Recently I have been really obsessed with the idea of our patio. Our small little apartment patio only has a mini fridge on it. It’s so sad! I have been wanting to get a table and chairs forever and I even bought a super cute rug at the end of last summer that is still sitting rolled up on the floor. I finally decided what I want for it and thanks to Pinterest I get to MAKE it into exactly what I want. It’s a small space so I’m using the metal fold up chairs and a TV tray, this way everything is colaspable and perfect for a small area. I will be painting the chairs the color I want and I seriously cannot wait! The weather has been so nice that I’m sad every Saturday and Sunday morning that I can’t drink my coffee and read on the patio. I will for sure be doing before an after photos! I also drove by Home Depot this week and out front they had a yellow pot with yellow daisies in it and I have not been able to stop thinking about them since! They will be the centerpiece of my patio. What better way to welcome spring! Anyways, stay tuned! Cute patio coming your way soon!
So I do not know why I have never worn joggers before today. They are the most comfortable things ever! I felt like I was wearing pajamas in disguise to work today. It was like I fooled everyone at the office into thinking I was wearing real pants. I have had these babies for TWO MONTHS and have not worn them until today. They had been hanging in my closet collecting dust. I finally decided I had to wear them and looked on Pinterst to find an outfit idea. I saw one I liked and BOOM, recreated it with what I had (I love being able to do that). Black joggers that I got on Black Friday from Target, a loose black and white stripped v-neck tee, an olive jacket, and my taupe, tassel Steve Madden booties. The perfect outfit for a Monday and oh so comfy!
Happy Monday! ❤
This outfit I have been waiting to wear forEVER! Even before I bought all the pieces I was still anticipating wearing it. I saw something similar on Pinterest and was so determined to make it my own! Looking on Pinterest, I pinned this 14 weeks ago! That is how determined I was!
When I have an outfit in mind, it tends to just fall into place. I know what I want so I will not settle for something less, so if it takes me a little longer to find it then it is all worth it for it to be perfect. I finally found the right dress when I was in Old Navy looking for a dress for Thanksgiving. The dress in the picture is more of a bodycon, but I wanted something looser. I found the perfect textured, black shift dress with three-quarter length sleeves, and was loose yet somewhat fitted. The kind of fitted where when you walked it would form to your body rather than flow. (It was also 40% so what other convincing did I need).
Next I got the boots. I have been seeing these over the knee boots all over Instagram and I wanted them! My go to is Macy’s because I have a Macy’s card (seriously so dangerous). I looked up Steve Madden and there they were, the GORGEOUS, but only black! I wanted the gray I kept seeing. I tell you I stalked the Macy’s website almost everyday. Finally when I checked for like the 50th time, they had another color! The picture looked gray but the description said taupe. BUT THEY ONLY HAD SIZE 9! Someone must have returned them. I didn’t give up though, I kept stalking. Finally they had all the sizes, yet the picture still showed gray but the description said taupe. I knew they were different because I did my research on the Steve Madden website, fashion is serious, some research required (lol!). I ordered them anyways, and if they came in and were actually taupe and I didn’t like them, then I could return them. Again, these were on sale too or I probably would not have bought them. Well they came in and were the perfect color, I was actually glad they were not gray because the tone of taupe they are can go with pretty much anything!
Lastly the blanket scarf. I remember Audree from Simply Audree Kate, said last year I think that she got one from Amazon. I searched and found one for $7! It kind of took awhile to come in but once it did, my outfit was complete! I just needed a place to wear it, when the perfect opportunity came, my roomie’s birthday (which is actually today- Happy Birthday!) but we went to brunch yesterday at the Saddle Ranch in Orange. It was a hit! Check it out…
Dress: Old Navy
Boots: Steve Madden from Macy’s
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Sometimes the day just calls for denim, and a lot of it! I took advantage of one of the only cool days this week, and when I say cool I mean 88 degrees. I found another outfit on Pinterest that I could recreate easily since I had all the pieces already, I just had never thought about pairing them together. Black high waisted jeans with a blue chambray button up, completed with a pair of snakeskin flats and a gold statement necklace. LOVED this.
