Cable Knit Spring.

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{hat – Otovalo Market in Ecuador, sweater – Ann Taylor, similar here, Denim – Madewell, Shoes – Banana Republic similar here, Bag – Marc Jacobs from Nordstrom Rack similar here}

The sun is starting to come out but there is still a chill in the air.  Since I am always cold, I like to be bundled up while embracing the Spring days to come.  The is my go to outfit at the moment.  What’s yours?

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I love this hat that I got on vacation in Ecuador last summer.

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It’s got a great detailed band.

IMG_5440_2Cable knit keeps me just warm enough.

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You never know what you are going to find at the Nordstrom Rack, like this purse!  I also got these flats on super clearance at Banana Republic for under $10.  What a steal!

IMG_5437I’m pretty simple when it comes to dress so this is the perfect outfit for me when the days are chilly but the sun is shining.

 

Olive Bumble Bees.

DSC_0487I found this great olive colored utility jacket at Zara a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly, it goes with just about every color I have in my closet and is a great piece to pair with dresses and shirts alike. The snaps are what caught my eye, I found them unusual and I am trying to acquire pieces that don’t look anything like what I already have (which is a lot harder than it sounds).

DSC_0491(Close up of the barred snap)

DSC_0493(Bee sequined top- H&M)

DSC_0496(This would actually be an easy DIY. If you head to your local fabric store they have great appliques that you can sew on to any piece of clothing. This bee has some beading detail that could also be simple to replicate)

I feel like this shirt is a lot of fun and exemplifies my personality well. I love bees (well, not real bees just bees for fashion purposes) and all things related to honey so I knew I had to have this top!

 

I Love Pom Poms.

DSC_0039_2My favorite trend of the year is easily return of the pom pom. I found this great store called Dotti in Queenstown and knew this is what I wanted to scoop up!

DSC_0040_2(I want to find a pom pom maker and add them to pillows and even simple tees)

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DSC_0043_2(Great lace detail on the top of the shirt)

DSC_0034_2(Earrings: Kate Spade)

I am looking forward to finding more pieces with subtle pom poms. I think it’s a fun way to add some flare to basic pieces.

Grey Patterns.

IMG_4970Do you ever look at articles of clothing and say those aren’t supposed to go together but they do so well?  I’m not sure if I ever get it right but from time to time when I throw two completely different patterns together, they actually work.  I’m loving large cozy socks and thick knits to keep me warm.

IMG_4965(Forever21 sweater and sweater skirt)

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(Steve Madden have great boots for all occasions.  These cut-out heeled boots are on my wish list!  The socks are thick thigh highs from Forever21 scrunched down.)

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I say, if you feel good in it then wear it.  Whatever it may be, including mis-matching prints 🙂

Roar.

IMG_3823OK, so as much as I love Katy Perry’s new track “Roar,” I did not love her VMA performance.  However, it seems like the track is making a pretty powerful statement.  Have you noticed how the new fashion trend seems to be kitten/lion/tiger prints?!  I paired this Roar-iffic large necklace with a very casual Tee and some shorts.  After all, one statement piece says enough.

IMG_3824(I love my dainty shark tooth bracelet from Forever21)

IMG_3821(My Charlotte Russe kicks)

IMG_3819Easy peasy.  Shirt and shades – Charlotte Russe.  Shorts – Forever21.

Beaded Beauty.

Liv Style

Our friend Liv kept it classic with a gorgeous beaded skirt from Anthropologie during our LA trip! She kept it soft on the top and colorful on the bottom, let’s take a look at how she wore this amazing piece!

Liv Style(The neutral sweater allows the bright skirt to pop)

Liv Style(Each section of the skirt has a different beaded pattern)

Liv Style(Aviators and flip flops complete the California look)

Liv’s style is always a mix of funky and classic, it’s hard for most people to pull off but she makes it look easy! The trick is when you have a bold piece, wear something neutral to let it shine!

LA Style.

Today we are featuring our friend Meris who always has amazing style! LA in the summer brings the heat and Meris put together a great outfit full of layers!

 

LA Style

LA Style(What a perfect tank for the day!)

LA Style(A chunky watch with layers of shiny bracelets is one of my favorite looks)

LA Style(Midi rings are trendy right now, it’s a cool way to add some weight to your digits!)

LA Style(A detailed sports bra adds the perfect touch to this loose tank. Sunglasses from her recent trip to Italy)

LA Style(Italian leather sandals are great for the warm weather)

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Warm weather is the perfect opportunity to layer up in exciting ways!

Homemade French Crepes.

This weekend I made one of the most delicious and easiest recipes for breakfast: French Crepes! Honestly, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already so you should give it a try. And if I can do it, so can you!

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(You will need: 1 cup of flour, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, a half cup of milk, and a pinch of salt. The filling can consist of your favorite fruits and jams or my favorite, Nutella!)

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(In a large bowl, whisk the flour and eggs together)

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(Slowly whisk in the milk, a half cup of water, salt, and melted butter until you get a smooth consistency)

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(Pour the batter in a lightly buttered pan over medium high heat in quarter cup increments. The thinner the pour, the better)

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(After 2 minutes flip over your crepe and cook for another 30 seconds)

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(Add Nutella or jam, and fruit of your choice)

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(Fold in half and serve when warm)

You can also get creative for breakfast and scramble eggs with cheese and serve in your crepe. For dinner, I have made Pesto Parmesan Chicken crepes. It’s one of the simplest things to cook and it always impresses people because it looks fancier than it is. These crepes take literally 2 minutes and 30 seconds to cook, it doesn’t get better than that!

My my me, Cala Pi.

Cala PiWhat can I say?  We found beaches in a hopeless place.  Well OK, Mallorca is FAR from a hopeless place but as Shannon and I were winding down these beautiful and effortless roads on top of these canyons, we had no idea what would unravel beneath us.  We’d see a small sign every 30 km or so indicating we were still on the right path and then eventually a sign would show us that we needed to head towards the water for our final destination.  We rented one scooter to get around on and the local man at the shop told us all the amazing beaches that we could reach with this scooter.  Cala Pi was the furthest away but we still decided we needed to see it.  While traveling, I relied heavily on old school maps and my somewhat keen sense of direction.

imageThis was our goal to get to Cala Pi.  We weren’t actually staying in Palma (a bit further) but we knew our way around Palma which is the city center so we used that as our “north star” for guidance.  The hardest part is finding all of the back roads to take so we don’t have to take the autobahn which we accidentally got on once and it was terrifying yet humorous.  The back roads are incredible though for the views because they wind you all along the coast.  It was picture perfect.

IMG_3068(Driving up is quite picturesque, blue seas for miles)

Cala Pi Shannon(Our first glance at the entrance to the port, here’s Shannon)

Heaven Cala Pi(This exists…)

Cala Pi from above

Cala Pi Beach(The beach conveniently with umbrellas for shade)

Our Scooter(They just hand these things off to you, no instruction which was fine for us but beware if you have never driven a scooter.)

Perfect Cala Pi(Heaven)

Shannon Cala Pi(Shannon enjoying the water)

Cala Pi Mallorca

Brit at Cala Pi
Cala Pi Coast(The coast!)

Cala Pi Coast 2(Interesting houses)

This day was absolutely beautiful and worth hiring a car or scooter to get to in the highly likely chance you will choose to stay in the city center, Palma.  It’s cheap and easy to rent a vehicle of some kind and enjoy the hidden gems.  This is a definitely must see beach cove on the island of Mallorca.  I rate this beach #2 of all that I have seen so far.  Soon to come is #1 on this same island….