4/15/14

The Best Harem Pants & How To Wear Them

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Each season, there is always something that I can't seem to live without. This past winter I lived in chunky mock neck sweaters and in the fall my distressed overalls rarely left my body.

This spring (if you want to even call it that), I've got a major hankering for all things harem pant. Structured or slouchy, solid or patterned, extreme drop crotch or subtle pleating - I'm loving them all. Besides being the most comfortable item of clothing in my closet, they just exude this effortlessly cool vibe that doesn't exist with some of my other coveted pieces.

Last week, I purchased the holy grail of harem pant perfection - the Eileen Fisher Jersey Harem Pant. If you are in the market for a pair, I highly recommended the splurge.  They are worth every single penny.


Check out these other awesome pairs that are sure to please!





Wondering what to wear them with?  You can't go wrong with a great cotton tee.  High/low styles work really well allowing you to tuck in the front without too much extra fabric.





Then top it with a great cropped jacket.


4/13/14

Delicious Passover Hazelnut Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies


The ultimate test of a good Passover cookie is whether I'd eat it outside of Passover. These Hazelnut Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Smitten Kitchen certainly fit that criteria. They're wonderfully chewy on the inside and the roasted hazelnuts pair perfectly with the chocolate topping (obviously). This girl's giving these two thumbs up.

Full recipe here.

4/11/14

Week in Links #4



Pick of the week: *Aromatherapy Candles from Target  - on my recent trip to Target I couldn't resist roaming the isles in search of - well anything really! I stumbled on these adorable positive thought tin candles. They'd be perfect next to your bed for some morning affirmations.

Must read: *Why I Don't Wear Make-up - I've always adored Leandra Medine (aka The Man Repeller) but lately I adore her more for her intelligent witty writing then her ability to mutil-layer the unexpected and pull off just about anything.  Recently, she penned this essay in response to some very negative comments she's been receiving about her looks - give it read and tell me you don't love her?

You gotta make this: *Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks - I made this last Sunday night on a whim and was floored by how good it was.  The best part? I was able to throw my frozen drumsticks directly into the slow cooker! The acidity of the balsamic vinegar worked really well with the rest of the asian flavours.

Totally share worthy: *Beyonce's XO Remix  - it's Queen B, do you really need a better reason than that to listen? Download and put it on your iPod now.

How to:  *Style a Jumpsuit - love a good jumpsuit but have no idea how to pull it off? The Glitter Guide rounded up 7 killer looks to get you inspired and help you find a style that right for you.