Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Maxed out Tuesday

Here is an outfit inspiration circling around maxi dresses. Maxi's for me are another sure sign of Spring. They're flowy and comfortable and lets get down to the real reason, they allow you to overeat without feeling like you are about to burst in your pants…I guess the belt factor might not help in this case but you get my point. Plus they can be dressed up or down depending on the look you are going for. Finish the outfit off with a touch of color to your lips and you are ready to take on the day! 

xo, AK

Monday, April 21, 2014

Smooth Like A Smoothie!

There is no escaping the smoothie madness that's happening right now. I tried to ignore it for a really long time but it eventually caught up to me. I honestly don't even know why it took so long for me to give in.. I mean I really love making smoothies. I think it's mostly because I used to make fruit juices a long time ago and making juices in a juicer is a job on its own. It's one thing to make it but then to clean the machine.. yuck. But ever since I started making my smoothies in my magic bullet.. my feelings have completely changed. I seriously haven't had normal juice or smoothies from a store in weeks! And the best part is that you can add whatever you'd like. Now I've seriously been working at this smoothie thing for a while now because I wanted my recipe to be just right. Sometimes it was too thick.. sometimes too thin.. sometimes it tasted like dirt and other times I thought I was going to get diabetes by the time I was done drinking. Whatever the case, this has been like an experiment for me and I know how silly it sounds considering it's ONLY a smoothie but whatevs. I like to think I'm a perfectionist and this just happens to be one of the things I wanted to perfect ;)

Below is my, you guessed it, "eyeballed" recipe for my fruit and veggie smoothie! The best part? If you have picky eaters who can't stand the taste of certain veggies or fruits.. this is just the thing to trick them into drinking a nutritious drink. I mean, I speak from experience.. it worked on my "no spinach, no strawberries" brother.

What you'll need:
2 bananas- preferably ripe
A handful of strawberries
Half a red delicious apple
1 carrot- shredded
A handful of spinach leaves- probably like 5-6 leaves
1 1/2 tbsp of Greek yogurt- mine was vanilla
A splash of milk
1 1/2 tbsp of honey

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wish List Wednesday!

Here are a few things I am obsessing over currently! I can't get over how cute this bow USB is…I might just have to purchase it and then maybe just maybe I won't misplace my USB anymore (wishful thinking, I know). Also, I just want to point out the body lotion, I love the smell of this one! I can't stress how much I love it but I do! I have this lotion at the moment and every time I use it I feel like I am laying on the beach, soaking up the sun rays;) It's such a refreshing and clean scent. As far as the shoes and earrings go, I think they are the perfect statement pieces. I love a hint of jewel in every outfit so with both of these items I feel like you could pull off a simple or dressy look. Either way, they will make for the perfect finishing touch to any look. Finally, let's just take a second to stare at this super cute spring ready wallet. I just adore this color. Who needs a purse with this?! I know I wouldn't! I'd just grab my keys, phone, and this wallet and call it a day before heading out the door! I love compact wallets but to find one in this color by Marc Jacobs…I need it. Anyways, that's all I have for you on my end. Hope you find these items to be as worthy of obsessing over as I do. Until next Wednesday:)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Think Outside The Polka Dot Box

I love pants. There I said it.. no need to raise an eyebrow like I'm crazy.. I really do love them. But I'm not going to lie, my love for them started recently. If you asked me maybe like a year ago, I would've laughed and said "no way, leggings all the way" but not so much anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still live in leggings (literally) but there is just something so fun and so sophisticated about pants that leggings can't give (sorry leggings). Especially printed pants! You can easily take printed pants from day to night with just a switch of some key accessories. 

But what about printed pants that are extremely cute but in your mind seem almost impossible to pair? I like to think I'm pretty bold when it comes to my fashion choices (neon pink leggings should really show how bold I am.. trust me they looked hideous on me). Especially when it comes to prints and colors. I love bright colors and I love bold prints, especially floral and yes you guessed it, polka dots! The crazier and more colorful, the more I want to buy it! These H&M pants were something that both AK and I saw online and were automatically drawn to.. it wasn't until we saw them in stores that we fell in love! The fabric, the fit and the pattern are seriously so so cute and at just 14.95+tax, how could we go wrong? So naturally we both bought them and without a doubt the question that I saw coming was asked, "how would you pair this?" It seems simple enough, right? With either a navy blue blouse or a hot pink shirt but is that really all it could be paired with? No other combination? And even those two colors seem way too matchy matchy which makes it seem like you put in zero effort to pull off an amazing outfit. Maybe I'm reading way too into this but living in a fashion forward world, sometimes you have to. So I decided I would create this guide.. one pant, four different ways it could be worn. Now just a fair warning, I could've made like 20 outfit options given I had the time but because I wasn't trying to create a 12 page post, I figured 4 would be enough to get the ball rolling for now. From casual to dressy, any of these four outfits can be easily recreated with things you may already have in your wardrobe. All it takes is some creativity!

xo, SK

Casual Day Time Outfit
Polka dot pants (sold out online)

Casual Day Time Outfit To Wear To Lunch With The Girls

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fabulous Fashion Finds

I don't know about you guys but my Spring wardrobe needs a huge pick me up especially after the long and never ending winter we've had. These are just some items that will help my fall wardrobe transition into warmer months.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

All Good Things Must Come To An End

"All good things must come to an end." It seems as if that quote is something that applies to my life in more ways than one. Don't worry guys, this isn't going to be an emo type post.. or maybe it will be? I mean.. lets go back to the 90's when I was like 10 and Sprinkle Spangles were all the rage! Star shaped cereal with SPRINKLES on top.. how could anyone say no? Well apparently someone did and the cereal that was my all time favorite was suddenly swiped from all the shelves in all the grocery stores. Seriously was (and whenever I think about it) still is, the saddest thing to ever happen to breakfast time. *sigh* But then there are those things that make you extremely happy that they've come to an end. Like scrunchies.. I mean I know matching scrunchies to your outfits was seriously the most trendiest thing to do back in the day but can we just take a moment to say "Thank God" that trend is over.. dead. No longer in our lives! And then there are those things that eventually (after a long long long time) end. And just when you think they will be gone forever (like my cereal) they magically make a reappearing act as if they were truly missed! Case in point: Birkenstocks.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Care(amel) for some Oreo's?

All I can say after making these caramel dipped apples is that caramel seriously is the worst to work with. That said, that didn't stop me from satisfying my caramel dipped apple craving. Back in December, SK and I came across Oreo and caramel dipped apples. Being the Oreo lovers that we are, we got some to try and I cannot tell you how fast they were gone. I have been craving some ever since so I decided to tackle caramel and make some myself. It was definitely worth it. If you're a fellow caramel dipped apple lover andddd Oreo fan as well, then you have to give these a try. You will not be disappointed. I thought caramel dipped apples were where it's at but throw on some crushed Oreo's and now we are really talking.

What you'll need:
Sticks (I had skewers on hand so that's what I used)

I used Granny Smith apples, those are always preferred because of the tart and sweet combination when mixed with caramel. However, feel free to use any type of apple.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hit Or Miss: NYX Gel Liner

Welcome back ladies to Hit or Miss. This post will be featuring the second beauty item I was asked to review: NYX Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner & Smudger. I don't know about you guys but I love me some eyeliner. Gel, pencil, liquid, eyeshadow.. I don't discriminate when it comes to the formula.. I love it all! So I was extremely thrilled to find out that I would be testing and reviewing this particular product!