Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Must Have: Romper

The super comfy and super stylish onesies are everywhere!

Rompers are easy to dress up or dress down with accessories and shoes.
Pumps and a blazer amp up the nighttime look.
Flat sandals or wedges paired with the playsuit are great for shopping during the day.
I wear mine with a belt around the waist and an oversized cardigan.

From cotton floral patterns to silky sophisticated black, you can wear a romper for any occasion!

Check out the celebrities below rocking the romper look...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Crushing on Blush

The pink section in my color-coordinated closet has been growing so much recently because of my blush crush.
I instantly obsess over blush dresses and tops every time I'm out shopping.

I watch "LIVE with Regis and Kelly" mostly just to see Kelly Ripa's adorable outfits and amazing shoes.
When I came across this photo of the talk show host I fell even more in love.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Loving Leighton

I love 'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester's makeup from the MTV Movie Awards back in 2009.
She looks fresh-faced with a subtle smoky eye. I'm dying to try this look for date night.

I found great products from Sephora to recreate this red carpet look below...


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Must Have: Hobo Bags

One of the most popular handbags celebrities wear is the hobo bag. Not only are hobo bags functional, they are beyond stylish. Virtually every designer has a line of these slouchy oversized bags.

When choosing your perfect hobo bag, focus on the details.

If you are in the market for a sophisticated hobo, look for a neutral color (black, brown, cream, white) and gold/brass hardware. The Michael Kors below will match every outfit in your closet, whether you are on your way to the office or going to lunch with girlfriends on the weekend.

If you are shopping for a classic hobo, look for minimal simplicity in a bold color, such as red or blue.  The Marc Jacobs baby blue hobo below is the perfect accessory for spring and summer.

If bohemian is more your style, play around with braiding, studs, and tassels in a rich cognac or chocolate brown. The Lucky Brand bag below is trendy & casual.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

{DIY} Exfoliating Scrub

After writing and delivering a speech on the risks of tanning and unprotected sun exposure, I started using sunless tanning lotion religiously.

The best way to make your tan last longer is to exfoliate your skin before you apply the lotion. Instead of running out to buy a sea salt scrub from Bath & Body Works, I made my own! It works so well and it's super easy to make!





Stand in the shower (before turning the water on) and rub the scrub all over to get the dead skin off. Then turn on the hot water and wash the oil off with a gentle body wash. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and moisturized. Remember to shave your legs before applying the sunless tanning lotion so that it goes on evenly.

I use L'oreal Sublime Bronze. It looks surprisingly natural and won't leave you looking like an orange zebra!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mini Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes

My boyfriend's favorite dessert is cheesecake so I've been scouring websites to find the perfect recipe to make at home. This one looks easy and absolutely DELICIOUS!

Greg's last final exam is Wednesday and I'm so proud of him for getting A's in all his classes! Definitely baking these minis cheesecakes to celebrate!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The LWD

The Little White Dress is the new Little Black Dress. 
It's an essential piece for every woman's wardrobe.

A casual LWD is great for daytime with flat sandals and a cropped denim jacket. 
For a night out, it's all about bold & colorful accessories. 
Stick with one or two colors that compliment each other so you don't go overboard.

Below are a few suggestions to play up the perfect LWD.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mani/Pedi

I love OPI nail polish, especially the clever, tongue-in-cheek names. Whether it's vibrant red peeking out of my sandals or a neutral light pink on my fingers, I like mixing it up. Below are my favorite summer colors.


My Favorite Fragrance

Miss Dior Cherie has been my go-to perfume for years. It's girly & playful, just like the ad campaign.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Must-Have: Lightweight Scarf

Anyone who has been on a shopping trip with me, knows I can NOT pass up scarves. They are kind of my weakness.

My style is pretty casual on a day-to-day basis so scarves add a pop of color to a simple outfit. Whether in luxurious silk or light cotton, I own dozens of bright patterned scarves. They look great with jeans and a tee or even a sundress, and you can sling one around your shoulders any season!

Below are a few of my favorite celeb scarf moments...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cookie Dough Truffles

My love for baking started with my grandmother. She was the queen of cookies. Every week when I came home from school, she would have a fresh batch cooling on the kitchen table. She made cookies for every holiday and special occasion, from sugar cookies in the shape of reindeer, and wedding cookies covered in powdered sugar, to her world-famous oatmeal cookies that practically melted in your mouth.

When Grandma Audrey passed away, I inherited her handwritten recipes.
And I've been baking cookies from scratch since. Recently, I've been searching for a new take on the classic chocolate chip cookie. I think I may have found a great contender...


Friday, July 1, 2011

Inspired By Kathryn

Inspired By Kathryn

Dorothy Perkins orange cocktail dress
£45 - dorothyperkins.com

Paul Joe jacket
$615 - net-a-porter.com

Platform wedge booties
$795 - giuseppezanottidesign.com

Chanel shoulder handbag
$1,395 - fashionphile.com

Zara Home - Cushions
£3.50 - zarahome.com

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