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Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

OP is basically the most stylish person I have ever seen in my life. I actually had to Google this to figure out why the heck Olivia was famous and for what, but apparently she is an "American socialite, model, and actress"! She is seriously so cute and stylish... I just love her!

What do you think of Olivia Palermo?

WILW: Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Hey everyone!! Today for What I'm Loving Wednesday I am going to do something a little different and share a recipe that I am loving!!!

On Sunday I made a delicious batch of Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies because I gave up chocolate for lent and I like to eat as much chocolate as possible on Sundays :) They turned out to be SO delicious, I just couldn't not share them with you all!!! Here it goes...

Here is a picture of the recipe! The ingredients are as follows::
 1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Stick Butter (unsalted)
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Egg Yolks
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Chocolate Chunks

First, gather all of your ingredients! And preheat the oven to 375!

Mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a new bowl, mix the sugar, butter, sugar, and brown sugar.


Now add your two egg yolks and one egg!

And blennndddd!!! I strongly suggest not tasting the mix at this point, you may become addicted ;)

Add your chocolate!!

And mix!

Once you have put your little cookie balls onto a pan, put some sea salt on top!


So delectable :)

What do you think?? Do these make your mouth water also??


Hey everyone! I am so excited for Spring Break this year!! Last year we took a big trip to Hawaii (another post here), and this year we are going to Bonita Springs, Florida!! We are staying at a resort called the Coconut, how tropical!!

Not going to lie, I have only been to Florida once. We went to Orlando to Disney for Trick-Or-Treating  (yes, in October.... but trust me, it was fun!!!) back in fifth grade and we stayed at the most fabulous resort called the Dolphin. It was wonderful! So, clearly, I am super-duper excited to be heading to Florida for spring break this year! 

I have, naturally, created a small shopping list for myself of things that I would just love to take with me on spring break... 

Spring Break Mini Shopping List

Yes, you are seeing this correctly!! All I want to purchase is a 
Because these two items are relatively inexpensive, I'm hoping to purchase them both!!

Finally, I have created a small packing list for myself, as well!!! I have recently amped up my summer wardrobe a bit, and now I have plenty of items to take with me! Some of them include...

Spring Break Packing

5. A fabulous floppy hat!

Where are you all headed for spring break?

PS - While in Florida, I hope to splurge and buy a Lilly dress!!! ...but that's only a maybe ;)

Mani Monday!

Hey readers!! Today I am "linking up" with Elizabeth for Mani Monday!!

On Saturday I actually got a manicure. Um, this doesn't happen often. The last time I had a manicure was before homecoming back in September and it was really time for another. My cuticles were huge (it may or may not have taken 5 minutes - one whole minute per finger - per hand for my manicurist to clean up/remove my cuticles. Like, EW) and my nail-beds were growing super weak!

Anyways, I chose "Shorts Story" by OPI. It's a pink with a hint of purple and I love it!

That is what it looks like in the bottle!

And this is what it looks like on!

(Yes, we got Jimmy John's after... Oh how I love a #4!)

What do you think of this color? Have you ever tried it?

Loafer Love

I was on Nordstrom's website the other day when I noticed just how cute loafers are. I mean, I've always known loafers were cute, but I realized just how cute some of the styles offered are. I then noticed that so many brands are carrying so many styles! 

Here are a few of my favorites...

Loafer Love

Which pair is your favorite? What do you think of loafers??

Liebster Award.... Round 3

Hey hey readers! I have been nominated at least 5 times since the last time I have blogged about the Liebster Award and I decided I really needed to answer some of these questions I have been asked! Because I have already been nominated 6 times previous to this post (see other post {HERE}), I am just going to be answering the questions and not nominating anyone else...

Without further ado, I was nominated by...
  1. Chelsea @ Sweet Peach Couture
  2. Caroline @ Pretty In Prep
  3. Grace @ Preppy On The West Coast
  4. Abi Jane @ Lilly Limes
  5. Charlee @ The Preppy Graduate
So here we go!

Chelsea's Questions...
1. What is your favorite place to travel? I really like going to Newport, RI over the summer!
2. Who is your favorite fashion designer? Oooh, tough! I really love Milly, Kate Spade, Tibi, Joie, and Lilly!
3. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls
4. Are you in a sorority? If so, which one? I'm in high school, but my mom was a Phi Mu and I really want to be in a sorority when I go to college!
5. Which season is your favorite? Summer
6. What is your #1 most played song on your iPod? Christmas by Mariah Carey..... #noshame
7. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to? Not sure, but I would rather be called Francesca than Frannie... I think Frannie is weird!
8. Sky dive or bungee jump? Oooohhh I don't know!!! I have never sky dived (proper grammar?) but I love bungee jumping!
9. What are your hobbies? Blogging, Field Hockey, Shopping, and other things I can't thing of right now :)
10. What is at the top of your Christmas List? (Can you tell how old these questions are?) What WAS at the top of my Christmas List was the Coach Legacy Penny in Emerald and I received it! Yay!
11. Favorite current fashion trend? Not sure... I really like denim shirts.... Is that a trend?

