Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is finally here! I'll be doing some late candy shopping today so I hope to get some trick n treaters; this will be my first year having them! For Halloween, I usually go over to my Grandma's and celebrate with the family and even go trick or treating with my little niece, Audrey, but since I'm now living in a different state, new traditions must be made.

For the holidays I like to dress up for the day. Some might think it's corny and cheesy but you only get to be corny and cheesy for one day so why not go for it? Today is all about black, orange, couple of bones and pumpkins.

Check out my Halloween Pinterest board, This Is Halloween, for party decor, snack ideas, costume inspiration, and how to get into the spirit!

What To Wear During The Day


 My DIY Affordable Costume
Does Johnny make for a cute zombie beach bum?

 Nail Art Inspiration
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Extra links

Delicious Halloween Cocktails
Look Into The 90's For Inspiration
My Favorite Halloween Costumes
My Costume (hint: I eat brains)
Harvest Pumpkin Soup
Lauren Conrad's Many Costumes
Last Minute Costume Ideas

What are your Halloween traditions?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Baked Carrot Fries

These carrot fries have been nothing but trouble for me but they taste so good so they're forgiven. Baked carrot fries taste just like sweet potato fries and they have less carbs. They're an easy way to get your children or stubborn eater to eat their veggies by presenting them as fries. So how did these "fries" cause me so much trouble? Well, I learned that both my smoke detectors do not like it when my oven reached 500 degrees.

In the original recipe, it called for the oven to be at 500 for 10 minutes. During the time, both alarms went off and I panicked because I could hardly reach to turn them off. Thank heavens for my trusty little black Target stool for helping me with the downstairs detector. Turning the upstairs one was tricky. I was still too short with the stool to twist it off. I tried throwing my lotion bottle at it to stop, nothing. I used a broomstick, nothing. Finally I pulled out my computer chair from my office, climbed on it (did I mention my chair was on wheels and I'm terrified of heights?) and was able to twist the damn thing off. So with all that being said, there is no Finished/Done photo. The fries still tasted good too!

5-8 large carrots
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese 
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
Salt and pepper 
Pinch of garlic and onion powder
  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and cut carrots into 1-inch fries. Be careful with cutting the carrots, keep a steady hand.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients but salt and pepper.
  4. Toss to combine.
  5. Pour out tossed ingredients onto a large baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stir occasionally (you must stir or the fries will stick!).
  7. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of baked fries and serve hot.    

Step 3

Step 5

What kind of other "fries" do you prefer?

Zombie Beach Bums

Last Saturday Johnny and I went to a local Halloween bash and had a hell of a time. There was a live band (played a little bit too much country but oh well) and delish food and amazing drinks. I loved looking at everyone's creative and funny costumes. I saw a jellyfish, Little Bo Beep and her sheep, SNL's dick in a box duo, Toy Story's army man, a tornado, and so much more.

Johnny and I were originally going to be the milkman and the housewife. Unfortunately, we had the hardest time finding the right milkman's hat. We went to many stores and thrift shops and came out empty handed. In a last minute effort, we used what we had at home plus fake blood. After teasing the crap out of my hair, lots of sticky and oozy blood, faded red lipstick and mascara, and diving into our closets, we became The Zombie Beach Bums. We each grabbed a pair of bathing suits that we never wore and ripped them up a bit.  I also used an old beach skirt from a beach trip (the beach's name was printed on the back) and a pair of sunglasses. All together, our costumes cost $8. Pretty good deal, right?

Just a couple of zombie in love

Giving kisses. Yes, zombies like kisses.

Okay, now for brains!

No brains so we turn on each other.

What are your plans for Halloween?
Will you be dressed up and as what?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Etre Autumn/Winter 2012

It's fun looking ahead to S/S 2013 but remember, Autumn 2012 has just started! Why not live and shop in the present? Let's enjoy the moment with Etre's new lookbook. Etre, a London based design agency, has published their A/W 2012 collection, inspired by understated but characterful traditional British work wear. In 2007, Etre were inventive in their development of the Etre Touchy and Fivepoint Gloves. These simple and elegant gloves allow you to use modern touchscreen devices while keeping your hands warm. Genius, right? I sure could of use those last winter.

              About the utilitarian apparel collection, "...includes traditional fishermen's sweaters, knitted to a pattern familiar to generations of fishermen's wives and customised with motifs originating in the centuries-old fishing communities of Polperro and Staithes...Work wear jackets are fabricated from 100 percent Melton wool, manufactured by a 150-year-old family business in West Yorkshire. Gansey sweaters are knitted from the finest 5-ply worsted wool, spun and dyed in Yorkshire mills that have been turning out the same material for generations. Leather gloves are made by a family business established in 1944, now one of the last surviving British glove manufacturers. Satchels and holdalls, crafted from the same high quality Melton wool as the jackets, are fabricated by a small Cornish leatherwork company" -- Etre

Colors of navy and rustic red as well as simplistic white stripes were prominent. There are other colors available such as sage, black, camel, charcoal, and olive. You can check out the lookbook here! A little reminder, Etre ships around the world :)

*All photos were available courtesy of Etre

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flawless Magazine Newsletter Update

I want to share with you that two of my articles, MAC'S Marilyn Monroe and Autumn Wish List, are currently being featured in Flawless Magazine's online newsletter. Please check them out as well as other fabulous fashion articles! I'm excited to have both pieces be featured in one issue and I hope things only get better from here.

You can read more about my involvement with Flawless here.

How To Wear Moto Jackets

We've entered jacket season and there's one type of jacket that I've always been a huge fan of: leather Moto(cycle). Ever since I watched Leah Remini of "King of Queens" wear her brown leather jacket, I fell in love. There's just something cool, edgy, and urban chic about them. Moto jackets are very versatile. You can pair it with many different outfits ranging from the casual wear, cocktail dresses to 9 to 5 pencil skirts. Although black and brown colors are forever classic tones, I like the more unconventional colors like red, cream, pink, yellow, and cobalt blue. Added details like studs, zippers, tassels, unique stitching, and pockets are also bring a new level of unconventionality. To prove how veratile moto jackets are, I've created 3 outfit ideas.

Moto Jacket: 9 to 5 by Vintage Danielle
Gianvito Rossi, Longchamp, Wendy Nichol, Natural Animal
How to wear the moto jacket for work

Moto Jacket: Night Out by Vintage Danielle
Diane von Furstenberg, Forever 21, Vivienne Westwood
How to wear the moto jacket on a night out on the town

Moto Jacket: Casual Weekend by Vintage Danielle
Elle, Karen Walker, Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent
How to wear moto jacket for a casual weekend

What's your favorite look?

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