Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Best Dressed: CFDA Awards 2017

Last night the annual CFDA Awards took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. It was a night to celebrate talent within the fashion industry. The stars and designers strutted down the red carpet, many side by side. I picked out my four favorite looks of the night. You may see a trend. Lots of florals and mock turtlenecks, which somehow works for June. For more looks and to see who took home awards, check out Vogue.

Kate Bosworth in Brock Collection

Rowan Blanchard in Coach

Ashley Benson in Kate Spade

Elsa Hosk in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Source: Vogue

Monday, June 5, 2017

Unboxing: Japan Candy Box May 2017

I love sweets! Chocolate, cakes, cookies, and, my number one favorite, gummies! I also love to try new things. When I heard about the Japan Candy Box, I had placed my order before you could say sweet tooth. The Japan Candy Box is a monthly subscription that costs $19.90. It comes with a variety of sweet and savory Japanese treats. I received my first box a few weeks ago and just got around to trying it the other night with my boyfriend. It ended up being a fun little taste testing during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Out of the 10 (yes, ten!) snacks we received, I love 4 of them. Obviously, I loved both gummy candies. They tasted just like concord grapes and smelled incredible! In fact, everything was very scented, which wasn't always a god thing. The Potato Ring Snacks (pictured above) smelled like cat food, but surprisingly had no taste. I did not care for any of the savory snacks.
I just received an email with shipping info for my second box and I am so excited to try the fun treats! I will definitely do another post!

The cutest strawberry chocolate pieces.

One of my favorite gummies. It tasted like juicy grapes and was molded into grapes on a vine! How cute!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer Wedding Style

Summer weddings are just around the corner. But you may be like me and have no weddings! Instead I have quite a few baby-related events. This weekend I have a baptism for my best friend's sweet little girl and in July I have a baby shower. The looks shown could easily be worn to weddings, showers or baptisms. I love the idea of a fancy jumpsuit. Not only is this look on trend, but imagine how comfortable it would be. I envision wearing this to a beautiful outdoor wedding surrounded by gardens dancing the night away with the bride. For the second look, you can't go wrong with a floral dress and color block heels. Simple, sleek, and beautiful. The third look may be my favorite. I love the color and the off the shoulder sleeves. The midi length is perfect for a more formal wedding. Pair this sea foam green dress with a pink clutch and nude heels and you are ready to go!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pom Pom Pandemonium

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

The pom pom trend is alive and well! I thought there was a bit of this trend happening last year, but I have seen pom poms popping up everywhere! Last year, I made a fun DIY Pom Pom Straw Tote that is perfect for the beach.  It seems this year, pom poms are migrating from bags to jeans, shoes and earrings! What's great about a lot of the items show above is that these would be easy DIYs as well. Take the jeans for example. You could spruce up an older pair of jeans by easily sewing colorful pom poms to the bottom of each leg. In under an hour, voilĂ ! a brand new pair of jeans! Same goes for the shoes and basket. I was even thinking for the shoes and jeans, if you don't want the pom poms to be permanent, you could use Velcro as the adhesive and just take the pom pom detail off when you want a more classic look. How are you embracing the pom pom trend?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Patriotic Fruit Cake

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. I had a very relaxed few days. On Memorial Day, my dad hosted a little cookout. We had  burgers and Italian sausage. My dad made is crowd favorite taco salad, and we spent the day basking in the sun. When it comes to food events, I love making the desserts. Since we would be indulging in some heavier food items, I wanted something light and sweet. Angel Food Cake jumped to mind right away followed by fresh strawberries. I cut a few corners and picked up some store bough Angel Food Cake that was on sale at a local grocery store. With that step out of the way, this delicious and show stopping fruit cake only took about 20 minutes. This cake is not only super tasty, but perfect for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. It's quite a patriotic cake with it's bright red and blue berries.

Here's what you'll need:
-Angel Food Cake. Here is a simple recipe for the homemade version.
-2 small packages of fresh strawberries
-Handful of blueberries

Friday, May 26, 2017

DIY: French Style Gold Pendant


One of my favorite fashion and beauty writers and Instagram Story makers, Alina Gonzalez aka @thehyperbalist, wrote an article for Who What Wear on the latest French Girl Style, the gold pendant. I immediately decided I need one. I also knew I wanted to make my own. 

I made my way to Hobby Lobby, where I not only found some simple gold pendants, but they were also on sale! I already had gold chain and the findings at home. Making this necklace took less than three minutes and now I have a handmade French-inspired necklace that I plan on never taking off.

I also made two other styles that I promptly added to my Etsy shop, Golden Soul Designs. I hope you check it out!