Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday, Volume 22

Vol. 22
The Record: Real Estate, Days
The Refreshment: Coconut Jalapeño Margarita with Smoked Salt Rim

This record ended up being a bit too mellow for a close listen in my opinion. It makes beautiful background music and has a couple really special, standout tracks though. The hazy, beachy tone inspired a summery cocktail with a bit of kick. See the recipe below!

Coconut Jalapeño Margarita with Smoked Salt Rim
Rim a glass with smoked salt. Shake the following with ice: 1.5 oz jalapeno tequila*, 1.5 oz unsweetened coconut milk, 1.5 oz tripel sec and 1 oz lime juice. Pour and enjoy!

*This is super easy to make. Just slice up some fresh jalapenos and let them soak in a jar of tequila. Be careful -- it gets really hot really fast! I would recommend testing it after a few hours.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Perfect Piece

These pants are magical. They make a stylish statement, and they feel like wearing pajamas! If only all my clothing could fit into this category.

Top: H&M
Pants: Thrifted
Shoes: Sam Edelman

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bubblegum

When I spied this cute confection of a top, I was not supposed to be shopping! I was actually being good and returning a recent purchase. Despite my attempts to wear blinders as I marched past the racks, resistance proved to be futile. As soon as I saw the rosy color and sweet scallops, it was a done deal. My guilt has since subsided, though, because I wear it all the time!

Top: Marshall's
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Vintage

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