Monday, July 28, 2014

Easy Skate

Hi all!

Quick and short little post here. A very easy outfit, perfect for a cooler day in the summer!

The neon yellow is a great headturner, but the shorts make the outfit super casual.

Sweater: Forever 21, $8.99
Shorts: Bershka, Ukrainian store I don't remember the name of, $???

Sassy look not included
The vans add that extra touch of "hipster"/"skater". I could hop on a skateboard and no one would think I was out of place ;)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Citrus-Glazed Blueberry Scones

Hi again!

Last night I baked for the first time in quite a while! I wanted to share the recipe with you guys, just because it was so easy to make, and the results were delicious. I originally found the recipe in a Lake Superior magazine, but I adjusted it to fit my needs.

Don't they look scrumptious? They tasted great too.

Citrus-Glazed Blueberry Scones

Makes: around 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20min
Glaze: 10-15min

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (half stick) butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 cups (depending on preference) blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter using a fork.
  2. In another bowl, mix egg and buttermilk. Add to flour mixture.
  3. Roll blueberries in a bit of extra flour and fold into batter.
  4. Drop large tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake 15-20min until golden.
  5. Cool before adding glaze.

Citrus Glaze

2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (to taste)
2 citrus fruits (lemons, clementines, oranges, etc) zested to taste and juiced

Mix all ingredients into bowl. Top scones with glaze, and let harden.

The glaze is completely optional. On the second day, I have found that the scones are not quite as crispy as when they were first out of the oven, but they still have a great taste. Let me know what you think!

Thanks for visiting,


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Office Workaholic

Hola amigos!

Crazy how fast summer is flying by! Work has made this summer go so fast. Although I don't work at an office job, I like to imagine what I would wear if my dress code was a little more formal. (Not a city tshirt and athletic shorts). This blog post is dedicated to that! So here we are with some neutral basics:

Although I'd wear flats to be more comfortable and appropriate!
Love how the skirt has faux leather on it! Makes it a great transition piece from summer to fall!

Top: Naked Zebra, TJMaxx, $12.99
Skirt: Joe Benbasset, TJMaxx, $12.99
Heels: Lauren Conrad, Kohl's, $44.99
Satchel: Steve Madden, TJMaxx, $29.99
Watch: Burgi, Christmas Gift, $???

To add some polish to the look, I opted for a low pony. I made sure there was some volume at the crown, so it didn't look lackluster and bleh.

The look without the bag.
Hope you enjoyed it!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Messy Waves

Hello friends!

Sorry for not posting much, the weather has been awfully rainy, not great picture taking weather. However, I decided to provide some hair inspiration! Although I pretty much only have three hairstyles (down, athletic ponytail, athletic braid), this adds some variation because of the texture!
Messy Waves
I achieved this by showering in the morning and braiding my hair a little bit after. I left this overnight, and took it out the next day. For some people, it is possible to keep the braid in for about 10 min and it is wavy and gorgeous, while I really have to make sure my pin-straight hair holds the wave by keeping it in for over 24 hours. And even then, it is a hit or miss.

Here is a variation on the style, something that actuaaally takes 30 seconds (not those super complicated up-dos that, in real life, take about 30 minutes). Adds a little more polish to the look!
Nice and easy half up!
Great for a casual outfit, or to make it more fancy, add some jewelry, like dangly earrings!

Side view

Thanks for stopping in!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Flash of Color

Hello Friends!

Sticking with the theme of casual outfits, this one is about as simple as you can get, shorts and a shirt! It is the simple accessories that pull it together, along with the fun-colored blue shorts!

V-Neck, Gap, $??
Shorts, Mossimo, Target, $12.99
Bracelet (Staple Accessories)

The sunglasses also add a nice touch!
The look is tied together with neutral colored Sperry's. Comfy and cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,