Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Eye Candy

Happy Monday Friends. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I am dreaming about all these beauties! There is nothing like some good eye candy to start your week off right!

Gorgeous Wallpaper

Pumpkins with drilled holes for lights to show through=Genius

Tory Burch Suede Platform Pumps, Loves! I am definitely getting these beauties they will go with everything!

Snakeskin Bookshelf, Artwork + the perfect shade of Moss Green

The Coolest Vanity Ever. Perfection

DVF Florina Shift Dress. I saw someone wearing this last week and stalked her to find out who made the dress. It is even more gorgeous in person. The best shade of blue ever plus an amazing beaded neckline. I need this for the Holidays!

I adore this color scheme for a Fall Party.

KC Designs Initial Necklace. What girl doesn't love Diamonds? This would be a great push gift with your baby's initial.

Lovely Bedroom

Oreo Cupcakes. Holy Crap, deliciousness.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thoughts For Friday

I am so glad it is the weekend! My sister is in town visiting and I couldn't be happier!
I am beyond obsessed with this Vintage Chanel Purse. It is online at ShopBop right now and I can't stop drooling over it! I am scheming ways I could get this beauty home with me. Santa are you listening??

I finally found a tie-neck blouse this week at F21 for $17! It is a great shade of purple and super cute for the price. Although I still want the Marc Jacobs Panther tie-neck blouse if it goes on sale! But for now I have am satisfied to have one tie-neck blouse!

I also picked up this cute blouse. It looks like a knit shirt but it is a blouse with a cute zipper in the back and great fit.

I am thinkinbg about ordering the large Jennifer Zuener Initial Necklace. I have the medium one with an "S" for Sterling but I like that the larger one has 3 initials and it shows up so much better. I have been so happy with my medium one, I wear it almost everyday so I know I would love the large one just as much!

The Instagram App for the iPhone is my new obsession. It is so cool what it can do to your pictures. Here are a few I did this week of Sterling. Love the vintage feel it gives them! You must upload it if you have an iPhone!

I can't stop dreaming about these Cream Cheese Sausage Balls my friend Caycee made for our playgroup this week. They were amazing! I might just make them again this weekend! They would be perfect for football party or tailgate!

Tomorrow night we are headed to the Fat Hen for dinner. It is one of our favorite restaurants in town. I am already dreaming about what I want to order. Any locals have a favorite dish here? I think their burgers and French Onion Soup are insanely good!

Was that enough random babbling for your Friday? Have a great weekend! xoxo

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Move Over Gwennie

I officially have a new girl crush. Gwennie will always stay near and dear to my heart but lately I have been obsessed with Claudia Schiffer. I remember back in the day when she was a Guess model thinking she was so gorgeous. These days her street style is impeccable. Many of the pictures are snapped of her picking her kids up from school and man does she look look so pulled together. This is giving me some outfit inspiration ideas so maybe I do more than throw on work out clothes in the morning!

And her Pregnancy style is just as fabulous. I want that adorable leopard dress, pregnant or not!

Enjoy your Thursdays! xoxo

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vegetable and Hummus Tart

This has been my lunch as of lately. Except for I cheat and use Naan Bread as the crust instead of making homemade. I usually just use whatever veggies I have at home. My standard tart usually consists of onion, spinach, tomatoes, red bell pepper, kalamata olives and feta cheese. The orginal recipe doesn't call for cheese but I think cheese makes everything taste better! I really think any combo of veggies would work wonderfully for this. This is such a tasty and easy lunch. I have also been on a kick of making my own hummus. I use Ina's recipe and it is fabulous! The combo of the hummus and veggies is ridiculously good! Best part my little man gobbles this stuff up, he loves hummus on anything, so this ensures he gets his veggies for the day!

Adapted From E Curry Blog
Naan Bread or make your own (Recipe HERE)
Hummus- Recipe below
Red Pepper
Red Onion
Kalamata Olives
Feta Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Saute or roast all veggies until tender. I usually saute mine in olive oil because it is quicker than roasting. Note- I usually don't cook my tomatoes I just slice them and lay over the top of the cooked veggies. Spread Hummus on Naan Bread. Layer on Veggies, Olives and top with Parmesan and Feta Cheese. Bake at 350 degrees about 15 mins or until cheese is melted.

You can view the original recipe HERE.

4 garlic cloves
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
8 dashes hot sauce
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it's minced. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature.
**My hummus was extra thick so I added in olive oil and extra water to loosen it up to the consistency I prefer.**

**Photos courtesy of E Curry Blog**

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Hard to believe it is October already!! Where has this year gone? I mean seriously it is going to be Christmas before we know it!

A few of you emailed me asking what jeans I was wearing in my post yesterday. They are the Seven for All ManKind "The Skinny" Jeans. I am beyond obsessed with them. I have two of the exact same pair so when one is dirty I have a back up. They suck you in all the right places and sit higher up on your hips so you have no muffin top. These are the best jeans I have ever bought!

I have two old wing back chairs that my parents gave us in our den sitting waiting to be recovered. I have been looking for fabric inspiration and this just might be it. I love the modern pattern on an older style chair. Gorgeous!

Ok I must be living under a rock because I just found this website. Their prices are amazing and the clothes are so cute! Has anyone ordered from here before? These are a few things I am eyeing and honestly I could buy them all for the price of one Tucker Dress! The dresses retail for between $50 and $60. They even have petite and maternity sizes.

Navajo Knit Dress, Shift Dress with Blouson Sleeves,Mini Shirt Dress,Shift Dress with Pleated Neck

I am addicted to these. I have had an abundance of basil from my garden so I have been making tons of fresh pesto. I have eaten these everyday for a week. They are so easy to make and melt in your mouth good. I use Ina's Recipe HERE.

We did a red wine tasting at our house Saturday and this was the favorite red wine. It is perfect for these cooler temperatures. It had great flavor and a smooth finish. One of the better Pinot Noirs I have had lately. I think it retails for about $16.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Put A Bow on It

Happy Monday Friends. Hope your weekends were as great as ours! Good news the recipe tab is up and running. Please give me feedback if you think it should be organized differently. I did it by categories like appetizer, main course etc. This should make locating my recipes alot easier for you!

Now back to the topic at hand, bows. Anyone else obsessed with the bow-neck blouse?

To me this is the most stylish outfit ever and I plan to totally copy it!

Here are a few bow-neck blouses I have been eyeing.
I love the red color of this blouse. Jewel tones are my favorite for fall.

Of course I love Rachel Zoe's version of the tie-neck blouse and I think the ivory would go with everything. It reminds me of the blouse in my inspiration picture!

Ever since seeing Blair from Atlantic Pacific wear this blouse it has been on my lust list!

I have eyeing this jacket for weeks. I think I might bite the bullet and order it. It is so chic and I think it could be dressy or casual with skinny jeans.

In other news I found a new line of blouses I love called Gemma. I wore this Gemma Blue Blouse Saturday night. I found my blouse at Monkee's out on Daniel Island awhile back.

They have this version on Piperlime and I think its adorable. I am thinking about adding it to my ever growing blouse collection! The blouse is such a cute fit and I love the gray geometric pattern.

Can you tell I have a serious love affair going on with blouses? They make the perfect chic outfit with jeans! Which tie-neck blouse do you like the best if I buy one?