When I first saw these purple corduroys in person, I was in shock. They are vibrant. Almost too vibrant - even for a girl who is comfortable in bright blue pants! I decided to pair neutrals with the bright purple and by the time I got outside, they seemed so toned down. Since bright hues and vibrant pants are in style this fall, the lesson here is to not be turned away by the somewhat shocking nature of the pieces. Paired with neutrals, even the brightest of colors can become easy jewel tones!
October 30, 2014
October 29, 2014
Before moving to LA, I wanted to visit Santa Barbara; I'd heard so many great things that it had to be magical. While it's definitely a coastal beach town, it isn't run down. It's bustling with eating, shopping, and history - basically the trifecta to my happiness when it comes to travel! T and I took a quick trip to Santa Barbara in early January with my sister to visit our niece (a student at UC Santa Barbara) and check out the town. The four of us had such a fantastic day, we've all been dying to go back. Sadly, neither my sister or my niece were available for this last trip, but T and I did manage to enjoy ourselves!
October 28, 2014
I think has been my longest stint without biscotti since I first started making them a few years ago. The basic lemon almond biscotti is such an easy recipe to whip up and I never seem to tire of the flavor. Even when I get creative with my recipe, like with this hazelnut cardamom variety, my iced coffees are always enjoyable. I fully intended to make my standby recipe this past weekend, but sometimes very unexplainable things happen once the oven turns on and I pull my apron over my head. And that's how you get spiced chocolate biscotti - the deliciously spiced morsel that isn't too sweet and doesn't make me feel too guilty!