Caroline's Questions...
1. What is one item of clothing that you couldn't live without? Hmm... I'm not sure!
2. Do you see yourself living in the town that you grew up in? No, but I wouldn't mind it if I did!
3. What is your favorite season and why? Summer... It's warm and relaxing!
4. Do you have a specialty dish that you cook or bake? Nope
5. What is your proudest accomplishment? I'm not sure!
6. What was your favorite class in school? I've always liked math, not gonna lie.
7. What is the best piece of blog advice that you could pass on to other new bloggers? Be original and have fun!
8. Why did you start blogging? Because my best friend was and I wanted to be as cool as her HAHA!! But that's actually why...
9. What three words would your best friends use to describe you? Simply. The. Best. HAHAHA
10. What is your dream job? Working at Vogue :)
11. When was the last time you felt totally relaxed? Saturday

Grace's Questions...
1. What nail polish color is on your nails right now? Essie "It's Delicate"
2. All time favorite TV show? GOSSIP GIRRRLLL
3. Would you rather rewind or fast forward five years? Why? Oooh tough!!! I guess rewind, because I will still get to that one place I will be at in five years, if not a better place!
4. What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I LOVE Chocolate-Chip Blackberry fro-yo
5. If/when you get frozen yogurt, what are your go to toppings? I don't know!! I mix it up!!
6. What's your favorite thing about winter? Christmas :)
7. Are you a saver or a spender? Saver
8. What are you most excited about for this spring/summer? No school!
9. What is your favorite song of the moment? I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
10. If you could meet any celebrity, who would you meet? Anna Wintour (She counts, right?)

Abi Jane's Questions...
1. Favorite brand? I guess J. Crew
2. If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? Jackie O
3. What is your dream vacation? Summer in Italy or Paris
4. Would you rather live in the city or country? City
5. Advice for new bloggers? Be original and have fun!
6. Favorite study spot? My desk, I guess
7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I honestly have no idea... I seriously just hope I'm not homeless
8. What color is on your nails? Essie "It's Delicate"
9. Name 5 things that are within your reach. I'm going to take this literally and say: my phone, the keyboard, the mouse, my computer, and a pen.
10. What is a charity that means a lot to you? I think Make A Wish Foundation is seriously fabulous. Making kid's dreams come true is just so sweet!
11. What is something that most people don't know about you? Hmm... I'm left handed!

Charlee's Questions...
1. If you could have any career and be guaranteed to make a solid living and not have to worry about unemployment or actually getting the job, what would you do? Work at Vogue or be a fashion designer!
2. What was your favourite book when you were a kid? I loved Eloise
3. What kind of blog post do you most enjoy writing? Fashion posts probably, but I'm having tons of fun answering these questions!
4. Splurge vs. Save- what is your favourite "splurge" store & what is your favourite "save" store? Splurge: J. Crew (if that counts) Save: H&M
5. What is your dream car? Black Range Rover
6. Where do you want to settle down- Suburbs, Country, or City? City
7. If you could magically be really really good at any hobby/ extra-curricular, what would it be? Oooh, anything?? I would love to be good at drawing!
8. What are you most excited for in 2013? Turning 15!
9. What's your guilty pleasure? Eating food and online shopping....
10. What country do you most want to visit? France
11. What was your most memorable or favourite school year? (From Kindergarten to College) I've gotta say, I loved 8th grade.

Sorry if I bored you all but I hope this was at least a little fun!

Fashion Friday!

Happy Friday!

PS - Check out my guest post on Elizabeth's blog today, HERE!

Argyle & Crocodile

Hey everyone!! I totally forgot I had this sweater in my closet, so I thought it would be kind of fun to do an outfit post with it! I love the way it looks paired with my corduroy skirt and crocodile loafers!

Sweater - H&M
Skirt - DKNY
Loafers - DSW (sort of similar pair HERE)


What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hey chica's! Today I am loving...

1. Straightening my hair! I prefer wearing my hair down, and it looks about 100000000x better when its straightened! It only takes me about 5-10 minutes to straighten my hair, so this may be a new thing of mine about every other day! I have the Conair Infiniti Straightener and I LOVE it! Let me know if you would like a review!!

2. Today is my half birthday! Because my birthday is in the summer, this means that today is my personal birthday out-of-uniform day at school! Wahooo!

3. That I've got plans this Friday night and next! Not going to lie, somewhere between November and December I took a wrong turn in my social life and I haven't exactly been to a high school party (to me, this means about 10 girls at one girl's house eating cookies!) in a while! Plus, since football season is long gone, it's been a little tricky trying to plan out fun things to do here and there!

What are you loving this week?

PS- Don't forget that you can always ask me questions on my Tumblr!!!!
PPS - What do you think of the new design? Yay or nay?


I couldn't help myself! I've update my blog design again! What do you think? Should I switch it back?

Here is the old one for reference...


Wishing For Warmth

I am so over the cold. 

I LOVE fall and winter, don't get me wrong, but once the special Starbuck's drinks are gone (although I am currently loving the vanilla spice latte!), and the holiday spirit has completely fumbled, I am ready to fast-forward into warmer weather.

Did I mention how drab it looks outside? 
Slush = Not cute.

Here is a little Polyvore outfit inspiration...

Lets Go Shopping


(did you sense a theme?? b&w + pops of yellow)

And a little Pinspiration as well...

What is your take on the colder months?

Blue & White Interiors

I simply have fallen in love with blue and white interiors. The two colors are such a dynamic duo with their sophisticated yet fun appeal, making them a perfect combo for any household. Whether it be a bathroom, foyer, or den, I just can't get enough. There is something about the pair that is just so... fresh!
Oh, exteriors are wondrous, too.


...OK, that's all of them!

Are you loving this color combination as much as me??

All pictures {via}