milly for sperry

Thursday, January 31, 2013

i am getting all ready for spring and summer. filling my shoe wardrobe have so many options. i haven't seen so many bright color combinations, patterns and glitter in awhile. gets me all excited! 

milly partners with sperry topsiders again for a fun, youthful twist to to the boat shoe classic just in time for this season! 

milly for sperry

you can shop the whole collection here!

life of the party

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

today i am excited to introduce sherry, an event planner/freelance writer and lifestyle blogger who pens the life of the party and cherished events blogS. a fabulous lady who knows how to throw amazing parties and just have an incredible style which radiates through all her blogposts and fashion features. 

today i am showcasing the latest baby shower she threw for a friend and the classic winnie the pooh theme was just too adorable! 

the cupcakes her friend baked were too precious. the "bees" in the cupcakes were made out of almond slivers and jelly beans - perfect!

the diaper cake tower with the stuffed toy pooh was just extra special ~ and the diapers in them were winnie the pooh patterned too!

do stop by sherry's party-packed and fashion-filled blog for more inspiration!

perfect spring summer shoes

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

can't help it, i saw these wedge espadrilles at target today (after my jury duty - and yes, this lucky girl got picked for 2 cases that wrapped up very quickly) and just have to share it. i did a little vine video but it didn't upload properly so i really need to blog about it. 

how darling are the polkadot liners? and not to mention that they're comfortable. i picked up the beige one and now thinking i should have gotten the orange one since i already have a pair of patent nude wedges. i'll deliberate on it and see if i need to switch to the orange pair. the size run big and at only $ 29.99, hard to beat! 


shop for them here

jury duty

today i am slowly dragging my feet to the courthouse to serve my duty as a citizen of this country. in case you'll be wondering why i'll be quiet on this end later today, you know where i am. crossing fingers (and toes) i don't get picked! 

i'll be back hopefully soon!

monday blues

Monday, January 28, 2013

after a weekend long birthday celebration with family and friends, it's very hard to go back to work this monday. hence, the monday blues. hoping you're all fairing well better than me. happy monday!

monday blues

what are you all up to this monday?

details :

sweatshirt // jeans // tote // leather bracelet
ikat iphone case // striped flats // nailpolish

my birthday weekend

Sunday, January 27, 2013

here's a quick look at my birthday weekend shindig! 

 photos from friends nina and rae 

it's my birthday!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

the only difference is that today is really my birthday!

darling darby

Friday, January 25, 2013

i created this board last week, so i thought i was crazy when i started to post these lovelies and i can't find the link for them. was i just plain crazy for just imagining them? or did j.crew just totally outdone themselves and sold them out in a matter of hours? so i was pleasantly surprised to get the email and saying that they're here! phew!

so, here are the darling darbys!
i am completely loving the stripes - HONESTLY, i'll take the blush, pink and leopard any day! 

darby slippers

shop for the darby here and here and here and here

birthday reflections

birthdays are really bittersweet for me. exciting and thankful that you've reach milestones and yet realizing the honest truth that you're not getting any younger. ha! 

tomorrow's my birthday and a few celebrations have kicked off already as early as yesterday with some fabulous girlfriends. i don't know what the husband has got planned but i'm sure it'll include a great meal and lots of cupcakes!

i don't have a birthday wish as tradition dictates but i'm praying for years of happiness to come as i see our little boy grow in to a fine young man, growing old together with my husband and enjoy what life brings us. 

this weekend, i am looking forward to a pleasant time with loved ones and just be grateful for all the many blessings!  

enjoy the weekend loves!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

thursday's thoughts.............

ain't that the truth. 
everyday i'm hustlin'. do you? 

valentine's for all

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

it was just weeks ago when i compiled holiday gift ideas
and now i'm back with a quick valentine's gift guide for you! 

valentines for all

spring blooms

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

are we all excited for spring? certainly these blooms speak springtime and the fresh showers it brings. it may be a little early to talk about spring but do you know easter sunday is here in march? yep, it's a little early this year. 

today i will be guest blogging at my friend meredith's blog sharing my 
SPRING favorites! 

do stop by and say hello! 

Source: via Stacie on Pinterest

happy tuesday!

peanut butter blossoms

Monday, January 21, 2013

it's been awhile since i baked and as i mentioned last friday, my sweet tooth self needed to try this cookie recipe. late sunday afternoon is the perfect time to wind down, watch football and bake cookies. and with an eager helper, who can say no?

with a little guy at home who's allergic to tree nuts, this peanut butter recipe was safe and i kind of twisted two recipes to fit my ingredients on hand. my basis for the peanut butter cookie recipe is this gluten-free recipe from lauren's latest i shared last friday (minus vanilla but still taste delicious!). 

and how can i let this household run without nutella or vanilla on hand? baffles me. so i substituted the nutella with unwrapped- milk chocolate pieces aka hershey kisses (holiday leftover). got that idea from the crisco peanut butter blossoms recipe found on the vegetable oil bottle i bought!

here's the ingredients and recipe :

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (which i didnt use)


mix well and i didnt even have to bust out the standup mixer for this task. less production, less cleanup - the better! 


