Monday, August 31, 2015

Stevie Sister and Modern Romance Celebration


I just love the boutique Modern Romance in Fashion Island. It is one of my favorite stores and carries the most unique fashion lines. Along with some of my blogger girlfriends, I attended the 21st birthday party for Modern Romance and also the launch of owner Theresa's own fashion line called Stevie Sister. The night was hosted by OC Style Report. We had a fabulous time visiting, eating yummy treats and sipping on Champagne while viewing the Stevie Sister collection. 

You must check out Stevie Sister!!  It is a mix of flowy boho style dresses, rompers, skirts and tops. I love all the prints and of course left with the most adorable dress (and also picked up this adorable hat from Mother Trucker). Look for these pieces in upcoming posts. So visit Modern Romance and check out the Stevie Sister collection. Let me know what your favorite pieces are!!!! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin and Twitter. Happy reading!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

National Pot de Creme Day

Did you know that today is National Pot de Creme Day!!!!   In honor of this day, I wanted to feature the stylish French Riviera-inspired eatery FIG & OLIVE’s signature Chocolate Pot de Crème!!
With eight locations across the country (New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago, and most recently, Washington D.C.), FIG & OLIVE is quickly becoming a household name, synonymous for celebrating the “Cuisine of the Sun” from the South of France. 
As one of diners’ most beloved dishes, pot de crème is a prime example of dessert trends returning to simple roots—showcasing the pure classic taste of chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and other flavors without excessive garnishes and sauces. Dessert aficionados can mark the holiday with the restaurant’s comforting Chocolate Pot de Crème with Crunchy Praline Financiers and Vanilla Cream ($9), which stops short of over-indulgence with a shaving of orange zest and a modest-sized glass cup.

I thought it would be fun to include the recipe to this amazing dish!!!

Pot de Crème
Serves 10

2 cups Heavy Cream
1.5 cups Milk
4 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
3 Egg yolks
11 Oz of Dark 64% Chocolate

Bring heavy cream and milk light boil being cautious so as to not scorch. (about 190 degrees)
In a separate bowl whisk sugar into the yolks. Slowly temper yolks and add to milk/cream mixture. Mix in chocolate and bring entire mixture to 165 degrees. Then serve and chill overnight.
Vanilla Cream
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon of Confectioners’ Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean

In a mixing bowl whip cream, vanilla, and sugar together until soft peak.

Whether you visit Fig and Olive or make this recipe at home, let me know how you celebrate this special Pot de Creme Day!!!  I can't wait!!! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Bloglovin. Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mink Pink in Hawaii

I am so excited to share with you more pictures from my trip to Hawaii. I just love this Mink Pink dress I picked up at Nordstrom. It is such a fun baby doll style. I wore it on our night into Lahaina for dinner.

Lahaina is beautiful and we had such a great time at dinner. This was the perfect vacation dress ( I love this floral print). I added my favorite Forever 21 gold gladiator sandals and my fringe Indah bag and I was vacation ready!!!!

Thanks to Cathy Cordas for photo editing and don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!!  You can shop the look by clicking on the pictures below.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Save Vs Splurge Tuesday--The Floral Dress

Hi guys!!!! Today's save vs splurge is the floral dress. I love a great printed floral dress with fall colors that I can wear with heels or tights and boots. I found these two great options of the floral print dress. 

I just love The Splurge option from one of my favorite designers Diane von Furstenberg . Her dresses are sheer perfection. These colors are beautiful. This dress is a fabulous choice for any type of upcoming special event. I also love the save option by Astr from Nordstrom. It is such a pretty print and I love the flowy cut. But best of all is the price point of about 70$. What a great deal!!!

I love both of these options . Whether you save or splurge, I highly recommend a great floral dress this season. Let me know what you think. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Latest at Heather Pullis Designs

Hi guys!!!! Happy Monday!!! I wanted to share with you my latest finds from Heather Pullis Designs. You all know how much I love Heather and Tabitha and their gorgeous pieces. 

So take a look at all of these adorable outfits and jewelry!!! Let me know what you think!! You can find all these looks at Heather Pullis Designs. Stay tuned for more looks to come. 

Thanks to Tabitha Goff for photos and don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites-- Sunglasses

Hi guys!!!! Today's Friday Favorites are my fave sunglasses. Sunglasses are such an important accessory and are a perfect addition to every outfit.  These styles are hip, cool and classic. 

1) Warby Parker Banks---I love this line. It's so unique and different.

2) Ray Ban Original Aviator-- I love this style. It universally looks good on everyone. So cool and classic!!!

3) Prada Retro-- These are my all time favorite. They are more of a splurge but I think they are the most unique style out currently!!!

4) Ray Ban Wayfarer-- I love these. They look good on men and women and have been such a classic since the days of Risky Business!!! Remember?

5) Tom Ford-- I just love these. They are so chic and are always in style. 

What are your favorite style of sunglasses? Let me know I'm the comment section. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. You can click on the pictures below to shop these looks. Happy reading!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday Beauty Find-- Bite Lipstick Duo

Hi guys!!!! Today's beauty find of the week is this fabulous lipstick duo by Bite. I'm absolutely in love with this product. What a great idea-- two different colors in one tube!!! You can wear them each individually or mix and match them to create your own individual shade. They are exclusively available at Sephora and compact enough to carry in your purse or makeup bag. I highly recommend that you try these out. I know you will love them. Let me know what you think!!! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Black and Floral Romper

Hi guys!!!! I just got back from the best vacation ever!!! We went on a family trip to Maui. We stayed in Kaanapoli and it was sheer paradise. We had the best time. It was good quality family time.

We went to Whalers Village and found this fun restaurant, The Hula Grill. It was a beautiful spot and so yummy. I decided to wear this black and floral romper I picked up from Bloomingdale's. It's by Olivaceous and it was the perfect vacation outfit. I love the floral print and it was so comfy. I think rompers are a good alternative to a dress. I paired this romper with my amazing gold sandals from Forever 21. I am absolutely obsessed with these and have gotten so many compliments on them. 

I can't wait to share more Hawaii pictures with you. Look for them in upcoming posts. Thanks to Cathy Cordas for photos and don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!! You can shop the look by clicking on the pictures!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Save vs. Splurge Tuesday-- The Black Blazer

Hi guys!!!! Happy Tuesday. Today's Save vs. Splurge is the black blazer. I always recommend to invest in a great black blazer for the fall/ winter. I think investing in a classic blazer is a must have for your wardrobe.  I wear blazers all year long.  

I love this splurge option by Rag and Bone. It is so classic and tailored, but has a price point of about 500$.  I also just love this save version by Mural . It is is a great choice with a much lower price point, at 70$. 

Whichever option you choose I highly recommend investing in a black blazer. It will make a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. Let me know which version you like!!! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!! You can shop the look by clicking the pictures below!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Red Fox

Hi guys!!!! Happy Monday!!! I'm back from Hawaii (stay tuned for posts to come) and so excited to share with you the opening of an awesome boutique in Corona del Mar!!! 
Red Fox. There is a location in Laguna and now one in CDM too ! This boutique carries such amazing and unique pieces from lines like Amanda Uprichard, McGuire denim and many more. You have to check it out.

Red Fox and OC Style Report hosted a blogger preview to celebrate this gem of a boutique. It is so beautiful inside and I love the layout and decor. I loved visiting with the other ladies and sipping on margaritas while shopping. This is my idea of a perfect girls night out. So please stop by and check out Red Fox in CDM. I'm sure you will find that perfect special something!!! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin and Happy Reading!!