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3.17.2014

C: spring fashion trends

outfit inspo: the gap // graphic tee // shoes // lipgloss

outfit inspo: j. crew // jewelry // bag // hat

outfit inspo: c. wonder // statement earrings // shoes // belt

Wonderful SF weather the last couple of days has me all kinds of excited about spring. This weekend I wore a dress for the first time in months... only after my legs had seen some serious Jergen's action, duh.  Today I'm sharing some of my favorite warm weather trends that are super easy to replicate with pieces you already own in your closet, making this the easiest. wardrobe. update. ever.  Happy St. Patty's Day!

3.11.2014

K: life lately



I just celebrated my 24th birthday and I can't believe that another year has passed. This year has been so full of highs and lows and I enjoyed every moment of it. I've grown as a person, strengthened my skills professionally and participated in the most crazy, fun adventures along the way. I feel like with each year, I learn more about myself and become more comfortable with the person I am meant to be. I have a really good feeling about this upcoming year and I can't wait to continually challenge myself, learn more and enjoy life's experiences and the perks of being a young 20 something. Life is just so crazy, chaotic and beautiful. 

In no particular order: 1. Positive energy & good vibes have been very important to me recently / 2. I LOVE my new fringe cowboy boots / 3. Relaxing spa day for my birthday / 4. Spending a night out with my best friends / 5. Celebrating Valentine's Day with Corinne / 6. Drinks at my birthday dinner / 7. A beautiful day in SF / 8. Chase Rice concert with my best friend Whitney / 9. Golden State Warriors game with my gals / 10. A Cleobella dress that I have been drooling over for our trip to Cabo / 11. Quality time with Hannah / 12. Feeling the itch to travel

3.10.2014

C: bake this


As some of you may have seen on our instagram, during my week off of work in February I got the baking itch and made these cinnamon roll cookie bars from a recipe I pinned on Pinterest, and they were SINFUL good. I wish the blog had a widget for taste testing, because oh my god, these are just too good to describe. My roommate and I re-made them this weekend (conveniently just after the we ran out of the previous batch!) so this time I was able to snap some pics of the process because I just had to pass this recipe along!

INGREDIENTS:  

Bars:
1 box vanilla/white cake mix
1 box cook & serve vanilla pudding (4 servings) (*full disclosure in the pics below we used chocolate pudding instead of vanilla because they didn't have vanilla at our corner store... oops? they still turned out fine, but will probably stick to vanilla the next time I make them!) 
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp cinnamon 

Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
1/4 cup butter (room temp)
5 cups powdered sugar
cinnamon sugar to garnish (3 tbsp sugar : 1 tsp cinnamon)

STEP 1:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. 

STEP 2:
Mix all bars ingredients in a bowl.  Fold/stir together until smooth. 

 *this is how your batter should look when it's done! 
STEP 3: Spread into sprayed 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 20-25 min. 
STEP 4: While bars are baking, put all frosting ingredients into a bowl.  Mix together until smooth.  
*tip: slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time to avoid it flying everywhere (been there. not fun.)
Wait until bars are cooled completely (approx. 30 min) before frosting the bars.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top to make it pretty! :) Refrigerate for an hour before cutting into squares. Keep bars refrigerated. ENJOY! 

3.03.2014

C: oscar fashion round-up


There really wasn't ensemble at last night's Oscars that I didn't like.  Okay, I take it back... Pharrell's shin-showing pants/shorts(?) were weird, right??  What were those?  Didn't get it.  I was loving the black + blue trend on both the ladies and the gents, just so gosh. darn. classy.  I'm a sucker for anything navy so I was smitten with Amy's strapless mermaid, and it was a tie between Jason and Leo for major man-crush.  Swoon.  What?  Jason is engaged and expecting?  Semantics.

Then there was the all the rage white/cream/metallic category, and it was reallyyyyy hard for me to pick a favorite out of all of them, but when I first saw Kate Hudson's dramatic v-neck cape, it was all over, I fell in love.  I mean holy chic.  She killed it.  Who was your fashion favorite?