shape to balls and place on silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets. bake 10 mins at 350 deg preheated oven.


as soon as you take out cookies, place unwrapped chocolate piece on middle of each cookie. let cool completely on wire rack. enjoy! 


aston enjoyed it and we all did too! 
guys, you need to make them - delish! 


and i will be over at my friend meredith's blog to link up on her make cookies monday weekly feature!

have a great week friends! 

sunday cravings

Sunday, January 20, 2013

you all know i love a pretty ballerina. how lovely are these? 

endless selections and i am having a hard time picking out just one!

saturday style

Saturday, January 19, 2013

enjoy the weekend folks!

weekday wrapup

Friday, January 18, 2013

it has been cold, dark and dreary this week but thankfully the last two days were sunnier and getting out of bed was so much easier. today i thought i'd do a week wrap up of some of my favorite things in the www. btw, don't you wish you're out with loved ones at the beach and soaking all the white sand, sun and blue crystal waters?  

  • am i the only one looking at perfect spring outfits such as this? royal blue and black stripes is sheer perfection! 
  • and that goes along with shoes too such as this ballerina wedge and this dotted plimsolls. fun party on your feet! 
  • here's an easy tutorial (that may look complicated) to making a glitter banner shared by nancy. everyone needs a glitter banner!
  • i wish i'm crafty and creative as grace ~ this gorgeous bib necklace DIY tutorial is a must-try!
  • i am in the process of cleaning up and redesigning my blog design with my go-to awesome design gal shalon and if you're considering to do a blog facelift, consider these tips
  • after the holidays, i miss baking and i think i'd love to try this next - anything with nutella, sea salt and peanut butter combined spells irresistible yuminess!
  • and lastly, would you embrace the polkadot trend and extend it to your bedroom wall? how about a gold chevron wall? gorgeous! 
so much random loves and heading to the weekend, i hope you take time to check those links out! TGIF! 

day sequins

Thursday, January 17, 2013

i have to confess, even if i'm drawn to classic simple clothing pieces - i still do have my girly, sparkly side aiming to strut around in colorful glittery outfits. lately i am inspired seeing these casual day looks that really work for everyday!

get the look with a simple tee adorned with a sequined anchor design and a few staple pieces! just darling!
day sequins
blazer, sequined stripe tank, pants (similar here), glitter t-strap flats, earrings, tote

sparkle a little today! 

midweek musings

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

well, let me just start this post by sharing some unforeseen events in our little home. right before the new year, my husband discovered a leak in his closet from our masterbath shower and needless to say, we are in the midst of having this fixed right now.

it's not what i wished our 2013 to kick off with but i know there are other people with far more problems than us, so i can't help but still feel blessed that we have found out about this issue at an early stage. it's just such a hassle and as you can see (pic below) there is no way we are hanging around ~ we have relocated upstairs in the meantime. 

in other lighter news, our friends and blog sponsor, skincare rx sent me a few goodies last week. these are definite 2 must-haves : oscar blandi dry shampoo spray and nars super orgasm blush (highly pigmented and lots of glitter than the regular orgasm blush). these are my new daily products i use before i head out the door!


in yet another recent trip to target, i discovered this really adorable mug and more colorful paper straws (like i really need them....). oh well, they're cute!



and more target finds, these pretty in pink craft items went home with me in the hopes of starting valentine's day crafting.....


and more paper goodness at the target dollar bins. they are rolls of wrapping paper in these beautiful trellis and tiny hearts pattern! 
people, valentine's day is just a few weeks away! 


and remember those notebooks i blogged about last week? see how pretty they are together? not to mention the tempting sprinkles cupcake? can't resist! 


and finally, it's my birthday month - so i stopped by sephora and picked up a tube of dr.jart bb cream and my birthday gift, a duo set of mini benefit products

and that benefit fine one one (another new favorite - a lip and cheek tint) is from birchbox that also came in the mail that same day! what a way to kick-off my birthday month! 


so like i said earlier, i still feel lucky despite us having to deal with a major setback due to unexpected house repair. i still can't stop counting my blessings everyday. our family is healthy, i've got them and my friends and these little treats are just added bonus we get to enjoy! 

here's hoping your wednesday is off to a good start!

spring scallops

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

hello tuesday!
i am featuring today some spring sweetness for your toes!

spring scallops

shop the cutest scallop shoes here :

top row : chloe scallop flats  here and here (i have them and they are buttery soft!)

middle row :  juicy couture scalloped ballerinas here

bottom row : lulu's scallopini flats here

pop of color

Monday, January 14, 2013

nothing elevates a space more than an amazing pop of color against a sea of neutrals. whether it's......

.....a piece of furniture, accent bright wall,

.....a pair of beautiful light fixtures, 

.....a line of kitchen accessories and tablewares, 

.....delicate pink panels and a lovely tufted chair. 

after putting down our holiday decor (with some major withdrawals), i am so ready to bring color in to my winter space and hopefully, breathe a little spring in my life! 


sunday best

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Best

shop the sunday look here :

life is a party

Saturday, January 12, 2013


LIFE according to lilly!
thanks for reminding us to be ready for any party everyday....