Friday, April 15, 2011

Rose Gold Love

Lately I have been loving Rose Gold. I think it is such a flattering color for all skin types. I also think it is a nice change from the standard Gold and Silver look. These are a few pieces I have my eyes on at my favorite online shop, SHOPBOP! Anyone else love Rose Gold? I don't actually own anything Rose Gold at the moment but that just might have to change!

Halston Heritage Ruffle Chiffon Dress

Halston Heritage Pleated Chiffon Long Dress

Dannijo Cocktail Ring

Dalia Nonna Rose Gold Little Letter Necklace

Micheal Kors Rose Gold Watch

Erica Klein Rose Gold Drip Earrings

I am especially loving the letter necklace. I would love that with an "s" for Sterling. So sweet!

Happy Friday! I hope all you lovelies have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

As Promised

So I must confess I feel totally silly posting pictures of myself solo. But, I do love to stalk other people's blog's that show themselves in their outfits. It is great inspiration for me. As promised, here are pics of me in a few of my birthday outfits and the deets on where to find them.

First up is my Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress, that I blogged about Here. The small fit perfect and I can't get enough of the vibrant pattern.

The dress is now sold out online at Bloomingdales but Piperline and ShopBop both have it on their websites.

Next is my lovely DVF top. I absolutely love it! I have already worn it several times. Is it wrong I want the yellow version too? It is the perfect summer top with jeans or shorts. Only problem is Sterling loves to tug on the tassels that hang down! Excuse my giddy smile here, I have had like 3 glasses of wine:)

The yellow version is available online at Bloomingdales

This is my Tibi Dress I wore the first night of my Birthday week to dinner at Husk. I love this dress. Matt said the pattern on the dress looked like the crazy photo backgrounds they used to have when you did your Junior High Pictures, but I don't care. What does he know about fashion? I think it is cute and I love the geometric print and colors.

Dress is on sale right now at Bloomingdales

My last outfit is the Tibi top I wore out to celebrate with my girlfriends. I got the most comments about this top wondering where to buy and what brand it was. My mom actually bought it for me at a Boutique here in Charleston called I Heart. If you live in Charleston, they have great Tibi stuff!

I searched online and the only place I could find this top was at They actually have it two different colors.

So there you have it, a few pics of me in my clothes. At some point I hope to learn how to use the self timer on my camera so I don't have to snap the pics of myself. Until then you will be getting IPhone pics. Now its ya'lls turn to show me some of your favorite outfits!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna

For some reason I randomly get a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. I don't love this magazine but I do love the recipes in it. This magazine is filled with tons of crafts and DIY projects. I don't mind an occasional DIY but I kind of hate crafts. I don't have the patience to make paper machie Easter Eggs or a bouquet of flowers from paper. But that's just me! No offense to those of you who love to craft, I wish for Sterling's sake I enjoyed it! The recipes in this magazine never disappoint though.

This recipe comes from the March 2011 Issue and the lasagna is truly amazing! I made it last week while my mother-in-law was visiting and we all loved it. I mean honestly I can't say enough good things about this recipe. It was very easy to prepare, as far as lasagnas go. I also love that it is filled to the brim with swiss chard one of the leafiest, healthiest greens for you! I highly suggest you try this recipe out!

Swiss Chard if you have never seen it before, because Matt thought Swiss Chard was a type of cheese:)

The Parmesan Cheese and Swiss Chard Sauce

Boiled Lemons

Cooked Sausage, I used Hot Italian Sausage because we like it spicy in the Mason House.

Assembled and Ready to bake!

Pure Deliciousness!

Sausage, Chard and Lemon Lasagna

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
5 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard (about 1 bunch)
1 pound sweet italian sausage, casings removed
1 lemon, very thinly sliced
6 no-boil lasagna noodles, preferably Barilla


1.Melt butter in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in 3/4 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in chard.

2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a skillet over high heat, breaking up pieces, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

3.Cover lemon slices with cold water by 3 inches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

4.Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-inch square nonreactive baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, half the sausage, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with a layer of lemons, 2 noodles, then remaining sauce and lemons. Bake, covered with parchment-lined foil, for 27 minutes.

5.Remove from oven. Heat broiler. Uncover lasagna; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Broil until bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.

