses
gold necklaces (similar here)
Aqua tank top
Oasis cardigan (c/o)
Anthom belt
Anthropologie, Madewell, and Elaine B. rings
Oasis shorts (c/o)
Loeffler Randall sandals (cute new pair here)
Mansur Gavriel bag (another beauty here)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Night Cocktail Snack Board

Sunday Night Cocktail Snack Board

This was a little appetizer board we put together for a dinner we hosted for friends a few weeks ago, but sometimes B and I just like to make a set of snacks like this for our dinner. The star of the show here was really the spicy icebox pickles, which are surprisingly easy to make.  We used some pickling spices that we picked up at Seasonal Pantry, but you can make your own using the recipe below.

  4 cups white vinegar
  2 cups water
  1/4 cup kosher salt
  4 1/2 pounds pickling cucumbers, ends trimmed, cut into slices
  3 cloves garlic
  3 dill heads or 4-5 large dill sprigs
  2 hot peppers
  1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed
  1 tablespoon  brown mustard seed
  1 teaspoon dill seed
  1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Bring the vinegar, water, and salt to a boil in a large pot. Cut the heat and add all additional ingredients. Let cool and add to sealed container (keeps about 2 weeks in the fridge).

Serve with sweet coppa, soppressata, ash-rolled goat cheese, and warm baguette!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

nightshade

nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade

It's hard to resist a semi-bipolar dress like this one that exudes sweet girliness, while somehow maintaining dark and moody undertones. Kind of captures my mood right now, actually...

vintage hat
Oasis dress (c/o, in green here)
gold necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet
Anthropologie ring set
Prada pumps
Sophie Hulme bag