Calm before the Storm


mia melon outfit, olive sweater, leather skirt

Sweater c/o Mia Melon | Skirt- Forever21 | Tights – DKNY | Boots – Zara (similar here)

The weather was mild this weekend before Sandy slowly made its way to the Northeast. I’m writing this post on Monday afternoon as the wind whispers outside our windows and I fear we’ll lose electricity. Whether the weather is mild or mad, I find myself leaning toward cozy knits. I’m currently living in this olive one from Mia Melon. It’s perfect for  lounging on the couch all day or running errands. Speaking of which, I need to run to CVS to snag some magazines and nail polish before the lights go out. Stay safe, my east coast friends!

mia melon outfit, olive sweater, leather skirt

mia melon outfit, olive sweater, leather skirt

mia melon outfit, olive sweater, leather skirt

 

Halloween Cake Pops


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My best friend has such a great birthday. Because it falls near Halloween, she has the perfect excuse to have a costume-birthday party every year. So on Saturday night, Josh and I put our masks on and headed uptown to celebrate. I wanted to bring something easy to bake, easy to transport, easy to eat, and festive – alas, cake pops. Here’s how I made them.

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Baked a cake, mixing in red food coloring for “bloody” color.

halloween snack, halloween cake pops, halloween treat, orange and black halloween pops

 Crumbled up the cake in a big bowl. Then mixed in frosting to bind the balls.

halloween snack, halloween cake pops, halloween treat, orange and black halloween pops

Created balls, dipped the stick in frosting, then inserted in the cake pops. Froze for 30 minutes.

halloween snack, halloween cake pops, halloween treat, orange and black halloween pops

Dipped frozen pops in melted chocolate and decorated with sprinkles.

Life Lately

she is quick and curious and playful and strong

Law school is hard. Working while in law school is really hard. This week was really, really hard…and I felt a little defeated. Josh tells me to roll with the punches. But I just reply, “Picture Mary Poppins in a boxing ring.” And as the semester creeps onward, my free time has become more and more precious. The only thing keeping me sane right now is focusing on the very little things like: a motivational card from Kate Spade; a taxi there right when I needed it; a pumpkin decorated with pretty flowers; a vivid view from Union Square; and knowing it will be worth it in the end.

manhattan cab, nyc cab, manhattan taxi

flowered pumpkin, flower decorated pumpkin, pumpkin flower vase

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That Skirt

Blazer - Forever21 | Tank top – Forever21 | Skirt – Zara (also love these 1|2|3) | Pumps – Guess | Bag – Zac Posen

I wore this outfit to work last week, keeping on the blazer to maintain professionalism. When I saw this skirt in Zara last year, I was drawn the unique cut, elegant draping, and shiny pattern. But even then, I didn’t realize how much use I’d get out of it. You know a piece is special when you wear it to work, nights out, and it’s still stylish a year later.