Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kate Spade Sample Sale

It's that time again! Today only, Kate Spade is having another sample sale with items up to 75% off, so now's the time to get your hands on some fabulous fall accessories. 

Happy Shopping!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Red Fedora

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Boston's Fashion's Night Out with a group of Boston's local bloggers. Sadly my camera was buried so deep at the bottom of my bag that I couldn't find it, so I didn't snap any pictures, but there are so many good write-ups on the night. In fact, I'd recommend looking at Brilliance of B for a great recap

While ogling the beautiful clothes from shop to shop, I swore I wouldn't go crazy with purchases, but then I found a red fedora and after trying it on, everyone agreed I must have it. 
Image Courtesy of Brilliance of B
This hat is such a statement piece, so it pairs really nicely with basics. Earlier this week I pulled out the fedora with a simple outfit to punch it up. I must admit that I absolutely LOVE this hat and can't wait to incorporate it into my fall wardrobe.

 Top - New York & Co (several seasons back)
Capris - New York & Company
Red Suede Pumps (seen here and here ) - Urban Outfitters
Leaf necklace - c/o Shabby Apple

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rocking Wren

Oof, I can't believe it's already mid-September. Seriously, where does the time go? I'm starting to rock a lot more dark colors and long pants. And with the heavy rain we had last week, it was the perfect time to bust out this new blazer. 

I bought this blazer from Tra Tutti, the online sale shop, during it's "going out of business" sale over the summer., which means I got it for 75% off. When all was said and done, I paid $50 for this blazer that retails for $410 - SCORE! This Wren blazer has really nifty details that make it pop. Like the sparkly lapels that add a little punch to the basic black. And the silk pin stripe liner that I exposed by rolling up the cuffs. I kept everything else simple and paired the jacket with a pair of jeans and my PLV snake skin heels. And apologies for the funky shading. It was a late night at the office (like 8:30 pm late) and I wanted to make sure I snagged a photo before I left for the day, so I used one of the walls at our office.

Top - H&M
Jacket - Wren
Jeans - Lucky

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

I have the world's biggest sweet tooth, so I'm always looking to try new recipes. When we were in Texas earlier this summer, my friend Mark ripped out a page of a People Magazine with a recipe for chocolate dipped coconut macaroons (Stephen told him how good these looked, so Mark made sure I knew about it!)

The recipe came from RHNYC Jill Zarin, so immediately I was skeptical, but the recipe was SO easy that I had to give it a try. 

Recipe Makes 24: 
2, 14-oz bags sweetened flaked coconut
1, 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp sour cream
1 Tbsp heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. Mexican Vanilla Extract (you can find this at William Sonoma)
1, 12-oz bag of bittersweet chocolate, melted (I subbed with dark cacao - 60% so the bitterness of the chocolate would balance the sweetness of the coconut)

1) Pre-heat oven to 325ยบ.
2) In large bowl (I recommend your Kitchen Aid Mixer), mix together all ingredients until throoughly combined. Press dough into a soup spoon or small ice cream scoop and release onto baking sheet. 
3) Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. 
4) Dip one side of each macaroon in melted chocolate and place on a tray lined with wax paper. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving. 
*Tip - I melted my chocolate in the microwave for 90 second and it worked brilliantly. 

So there you have it. An ULTRA easy, delicious recipe. If you like coconut, I strongly recommend that you make these immediately and share with those you love. I guarantee you'll be a hero.