I bought this super cute black, lace midi skirt like forever ago in hopes to recreate another outfit I found on Pinterest. I haven’t worn it because every time I have tried I felt fat. Finally yesterday I wore it! I was so happy with how it came out and it looked pretty similar to the Pinterest one! The skirt I got from Forever 21, the tank is from Target, the necklace is from Charming Charlie, the wedge sandals are Madden Girl by Steve Madden, and the purse is my usual Michael Kors. This was really a fun yet sophisticated work outfit that can be dressed up more with actual heels, or dressed down with flat sandals.
This is the Pinterest outfit
Another Pinterest inspired outfit! I know this is more of a fall outfit, I even pinned it in the fall, but it being cloudy and cool today I thought why not? It is cute and warm without having to wear a jacket. When I first bought these cropped pants I wore them once then almost regretted buying them. I thought with the color they are, an almost rusty-brown, it was going to be hard to wear them. So I didn’t wear them for a while, but then I started I get ideas, obviously from Pinterest, and now I wear them a lot! They are pretty practical for work because they are not jeans, but they are not slacks either, so you stay comfy while also feeling a little casual. Just another way to recycle your closet!
Original outfit (picture taken from Pinterest):
One of the reasons I had been looking forward to the wedding I attended on Saturday was because I was so excited about the outfit I was going to wear! I picked this out like over a month ago, ever since I saw a picture on Pinterest. The color combination was so cute that I was determined to recreate it. I love recreating outfits from Pinterest, it makes me feel so accomplished, and it is fun to make it your own way too. The dress in the picture was more of a coral, I however found a more hot pink shift dress, and get this, it was only $20 from one of my go to stores G Stage. To find the mint/tealish accessories I went straight to my go to accessory store, Charming Charlie. I am obsessed with this store and really should not be allowed to go in by myself. I had no worries about finding the right color I needed for my necklace and clutch, this store is accessory heaven! I even found more than one option and almost couldn’t decide. I ended up with the perfect match though and at a good price, the necklace was $12 (I believe or around there), and the clutch was $25! Of course I had a coupon too- hooray for smart shopping! As for my heels, I stuck with the best pair of heels I have ever owned. I was in one of my best friend’s weddings (you may know her from Glitter It Gold) in August and we got the best heels! They are beige heels by Levity from DSW and has been the best money I have ever spent on shoes, and they were only $50 or $60! I wore them in her wedding, to our next friend’s wedding, to the bridal shower for the wedding this past Saturday, AND to the wedding as well. They are just so comfortable and match with so much!
Anyways, I was super excited about how my outfit came out so enjoy!
The one that inspired me:
(Photo taken from Pinterest)
And my inspired take on it:
Also check out my hot date’s outfit! Aka, my roomie, she takes on another patterned shift dress! She really knows how to rock these busy prints:
Dress G Stage
Necklace and Clutch Charming Charlie
It’s weird but I realized that I have never actually made cupcakes. I’ve always been a brownie type of girl. I keep seeing such cute cupcakes on Pinterest though so I thought it was time I gave it a try, and with Mother’s Day this weekend I had a perfect excuse.
I went and got all of the supplies after work, starting with Hobby Lobby. If I was going to make cupcakes then I was going all out and getting a frosting bag and tip, none of that smear your frosting on top business (no offense). After I got the decorating supplies I went to the store to get the mix and frosting. Now I have been known to make excellent brownies, but ever since I moved out I’ve been burning them, and everything. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong until my roomie realized that we were used to cooking with an electric oven at our parents’ and now we have gas. It cooks a lot faster! With this in mind I bought two boxes of mix in anticipation of burning the first batch.
I mixed everything and my roomie helped me pour the mix in the cups. The directions said 14-19 minutes so I started off with 10. While they baked I turned my white frosting into the perfect shade of pink with a few drops of red food coloring. I impressed myself. 10 minutes was up and I checked the cupcakes, they needed a couple more minutes. After that they were perfect. Wait, did I just bake without burning?! I believe I did! Frosting was what I was really looking forward to. My roomie helped me fill the bag and I went to work. It was a little harder than I thought but I got the hang of it. Who would have thought I would be good at cupcakes?!
I saw a cute thing on Pinterest to “gift” a cupcake in an upside down jar so that’s what we did. We made Mother’s Day cupcake gifts and they turned out super cute! Next time I’ll make bigger cupcakes though but here is the finished product!