July 31, 2013

sneaker love

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Joie Detail_TWELFTH AVENUET-Shirt: Celine. Skirt: Joie. Denim Vest: J.Crew (similar here). Sneakers: Converse. Jewelry: Cartier, David Yurman.

Doesn’t my knee look extra bendy? Hot yoga man, it’ll get ya.

I attended a blogger happy hour last night at Aviary where a group of us got to taste a mix of their cocktails and appetizers, I felt lucky. As much as I want to like other spirits, I really prefer vodka over any others, so I tried the one night in bangkok and I think it was a favorite. Good depth of flavors while staying refreshingly light.

Brussel sprout nachos, japanese eggplant, shigoku oysters, pork sliders were among some of the dishes brought to our table to taste. Everything was delicious, and the atmosphere was light and friendly. Go ahead, try it out, I know you want to.

July 30, 2013

summer silk

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Equipment Side_TWELFTH AVENUEBlouse: Equipment. Denim: Current/Elliott. Loafers: J.Crew (love these and these). Jewelry: Cartier, David Yurman.

This blouse is like butter, I can’t turn down a silky smooth blouse, ever. And these jeans, these jeans are just perfectly casual but easily dressed up. Channeling Ashley Olsen here, do you see it? No? Use your imagination.

July 29, 2013

iphone case

My clean, beautiful black and white giraffe iPhone case (whom I affectionately refer to as “Nathan”) has been dropped one too many times and is starting to crack in the corners, so I am on the hunt for his replacement. These are a few of my favorites at the moment, but the search is far from over. Please weigh in!

Fauna and Flora:

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Clockwise from top left: Tory Burch, Jagger Edge, Tory Burch, Anthropologie, Jagger Edge, Tory Burch, Juicy Couture, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Pop Art:

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Left to right: Mara Hoffman, Kate Spade, Incase

July 26, 2013

balsamic bbq sauce

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While I am a vegetarian, like I’ve mentioned many times before, this BBQ sauce is delicious and can be used for marinating chicken or steak or tossed in a salad. The balsamic base gives a nice punch to the sauce and makes the flavor somewhat unique. I am marinating chicken breasts and wings as we speak, and have a couple jars stocked away for later use.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce
makes about 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by 1/3, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Enjoy!

July 25, 2013

silver accents

TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUEDress: Tildon. Shoes: BCBGMaxazria. Earrings: Vintage (similar). Cuff: Mikal Wynn (similar). Clutch: Forever21.

I hemmed and hawed about buying these heels for over a month. I really liked them (the black piping and big chunky mirrored heel? so fab), but I just couldn’t justify the expense. Then this $64 (!!!!) dress came into my life, and suddenly I found myself in need of some spectacular shoes and, well, these little guys weaseled their way into my closet. Fortunately, they also look great with boyfriend jeans and a tee, so I’m thinking PPW (price per wear) will work out pretty low in the end – the end being the day that I wear a hole right through the sole, ’cause god knows that’s what it would take to pry them from my happy little feet.