Shroud

July 30, 2012 § 53 Comments

Don’t have many full body shots because I really just want to focus on the shirt.  This Spring/Summer I’m very much into Helmut Lang.  The simplistically chic but also feminine pieces make them such no-brainers when getting ready.  I love the softness of this fabric and the way it drapes.  I’ve already worn this top 3 different ways: with leather shorts for a girls night out, with jeans and a blazer for work, and here with white denim for a weekend brunch.

Wearing: Helmut Lang top; J Brand white denim, Juicy Couture sunglasses, Chanel purse.

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Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 26, 2012 § 31 Comments

I’ve mentioned in this outfit post that ice cream sandwich is my favorite dessert. Not sure why; maybe solely because it reminds me of my childhood, or the fact that I don’t have to choose between cookies or ice cream.  I love the softness of the chocolate cookie and how residuals get stuck on my fingers.  It is also the perfect complement to a layer of vanilla ice cream.  This recipe from Smitten Kitchen has really helpful directions to make and assemble the sandwiches.  Since you’re dealing with ice cream, you have to work quickly or it can get messy.  I would put the finished sandwich in the freezer while I assemble the other sandwiches.  This time I made classic chocolate cookie + vanilla ice cream, but I’m looking to try other combinations like sugar cookie + coffee ice cream.

Closet Envy

July 24, 2012 § 40 Comments

A year ago, when I was in between jobs, I took a little bit of time off to tackle some projects around my apartment.  One of which was tearing down the wall between the 2 walk-in closets in my room to form one bigger closet.  I then finally purchased a full length mirror and installed a built-in organizer in my closet.  Don’t let the 2 walk-ins fool you, my closet space is actually very small.  With the addition of a mirror and organizer, there really isn’t room for much else (furniture wise).  I’m still trying to figure out how to best use the space I have.  I like to look at images of closets as sources of  inspiration for my own.  Above are just a few favorites.

Images via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Lace

July 22, 2012 § 56 Comments

Wearing: F21 dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Michael Kors watch, Gorjana rings, bracelet, and necklace.

This white dress is one of my favorite pieces in my closet.  Lace is so easily feminine and that is why I chose to make the look edgier by pairing it with black heels and bag. I love that the PS11 is both proper and rebellious; and the SW heels go with just about anything.

 

 

 

Pretzel Cookies

July 17, 2012 § 51 Comments

I have a soft spot for all kinds of pretzels: soft pretzels, pretzel dogs, Rold Gold pretzel snacks.  I can go on.  Making soft pretzels from scratch is something on my list of to-dos.  Or try to do, at least.  To make simple cookies a bit more interesting, I rolled the dough into pretzel shapes.  I bought cookie mix from the store (Betty Crocker Peanut Butter), rolled the dough into balls approximately 1-inch in diameter.  Shape the dough into long ropes, then twist the dough into pretzel shapes.  Bake for about 8 minutes.  Lastly sprinkle sea salt.

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