Thursday, May 31, 2012

Links a la Mode #3

Let's Give 'Em Something To Talk About

Edited By Taylor Davies
One of the things we bloggers fear most is letting our content go stale. We fear losing our readers' interest and engagement, and even worse - boring ourselves! So how do the bloggers in our community spice it up? Based on this week's Links A La Mode submissions, you know just how to do it! We had a wonderful selection of posts this week that covered topics from racism in fashion, an HIV/AIDS benefit, to some racy accessories in the key of 50 Shades of Grey. Check out the 20 best links, sure to spark some great conversations and fire up your own blogging inspiration engines!


Fashion Sneakers at ShopbopAsh Wedge Sneakers, Superga, Marc Jacobs Sneakers, Cheap Monday, Zanotti, Jeffrey Campbell, Pointer, Fitflop & Pour la Victoire

If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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Currently craving. And yes...those ray bans are wrapped in leather.


Portable Beach

The Wild Unknown has THE dreamiest objects and illustrations for sale. 
I wouldn't mind have my own miniature beach for $80.

Each Great Lakes Prism is one of a kind, handmade and contains beach sand, drift wood, feathers, stones and other natural elements

Monday, May 28, 2012

Light Cheesy Garlic Bread


2/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, then butter a pan (I used a shallow glass one but you can use a bread pan) and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of parmesan over the bottom of the pan.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add the cheddar cheese and 3 tablespoons of the parmesan.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, oil, egg and garlic. Then fold the mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined, be careful not to over blend.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Apartment Gardening

Kitchen window herb garden of rosemary, jalapeño, and two basil plants
Can't believe how fast my jalapeño plant is growing, I found a few baby jalapeños sprouting the other day 

 I love having succulents around the apartment, they're beautiful and so easy to care for.
If you can't have fresh flowers for your kitchen table an arrangement of succulents in eclectic potting is a beautiful substitute 
The beautiful orchid Bono got me for Valentine's Day is somehow on its second bloom
Aloe plant and lavender I started growing from seeds on my bedroom windowsill 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Links a la Mode

So excited to be part of Links a la Mode for the second week in a row! 
This week is all about DIYs so check out the links below for the other blogs included. 

DIY Days of Summer

Edited by: Jess of Fresh Jess

The bloggers are taking it to the crafts these days! What better way to get your wardrobe ready for summer than breathing new life into what you’ve got? This week’s Links a la Mode is chock full of quick & easy DIY projects for everything from crystallized shoes and Miu Miu-inspired clutches to top buns and accessories laced with neon. If getting crafty’s not on your to-do list this week, don’t fret. We’ve also got thoughtful posts on personal style, dressing for summer events, supporting local designers and blogger besties. These posts are getting better and better every week and it was hard to choose just 20 of them. Keep ‘em coming!


Spring Sale at Shopbop: Magda Berliner, Weitzman, Rachel Roy, Badgley Mischka, Raquel Allegra, Garde Paris, Rebecca Taylor,Oliver Theyskens & Sonia Rykiel

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Miss Match

1946 editorial about matching shoes and outfits from LIFE Magazine
images via Miss Moss


Lover is easily becoming one of my favorite brands. Susien Chong and Nic Briand have such an incredible way to combine lace and silhouette. Their SS 12 line is no exception.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Carne Asada Tacos


1 lb steak, I used skirt steak
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 chili, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon pureed kiwi
salt and pepper to taste
flour tortillas

Top with

minced cilantro
finely diced onion
hot sauce


  1. Slice the steak into thin pieces then combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set in the fridge to marinade for 1-2 hours.
  2. Cook the steak in a skillet over medium high heat for about 10 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
  3. Heat a little olive oil in another skillet and cook the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side just to soften.
  4. Top with hot sauce, lime, onion and cilantro. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Etsy Find: Datter Industries

Earlier today, during a moment of deep blog searching, I came across Kaye Blegvad's blog which led me to her Etsy site. I immediately fell in love with her delicate and dreamy jewelry. It featured all of my favorite things; eyes, arrows, feathers, and the most perfectly carved tiny hands. Her signet ring with crossed arrows is a personal favorite and also reminds me of Finely Made's logo (hint hint) I'm swooning!

Oh and huge shocker she's an incredible illustrator to boot!

Collaboration with Leah Goren, another personal favorite and fellow Parsons Illustration major