Print Recipe HERE

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Obsessions- Hanging With the Hewitts

Today I am super duper excited to have my true life friend Caycee sharing her Obsessions. I love this girl to pieces and feel so lucky to have her in my life. She is drop dead gorgeous (aka Jessica Simpson's twin) and has the biggest heart ever! If you have never checked out her blog it is a must read!! Thanks for guest posting today Caycee, can't wait for our next wine date:)

Hello to all you designer bags and dirty diapers readers! As many of you know Natalie and I are friends in real life, and get to have a date together once a week, jealous yet? The girl is just as funny, beautiful, and sweet in person as she is in blog land! We swear we were sisters separated at birth, and over the last year I really feel like we are sisters ;) OK enough rambling, on to the things that I am obsessing over right now!

 All white nursery's- really is there anything better? I have been obsessed with these for quite a while, and have a feeling this will never change! next baby(if I can be talked into doing it again) is totally getting an all white nursery!

Under Armour running shorts- Girls if you run, or even if you don't I highly recommend these! They are the perfect length, don't poof in the crotch, and make the booty look fabulous! Absolutely my favorite workout shorts!

Tory Burch- Need I say more! love everything this beautiful lady makes! I know this is something me and my girl Nat have in common. Here are a few of my favorite things right now!

Lily Pulitzer- The girl can do no wrong! To say I love Lily would be a understatement, honestly if I had it my way my closet would be Lily from top to bottom. 

Like this?


Last, but certainly not least, these two precious boys! Yup it's safe to say they are a big obsession! I don't know what I would do without these two sweet souls in my life! 

Thanks so much for having me over today Natalie, this was fun!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Excited

Trina Turk, one of my favorite designers, is celebrating 15 years since she launched her line. I adore her fresh, geometric, 70's inspired, bright clothing and swimwear. In honor of her brand's 15th birthday she is working on two new exciting collaborations. First, she is launching a collection of adorable graphic patterned makeup bags for Clinique, filled with their best selling beauty products. These will be in stores from May 27-June 15. I don't really love Clinique products but I am seriously considering buying this just for the makeup bag!

Her second collaboration is with the funky Alice Supply Co. She has lent her signature patterns to some plain, old, boring household items to give them some much needed pizazz. I adore the Ice Bucket and Tool Chest. The brush and dust pan, almost make me want to clean, ALMOST.

All Household Products can be purchased at Alice Suppy and Co or Bobby Berk Home
What's your favorite?

Saturday, April 9, 2011


That's right I am shocked that this cute dress is from Old Navy. I have no luck at Old Navy, Ever! I think their clothes just don't fit me right and seem kind of cheap. Then I come across this dress in my US Weekly Magazine and I am in love.

It looks amazing on all these ladies. Sadly, I went online to try and order but all the smalls are sold out, so get it while you can. The dress is only $34.50, and right now through the weekend it is on sale for $30! A real steal for a cute summer dress!

Buy Dress HERE

Friday, April 8, 2011

5 Things

Happy Friday or should I say TGIF. I know I promised ya'll some fashion pics of me in my birthday week outfits and it's Friday and there is still no post and I am super sorry. Its been a hectic week! The hubs has been working late most nights, my mother-in-law came in town for a visit and on top of that my sweet baby has been sick. So, no time to be vain and take pictures of myself. I promise my best to have it ready for next week. In the meantime...

The gorgeous and insanely sweet Michaela tagged me in the "Name 5 Things You Can't live Without" Series. This was kind of a tough assignment. I mean there are alot of things you can live without, so I tried to think past the obvious food, shelter, and clothing. I feel pretty confident with my answers (although a few are probably a little shallow, but I'm just being honest)!

ONE: IPhone

I just got this bad boy about 3 weeks ago and we are officially attached by the hip. Before my Iphone I had a love affair with my Blackberry. So you see I really can't live without my phones.


Yes, sadly two things on my list are technology related! I watch alot of TV and most of it I can't watch while Matt is home because, he despises Reality TV and Teeny Bopper Shows, which are really what I love to watch. I usually end up recording most of my shows and watching them while he is at work thanks to my DVR

THREE: Cooking + Fashion

Ok, I kind of cheated and grouped two things together but they are my two biggest passions and I can't imagine my life without them! Here is my girl crush showing how its done in her bad ass dress and dream kitchen. The perfect combo of food and fashion!

FOUR: Wine

Technically I can live without this. I mean I did go 10 months with almost no booze, but I sure do love my glass of wine!

FIVE: My Family + Friends

My family means the world to me. Matt and Sterling are the two loves of my life. My parents, sister and brother are also some very important peeps! I don't know what I would do without all their love and support. I love them all to the moon and back again a million times. I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and close group of friends.

Now I am going to tag one of my favorites, the fabulous Jill at A Beautiful Life! Have a Great Weekend! xoxo