Monday, December 12, 2011

Sartorialist Loving

I always enjoy The Sartorialist, but lately I've been loving the photos even more than usual.

Don't these pictures just make you want to get to know these lovely ladies? Siigh.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Photos from the Neiman Marcus Holiday Book 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cat Eyes

Have you jumped on the winged eyeliner trend? I think it looks glamorous and funky. 

Last week I saw so many gorgeous posts with cat eyes that I couldn't resist any longer. I ordered some liquid eye liner and I'm really excited to try it out!

Lauren Conrad made this video on how to get the perfect cat eye. I love it.

Do you have any tips? Tricks?

Have a lovely afternoon and a very happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Red Again

I know I've posted about red before, but I can't seem to escape it. It's everywhere! I love it when I see it on other people but I run into problems when I try to wear it.

1. I'm a redhead, is that just too much red? Is it going to look strange?
2. It's so bold! I'm a little scared to try and rock it.
3. Attempting to wear red requires me to own red clothing and I haven't been able to find any red clothing I love yet.

I guess for now, at least until I find some red I love, I'll be admiring from afar.
Happy Monday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Things I Love Right Now

"Before I Knew" (aka the Subaru Commercial Song)  by Basia Bulat

This adorable post about first kisses. How sweet!

I think these painting are perfectly lovely! I want to make my own this weekend!

#OkUPrettyBut is too funny! I think I might actually like Twitter...

Vogue's Spring 2012 Beauty Guide

 Have a lovely Tuesday afternoon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweet Tooth

In case you didn't know, I absolutely adore cupcakes. Recently, I've started loving strawberry cupcakes. I stumbled across this recipe that looks divine. I hope you enjoy!

1.5 cups plain flour
1.5 tspns baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted continental butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup raw caster sugar
2 large free range eggs, room temperature
Finely grated zest of 1.5 lemons (about 1.5 x 15ml tablespoons)
1 x 15ml tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C degrees.  Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in medium sized bowl.  In larger bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium speed with electric mixer until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is until incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Beat in zest and vanilla.  Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk and lemon juice, and beating until just combined after each.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full.  Bake for 22 minutes, until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes in tins for 8 minutes or so, then remove onto wire racks to cool completely.  When cupcakes are completely cool, ice with buttercream icing.
Cupcakes can be stored overnight at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers.
Makes: 12
Adapted from: Martha Stewart

Strawberry buttercream icing:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted continental butter, softened
4 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
A few drops natural strawberry flavour (to taste)
A few drops natural pink colouring (to desired colour)
Place butter, icing sugar, milk, flavouring and colour into a large mixing bowl.  Beat on low speed to incorporate briefly, then on medium speed until smooth and creamy, for 5 minutes or so, or until icing is thick, fluffy and of good spreading consistency.
Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled.  Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Serves: I halved the original recipe and to be honest, you could probably halve this recipe because I had heaps left over after icing 12 cupcakes

You can find the original recipe here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Barbie Gets Tattooed?

Mattel has partnered with Tokidoki to give Barbie a new look...I didn't see this one coming.

Read the article here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is Indexed

Have you discovered This is Indexed? I think it's cute and witty and wonderful.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red Accessories for Fall

 I'm always a little intimidated by red dresses or coats or pants, but I am loving the little pops of red in bags and belts and shoes this Fall!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Doesn't this sound delicious? Also, it's the perfect autumn dessert! I can't wait to try it out!

Pumpkin Pound Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves and pudding mix; add to egg mixture alternately with pumpkin, beating well after each addition.
Transfer to a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-6o minutes (depending on your oven) or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serves 12-16.

From P is for Party

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Anger is bad, dump it.
Fear is awful, face it.
Memory is sweet, cherish it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Here We Go Again

Have you seen Zara's bags? I'm in love with pretty much all of them.

I think I'm on an accessories kick because I really want these sandals, and these boots, oh yeah, and these flats too.

Just in case you need another way to procrastinate, Fashion Week is streaming live on YouTube.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries? How could this get any better?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day Dreaming

Look closely at the present you are constructing,
It should look like the future you are dreaming of.
-Alice Walker

Monday, August 15, 2011

Good Stuff

Vanilla cupcakes for two? Yes please!

The latest edition of Rue Magazine 

 This girl is too cute! And the idea seems brilliant!

 Also, an interview with Kate Moss on how she planned her wedding. And a lovely post with pictures from the big day from Everything Fabulous!

I hope you had a lovely Monday! Good night darlings!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Someone truly fabulous at Hermes created this chart...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Things that matter the most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter the least  
- Goethe

Monday, July 25, 2011

Curly Hair Without Heat

I saw this video about a week ago and I'd been dying to give it a try ever since! 

Last night I followed the instructions, but my hair was pretty gross. This morning I had curls but my hair was so dirty I shook out most of the curls putting in baby powder to make my hair presentable. Next time, I'm going to start off with cleaner hair and use some mousse to help the curls hold better, but I think this is a winner! I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


  SOMETIMES, there are things in our life
      that aren’t meant to stay.
SOMETIMES, change may not be what we want.
SOMETIMES, change is exactly what we need.
AND SOMETIMES, saying goodbye is
the hardest thing you think you’ll ever have to do.
BUT SOMETIMES, saying hello again is
      the thing that breaks you down and
      makes you more vulnerable
than you thought possible.
SOMETIMES, change is too much to bear,
      but most of the time…

change is the only thing saving your life.