9.23.2014

Fall Treats { DIY Apple Cider Cups } on repeat










Design/Styling: Me! (Jessica Adams Design)
Photography: Love By Serena

In Leiu of the Fall season, I decided to repost this lovely little apple cider photo shoot to get everyone in the spirit!  I put this  DIY together last year for a few blog features but it was too cute to leave it at that, so out of the vault it comes!  For anyone having fall parties in the near future (or later), you must make these apple cups!  It will take your party to the next level and have your guest talking for days!  Here's how you make them...
  1. While your cider is simmering, wash you apples and cut into tops of apples in a cone-like shape. Once you are able to move the top of the core, use a spoon to hollow out the insides and start to form your cup. Be careful not to poke through the apples sides.  Once you have completed one apple cup, immediately place it into your lemon water mix and set . Be sure that cut side of apple is completely submerged. This will help prevent them from browning.
  2. When simmering time is complete, strain your cider.
  3. After straining, add your desired amount of whiskey or bourbon. The apple cups are small so take that into consideration when adding your liquor. Pour the spiked cider into your apple cups and garnish with cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  4. Drink & Enjoy!

9.22.2014

Black & White Stripes











Striped Blouse: old navy//Mini Purse: thrifted (similar here)//Hat: thrifted (similar here)//
Jeans: ae (similar here)//Boots: guess (similar here)//Watch: ny&co (similar here)


I am going to apologize now for the amount of times you will probably see this top on the blog.  But I just bought it over the weekend and already can't take it off!  Something about black and white stripes holds a special place in my heart!  And it's now on sale at Old Navy!  I bought it full price, which usually would bother me ...but I'm holding it up because I know I will get my use out of it. 


9.19.2014

Leather Sleeves & Polka Dots











Jacket: dkny via TJ Maxx (similar here)//Polka dot Top: hm (similar here)//Blouse: ralph lauren (similar here)//
Jeans: ae (similar here)//Clutch: old navy (similar here)//Wedges: target (old, similar here)

It's Friday! It's Friday!  Does anyone have anything amazing planned?  It's supposed to rain here in CO but there are a few festivals this weekend and I hope the rain holds off so we can go!  Yes, I said it - Fall Festivals!  Something about walking around with hot cider in hand and a caramel covered apple while wearing a great pair of boots and a chunky scarf.... ahh I love it! 

And can we talk about this coat... the leather sleeves make me swoon!  Also it has a hood so if they are calling for rain, I'm totally prepared.  Thank you TJ Maxx!


9.18.2014

White After Labor Day {transition to night look}










Jeans:ae (similar here)// Dress worn as a blouse: thrifted (similar here)// Heels: thrifted (similar here)//
Clutch: old navy (similar here)// Fur collar: thrifted (similar here)

When taking white distressed skinnies from day to night, you simply swap the bomber jacket for a flowy feminine emerald green blouse (worn as a dress here), change your booties for a great pair of patent leather pointy toed heels, and ditch the baseball cap for a fur collar... Voila!




9.17.2014

White Distressed Jeans {from day to night}









Jeans: ae (similar here)//Tee: old navy// White blouse: hm (similar here)//Khaki Bomber: cynthia rowley (similar here)// Booties: guess (similar here)//Cap: dollar store (similar here)


I never follow fashion rules these days... you know "no white after labor day", "don't wear black & blue together or brown & black together", "don't wear plaid with stripes" yeah, you know the rules I'm talking about!  In fact, I figured my next two posts I would should not only how to wear white after labor day, but even transitioning your white look from day to a night. {night time look coming tomorrow... but follow on instagram here and get the sneak peek!!}

So bye bye fashion rules, its the 21st century and we do what we want!

Linking up: The Pleated Poppy, Because Shanna Said So