I'm over this cold. Can spring please arrive? I know that I've talking about neutrals a lot lately, but sometimes you need some color. In this editorial, pastel colored backdrops and whimisical prints play off one another beautifully. I love the model here because she's so striking and gorgeous with her bold brows and short hair. I wish I could pull off hair that short, but the bravest I can do is shoulder length or slightly above shoulder length hair. Maybe one day, but at least for the moment allow this colorful editorial to brighten your day.
Hope you've all had a nice weekend! Are you ready for another week?
Valentine's Day is a couple days away so obivously I had to start celebrating early with a nice sweet treat. I've been a fan of red velvet for a few years now. I have yet to make anything red velvet from scratch, but hopefully that'll change once my birthday rolls around in August. For now, I'm using a shortcut in the kitchen by using a box of red velvet cake mix. It's not just for making a cake, you can make cookies from the mix as well. The recipe is super easy and takes little time to mix together so heat up the oven and make these for your loved ones. If you want, make some cream cheese frosting and you'll have sandwich cookies.
Have a wonderful day!
1 box of red velvet cake mix
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and flour. Whisk until clumps disappear.
3. Stir in the eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
4. Take about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and form into a ball. Roll the ball in powdered sugar until fully coated.
5. Place cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheets.
6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are set and cookies begin to crack. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before moving to wire rack to cool completely.
(recipe source: Two Peas and Their Pod)
(Wearing: Old Navy parka, Old Navy sweater, Old Navy dress, Old Navy boots, Zara bag)
The amount of natural light in the winter is very fleeting. If you do not plan right, then you can't use it. Usually I refrain from taking photos when the sunlight begins to fade, but I already had full intentions to snap photos this past Saturday. On most days I would consider myself a morning person, but on those days when it's not of utmost importance to be up, I will take my time. Saturday, for example, was one of those days. I could have tried to step outside earlier, but didn't until the sun was nearly set. Instead of being negative that there was no natural light, I chose to be positive and make it work anyway. Using only the lighting from street lights, I attempted a night shoot. I like how the photos have a moody soft focus. I think the dark toned clothing really helped to set the mood.
Hope you're having a great night and that your week is going well too!
Wearing: Old Navy Coat, Old Navy turtleneck, Max Mara scarf, Old Navy boyfriend jeans, Steve Madden boots, Urban Outfitters tote)
I used to dislike turtlenecks. I think back to childhood and how I would always tug at the collar because I thought it was too constricting. I tried to like them again a few years ago because I thought that they were a nice basic piece to have, but it just didn't suit me. Speed up to now and I have found one or two that I actually like. The secret trick is to size up because then you get a more relaxed fit and the collar will be loose around the neck. My favorite thing about this turtleneck is that it has a round hem which I find to be very flattering. And the fact that it's striped doesn't hurt either because I can never have enough striped shirts (ever).