August 3, 2015

Skid Row

Forever21 Necklace (love these handmade options)

I've been doing a lot of black and white this summer. I think it started with our trip to Italy last year and the realization that I wasn't easily identified as American when I wore mostly black ensembles (see what I mean here). And since I'm all about ease this summer, reaching for black and white to mix with my jeans has been the obvious choice. The pop of red from this Rebecca Minkoff purse (available again!!) is just the right pop, I think. Now I just have to figure out what outfits and purses to pack for our honeymoon...

photography by Karen Ard

July 31, 2015

Last Minute Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Last Minute Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks | Luci's Morsels :: Los Angeles Fashion Blogger
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends this weekend. My mom and I did an online scourge when the sale first opened to cardholders. I bought jeans, a sweatshirt, workout pants, a dress, a winter wrap jacket, eyeliner, and shorts. When they arrived, the results were mixed. The jeans were fine but not amazing and the shorts fit, but weren't flattering, so they went back. There were a couple items, however, that I LOVED. The first is that dress in the upper right hand corner. It's on the short side and has a slightly open back, but it's so loose, that it's not unflattering or inappropriate. It's perfect with my bralette (worn here). I've already worn it on a date night and to a food event. I'll be taking it to France for sure. The second are those workout pants by Zella - Nordstrom's in-house workout wear brand. They're unbelievably comfortable. I've worn them to pilates, which was perfect, but then they're so comfortable, I wear them all day after. I also picked out that crimson wrap coat in the upper left hand corner. It's too hot to wear now, but it's going to be a favorite this fall and winter. Finally, because I had to return those jeans, I started scouring the site for others. I found those Rag & Bone Boyfriend Jeans (middle above) and wanted to try them out. Apparently, I wasn't the only one because they were out of my size for at least two days. I finally scored them on Wednesday morning - I can't wait for them to arrive! Where there's a will, there's a way right?! Below are some more favorites to check out (click on the product - it'll take you to the right page). Don't forget, the sale ends Sunday!

July 30, 2015

Homemade Crunch Bars

Homemade Crunch Candy Bars w. Jacobsen Sea Salt via @williamssonoma | Easy no-oven Dessert Recipe | Luci's Morsels :: LA Food Blog
This has been a week of wordy posts, so today's post is going to be short(er) and sweet. Literally sweet with the easiest, addictive, most-delicious, perfect summer (and winter) dessert. After making these Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats, I had rice krispies left over and started thinking about Crunch bars. And then I figured out, for better and for worse, how easy it was to make them at home. Two ingredients. No oven. Basically no work except not eating the whole batch! With more mature taste buds, I think these are phenomenal sprinkled with sea salt (and pumpkin seeds if you want even more crunch), but the sprinkled portion was just as much fun to eat!