Friday, August 12, 2011

Jeffrey Campbell Favorites + Fall Foxtails

Jeffrey Campbell can do no wrong. Though occasionally having designs too ridiculous for me to even understand, or having blatant similarities to other designers (the phrase originality is dead somewhat applies) he is definitely one of the most innovative shoe designers right now. These are a few of my favorites from his newer collection and the shoes I'd be most prone to wear for fall. 

Revolver in Paprika Tribal Print 
Roscoe in Rust

Dollskill Foxtails

My favorite fall accessory for quite some time now has been foxtails, raccoon tails, etc. I'm not the biggest fan of real fur and typically the faux fur ones look too cheap so I've had a hard time finding one I like. They're so versatile and match everything. Especially cute if you clip in your hair or on a side belt loop and bags of course.

Hair Accessories 
Bag Keychains

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Harem Pants Lust

Lately I've been especially attracted to interesting pants. More specifically, harem pant-esque/patterned pants. There are definitely more poor executed all around terrible harem pants out there than well constructed wearable pants, but they've got my attention at the moment. I've found a few I really like.

NeonThreadsDesigns 90's Harem Pants
Just Female

Chambray Jumper Pant 
Modern White Print Harem Pants 

I like them best with flats or shorter wedges. It'll be a great relaxed look for back to school. So far, I have a great thrifted pair without a cinched in hem and a floral H&M jumpsuit. Can't wait to find more. So comfy. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

Russian tea cakes (or Mexican/Italian wedding cake cookies) are the cutest cookies around. I'm not much of a baker, but I couldn't resist making these.These beaut's only took about 25 easy minutes to make.

2 sticks of butter
2 cups of flour 
1/2 cup of powdered sugar 
1/3 cup of walnuts
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350
Soften butter (sitting out on the counter + fifteen seconds in the microwave should do)
In a bowl (duh) blend the butter with about one tablespoon of vanilla extract.
Add powdered sugar, blend
Add flour, blend 
After it's looking like cookie dough add your walnuts. I literally just poured a little straight from the bag.
Make them into little dough spheres and put 'em on your nonstick pan 
Bake for 10-15 minutes 
Once fully cool (trust me don't rush it!), roll with powdered sugar 

Store 'em in the refrigerator if you cooked them for under 15 minutes and they're not completely done, and personally I like them better chilled. They taste best with apple juice. Or well, um, everything does so... Try and ignore the bad quality instagram photos (brannan effect), my camera was dead.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Middle Part Love

The middle part look is cute and timeless. Shorter bangs look messy, longer bangs look cleaner. Effortlessly darling look.