Monday, April 30, 2012

CAP FABB at Urban Chic

This month's Cap FABB event was held at Urban Chic in Georgetown. It was my first time at the boutique & I loved the layout it was adorable & color coded (I'm all about it)! As always it was awesome getting to catch up with old friends & meet new ones :)
L: Cap FABB founders Liz & Lacey trying on some beautiful bright dresses!
R: Katie & Gwynne, probably chatting about the tea party we're going to have soon :)
The wonderful Staff of Urban Chic, thanks for a fun night & yummy refreshments!!
Finally reunited with my sista from anotha mista, oh how I missed you Allix<3
Stylish TRIO: Tamika, Ashley, & Allix
Tammy's tangerine blazer & gold accessories 
L: Natalie in action, wearing python printed jeans (so cute!)
R: I'm still in search for the perfect colored jean .. so many fun options
Proof that you can be any size/height & totally rock a maxi skirt! 
Check out Ashley & Alison's blogs (lots of outfit inspiration)
I told you I LOVE me some color coordinated ANYTHING :)
So awesome finally getting to meet Kate in real life, love her! Nicole, it was also great meeting you as well :) Hopefully I'll be seeing the two of you sooner than later!
Get excited tomorrow is TASTY TUESDAY .. get HUNGRY :)
Tomorrow is the last day to vote for the LPM 3 Way Style Challenge, click HERE to vote!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Outfit:Cotton Candy

Last Tuesday I attended the Cap FABB event at Urban chic, and before I put the pictures up from the event I wanted to share with you what I wore :) If the skirt looks familiar you're absolutely right, it's the one I scored at the Thrift Store in this post. Since it was way more sheer than I had originally noticed I wore a leopard mini-skirt underneath it.
(Note to self don't wear that nude bra with this top again)
I kept it pretty simple with light makeup & a soft pink lip. This was my first time wearing a maxi skirt & I felt really comfortable in it! In the future I might pair it with a crop top or a knotted button-up.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend & remember there's still time to vote here on the LPM 3 Way Style Challenge :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

LPM 3 Way Style Challenge

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm competing in a 3 Way Style Challenge over at La Petite Marmoset! You should go check it out & vote for your favorite look :)

Michelle's B-day @ 901

Last Saturday night myself and several others went out to celebrate Michelle's Birthday. I haven't even known Michelle for a year yet, but we just get each other & it's such a wonderful friendship :) It's always great to have those friends that you can truly be yourself around & not have to worry that they think you're weird haha although she probably knows better than most just how goofy & weird I am. Anyways, we had dinner at 901 which is a tapas restaurant & lounge .. let me tell you it did NOT disappoint it was so yummmy!! 
Above, the beautiful Birthday girl
 Pineapple Mojito, let me just tell you this was deeelicious & I don't typically go for mojitos
 I started with Crab Cake Sliders .. I've been on a serious sliders kick recently
Roasted Hoisin Duck Roll .. NO WORDS.. when I tell you I died & went to heaven after my first bite .. omg I'm seriously drooling right now looking at it  
I went for the "VAMPIRE" look again. 
The last time I wore dark lipstick out was months ago in this post. 
 tank-F21, shorts-AUSTRALIA, leo bra-WALMART, necklace & jewlery-THRIFTED, shoes-MACYS

It's nearly the WEEKEND, get excited!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Shells & Rainbows

These are actually pictures from a meal I made several weeks ago from scratch :) Normally I follow a recipe & make little alterations as I'm preparing it, but this time it was all from my noggin!! I was inspired by all the colorful produce in my fridge so I thought why not put all these pretty colors together? First off chop up your peppers & onions.
I used 1 red onion & the equivalent of 1 1/2 peppers. 
(I would advise cutting the onions & peppers smaller so that they're more manageable)
then shred up some cheese, I used Pepper Jack cheese to give it a little kick
I was going for a mexican flair so I used Chorizo Mexicano, but in the future I would use a different meat. This chorizo had a LOT of fat in it, & I love fat but this was a bit much. Next time I make this I'm going to swap out the chorizo for a non crumbling sausage like this one. 
I LOVE pairing shell pasta with a creamy cheese sauce so that the shells get filled with lots of yummy cheese .. I'm sure you can see a theme here :) 
Now it's time to start sauteing all the veggies in olive oil & get the pasta water boiling
Funny Story: while cooking (& looking a hot mess) I started to smell a campfire sort of scent & at first I started thinking to myself "oh that's nice I haven't been to a bonfire in forever." Shortly after that I realized that that lovely scent was coming from the stove, more importantly from my wooden serving spoon :( So when/if you're preparing this dish try not to hang the wooden spoon over the flame that's boiling the water.
After boiling the noodles save a little bit of that water to add to the pan of sauteed vegetables. Over low heat mix in the pasta, cooked meat, shredded cheese, and a teeny bit of cream just to provide a little more sauce for the pasta. Mix every once in a while until the sauce thickens up.
Yes that pathetic little green clump on the top is cilantro, I learned the hard way that cilantro doesn't freeze very well nor does it thaw very well, oh well lesson learned I'll just buy it fresh next time. 
Overall this is a simple, colorful, cheesy little dish that's perfect for weeknights since you can chop the vegetables the night before as well as use meat that's already been cooked. Do you have any favorite weeknight dishes? If you do I'd love to hear about them :) I can't wait for tonight's Cap FABB meet-up at Urban Chic in D.C.!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thrifting Haul (My 1st Video)

