Cardigan, Old Navy + DIYed // Jeans, Forever21 [similar 1; 2] // Crossbody bag, American Eagle [similar] // Wrap Bracelet, KJPxBB // Sneakers, Polo Ralph Lauren [similar 1; 2]
I have been lusting after this Markus Lupfer sequin lobster sweater for far too long. Too long as in, it’s actually one of my first pins on my Pinterest. When I randomly came across these gold sequin anchor patches recently, I realized I could easily make my own version of the cardigan… for approximately $485 less. And I have hardly taken it off since.
Also, when did navy blue and pink begin to go so well together?
Today Yesterday was one of my best friend’s birthdays, but due to some technical difficulties this post is a day belated! :(
Demetra and I share two loves. One love is Nutella, the other is cupcakes. Since we’re so far apart now, I can’t be with her on her 22nd birthday, but I’m still baking Nutella Cupcakes in her honor! A virtual birthday party, if you will.
Recipe is from cutest-baking-blog-ever Your Cup of Cake, and I highly recommend these. These being both nutella cupcakes and best friends.
Happy birthday Dem!! Wish more than anything we could actually eat these together!
Remember how I’m obsessed with Ladurée’s Parisian macarons? And how I totally failed last time I tried to make them? Well I couldn’t wait another minute for the French to arrive in NYC, so I try tried again and this time was much more successful!
I stopped searching around for tips and tricks and secret recipes and instead went with good old Martha Stew. And she really didn’t let me down! It wasn’t an easy process by any means, and it is definitely a two-person job, but when Puffy and I went slowly and really followed the recipe step by step (sounds like such an easy concept but I definitely improvise a lot when it comes to baking), we succeeded :)
They’re just too pretty and delicate to resist, and with some Nutella and raspberry jam filling, the were the perfect little Sunday afternoon treat. If you’re going to attempt these little buggers, my only advice is to dare not substitute. Make the extra trip for the almond flour and superfine sugar because it really does make a difference, and I think that’s where I went wrong the first time. Click here for Martha’s recipe.
I can finally post this now that Commencement is over!
As graduation gifts for my roommates, I decorated eight little wooden memory boxes:
Unfinished wooden boxes can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes at pretty much every craft store. Using leftover green paint from rooms in our apartment, I sponged the outside of them all first and then stained the inside with wood stainer. To embellish, I modpodged a photo onto each (the antique looking edges are really just from ripping the paper!), and then stamped them with various Paper Source rubber stamps (like this one).
Finally, I tagged them all with gsg (for Green Street Girls) by modpodging newspaper letter cutouts onto the front.
Best part? Talia’s sister told her they looked “so Anthropologie” :)