Cozy Weekend

Wishing everyone a calm and cozy weekend. Two outfit posts coming up this week, pinky promise.


Valentine's Day

Here's a sneak peek at my Valentine's Day! More pictures and an outfit post to follow.

Hope you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day... XOXO


Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have already begun sharing my love of fashion with you guys (outfits posted so far can be seen here and here), but now I am going to introduce another love of mine to the blog: food... sweets in particular.  I recently made the best batch of home-made chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted.  Thought I should share with you guys.  Enjoy!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

·         2 cups minus 2 tablespoons cake flour

·         1 2/3 cups bread flour

·         1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

·         1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

·         1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

·         2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature

·         1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed

·         1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

·         2 large eggs

·         2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

·         1 1/4 pounds Ghirardelli bittersweet 60% cocao, broken into chunks

1. Sift together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium sized bowl and set aside.
2. In the bowl of your mixer, cream together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, until combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add in the vanilla and mix. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate until evenly added throughout the dough. Press plastic wrap against the dough, making sure it is completely covered, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
3. When you are ready to bake, bring the dough to room temperature so that you can scoop it out, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line and/or grease your baking sheets. Scoop your dough out onto the sheets. I did about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Do not press the dough down – let it stay the way it is. Bake 10-12 minutes for smaller cookies (mine took about 11 minutes), or 18-20 minutes for larger cookies.
Side Notes: This recipe makes A LOT of cookies - half the recipe for a smaller batch. Also, try using some semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips if you're not a fan of just bittersweet chocolate.


Black + Blue

{Top - H&M // Jeans - MEK // Booties - Kelly&Katie via DSW // Sunglasses - Anthropologie //
Ring - J. Crew // Owl Earrings - Betsey Johnson // Bracelets - Forever 21 and local boutiques //
Nail Polish - Essie in "Lilacism"}


Polka Dots + Frills

{Top - Forever 21 // Skirt - a Laguna Beach boutique // Purse - vintage // Shoes - Anne Michelle // Lipstick - Revlon "Ravish Me Red" (seen here)}


Celeb Style: 2012 Golden Globes

{Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli // Jessica Chastain in Givenchy // Charlize Theron in Dior}

{Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald // Jessica Alba in Gucci // Nicole Kidman in Versace // Shailene Woodley in Marchesa}

{Viola Davis in Emilio Pucci // Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen // Stacy Keibler in Valentino}

{Angelina Jolie in Versace // Natalie Portman in Lanvin}

{Mireille Enos in Naeem Khan // Maria Menounos // Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier}

{Sara Hylands in vintage Dolce & Gabbana // Katharine McPhee in Donna Karan}

{Mila Kunis in Dior // Salma Hayek in Gucci // Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci // Claire Danes in J Mendel}

{Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang // Lea Michele in Marchesa}


Colorful Jeans

Jeans + pretty colors = love.

Celeb Style: Critics Choice Movie Awards 2012

Who: Stacy Keibler // Shailene Woodley
Where: 2012 Critics Choice Movie Awards
What: Stacy wears an Armani gown with a Marchesa clutch // Shailene wears a Calvin Klein dress


Pretty New Things

A few things I have added to my jewelry and make up collection over the past week...

{Black wrap bracelet with gold accents - Forever 21}

{Bright bracelets for spring and summer - Forever 21}

{a necklace made from the "K" button of a vintage type writer... absolutely love!}

{New Revlon lipsticks in "Ravish Me Red" and "Primrose"}

(photos by: Karli)

The first outfit post will be hitting the blog soon, so check back often!
xo, Karli