Friday, September 19, 2014


So now that I've chopped my hair and everyone knows it, nostalgia is kicking in. Nostalgia for when it was long, lush and looked like the hair of a Victoria's Secret model. Wait, that has never been, but one can pretend.

I digress. This OOTD is old, September 2013 old. But now that I'm blogging again, my content is old too. (Bear with my while I stock up inspiration.) In the meantime, enjoy this old outfit that I wore it to brunch with the boo. It reminds me of something Hannah Horvath from Girls would wear to brunch with her boo, Adam. Although I would rather compare myself to the tight and fit, Marni, or the ethereal and free spirited Jessa; instead, I focus my fashion inspo on the frumpy and childlike style of Hannah. Don't hate, appreciate.

Top: Target, old. Similar, different color
Skirt: Target, old. Cute version
Shoes: G.H. Bass
Glasses: Ray Ban

P.S. Shoshana Shapiro is the BEST character on Girls.

Monday, September 8, 2014


I got my hair cut last week. And not just cut, chopped. I haven't had hair this short since I was in fourth grade and mom jorts and XL race tees were my jam. Although my fashion sense has improved a bit, I'm still trying to figure out the best way to wear my new, short do.

The best hair stylist in all of Denver, Ashley Engle (best first name ever, right?!) from Matthew Morris salon did a fabulous job making my hair look just like this photo that I gave her. Although I am incapable of recreating these perfect beachy waves like she did, I still think I'm loving my new short hair. What do you think??

Just after my hair appointment. I think Ashley nailed it. It looks identical to this photo! And she styled it perfectly. If only I could do that too...

The morning after the Cut. A little slept on, but still cute.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Peach Galette

Homemade and sugary baked goods are my favorite. However, sometimes the thought of slaving three hours in a kitchen just to satisfy my sweet tooth just doesn't appeal to me. For those times, I introduce to you the galette.

According the my favorite internet encyclopedia, the word galette is a term used in french cuisine to designate various types of flat, round or freeform crust cake. I interpret this definition to mean that taking a frozen, leftover, pie crust and stuffing it with butter, sugar and fruit is not only acceptable, but tres french and classy.

Making a galette is the easiest dessert to make. Simply roll out a pie crust, add your fruit of choice, a couple pads of butter, a sprinkling of sugar and rollup the ends. Voila! You have the classiest, easiest, frenchy-est dessert ever. And remember, I am not a lazy baker, I am a french galette pastry master.

Peach Galette 


1 single pie crust
3-5 fresh peaches, sliced with skin
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp flour
3 pads of butter
sliced almonds for sprinkling
1 egg


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the pie crust on a floured surface and then transfer to a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, add sliced peaches, sugar and flour and toss the coat. Evenly fan the coated peaches onto the pie crust. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the peaches. Fold the pie crust edges up and over the peach filling. 

In a small bowl, whisk the egg. Use a brush and coat the dough with an egg wash. Sprinkle the entire top of the galette with sugar. 

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until dough is golden and crisp. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Jacket of My Dreams

I know, I know. I haven't been on here for weeks. And now, here I am, preaching about the jacket I cannot live without. It's pathetic. It' annoying. It's the most perfect jacket I have ever seen!

Last Fall, it was all about two toned leather. Canvas bodice and leather sleeves. This season, it's all about plaid, plaid and more plaid. Thank god for that. Plaid might be my favorite, ever. If you counted all of my plaid button-downs, you might be sick. But cereal, Madewell has stolen my heart with this perfection that is called the All-Weather Plaid Coat. I want it. Now someone buy it for me. 

P.S. How good is this plaid?? And this plaid? Mommy want.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thrifted Thursday: Work Wear

You all know I love thrifting. There is something so satisfying about buying something old and wearing it in your own style to make it new again. Thrifting is about taking risks and being creative. I find it easy to incorporate thrifted pieces into my casual wardrobe. Throwing a "retro" jacket (and by retro I mean Gap-from two years ago) over a trendy top and skinny jeans is easy and fun. I also find that most people usually appreciate the creativity and dichotomy of these combos. Experimenting with fashion on your own accord is fun and doesn't hurt anybody.

However, getting thrifty at work place can be a whole other ball game. There is a fine line between creative and over-the-top. This line has been on my mind often due to my new, mandatory, business dress code. Thus, I have taken it on as a personal challenge to incorporate thrifted items into my work wear, bearing in mind that taking fashion risks at work may not be the best environment to test the limits.

I obviously don't work at an office that requires a dark suit every day. Nor do I work in the fashion industry though where mini skirts are acceptable when paired with a blazer. My office falls somewhere in the middle, where color is acceptable as long as it's below the knee.

My thrifted work wear look below is something I feel proud of. You may have noticed the thrifted heels from this post, and yes, they are happy that they have finally come out to play. The sweater was thrifted from the ARC, which was thrifted by my mom, which was then thrifted by me from her closet. Makes perfect sense, right? The yellow top is Victoria's Secret and may as well be thrifted for as old as it is and as many times as I've seen it at thrift stores (and might I add, in better condition than mine shown here). The skirt is new this summer from J. Crew and really has proven to be a work staple. It goes with everything, fo real. Minus it's questionable quality (some of the threads are falling out), I wear it at least once a week. Score.

So what do you think? Work appropriate? Or do you want to politely tell me I should never step foot into my office dressed like this again? You tell me.

Thrifted "crochet" sweater. Too casj for work wear? Maybe regretting it in retrospect....

A close up of my money maker. I knew it was important to you to see every angle of the outfit.
It's not blurry. You just need glasses.

Sweater: Thrifted (similar, but sold out)
Top: Old Vicky's Secret (similar)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Heels: Vintage (similarcute cream version)

P.S. Please excuse my face. This photo sesh occurred before I had time to apply my face. Rarrr.