Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Happiness

taken from here

The weekend is only a few hours away...just have to get through this last day of work! After a week of consistently warm weather (FINALLY!!), and a weekend of sunshine ahead, I think it is safe to say that spring is finally here! Can I get a whoop whoop?! I hope you all had a great week and have lots of exciting plans for the weekend! I'm excited for my pilates class on Saturday, some shopping, relaxing, and then a big 6 mile walk for the March of Dimes on Sunday morning. Enjoy the weather and have a happy Friday :)

Here are some things that are making me happy this week...

-amazing cookies from my best friend c-

-let's go sox! he's so hot!-

-sunshine and happiness all weekend long-

-a roxy surfboard usb stick, how cute?!-

-from the lilly pulitzer spring 2011 look book-

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Picture Perfect

I often find myself "blog-hopping" and looking at all of the amazing pictures that people post. Whether taken with their own cameras or enhanced using photoshop or some other cool program, I am always blown away by how talented people are. One of my favorite picture blogs to check out is Everything Inspiring. New pictures are posted daily, but I could literally get lost on that blog for hours, looking at all of the amazing pics. Kind of addicting actually. Here are some of my favs from the last week...

all photos via here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gifted: George, Gina & Lucy

I tend to go to on a lot of market appointments for my job at the magazine, and many times don't walk out empty handed. All of the designers and PR firms are super generous and give gifts just for taking 15 minutes out of my day to walk through the collection. Not bad if you ask me :) I recently went to the Bollare PR preview where I got to see some amazing lines like Paper Crown (LC's new line), Generation Love (my new obsession), and 6 Shore Road. Upon leaving the showroom, I was given a lovely goodie bag which had this eye catching bag inside. As you know, I am in love the the nautical look this spring (and anything and everything with an anchor on it), so you can imagine why I love my new bag so much. It will be perfect for a day at the beach. Thanks ladies <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heavy Metal

No matter how girlie I am, I always find myself wanting to be able to pull off the whole edgy look. You know what I'm talking about: leather pants, studded jackets, heavy jewelry, messy smokey eyes and a hot motorcycle to peal out of a parking lot with. Straight badass. If you are like me and don't have a sleeve of tattoos and leather chaps but still want to look the part, here is a good place to start. Black leather studded cuffs. They are edgy and girlie all in the same, but have a really cool, sexy vibe to them. I'm partial to #3 (how awesome are those spikes?) and #5 (I have it in a metallic blue/grey color). Rock on.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday Happiness- Better Late Than Never

taken from here
So I took Friday off from work because I had family visiting from Long Island for the day, and I guess I got wrapped up in all of the feasting and catching up and forgot to post my Friday Happiness! I was super busy over the weekend though, spending time with my family, getting a mani/pedi with my mom, having a play date with my best friend C, and binging on all things sweet at my boyfriend's parents house on Easter. I have a busy week ahead, prepping for 2 photo shoots at the end of the week, and tons of other things, so hopefully I am well rested! Have a great Monday everyone! xx

Last week's happiness...

-how cute is she?-
-gifted bikini from oakley...thanks dara!-
-bedroom design inspiration-
-nyc public library on a spring day-
-new joe's jeans platforms-

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pillow Pals

Since I graduated from college in May, I have been talking about redoing my room at my parents house. Now that its a year later, I think I am finally ready to get this project least I'll be able to enjoy it for a little while before I move out!

Obviously I am planning on going the nautical route (surprise surprise), stark whites, blues, greys and stripes. I haven't decided on a paint color yet, or furniture for that matter-although I have recently found a few pieces that I like-but I did come across these amazing pillows on Layla Grace. They capture the vision that I have of my room perfectly, and I might have to splurge and get a few of these. When I move out, my parents are going to have one awesome guest room!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

KK Sparkles

I don't normally do celeb stuff, but I was recently on the Elle website and came across this profile on Khloe Kardashian. Of all of the Kardashian sisters, I think Khloe is the most real, and definitely the funniest. Elle took a peak inside KK's closet and to say she has a shoe obsession would be an understatement. From Louboutins to Pradas, Khloe has 'em all. Not to mention the amount of sparkle and bling on those things. Seriously Khloe, a girl after my own heart.

khloe kardashian
inside her extensive shoe closet
blinged out shoes...and phone
louboutin sneakers...get.out.
obsessed with these

all photos courtesy of the coveteur & elle

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Passover Apricot Macaroons

Happy Passover to all my jewish friends and family! Every year, Passover always seems to come to quickly and to be honest, I dread this holiday. Its not because I can't eat  bread ( after dieting for the half-marathon, I can totally deal with the carb cutting), rather the constant question of what am I going to eat today? Between no bread/grains, corn syrup, and legumes (c-ya corn, black bean, and roasted red pepper salsa that I LOVE!), it gets pretty tricky to plan my meals. Don't get me wrong, my mom is an AMAZING cook and knows how to make this holiday bearable, so thanks mom for being great!

This year, since I am living home instead of being in Rhode Island like I have been for the past 4 years, I have actually been able to hang out in the kitchen with my mom to learn a few of her tricks and family recipes. A Passover staple in my house has always been apricot and chocolate chip macaroons, so I would love to share this special family recipe with you. It was my Nana Molly's recipe, so this is very near and dear to my mom's heart. These little suckers are so delish and the perfect snack for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Follow my Nana Molly's recipe for Passover yumminess...


12 apricots (you can substitute chocolate chips if desired!)
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 lb coconut
2 tbs cake meal

1. Preheat oven to 325*. Place apricots in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Drain apricots and split in half.

2.Beat egg whites with sugar on high until stiff. Add coconut and cake meal and mix thoroughly.

3. Place a teaspoon of the mix on cookie sheet and place an apricot in the center and then cover with more of the mixture.

4. Bake for 10 minutes and cool.

Monday, April 18, 2011

White Hot

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the semi-nice weekend that we had! So I have a trend alert:Red White hot blazers. I think this photo says it all. White blazers are a staple this season, and I am totally digging it. A little splash of color and the look is complete (I'm thinking a bright red/orange nail like Essie's Fifth Ave or a neon blue/purple like Essie's Mezmerised will do the trick). I'm in the process of trying to find the perfect one for myself that won't break the bank, but that is still chic and luxe...any ideas?
photo by Garance Dore

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Happiness

taken from here
I thought Friday would never be here! After starting off the week with a photo shoot, followed by rain storms, and now finally some sunshine, I can't wait to relax this weekend! My bf and I (along with friends!) will be celebrating my half-marathon accomplishment as well as his completion of a licensing exam (he'll be graduating with a Master's in Athletic Training in a few weeks, woo!). After lot's of training and studying, I think we are both ready to let loose. Hopefully some entertaining pics to come :) Have a great weekend everyone xo

Things that made me happy this week...

-new stack of spring mags-
-organic peanut butter bon bons w/ salt, yummmm-
- my red sox beat the yankees, wooo-
-a lovely piperlime gift card (already spent btw)-
- watched this over the weekend and loved it-

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peace, Love and Platforms

Bring on the peace signs baby! Between super wide leg jeans and sky high platforms, I don't know which '70s trend I am more excited about this season. Since I am a shoe addict, I decided to put together a little roundup of my favorite platforms- all available on Piperlime (my obsession). I just bought the Joe's yesterday (ahhh!). Can't wait to get them in the mail!

From Right: