Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Perfect Pumps

by fromsugarwithstyle

For years I searched long and hard to find the perfect pair of nude pumps. It seemed that all the ones I could find were either uncomfortable, really expensive or suede ( which I have too many pairs of in other colors ). This past summer I finally stumbled upon the perfect pair. They are easy to walk in, the perfect color and made out of a perfectly polished patent leather.

Calvin Klein Carley Pump

Picture taken from here

I get so much wear out of these shoes ( also seen here ) I am debating buying another pair just in case these get scuffed.

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November 28, 2011

Green and Red

by fromsugarwithstyle

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over I can dive head first into Christmas  and all of the preparation and activities that come with the season. For those that know me it’s no surprise that my holiday shopping is just about finished and my home is already decorated. I love this time of year and I like to indulge in everything is has to offer. From sugar cookies to holiday music and Lifetime Christmas movies I tend to do surround myself with the warmth of the season the entire month od December

So in the spirit of the holidays that are fast approaching I want to show off some of my favorite items in festive Christmas colors.

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red and green

Sleeveless dress, £46
Milly emerald green blouse, $475
Oasis military coat, $115
Moschino Cheap & Chic mid rise straight leg jeans, $93
Stella McCartney underwire bra, $120
Dorothy Perkins green handbag, £10
Sabrina Dehoff green gold jewelry, €69
Bright jewelry, £21
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November 22, 2011

Made Woman Magazine

by fromsugarwithstyle

A few weeks ago I joined the team of MadeWomanMag.com as a writer and I couldn’t be more excited! Made Woman is an online magazine for women that talks about everything from fashion to dating to careers. My first article is up today and I would love for you all to go check it out!….While you’re there look around the site ! You definitely won’t be disappointed!

Find my article on fall coats directly here.
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November 21, 2011

I’m Thankful For…

by fromsugarwithstyle

So I missed my “I’m thankful” post this past friday because the plumber got water all over my router and I had no internet from friday morning until a couple of hours ago. As annoying as this was it definitely made me realize how thankful I am for the internet and all the other technology I use from day-to-day. It’s easy to take for granted things that you expect to always be there.

I am thankful for….

THE INTERNET! Even though I can check my email and google things on my iPhone its hard to not have an actual computer to log into. When it comes to my blog my phone is useless so I’m happy to be able to finally communicate again!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Christmas presents that are already bought and wrapped for my loves
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A new game
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A 2 week vacation coming up to spend with people I love

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November 17, 2011

Purple Cake Truffles

by fromsugarwithstyle

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One of my favorite things to make are cake truffles ( aka cake balls ). They are relatively easy and always surprise people with how great they taste. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I make these!  You can make them with any cake and frosting combination you like but since I was coloring these purple ( the birthday girl’s favorite color ) I decided that a simple white cake and vanilla buttercream would be perfect. I followed this recipe for the cake ( also found here ) . I didn’t follow a recipe for the frosting I simply combined butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together until I got the taste I wanted.

I love experimenting with different colors when it comes to making these. These are rainbow truffles I made a little while back.
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You can find my post on how to make rainbow cake truffles here at CreativeKristi.com.

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November 15, 2011

Fall Wish List

by fromsugarwithstyle

With the changes of the season comes new pieces I crave to have in my wardrobe. Fall is one of my favorite times to buy new clothes because everything is so cozy and chic. Also fall gives the excuse to layer and add fun jackets and blazers to our summer outfits. Since living in CA doesn’t give much reason to have a winter wardrobe its nice to have the fall as an excuse to bundle up a bit! Here is my current wish list for fall.

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wish list

 

Roberto Cavalli metallic shirt, $1,495
Forrest Bob gray shirt, �18
D&G zipper pants, $932
Sam Edelman suede booties, $314
Steve Madden genuine leather boots, $130
Bright jewelry, �21
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November 11, 2011

I’m Thankful For…

by fromsugarwithstyle

This week has been a busy one. Full of appointments, auditions, work, baking etc. I love weeks like this because at the end of it I feel like I have accomplished something. Even if during the week it seemed like I couldn’t get up early enough to get everything done!

I am Thankful for…

My Beautiful Mother- I must have done something wonderful to get a mother as perfect as her.
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Healthy Homemade Breakfast cookies
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A New Candy Dish
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Fun Painted Nails
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Our New Car!
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November 10, 2011

Vanilla Cake With Pumpkin Buttercream

by fromsugarwithstyle

Ever since Trader Joes introduced its new pumpkin butter I have been obsessed. ( I bought 6 jars! ). There is so much you can do with it! I have made a pumpkin cheesecake dip, a pumpkin crumb bar, I’ve spread it on toast, eaten it with cottage cheese and made a pumpkin butter cream frosting. Obviously if you know me you can guess that the latter is my favorite of them all!… I have a couple of friends with birthdays this month so I decided to use my new favorite frosting to make them a cake. I used this recipe for the cake and I made up the butter cream. ( see below )

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Buttercream

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup pumpkin butter

1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Milk

Powdered Sugar

Blend the butter and the pumpkin butter until creamy. Add the Pumpkin Pie seasoning until combined. I then alternated sugar and milk until I got the consistency I wanted.

I used this same decorating technique on my birthday cake this past march
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Only the inside was Rainbow!
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November 8, 2011

Posting Over At Creative Kristi

by fromsugarwithstyle

Yesterday I posted over at CreativeKristi about a birthday cake I made for my friend’s son Levi. Click on the link and check it out!

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November 7, 2011

Practicing What I Preach

by fromsugarwithstyle

I recently did a series on 31 Days to creating a wardrobe. I loved  doing it and its advice that I follow myself. However its easy for people to say what you should do but not actually be doing it themselves. My mom always used the quote ” Do as I say, not as I do” which I always thought was funny. I want to take the time and show you that I actually do use my own advice! Over the next few months I will be posting here and there pieces of my closet that make up my wardrobe according to my 31 Days Of Creating A Wardrobe.

WORKING OUT- See my original post here

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I make sure to have a selection of workout tops and bottoms including some more comfy for yoga, sneakers ( I have the same ones as on my collage from earlier ) a water bottle and a yoga mat.  I am still in need of a black workout jacket, I have not been able to find one that I like so for now I use hoodies….That will change!