Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Handwork

I have been drooling over the prospect of embroidery for holiday dressing.  It adds a bit of detail and class, don't you think??  I especially love the lux embroidery on her sleeves with a seemingly casual striped turtleneck, or the prospect of wearing the vest below with almost everything!

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving.  This season is by far my favorite time of year, and I'm glad it is finally in full swing!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Too Much?

This necklace is right up my alley, although is it a bit big and bulky.  I still adore it, and would wear it with a super simple outfit.

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

P.S. I do plan posting copious outfit pics...just waiting for my new camera to come in the mail!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am adoring these boots right now!!  The perfect combination of lace and slouch.  I think I might have to update my wishlist (;


Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Sunday

I spent the better part of the weekend lazing around doing a whole lot of nothing, but I couldn't resist the idea of baking something sweet to offer for Thanksgiving.  So with a little nudge from my fellow I decided to make these:  White Chocolate Pistachio Cranberry Cookies.

As you probably noticed the recipe calls for macadamia nuts.  Alas all I had in the house were pistachios so I decided to try it.  Phenomenal!!  The pistachio adds a really great flavor and compliments the cranberry quite well.
 One of the joys of living in NYC is being blessed with a small subpar oven.  I  try to keep a really close eye, but inevitably some of the cookies always burn.  This time it happened again as per usual.  While bidding on our christmas present to each other, (a new camera!!!!) the first batch bit the dust.
 Round 2 proved to be better!  They turned out very yummy indeed!  These definitely satisfied my craving for something sweet.
 This recipe definitely makes a reasonable amount of cookies especially if you add extra flour (about half a cup) which makes the finished product a bit more "cakey" than the original recipe would result in.
These will definitely be perfect to share with my family for a Thanksgiving dessert, and a change from all of the pie that will surely be gracing the table.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Wish List

My Wish List

It's about that time when I start thinking about my dream wish list...You know, the things that you would love to open up n Christmas morning and love for years after.  Some of the items are definitely a possibility, while others will most likely stay strictly in my imagination.  Ohhh to dream!!

Starbucks Coffee Tumbler: $10.95
cb2 Holiday Martini Glasses: $36
Stila Smudge Pot in Black: $20
Gap Design Edition Wedges: $195
Chanel Khaki Brun Nail Polish $40

Alexander Wang Rocco Studded Bag: $875
Michael Kors Rose Gold Dial Chronograph Watch: $250
Richard Chai Love Fur Vest: $2750

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Well Hello!

So I am finally doing it!  I am sending my thoughts, inspirations, and photos into the blogosphere.  I've thought about writing a blog for some time now, but wasn't sure if I have enough to say, or if it was really so important.  However I am going to give it a shot anyway.   For today I will leave you with a beautiful image that makes me think of the lovely holidays that are on the horizon...more about that later!

                                           via Little Plastic Horses