Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday, Volume 21

Vol. 21
The Record: Guided by Voices, Mag Earwhig!
The Refreshment: Bomb in the Bee-Hive

For this week's drink inspiration, I looked to the track listing of the record and immediately honed in on "Bomb in the Bee-Hive." Not only do I love bees, it also sounded like a proper cocktail name. Here's the recipe, followed by an amended version that I recommend!

Bomb in the Bee-hive
Muddle a shot of rye whiskey with a dribble of honey and a couple of orange wedges. Add ice and fill the glass with soda water. Top with several dashes of bitters. Stir and enjoy!

While this version was yummy, I realized I much prefer this combination of ingredients as an Old Fashioned-style sipping beverage. Follow the same steps but skip the soda, and use one large ice cube instead of regular ones.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Easy Come, Easy Go

I kept it super casual over the weekend for errands and a trip to the pool. Not a bad Saturday if you ask me. Oh, and I can hardly believe this is the first time I've featured these sandals on the blog! Having worn them just about every day since I got them, it's safe to say that they are my go-to shoes right now! 

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: Levi's
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Hat: Baldwin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday, Volume 20

 Vol. 20
The Record: First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar
The Refreshment: Sparkling Rainier Cherry Vodka Limeade

After I chose First Aid Kit, my boyfriend suggested a Kool-Aid cocktail. We compromised on a tastier "ade"... limeade! It was like a fresh, refined version of a Sonic Cherry Limeade. So very delicious and summery!

Sparkling Rainer Cherry Vodka Limeade
Muddle several pitted cherries (side note: pick your favorite type...I've discovered I prefer Bing cherries) with a shot of vodka. Add ice. Fill glass with sparkling limeade (I used Trader Joe's brand). Add a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Anchors Aweigh

Black and white polka dots, a pop of graphic red and my favorite pair of sandals made for a lovable look in my book. 

Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Target
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger

Monday, July 14, 2014

On the Fringe

Fringe trim has been very appealing to me lately, but I was having trouble finding the right piece for me. Though I figured it would be too long and loose for my taste, I tried on this kimono jacket anyway. To my surprise, I loved the look of it! As long as I keep the outfit underneath nice and fitted, it still feels like me. 

Jacket: TJMaxx
Top: H&M
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Anne Michelle
Necklace: Gift

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday: Volume 19

Vol. 19
The Record: Daft Punk, Discovery
The Refreshment: Random rainbow concoction

Life lesson: sometimes experiments work out swimmingly (see last week's Bourbon Dreamsicle), and other times, not so much! This week's cocktail fell into the latter category. My priority when putting it together was definitely looks over taste. I wanted to try my hand at a rainbow layered cocktail, so I combined all the colorful ingredients I could find. The result was syrupy and undrinkably sweet. No matter though...I threw together a yummy alternative and bounced to the beat of this dance-y album that, once again, recalled carefree college days. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Oh La La

Though I'm not sure if a sophisticated French lady would wear this cheeky tee, I felt perfectly Parisian in this classic, casual ensemble. I've never been more into t-shirts than I am right now! Paired with jeans, they're just so effortlessly cool. 

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Me Too