Goodbye C. Wonder

I am so sad to be blogging about my last purchase from C. Wonder since they are in the process of closing. All of their clothes and accessories were so cute and I will miss them! The only upside is a massive sale, so get in there while you can.

I just received my gorgeous new silk top from them the other day, and a new top and a new haircut means the boyfriend has to take my picture.

IMG_0837This Silk Tunic Blouse has such beautiful colors and a really cool geometric pattern. I am 5’2” and it lands a little less than mid thigh on me, which is perfect to wear with leggings. I paired it with black riding boots and my Kate Spade watch.

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This tunic is still available in a couple colors so grab it while you can at 75% off!

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Valentine’s Day: Ready to Fla-mingle

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so I put together a sweet treat party inspiration featuring table wear from Target.

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The Pink Metal Tray, Floral Plates, Striped Napkins, and Glitter Champagne Flutes are all from Target! Everything was so colorful and fun, but also not dripping in hearts. They also have other patterns to choose from and many more decoration options! I was unable to find these pieces at target.com, but they should be with the other party supplies in your local store!

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I had previously bought the paper straws and the flamingo stirrers. Drink accessories are always a great thing to have on hand. The tassel garland is also from Target’s regular party line, and I had it hanging in my dorm room. The hearts are foam stickers, and I also tried my hand at some floral arranging!

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I hope this inspires your next V-day event! Whether it’s a girls night in or a flirty date, it’s sure to be sweet!

Florals

I recently bought a book on Flower Arranging,The Flower Recipe Book, but since I don’t have all of the equipment yet, (who knew flower frogs are not actually tiny animals?) I grabbed some flowers from Wegman’s, and tried my hand at some small scale arrangements.

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This last one is my favorite!

 

 

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What do you think? Have you ever tried flower arranging or taken a class?

Winter Whites

With the first week of January done and my last semester just around the corner, I thought I’d do a post on some ways to add white to your winter!

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I’m wearing a cut out turtle neck from Kerisma, with a white camisole and a Kate Spade necklace. Despite all of the cut outs this sweater kept me warm today with a real feel of 12 degrees!

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Another wintery white way to keep warm is with a cute pair of gloves! I got mine from Ann Taylor LOFT.

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If you’re trying to keep your hands safe this winter try Burt’s Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream. I have tried other Burt’s Bees products before but this one was new for me. It is very thick and you can feel it soaking into your skin to make it luscious! Since it is thicker though, it leaves my hands a little sticky, so this might be better for before bed!

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I hope you’re dreaming of a white January now!

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Before I begin this post, I would just like to admit that I have never cooked chicken before. I’m not a huge fan of cooking and I’m not a huge foodie (unless its covered in chocolate). So, here, on December 31st, 2014, I will chronicle my first chicken cooking experience.

But to start, I finally made something I have been wanting to try for forever: Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese. Basically you make Mac and Cheese, and then put it with another piece of cheese to make a sandwich. It is a sandwich of awesome.

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The Recipe:

Baked Chicken with Onions, Potatoes, Garlic and Thyme 

Serves 4 but I made it for 2; Takes 1 Hour

Ingredients: 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces, 1 lb white new potatoes halved, 1 large red onion cut into eighths, 1 head of garlic cloves separated and unpeeled, 6 sprigs thyme, 1 lemon quartered, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper

*I used the same amount of everything except chicken. I only put in two breasts and two legs and it turned out fine*

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken, potatoes, onion, garlic, lemon and thyme in a 12 by 16 inch roasting pan. Whisk together olive oil and vinegar and drizzle over chicken and veggies. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper. Turn chicken skin side up. Cook until browned, about 50 minutes.

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This whole thing actually turned out a lot better than I thought it would! My mom laughed at me while I was touching the chicken, but it ended up being very juicy and pretty good!

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Wishing you all a year of great times!