Friday, August 29, 2014
at 10:00 AM
Brunch @ Maison Kayser
Doing what we do best ;)
In the tents @ NYFW 2013
At The Guards in DC! (So sad it's closed!!)
Goofing off at the Duquesne Club
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rice and Vegetable Salad
8 cups hot cooked rice
1 ½ - 2 cups Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
1 sweet red pepper cut thin
1 green pepper cut thin
1 medium red/purple onion peeled and diced
6 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
2 shallots finely diced
1 10 oz pkg frozen peas, thawed and blanched in boiling water for 3 minutes
½ cup pitted and chopped black olives
¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
½ cup chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper to taste
Note – I usually double this so there is plenty of dressing for the salad.
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
Minced parsley and/or snipped chives to taste
½ cup olive oil
Measure mustard into bowl. Whisk in vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs. Drizzle in olive oil while continuing to whisk until mixture thickens. Makes 1 cup.
Transfer cooked rice to a large bowl and pour 1/1/2 cups vinaigrette into rice. Toss well; cool to room temperature.
Add remaining ingredients and toss thoroughly. Taste and correct seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Return to room temperature before serving.
Serves 8-10 people
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Recently, I've been really into leather skirts. I don't have one, yet, but plan on finding the perfect one and wearing it all throughout fall. I love mixing chunky sweaters and leather-- to me, those two textures together are a match made in heaven.
I pulled some of my favorite leather skirt looks from Pinterest. The look can lean towards 'grungy' or 'edgy' but if you keep accessories simple and classic, it can be a very put together, almost-classic, look. I love the idea of a brown leather mini skirt, chambray button down and navy cable knit cashmere crew neck sweater!
If you're not sure that you're ready to take on a full leather skirt, try out something like this little mini with small leather (or faux) accents. It gives the same trendiness or edge without being too 'in your face'. What do you think of this look? Have a fabulous day!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
I saw this great photo on Larrimor's (a fabulous boutique in Pittsburgh) Facebook page and knew I had to share! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Exactly. This is why you should have your clothes tailored to fit you. I have written in the past how I visit the tailor often... I don't take everything, but important pieces like dresses, skirts, etc. It truly makes a difference, doesn't it?!
After thinking about how much I love getting things tailored, It made me think to write about how I buy certain pieces of clothing in multiple sizes.
For example: I buy multiple sizes in cable knit sweaters and button down shirts. Sometimes I get a men's small. Sometimes I get a slim fit women's size 2 or sometimes I'll get the classic fit in a size 6... it all depends on the 'look' I'm going for. I love oversized cables with skinny jeans and loafers, but I also like them thrown over my shoulders. As for the button downs-- I wear them as tunics, coverups, sleep shirts, etc. My favorite is pairing an oversized oxford with leggings and flats. I think it is simple and chic. With that look, I wear a men's extra small for the extra length.
This is a great article from the WSJ about tailoring. Definitely a must read if you are not sure what to ask for when you go to the tailor!
You can literally get anything tailored but I think the most important things are pants and dresses. I would also suggest to get a crisp white button down and have it tailored to your body-- you can get a custom made shirt, but this is the less pricey way to go about it! Do you often tailor pieces in your wardrobe? Have any tips? Have a fabulous day!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
- Town and Country
- Vogue (Cara is on the cover!!)
- Bazaar (I love their 24 hours features)
- Marie Claire (Blake Lively is on the cover!)
at 2:00 PM
I get a lot of comments on Instagram and I really love it! I try to respond to everyone, but sometimes that just doesn't happen, so I have started sharing where I get things on my blog. I hope this helps for anyone interested. Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Lilly Pulitzer's Grandson Weds, Football Season, YSL Lip Gloss, Dairy Queen Cupcake and Taylor Swift's Shake it Off
Lilly Pulitzer's grandson recently tied the knot in Palm Beach (duh)... I loved scrolling through the photos on T&C Mag but this picture particularly caught my eye. I. Love. It. I hope my wedding turns out like this one ;) #VeuveForAll
I went to the Steelers preseason game this past weekend (check out Amanda's photos!) and it made me so excited for fall! It also got me thinking (besides the fact I was reminded that I really don't like beer)... what do you wear to sporting events? I'm so not into wearing jerseys, but I like to try and stay within the same color scheme... I'm hoping everyone thought my tank was black and not navy... oops. I also may or may not have wanted to include the photo above to show off how stunning my city is. Love, pure love.