Thursday, September 29, 2011

What I Looked Like Today: 09.29.11

Tank Top: JCPenney
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Jeans: MACY's
Leopard Flats: Dillard's
Earrings: JCPenney (gift from Mom)

Necklace: not sure where I got this...it is old!

Tom Ford Zipper Bag...If Only...

...if only I could trade an organ or body part for it, I would. At a cost of $3990, my current obsession is so completely out of my reach.


Why does something so unbelievably awesome have to cost the equivalent of 4 mortgage payments????

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I Looked Like Today: 09.28.11

Top: JCPenney
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Franco Sarto via ROSS

Earrings: Steinmart (my new FAVE accessory resource)
Bangles: Steinmart

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tresor Gallery in Winter Park, FL

This is my second posting in a couple of months about the Tresor Gallery located in Winter Park, FL. Seriously, I cannot get enough of this place...I love it! Aya (sales associate) is very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the pieces and artists represented in the store. (I missed meeting the owner who was shopping around Europe for new and exciting pieces to bring back to the store!) There are so many unique and one-of-a-kind items in this store which is the main reason why I like coming here. This is my latest piece I picked up over the weekend:

Here are some other shots from around the store- take a look at all the unique jewelry! My Christmas and birthday list has just gotten a lot looooooooonger:

















The next time I go in there, I am going to talk to the owner about getting his website up and running so people can place orders!

What I Looked Like Today: 09.27.11

Top: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: JCPenney
Shoes: DSW (Jessica Simpson)
Necklace: Beall's Outlet

Monday, September 26, 2011

Recipe: Pan Seared Petite Sirloin Steak

I bought some petite sirloin steaks over the weekend but since I am completely intimidated by the grill, I decided to try a new way to cook em'...pan seared. I looked at a bunch of recipes and just decided to try my own thing:
Put the pan on the highest setting on the stove...then add 1/2 stick butter
Chop up an onion
Add to pan...be careful though...the hot melted butter will splatter!
Break out the steaks
My kitchen supervisor, Sophie
Add the steaks on the top of the onions
My "cheater" mashed potatoes and broccoli
I flipped the steaks every 2 minutes...it was recommended to use tongs and not a fork so you would not pierce the meat
Use some foil so you will not get burned by the splatter
I cooked the steaks for about 12 minutes
Ahhh....tenderness...
Look who is happy that I cooked a meal...he gave it a 10!!!!

"Blingback" Glamour...the Latest Accessory for Shoes!

Blingbacks are launching in Debenhams stores nationwide on Saturday
Necklace? Check. Earrings? Check. Overpriced, oversized handbag? Check and check.

We all know that accessories maketh the woman, but who knew that for all these years, we’ve been overlooking one crucial accessorising opportunity? So thank you Debenhams for introducing, wait for it . . . shoe jewellery.  Yes, ‘blingbacks’ - decorations that can be pinned to the back of your shoes - have been hailed as the ultimate accessory for the autumn. And, as ridiculous as it might sound, we’re sold. These glittery stars - an affordable and understated take on this season’s star-print trend - will glam up  even the most tired court shoes. They come attached to a comfortable silicon strip, which fits inside the shoe to protect your heels from rubbing. Style, comfort and bargainous bling - what’s not to like?

Forget slingbacks, this autumn, it’s all about the blingback. Though Debenhams is a UK based shop, you can place orders online at www.debenhams.com/.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I Looked Like Today: 09.21.11

Top: Kohl's
Trouser Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Franco Sarto via ROSS
Necklace: Dillard's
Earrings: Dillard's
Bracelets: Target and Goodwill
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