Monday, September 29, 2014

C'est L'amour Macarons Giveaway

Macarons are all the rage right now, maybe because they are literally the cuties little dessert I have even seen, or maybe its because they taste like heaven in a little cookie. First off lets talk about what a macaron is and how to say it correctly; French Macaron (\ˌma-ka-ˈroh\) "Delicate and airy, the French macaron has an almond, sugar and egg whites-based shell. The shells have a light, crunchy texture on the outside and are slightly chewy on the inside. These shells are held together by a filling, typically made from a ganache butter-cream, meringue or jam"( The French macaron was interestingly made my the Italians in the 1500's and was considered a delicacy only for the wealthy. Not until 1997 was a bakery opened in the US that sold macarons. Francois Payard opened a restaurant on the Upper East side of Manhattan and this is how we (and Blair Waldorf) found these amazing cookies.
I teamed up with Phou from C'est L'amour Macarons to give you a little peak into making macarons. Phou started making macarons in January of 2013 and has really taken the time to master the PERFECT macaron. They sell their macarons at Tea Time Lounge in High Point NC, and also sell them online and will ship to you. Phou said their two most popular flavors were pistachio and cookies and cream, and I must agree they were both delicious. I was able to taste many different flavors my personal favorite the lavender lemon, and Matt's favorites was the strawberry and the raspberry buter cream. 
We went though the process of making two macarons pistachio and Thia tea. It was so interesting to see all of the work that goes into these beautiful cookies. The process was long around 4-5 hours but the macarons are by far worth it. Phou was so generous she is going to offer all of my blog readers 10% off an order of at least a dozen or more macarons (the discount does not include shippng). Here is their website where you can view all of their tasty flavors and place your order : and use code Macaron10 in your email for your order. Phou also have provided a dozen assorted macarons to be given away so enter in bellow for your chance to win! 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Navy is the new Black

I am a navy girl I own like no black. When given the choice between navy or black its always navy. It goes with everything and it just a much happier color I think. Do you like navy or black?

Dress: J.Crew LOVE this one
Shoes: Target
Bracelet: Kate Spade (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leaves begin to FALL

I am really starting to get into the fall mood. I ordered my first hot beverage from Starbucks, I have a new favorite a Chia Pumpkin Latte!  These are a few of my favorites from last fall, this is my go to sweater it is beyond comfortable I got in on clearance a few years ago and love it to death. I love to get as much use out of my flats before I start to slip on my boot socks and boots for the winter. What are you most looking forward to wearing this fall?

Sweater: Ralph Lauren (similar)
Pants: Citizens of Humanity (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Necklace: J.Crew FINAL SALE

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lilly Scarfs and J.Crew Sale


Head on over to J.Crew they are having an extra 30% off sale and an extra 50% off some final sale items these earrings and pants I'm wearing! I love Lilly Pulitzer scarfs but they do cost a pretty penny. My parents gave me this one as a gift when I got my first job at Belk because it was their exclusive Lilly Pulitzer pattern for their 100th Birthday. What is your favorite Lilly scarf? Or do you have any great stories of a Lilly piece you received as a gift share them with me!
Jacket: Loft (similar)
Pants: J.Crew FINAL SALE
Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)
Bag: Kate Spade (loving this one)
Earrings: J.Crew FINAL SALE
 Watch: Fossil

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bows and Twirls

I got my new business cards in the mail today that I ordered from Vista print, and I am very happy with them.  I chose one of their already done templates there were hundreds to chose from. I didn't upgrade to a fancier paper or ink level and I am very happy with the quality and the way they turned out. Yesterday I ordered business cards for racing sponsorships for Matt from GotPrint and when I receive them I will let you know what I think of their quality.
I love this blue skirt from H&M I just got it last week so it may not be online yet? Or maybe it sold out in a week, but sadly I couldn't find it on the website for yall. If you don't already own a bow blouse wait no longer I wear this top along with other bow blouses I have ALL THE TIME they are such a great investment piece. When looking for one though try to find one where the fabric is stiff enough that it will be able to hold the bow.

Top: NY& Company (similar)
Skirt: H& M not online (similar, similar)
Shoes: Express
Watch: Kate Spade (similar)
Bracelets: Kate Spade & Nordstrom
Earrings: Hand Picked
Lipstick: Chanel 145 Rayonnante

The Winner of the Kate Spade Giveaway is: Suzanna Reid

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