Monday, April 30, 2012

Beat the Heat

I came across this Harpers Bazaar shoot, shot by my favorite, Tommy Ton. I love the luxe surfer girl look, and think this is a great take on sexy, sporty, summer style.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Happiness

taken from here

TGIF! This week has been quite a stressful one at work, and I am welcoming the weekend with open arms. Not much happening this weekend, but I'm looking forward to chilling out, and enjoying some downtime. I will be walking in the March of Dimes walk on Sunday at FDU with my mom's company though, and I'm looking forward to getting outdoors...even though its supposed to be cold. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you back here on Monday <3

Happiness in the form of liquid and puppies...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NARS + Thakoon = Nail Heaven

It's no surprise that I'm nail obsessed. I feel like I post about nail trends ALL  THE TIME. But, this new collab between NARS and Thakoon has me super excited to stick to a basic mani this summer. The bright colors are all the perfect shades of "notice me" without being too flashy, and let's face it, they practically scream beach vacation.  I'm dying to get my hands on some of these!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All Covered Up

Okay, so I just came across this website, Society6, and I've fallen in love with MULTIPLE iphone cases. I'm so in love with the one that my phone has currently been wrapped up in, but I'm feeling like it needs a little bit of a change-up. I love anchors, so I'm thinking that's a possibility, but there are so many awesome prints to choose from that I can't decide. HELP!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Boston Cream Cupcakes

Yesterday's unwelcomed rain turned out to make for a very productive the kitchen. I've been wanting to try a new cupcake recipe, so I figured it was the perfect way to end the weekend. 

Boston Cream donuts are my favorite, but for obvious reasons, I try to avoid them...only when my will power fails, so I let myself indulge. Not that cupcakes are any better for you, but I feel as though I can justify eating a cupcake, more so than a donut. So when I found this recipe on Pinterest, I couldn't resist. 

I put my own twist on the recipe, by filling the cupcakes, as opposed to slicing them in half and sandwiching the cream filling. It makes for a better element of surprise.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Happiness

taken from here
I'm feeling relief as this week comes to a close. It wasn't that the week felt super long (quite honestly it seemed to fly by, now that I look back on it), I just felt a lot of personal stress this week and am happy to have the weekend to relax. It seems as though the weather will be nice, so I'm looking forward to sitting out on my deck--with my puppy of course--and finishing up the third book of 50 Shades of Grey. If you haven't read it yet ladies, do so. It's addicting, enticing, and totally catches you off guard. The writing isn't go great, but the story line will whisk you away to an amazing fantasy.

Happy weekend to you all!!

Some words of wisdom...

all quotes taken from pinterest

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Editorial Crush

I came across this amazing editorial in the May 2012 issue of Marie Claire US. We shot a similar story here at Fitness for our June issue a few weeks back. I know you guys are going to love it. It's hot, sexy, sporty, and desert-y. Until then, I'll leave you with this...

all photos taken from

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday

I took a little trip down to the Jersey Shore outlets on Saturday, and found myself walking away with a few key wardrobe pieces for the summer. I have to say, outlet shopping isn't so bad, if you are looking for a good deal! I picked up a few things at J.Crew, but I found these adorable bangles at the Kate Spade store, and have not taken them off all week. I love how versatile they are, and I think they are pure understated beauty.