Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shibuya Mon Amour

Forever 21's new collection, Shibuya Mon Amour is out on the website and is full of cute animal tee's. The shirts come in colors like baby pink, baby blue, white, and gray and seem comfy and slouchy.

Here are two of my favorites.



Interiors

A few photos of inspiring interiors.




Monday, January 19, 2009

Aldo Finds

I found some pretty amazing gladiator or gladiator-esque shoes on Aldo's site.

MMMM...Studs.


Studs and Stones...


That's a good-lookin' basic right there.


I'm really loving these with the zipper which remind me of Manolo Blahnik's made for Alexander Wang.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Quality vs. Quantity

I'm not a rich girl. I'm more of a works-hard-to-break-even girl. I've had to be frugal for years when stocking my wardrobe, and I've ended up with a wonderfully eclectic collection.

I've had even less wiggle room than usual in the financial department lately and it's had me thinking about the coming seasons and realizing how vast my wardrobe already is!

I've decided to start focusing on obtaining quality pieces that I really love over "filler" pieces that I may wear a couple of times here and there. Purchasing quality staples to anchor my collection is the idea.

I've been thinking about what that means exactly and I think it's different for every one. For me, it's saving up for the Betsey Johnson bag that I love over spending money at mall stores, etc. I'll be pondering this more and I'll post what I come up with.

In the mean time, what are your wardrobe staples?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Black Chandeliers and Headboards

I love black chandeliers. Well, I love chandeliers in general, really.

Greatchandeliers.com has a great selection and some amazing prices!

Love these:






I also stumbled upon this headboard project someone did. I'm sorry, but I can't remember who's blog it was.


Creole Yum!

I never cook. I'm really just not good at it and I don't really enjoy it either. I bake for a living, which might make that odd, but they're so different!

Anyway, I woke up today and was craving a po' boy and fried pickles!

I didn't really know how to adapt a po' boy to be vegetarian, so I Googled it and found this most delicious recipe!

My first at-home frying experience!




Yum!



Sweet Tea a brewin'!




Tofu Po' Boy, Fried Pickles, Cole Slaw and Remoulade!








Chili Cornmeal Crusted Tofu

30 min | 20 min prep

SERVES 6

* canola oil, for frying
* 1 lb extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
* 1 cup unsweetened soymilk
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 cup cornmeal
* 2 tablespoons chili powder
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1-2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1 tablespoon lime zest

1. Slice the tofu block into 8 slices, widthwise. Then cut each slice in half diagonally, to make 16 triangles.
2. Using a wide shallow dish, add the soymilk and cornstarch and wisk until well combined, and cornstarch is completely disolved.
3. In another shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, spices, salt and zest, and gently wisk to combine.
4. Heat about 1/4 inch canola oil in a skillet over medium heat.
5. Dip each tofu triangle into the soymilk mixture, and then dredge completely in the seasoned cornmeal mixture.
6. When oil is hot, fry pieces in skillet for about 3 minutes on each side, I usually do 6-8 pieces at a time.
7. Drain on paper towels.
8. Serve plain, or on grilled rolls with vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Flavor of the Day

Out for a chai and to a show :)

*The belt looks funny. I might do without it.*




Shirt: Thrifted
Sequined Bra: Wet Seal
Jeans: DIY
Belt: F21
Shoes: Gianni Binni

Motorcycle Jacket!!!

YESSSSSSSS!!!

I didn't want to say anything before I won it, but I totally won the perfect H&M motorcycle jacket on ebay!

Stoked!

Shredded Jeans

This is a project I've been meaning to take on for a couple of months now. I think the Topshop ones inspired me, but there was no way I would've spent 90 bucks on them.

Anyway...I used an X-Acto knife and I drew lines on the jeans first while I was wearing them so I knew where I wanted to slash, then I added some random ones in too!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Flavor of the Day and Cat Mask Fun











Sweater: Wet Seal (I removed a sequin applique)
Leggings: American Apparel
Booties: Colin Stuart
Cat Mask: Party City

Radar Love






























F21 and Wet Seal