Monday, September 29, 2014

The Next Chapter: Associate Buyer at BCBGMAXAZRIA

I am so happy to finally announce my recent promotion to Associate Buyer for the BCBG Dresses Division! I have learned so much in the last two and a half years at BCBG and I am very excited for this opportunity to grow even more in my career!  See how I got my start at BCBG as an intern, and my first job out of college as an Assistant Buyer.  Thank you all for your continued support! Cheers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pancake Muffins

{Banana Chocolate and White Chocolate Pancake Muffins}

I saw this idea of baking pancake batter in muffin tins on Pinterest, and decided to try it out last weekend. They are so easy to make, I can't believe I never thought of it before! I used the below recipe for banana pancakes and then added chocolate and white chocolate chips as toppings. The pancake muffins turned out so fluffy & delicious! I don't think I'll ever make pancakes on a pan or griddle again!

Banana Pancake Muffins

1 cup flour
1 tbsp white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten 
1 cup milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.) Spoon batter into greased or lined muffin tins, filling 3/4 full. Top with assorted toppings: chocolate chips, blueberries, walnuts, etc. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Enjoy with butter & maple syrup!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Fashion Finds

Even though it still feels like Summer in LA, I'm already stocking up on Fall classics. See my latest finds below.

I love this bag! It's the perfect size to take from day to night. There are a lot of compartments & pockets to keep all of my things organized and easily accessible. The whipstitch and tassel details really sealed the deal for me.

I'm loving mustard for Fall this year. This lightweight sweater will be a great layer when the chilly months finally hit. 

These jeans go with everything. I wear them dressed them up with a boyfriend blazer and heels or on the weekend with a striped tee and moccasins to run errands.  

Ankle booties are so versatile. They look great with jeans, leggings, skirts & even dresses! 
These are really comfortable, and since they are vegan leather, they are a steal at $79!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Samoa Cheesecake

{Samoa Cheesecake with Coconut, Caramel & Chocolate}

We celebrated Greg's 28th birthday while we were vacationing in the Keys last month. His favorite dessert is cheesecake so when I came across a recipe with his favorite Samoa Girl Scout Cookie topping I knew I had found a winner for his birthday cake! I used this recipe I found on Pinterest. My mom and I had an issue melting the chocolate, which is why it didn't turn out as pretty as I would have liked but it still tasted absolutely delicious! (I suggest using a chocolate syrup bottle to drizzle the chocolate.) I will definitely be making this again soon, possibly as mini cheesecakes!