Saturday, May 31, 2014

Trend Alert: Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks were one of the major trends of the 80's. About year or two ago, designers such as Givenchy, Rebecca Minkoff, Stuart Weitzman, Marc Jacobs, have shown the world to start the trend back up again. For a few months now, this shoe style has gone viral! Bloggers all around the globe are posting how they wear them and more fashionistas have been jumping aboard the Birkenstock train. For many people, this shoe style may not be a love at first sight. If they are worn properly, this comeback trend may be the hottest shoe out there. Here I have some of my favorite Birk styles. Next, there are some impeccably fashionable ways that the world's greatest bloggers have been wearing them.

Here are some ways to rock this laid back trend.

Comfy: palazzo + cardigan
 Classy: B/W
 Fresh: white on white + metallic
Cool: tie dye + athletic pants 
 Preppy: blazer + skirt
 Dressy: blazer + bf jeans + accessories
 Tomboy: button-down + ankle jeans + club masters 
 Edgy: moto jacket + blacks
 Weekend Simples: oversized sweater + rolled jeans 
 Femme: croptop + ruffled peplum + sunnies
 Chic: strappy midi + barrel bag
 Tough: mixed media utility + destroyed denim

Feeling inspired? Here are some places where you can find comfy slip ons like these Birkenstock styled sandals!

Birkenstock: Birkenstocks 
Givenchy: Barney's New York
Marc Jacobs: Marc Jacobs
Free People: Free People
Stuart Weitzman: Stuart Weitzman
Rebecca Minkoff: Rebecca Minkoff
Forever 21: here and here (yes, I know it's crazy, but they are super cheap if you can't just yet afford the real stuff!)

Happy Birk shopping!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Oreo Makeover

Take your favorite milk cookie and turn it into a beautiful sweet dessert within five minutes! Using only three ingredients, you can make these for a birthday party, a goodie bag favor, or even have these set aside for a midnight sugar rush. These adorable and easy-to-make munchies bring a pop of color to any occasion.

The first ingredients you will need are your favorite Oreos. Place your desired amount in a plate or platter for easy accessibility.
 The next ingredient you will need are meltable chocolate candies. I prefer using Wilton's candy melts because they are at every Michael's and they come in a huge variety of colors. Here I am just using white chocolates, but of course you can alter the colors and flavors to whatever you desire.
 To finish off this simple scrumptious dessert, I have some pretty sprinkles to give it some sparkle and color. Funfetti sprinkles would be an adorable alternative for a kid-friendly event.
 I have all my ingredients laid out in one spot so that I can reach the things I need to prevent the candy melts from drying up before I am done. I also have mini cookie cutters out because if you want to put a shape on your dipped Oreos {such as a flower or a butterfly like here}, you can place that over the cookie and put the sprinkles inside of it.
 Next, I zapped the chocolates {with a break every 30 seconds to mix the candies} until they were melted. Then, I dipped the cookies halfway into the chocolate. However, you can dip it all the way in if that is the look you are going for.
Lastly, I showered some pretty sprinkles atop the chocolate before it hardened to give it some beautiful sparkle before I placed it into a cute cupcake wrapper. Voila!

Happy Memorial Day! (And be sure to go catch some great sales before it's too late!)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Weekend Comfort

Comfy weekend outfits are the best! Whether you're spending the day shopping in the city or leaving the house for a few hours to run some errands, throwing together a simple comfy outfit is a must. A pair of your favorite jeans is for sure unquestionable, and an airy graphic tee can assure you to add a touch of style. If the weather is sunny with a hint of chill, toss on a cozy cardigan and grab a pair of sunnies before running out the door. Flinging your essentials into a zippery leather tote will give you the perfect chic touch to finish off your look. Here's how I wore the look:

cardigan: cotton on
tee: cotton on
jeans: h&m (similar here and here)
shoes: forever 21
scarf: target
bag: forever 21 last year (similar here and here)
sunnies: nordstrom
rings: forever 21 & forever 21