October 29, 2014

..Funfetti Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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I don't know about you but growing up my favorite cake/cupcake combo was always funfetti cake with chocolate frosting. Hands down. Even as someone who loves to bake and make things from scratch I can say it's probably still my favorite because the scent alone floods my brain with happy birthday memories. 

I thought recently, why not try to put all that reminiscent deliciousness into a cookie? It's easier, takes less time, and is just a lot more portable (I brought these to a party last Sunday and they were a big hit). Also, these are like SO easy. So go head and make you some goodness.

Ingredients recipe adapted from here
1 box funfetti cake mix
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
8 oz cream cheese (1 package)
1 egg
1.5 cups Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips (spring for something good!)
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth then beat in the egg. Gradually add in the funfetti mix until you create a dough. Fold in your chocolate chips until evenly distributed in the dough. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so (until its stiff and cold) then roll the cookies into 1.5 inch balls. Coat them in some powdered sugar and bake on 350 for 12 minutes.
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..Four Favorites

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1. How cute and festive is this Halloween candy cake?

2. I have been searching for some basic brown suede booties and I think these are the winners.

3. This NARS brow brush is THE BOMB. I got it a couple months ago and love it more and more every day. The hairs are tougher and harder than a normal brow brush so it combs them as you fill them in. Genius.

4. I seriously LOVE the cookie butter from Trader Joe's. When they came out with the cookie butter + chocolate swirl version I was like YES. Now you are telling me I can make it myself out of ANY cookie? Trouble.

October 27, 2014

..Beanie Bumming It

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The deets: F21 beanie & boots (old, other great buckled bootbeanie options); Old Navy tank; Target hoodie; GAP vest (old, cute fur hood version) & jeans; Steve Madden bag; Clinique "A Different Grape" lipstick

Remember last week when I told you I had a fabulous night out drinking & dancing with my amigos? Well this is me the morning after.  Sometimes you just got to power through that late twenties hangover, put a beanie on that day old do, swipe on some lipstick, and find your coziest hoodie in order to get your butt to brunch and look somewhat presentable.

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October 24, 2014

..Houndstooth

..Houndstooth

Pouch // Skirt // Case // Sweater // Shoes // Bag // Scarf // Dress


I don't know why, but houndstooth print screams "class act" to me despite the bizarre moniker. I love a really bold pattern and this one is great because it's sophisticated enough to rock to the office since it's a classic and it matches everything else you own. Black and white make any other color look more vibrant and better dontcha think?

October 22, 2014

..Peplum Skirts & Felt Hats

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The deets: Daniel Rainn top (similar); J.Crew skirt (similar); Nordstrom hat (similar); BCBGeneration booties (other open toe bootie options); Clinique "A Different Grape" lipstick; J.Crew necklace (this one is similar colors and on sale); similar clutch; bracelet c/o INPINK.

I wore this outfit when I was up in Connecticut for my boyfriends birthday last month. His twin goes to grad school at Yale (and obviously they share a birthday) so we visited for the weekend. We had the most crazy gorgeous weather and we actually had so much fun. I got to experience New Haven style pizza, meet lots of extended family members, and hit the town at night. We ended up at a bar called the Russian Lady that was this cool pub/club. Who know Yale kids could party so hard?
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