SALT & PEPPA' | Episode 1: Stuffed Pasta Shells

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hey there, I've got some exciting news to share- I've launched a new series on my YouTube channel with my girlfriend, called Salt & Peppa' and it's about one of our favorite things: FOOD. We're excited for all the recipes we'll be crafting, fun we'll be having and progress we'll be making! 
The first episode covers a super easy and quick meal: Stuffed Pasta Shells
So let's get right into it...

Boyfriend Jeans Without the Boyfriend • OOTD

Thursday, August 21, 2014

White top- Zara / Plaid shirt - BDG / Jeans - Zara/ Heels  - Jeffrey Campbell/ Bag - Alexander Wang
Let's face a couple of facts here:
- I don't need a boyfriend to rock "Boyfriend Jeans"
- I am gay
- I have a girlfriend (who doesn't wear this style of jeans) 

I couldn't deny a pair of baggy, ripped jeans when I eyed this pair at Zara a couple of months ago. I think they're easy to chuck on with a graphic tee and you can still look like you tried...kinda. This time I decided to pair it with a basic top and a flowy plaid button up (I use the term "flowy" loosely as it's more of a baggier top...which is what I go for 99% of the time - I just like to be comfortable, okay?!) To not be completely swallowed by my top and bottoms (#shortgirlstruggle), I finally decided to wear my Jeffrey Campbell Soiree heels to elongate me a bit. The whole putting outfit thing together thing = easy. The whole walking in heels = not so much. PS. DON'T FORGET TO CLICK 'PLAY' ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO I DID FOR THIS OOTD - IT'LL BE IN BETWEEN SOME OF THE POST PHOTOS.

Lollapalooza Look • Day 3 • Cobalt Craze

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Dress-  F21/ Hat - H&M/ Bag  - Fjallraven Kanken / Boots - H&M/Sunnies - Urban Outfitters
We made it to the 3rd and final day of Lollapalooza! Cue: rain, frizzy hair, muddy feet and good vibes. The weather was insane - non-stop rain caused for lots and lots of mud and a mickey mouse poncho for 99% of the day but that didn't stop our crew. I finally tried Franks N Dawgs "Bacon Mac N' Cheese Dog" which was life changing (bacon sausage, truffle mac 'n' cheese with parmesan, brioche bread crumbs & thyme) Luckily I opted to wear a shapeless cobalt colored dress that hid my food baby perfectly. I have this dress in two other colors as well and use them more as layering pieces. We caught: NONONO, London Grammar, RAC, Cage the Elephant, Chromeo, The 1975, Flosstradamus, Childish Gambino, Flume, Chance the Rapper and Kings of Leon. Easy to say that I was all over the place on Sunday! I'll miss Lolla's energy - we'll see what 2015 holds and what other music festivals I'll hit up. For now, my feet are still recovering and I'm comfortably rocking leggings and long t-shirts for the next couple days. Hope you enjoyed these outfit posts!

LOLLAPALOOZA LOOK • DAY 2 • Babygirl's Bell Bottoms

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Top- H&M / Pants - F21 / Bag  - Fjallraven Kanken / Boots - H&M/Sunnies - Urban Outfitters
Day 2 of Lollapalooza was perfect. The weather was at its best, I caved and bought the $25 Thorny Rose bottle of wine and ended up at one of my favorite shows - Fitz and the Tantrums! I chose to rock my super lightweight bell-bottoms-ish pants with a slightly cropped muscle tank (you can catch the instagram photo of this OOTD here) . Truth be told, I ended up spilling wine on my top and caught myself switching t-shirts with my gf and somehow liked that look better but...such is life! It was the perfect breezy outfit to dance all day in. Honestly, I felt like I had less time to shoot because I was busy trying to catch the acts and ended up being able to check off: The Temper Trap, Fitz and the Tantrums, Martin Garrix, Foster the People, The Head and the Heart and Outkast. Ooooh baby, baby...Outkast was everything I wanted and more *continues to dream on Cloud No. 9* Day 3's outfit coming soon...

Lollapalooza Look • Day 1 • How 'Bout Them Pineapples

Monday, August 04, 2014

Top- Asos / Sunnies - Urban Outfitters / Bag  - Fjallraven Kanken / Boots - H&M
The time finally came for Lollapalooza 2014! 3 days of non-stop music, dancing, eating + drinking and everything in between. This was my second year going to the festival and I honestly was not mentally prepared at all. It's like just sneaks up on ya'. Friday, 8/1, was a good book in this three day saga. It rained for a bit but cleared up by mid-afternoon. I was able to catch Iggy Azalea, Chvrches, Broken Bells, Lykke Li, Eminem and Zedd (luckily I got to see and meet Phantogram a couple days before Lolla) I wish I caught more acts but that's what Friday is Lolla world. As far as my outfit goes, I opted for this super oversized t-shirt I recently bought off of Asos. I was eyeing it for so long and, as a short girl, I saw the opportunity to rock it as a dress. Mygod, was it the best move (you can catch the instagram photo of this OOTD here). You'll notice in the next posts to come that I had 4 essential Lolla pieces for my looks: 1) 4 inch platform boots for height to watch the acts comfortably 2) Kanken backpack 3) Sunnies from UO 4) My signature red lipstick for the pop of color. So, keep your eyes peeled for Day 2 & 3 coming up...


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kimono- Brandy Melville / Sunnies - Celine / Bag +Boots + iPad Case - Frye / Top - Zara/ Shorts- H&M 
I'm very excited to share with you how I styled the pieces that I won from the Lookbook x The Frye Company Instagram contest! On 5/15 I went to the Lookbook Spring Style party held at the Frye store in Chicago. Before getting there, I had received a DM on Instagram saying that I had won a pair of shoes, accessories and a styling session with one of their profiled bloggers. My jaw fell to the floor and I was on a serious high. Fast forward to the was great! Not gonna' lie, it was my first blogger event so I was a bit nervous but I'm so happy I went because I was able to vibe and chat with fellow bloggers while sippin' on some delicious cocktails. My stylist for the night was Jessie from Mini Penny and she was the absolute She helped me pick out some stellar pieces, gave me some of her personal tips + tricks and talked about our favorite joints in the city. You can check out some of the photos from the party here.
Thank you so much to and The Frye Company for such a fantastic event and phenomenal goodies I got to take home. I also started using the lookbook platform again, so you can check out my profile here
Check out the photos below and let me know what you think!
I also did a video for this post (which I'm quite proud of) don't forget to check that out too!





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