Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday rocker

I love the leisurely feel of Sundays. But that doesn't mean I like to forget fashion. The fun lies in combining the two. Even when you're feeling a bit edgy. And with a smudge of black mineral liner, red lipstick, and a pair of shades, I'm ready to go sip mimosas out on my (thankfully) private-ish patio...and channel my inner rock star, of course.

Boy shorts, Spencer's. Tank top, Old Navy.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday hello

Enjoying a rather luxurious breakfast this morning of strawberries, Greek yogurt, half an "everything" muffin that Steve brought me yesterday from the adorable cafe' in the lobby of his office building, and of course, a cup of coffee (with a splash of almond milk), before heading to a film audition.
Things have been quite busy around here lately, but good things seem to be happening. I have quite a few acting projects on the horizon and the auditions definitely seem to be picking up. There may even be some new music endeavors in the works soon, which is very exciting. It's been too long since I've been in any sort of band, and I miss it like crazy.

More updates soon, I hope. Have a great weekend! I'm off to finish breakfast and practice my monologue...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hot drama

The change over to warm weather always means new perspectives. Of course, with me, this floods over into fashion in a big way. Here's some stuff I'm digging lately:

So sophisticated. Courtesy of Blushing and Sweet

Love the hair

 Off-the-shoulder Sexy

This might have to be my hair after my wedding in November.

* All photos found in random images searches, unless otherwise noted.*

I'm sensing some real glamour in the mix this season. In fact, I was just watching Funny Girl and envying all of Barbara Streisand's dramatic 1920s attire. I would wear any of that stuff today, honestly. I'm having a little bit of a Lindsay Lohan fetish lately, too, and I have no idea why. Could be worse.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Random snaps

Here are some random photos of highlights from the past few weeks. :)

 Exploring the wine section at World Market

 Remanence of lunch at California Pizza Kitchen - Club pizza and margaritas

 Warm weather unlikely mix-and-matching (pink and purple with Camo-shorts? Sure, why not?)

 Shopping for summer "essentials" at Garage

 My first-ever pie from scratch (lemon) for Steve's birthday

Shaggy hair, with new fringey bangs

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cucumber-avocado Soup

Lately I've had the urge to throw random healthy ingredients into my blender and see what comes out. Usually I'm going for smoothies, but I decided to try a chilled cucumber soup. I looked up some random recipes online, but most of them called for sour cream. I decided to try adding avocado to achieve the creamy texture in a healthier way, as well as a little bit of almond milk. It has become my new obsession over soy milk, when I want to reduce dairy intake. I think it tastes much better.

The recipe:

- 1 large cucumber
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 cup almond milk (or you can go for soy milk or regular milk. Your choice.)
- salt (to taste)
- cayenne pepper (to taste...but you don't need very much!)
- lemon juice (again, to taste...but I probably added a table spoon.)

You can also change how much avocado, cucumber, or milk you use, depending on how thick or thin you want the soup.

Slice up the cucumber and the avocado. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until it is to the consistency you want. I was happy with how smooth mine came out. The texture was the best part.
Pour it into a bowl and enjoy!

This is an extremely low calorie and healthy dish. If you're not worried too much about that part, you could certainly top the soup with some sour cream or shredded cheese. If you have extra, you can just stick it in the fridge for a super quick lunch the next day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Glad I tried the gladiators.

 I'm not usually a fan of gladiator sandals, but at a recent trip to Burlington Coat Factory, Steve forced me to try these on. Once again he was right. They looked pretty awesome. And they were comfortable. And they looked more glam-edgy than straight-up gladiators. Ok, they'll do.

...Now I'm pretty much in love with them.

I love the easy little outfits that get thrown together when the weather first gets warm again.

I also love when accidentally blurry photos turn out looking like you were trying to be artistic. Ha. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Texas toast

While catching up on FashionToast, I saw Rumi had posted some photos of a trip to Austin! Pretty sure this is her outside the Whole Foods about 3 minutes from my apartment. WHERE WAS I?!?!
*sad and starstruck all at the same time*

I'm guessing she was in town for SXSW, which I always seem to miss for some reason. Last year, I had just severely sprained my ankle and was pretty much bed-ridden that week. This year, I was out of town. Boo.

But I must say, after too many years in places like Little Rock, Arkansas, I do love living in a city that people actually want to come to. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


It's officially straw-fedora weather. :)
This was me goofing around outside Cabela's outdoor store near Kyle, Texas (I'm not an outdoor person, but this store is seriously impressive) while Steve ran to get me a button down from the car, since I (as usual) was freezing inside. Sometimes I still can't believe I wear pink now.

p.s. That's not me trying to do "sexy" eyes. I was literally that tired. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring cleaning

I hadn't planned to do a complete overhaul on my apartment this past weekend, but the Spring cleaning bug took over and I ended up going on a spree. However, I'm thrilled that I did! Steve joined in and we ended up giving our fridge a makeover, fully cleaning our bathrooms, and switching out all our wintery home decor (such as pillows, holiday scented candles, and flower vases filled with poinsettias) with spring accent pieces like lemon and "fresh cotton" scented candles and white hydrangeas.

Most notably, Steve took the initiative of cleaning out the outdoor closet on our balcony, which I had probably been too scared to look in for at least a year. Haha. I wasn't even sure what was in there anymore. He got rid of everything we didn't need and organized the stuff we wanted to keep. The closet looks twice as big now and has room to spare! He also set up a seating area out on the balcony, which I've been wanting to do forever. We're still keeping an eye out for some nicer (and affordable) patio furniture, but at least for now, he created a fully functional area with stuff we already had around.

We decided to spend the evening out there with a bottle of wine and some snacks, chatting and listening to music. The weather was perfect. I'm so glad it's Spring!

 Steve found my old coffee table in the outdoor closet, so that provided an easy table for now. Plus, I finally have somewhere to use this floral fabric.

 The life!

 Chilled Pinot Grigio (I highly recommend The Naked Grape!) and jalapeno poppers. You food. :)

Have you done any sort of "Spring cleaning" this year?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday in Austin

I spent this past week in Columbus, Texas on a film shoot at a 900 acre ranch. I'm not really an outdoor girl, so the camping-like experience was quite an adventure. However, it felt great to be taken out of my comfort zone a bit. Between the shoot and spending 2 weeks in Arkansas the week before that (I was back for 3 days in between), I've barely seen my apartment OR my fiance all month! So, after getting back home around midnight on Friday, I was excited to have a normal, relaxing weekend ahead of me. An important part of it was simply being domestic. On Sunday morning, Steve and I cooked up a pancake brunch. I was quite proud of how well my pancakes came out. :)

 All natural "Blackberry Patch" brand Wild Blueberry and Apple Butter syrups from Cabela's.

I thrive on the crazy schedule, but for right now it's nice knowing I don't need to think about packing another suitcase in a couple days and leaving again... for a little while at least!