Spring Wishlist 2017

March 13, 2017

I hated pink for most of my life. I have an older brother, and wearing pink was not a way to score friendship points with him. Now that we're older, my brother could not care less what I wear, and I'm left with no pink in my closet.

I'm pretty happy with my spring wardrobe (and therefore this list is quite short), except pink is such a spring color, and I feel like I don't have enough of it (and therefore this list has a lot of pink on it).
  1. Pink pinafore dress // After buying the pinafore dress off my Autumn Wishlist, I fell in love with this type of dress. Even though I only just started wearing them, the pinafore dress quickly became a staple of my wardrobe.

    Now, I want to collect them in as many colors as possible. It turns out that on ASOS, they have a pink one in the exact same style as the navy one I bought over the summer, so I'm probably going to go buy that right after I publish this post..
  2. Pink cardigan // If I had to pick one signature item of my wardrobe, it would probably be the cardigan. I have a cardigan in almost every color, but pink is missing.
  3. Pink scalloped skirt // I've wanted a scalloped skirt for a really long time. Like, so long that I can't even remember what inspired me to want one. I decided to get one in pink because, again, I don't have a lot of pink skirts.
  1. Pink pullover raincoat // A girl on my lacrosse team used to have a pullover raincoat, you know, the ones with the big kangaroo pouches on the front? Well, since then, I have always wanted one of these, and pink because pink.
  2. Frill collar blouse // I love, love, love layering sweaters over blouses, but I decided that I wanted to try a different kind of blouse than just always layering sweaters over a button down. I thought this look would be perfect for spring because the frill collar is so delicate and feminine.
  1. Cropped pullover sweater // Speaking of layering, I think a super sophisticated look is wearing a cropped sweater over a button down shirt. I thought this formula would be perfect for spring because you can still layer, but you won't be quite as hot in the rising temperatures.
  2. Rose print top // I thought a top with some floral details would be perfect to go under the pink pinafore dress. This seems like a pretty simple item to look for, but I actually haven't been able to find anything that I like so far.
Although it is still pretty cold out where I am, I am still very excited for spring. Especially because of all of the new outfits I will be able to wear this season!

Wear Your Heart Upon Your Sleeve

February 13, 2017

I've never actually entirely understood what the phrase "wear your heart upon your sleeve means," but I thought it was fitting because tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and, well, there is literally a heart on my sleeve.

Even though I'm still unsure of the meaning, I hear the phrase all the time. You know how sometimes when you hear a word often, but you don't actually know what it means, you are less likely to look it up because it is familiar to you even though you couldn't actually define it.

Okay, I just looked it up. So apparently, to "wear your heart on your sleeve" means that you are showing your true emotions. Don't really know how to connect that to this blog post, but it makes a cute title.

Sweater - Store Dog Dog
Skirt - Ruby & Bloom
Shoes - J. Crew

Guest Post by Sidney

January 31, 2017

Hi there! My name is Sidney, and I'm taking over the blog today (because Natalie had no other ideas, and I was promised a biscuit if I wrote the cutest blog post ever).

That's probably the first thing that you should know about me: I'll do almost anything for food. Actually, probably anything. Don't tell Natalie, but food is the one thing I love more than my family. And walks downtown–so many smells to smell!

When I'm not eating or going on a walk, I mostly just sleep. My family laughs at me a lot because they say I act like a cat, but if you didn't have "important" human things to do, don't you think you would like to just sleep in the sun all day?

Recently, I've had to compete for love and attention at home as Natalie just got a new pet over the summer. He's some weird, fluffy creature, who you will hopefully never have the chance to meet.

I have a tendency to chase rabbits, so Natalie joined me for my photoshoot today. I think she also just wanted to show off her outfit. She seems to do that a lot. Today, she's wearing a navy blue sweater which is too bad for her because I shed a lot

Oh! I meant to tell you the story of how I got adopted. Sorry, I get distracted a lot.

But anyway, Natalie and her brother really, really wanted to get a dog, and they used to visit me with their mother all the time, but their father said that they would never be able to get a dog. One day though, they were visiting me and found out that I had been up for adoption for almost three months, but no one wanted to adopt me because I was ugly.

That day, they decided to buy me. They just came home and told their father they had bought a dog, and the rest is history.

Today was just an introduction to your new favorite internet pet. If you guys think I'm cute, hopefully Natalie will let me take over the blog more often!

Cinderella Inspired

January 16, 2017

While I'm a big fan of princess crowns and puffy dresses, I don't think I could ever be a princess. They have to be so perfect all the time, and I don't even think they get to wear their crowns all that often.

Now a Disney princess, I think that maybe I could pull that off.

Cinderella is not my favorite Disney princess, but her dress is light blue, which is one of my most favorite colors, so I decided to create an outfit inspired by Cinderella.

The Joy of Disney is one of my favorite blogs. It's filled with outfits inspired by your favorite Disney characters. Today, I feel like the real life version of one of those blog posts, and I love it (as this is probably the closest I will ever come to being a Disney princess).

Dress - Zumie (similar)
Cardigan - H&M
Shoes - J. Crew
Headband - Claire's

Strawberry Waffles

January 2, 2017

I've been obsessed with making waffles for the past few weeks after I couldn't decide what to eat for breakfast one day and found a waffle iron.

I quickly got bored of making plain and chocolate chip waffles though and wondered if there were other flavors I could try. I eat berries every single day, so I decided to try putting some in my waffles.

I tried making waffles with strawberries, and I loved how they turned out. This recipe is so yummy and perfect for a quick and easy breakfast. It should make you about three waffles.

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¾ cups of milk
  • 2 and ½ tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ of a cup of chopped strawberries

Start by chopping up your strawberries. You want to get them into the smallest chunks as possible, so there is no extra moisture in the waffles. Soggy waffles are not happy waffles. You want to make sure you cut up enough strawberries to fill about half a cup.

Next, whisk together one cup of flour, one teaspoon of sugar, one and a half teaspoons of baking powder, one-fourth of a teaspoon of salt, and one-fourth of a teaspoon of cinnamon until all of the ingredients are combined.

Add in the wet ingredients one at a time until completely combined, starting with three-fourths cups of milk, then two and a half tablespoons of oil, and finally one egg.

Turn on your waffle iron and spray it with cooking spray before starting to make the waffles. Usually, it is not necessary to use cooking spray if there is oil in your waffle batter, but the strawberries have a tendency to stick, so believe me, you'll want to.

Following the directions of your waffle iron, pour the specified amount of batter onto the iron. Quickly sprinkle one-eighth of a cup of the chopped strawberries over the waffles and close the waffle iron.

My waffle iron has a light that tells me when my waffle is done, but I don't know about all irons. Hopefully, if yours doesn't have an indicator, you're a pro at determining when your waffles are finished because I definitely can't help you.

I love, love, love breakfast food, and this is one of my new favorites for sure. I can't wait to keep coming up with new waffle ideas to try in the future.