Hey everyone, so I'm trying out something new on the blog tonight ... A VIDEO!! Ok, don't be too harsh because I did it in one take & I know the lighting is ehh .. but whatever it was fun & I hope you enjoy it :)
Earlier today I went thrifting with several other bloggers including: Stephy, Vivi, Katalina, & several others at the Value Village in Lanham.  
below are my four purchases
& some close up shots of the details
I can't wait to wear each of these, & will probably end up wearing one of the pieces Tuesday to the April CapFABB event. Can't wait to see everyone Tuesday at Urban Chic!
PS: I'm going to post some of the pictures from Michelle's Birthday & my outfit a little later this week

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pink Polish

Good afternoon everyone!! Today was one of those days where you accomplish a lot in a short period of time, but you still have time to relax :) Earlier today I went to a job interview at a local restaurant & I got it before I even filled out the application. They promised me that after I finish training next week that I'll probably get moved up to bar tending!! After cleaning the house I decided that it was definitely time for me to touch up my polish since it'd been holding on for dear life for the past couple of weeks.
Hope you're having a FUN Saturday!! Now I'm off to finish getting ready before Michelle's B-day tonight :) hmmm.. I haven't decided what to wear yet, any advice??

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Summer Staple: Distressed Denim Cut-offs

I will be the first one to tell you that I love short shorts! I know that I'm not petite (I don't think I ever was nor will I ever be) and some people may think that I should cover up more .. too bad. Anyways, I have been enjoying making my own personalized denim cut-offs & I don't plan on stopping any time soon :) They honestly go with everything .. except maybe church, but there's always after church! If you're anything like me you pick the shoe & build the outfit around it .. let the outfit planning begin :)
Feel free to also pair the shorts with blazers, cardigans, & a knotted-tee

 I hope that I've inspired you to go out & buy a cute pair, or even better .. to make your own pair!
If you have a favorite pair of denim cut-off shorts I'd love to see them, so you can leave a link in the comment section if you like :) I hope to share with all of you all the different pairs of shorts I've made over the past couple of weeks!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SMU: Spicy Candy Lookbook Launch Party!

I'm seriously such a bad blogger, but life does take priority over blogging lol. Hopefully I'll be able to start doing more regular posts again!! Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Spicy Candy D.C. South Moon Under Lookbook event in Clarendon. I'm seriously so proud of these ladies, they killed the lookbook and I couldn't be more excited for them & can't wait to see what the future has in store :)
photo via Spicy Candy D.C.
It was such a fun event filled with beautiful clothing as well as beautiful people (always a given at these events). We were also so lucky to have Dani Stahl (Editor-at-Large at Nylon Magazine) there at the event. She is so naturally beautiful, and one of the nicest people, I was so excited to get a chance to chat with her :)
Dani & I
 Carlis(1/2 of the Stylish duo of the evening) & I
L: Chic Attendee & Naja Diamond    R:  Vivi & Gwynne
The FABBBULOUS back of Katherine's dress .. which later became a bow tie 
shoes, shoes, & mores shoes can't wait to buy a pair for this summer!!
double the leather Jenn & Vivi
photo via South Moon Under
(L photo via  Vivi  & R photo via Emily)
You know we had to get food afterwards .. we ended up at CAVA :)
I ordered the lamb sliders .. yummm!
Michelle, I mean Zoolander workin the gold skirt
two of my fav. ladies :)
Skirt (altered), Blouse, Necklace, & Earrings: THRIFTED
Heels: Guess

Such a wonderful night with great company <3