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Monday, December 31, 2012

My Looks of 2012

Hey everyone!  As the last day of 2012 is here, I decided to compile all of my looks for the year into this blog post.  It's funny to see my style transition over the past year, but fun to go back and look at past outfits that I've pieced together.  For those of you who have been following my blog over the past year, I just want to thank you for continuing to check it out and inspiring me to keep going.  I have some exciting things lined up for you in the upcoming year that I can't wait to share with you as well.

Therefore, I'm wishing all of you a happy new year with much love, health and happiness for many more years to come.  How will you be spending your New Year's Eve?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Treats: My Favorite Dessert

My addiction to French macarons began when I first tried them at the Lincoln Road farmer's market and I started buying a dozen of them every Sunday ever since then.  They seemed easy enough to make so I decided to make my own and they were delicious!  I love how you can create different variations of these miniature pieces of heaven.  French macarons are primarily made of egg whites (yay, less calories) and confectioners' sugar.  I found that they tasted even better the day after I made them so I suggest eating them the day after; however, it's hard to wait that long. 

They are the perfect cure to a sweet tooth - crispy on the outside and chewy once you bite into one of these babies.  I chose to make lemon, blueberry and chocolate hazelnut macarons but of course you can personalize them to your taste.

How to make French Macarons:

3 egg whites (day old)
3/4 cup almond flour (or you can make your own by processing almond slivers)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar


I just bought jars of lemon curd, blueberry jam and chocolate hazelnut butter but you can always make your own

1. Sift together the almond flour and confectioners' sugar twice.

2. Whisk egg whites on a medium speed and add cream of tartar until soft peaks form.  Reduce speed to low and add granulated sugar.  Increase speed until stiff peaks form. 

3. Sift flour mixture over egg whites and fold with a spatula until smooth.  I sectioned my batter into three separate bowls, added food coloring to each, and then poured them into separate piping bags (ziploc bags with the tip cut off). 

4. Pipe 3/4-inch rounds about an inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Take your baking sheet and hold it about a foot above your table and drop it (this removes any excess air).  Let stand for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake at 325 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  After each batch, set the oven to 375 and reduce again when you're ready to put another tray in.

5.  Let them cool and add your filling to each.  Assemble your mini macarons and enjoy!  :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Video! DIY Room Decor: Jewelry Organization

Hello lovelies!  I posted a new video on my YouTube Channel which you can access here
Rather than throwing out your candles or empty wine bottles, you can create a few chic jewelry organizational items for your vanity.  Let me know what you think and don't forget to subscribe to my channel as well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OOTD: Autumn in Miami

One of my favorite parts about autumn/fall in Miami is that I can still rock some shorts or a skirt in October.  Although I enjoy wearing layers during this season, I can't complain when it comes to beautiful weather.  This look is more of a casual daytime outfit that I wore to run a few errands.  I usually keep a pair of flats in my bag whenever I'm out as a "just in case," however.

What I'm wearing:
ZARA cardigan (old collection)
Gifted lace top
Target belt
F21 shorts and necklace
Express bracelets
Guess watch
Hamsa bracelet
JPK handbag

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Finds + My Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I've been pretty busy these past few weeks working on an upcoming project so I spent most of the weekend with my son.  The weekends are always enjoyable because it's our "family time" and Sundays are my cheat days where I indulge in yummy food.  I had some mommy time on Friday night, spent a lot of time outside on Saturday, purchased some new phone candy, and spent Sunday on Lincoln Road as usual.

The vintage market is back in season on Lincoln Road so I was uber excited.  I love vintage shopping because you can usually find some really good hidden gems, but it requires some searching.  Check out my weekend photo diary below and tell me what you did over the weekend.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FUNKSHION Fashion Week Kickoff with Nicole Miller

Last night I attended the kickoff for FUNKSHION Fashion Week with Nicole Miller receiving a lifetime achievement award from Fashion Group International, presented by FGI President Margaret Hayes.  As always, FUNKSHION is a pleasure to experience if you're in the Miami area.  I'm looking forward to this year's lineup!  I was also invited to a few private CoverGirl events that take place today and their events are fabulous of course.

2012 FUNKSHION Fashion Week Schedule (from October 11th - 13th)

THU 10/11
Custo Barcelona Show presented by VANIDADES, Cover Girl and Pantene

9:00PM STUDIO 743
Etienne Jeanson Couture / Paris France, presented by European Fashion District

FRI 10/12
Guria Swimwear presented by SENSA

Red Dress Show

SAT 10/13
8:00PM STUDIO 743
Dieo Collection by Jnaba Diallo

9:00PM STUDIO 743
T Rains

10:00PM STUDIO 743
Closing Party with special guest performance

Anyway, here are some shots from last night's opening event and I'll post a recap after the others as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Celebrity Look for Less: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

As I was browsing through celebrity photos for my next "Look for Less," I came across this shot of the infamously stylish couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  Kim is wearing Christian Louboutin "Unbout Illusion" pumps that have been notably trending in the fashion world, while Kanye is rocking a Balmain denim shirt with some Timberland boots.  I love the combination of their chic yet classic and edgy looks together.  Therefore, I decided to style my next celebrity look for less around this duo.

Humorously enough, my little man is my "Kanye" for this pairing.  I decided to style my look with a shorter dress since I'm not very tall, so anything that falls below my knees makes my legs look shorter.

Let me know what you think, guys and dolls! 

What I'm Wearing:
ZARA dress (older)
Delia's faux leather jacket
Wild Rose Posy lucite heels

What Taejin's Wearing:
Baby Gap denim shirt
Baby ZARA black jeans (fitted)
Timberland boots