i must admit that i love dessert, especially when its girly. these macaroons are seriously adorable with their bright colors and were a perfect addition to my weekend. i had my sister in town and we ended up having a wonderful afternoon eating macaroons and enjoying the nice weather. these sweet confections are the best addition to any get together with your girls.
the macaroons are made by Colors Macarons, a local Kansas City company. two KC women started Colors Macarons bakery in the River Market area and have perfected the French dessert. Colors Macarons has some awesome new flavors like vanilla bean and pistachio, and even have a canoli inspired macaroon. yum!
what a week! i feel like i am in this habitual pattern of starting out the week strong and then by the end it is pure exhaustion. does anyone else ever feel like that? i think part of it comes with working full time and trying to balance a somewhat normal life but man thursday hits and I realize just how exhausted i am, it never fails. a part of it could stem from the fact that i feel like i am becoming more and more of a perfectionist when it comes to work and other things (like this blog!) and i need to remember to have fun along the way. anyways enough about the exhaustion rant, i am excited for the weekend and have a few inspiring photos to share to help you wind down after a crazy week and transition into a wonderful weekend.
i am so ready for spring, especially after this last snow storm. i have been dreaming of spring fashion and the shoes i could wear during warmer weather. its funny that by the end of winter we are so sick of our boots, coats and sweaters. its the last couple of weeks of winter and to help get me through to spring, i have been daydreaming of warmer fashion and planning our trip in May to the beach. nevertheless, i cant wait to wear some of these fabulous looks below.
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i am beyond excited to share that cfg is doing a giveaway with Sweet Bake Shop, a boutique dessert company that specializes in sweets made with love. i found Sweet Bake Shop through some of the other blogs I follow and instantly fell in love with the adorable sweet confections. even more inspiring was the owner, Tessa’s story. Tessa, who is running a successful business at the age of 27, started out in broadcasting and eventually took a leap of faith and left to start her own company. i love hearing stories of women who make a career out of something they love doing, it is so inspiring!
Sweet Bake Shop is giving away 1 dozen of these adorable spring cookies below, to a lucky reader. these cookies are so festive for spring and would be perfect for Easter celebrations. to enter the giveaway, make sure to follow the steps below.
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disclaimer: cookies may only be shipped to the U.S. and Canada. thank you for understanding!
happy saturday, just wanted to stop in and say hi. i promise more blog posts are on the way. i just needed to catch my breath after one busy, busy week and am so thankful for weekends that let me do so. i hope you are taking it easy and are indulging in yourself today. the hubby and i slept in late and made an extravagant brunch just because. it was the best!
for the second edition of trendy two, Mo and i take on our favorite NYFW fashion trend. there were so many great looks this year from NYFW that i incorporated multiple trends into one outfit. although i did enjoy some of the runway looks, i really liked all the street style from the bloggers. the street style from fashion week is always easier to incorporate into your wardrobe and is more wearable for everyday. if you missed our first trendy two post make sure to check it out.
favorite NYFW trends:
layers – fashion week was all about the layers especially since there was a snow storm during the week. i chose this infinity cable knit scarf to throw over a sweater
gradient colors – i love wearing a similar color in different hues and went with red pants and a rose colored sweater
oversized bag – i can’t imagine how all the bloggers at NYFW carry everything they need for the day in one bag so its a must to have an oversized bag
make sure to check out mo’s blog for her favorite NYFW trend of black and white.
if you follow CFG on facebook or instagram then you probably know that i have been pretty excited about several opportunities coming up for CFG. i have been chosen to receive a blogger press pass to cover kansas city fashion week in march. i am beyond excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to document the fashion show on here to share with you all.
one of the best parts of KCFW is that it profiles local fashion designers. this year they are featuring a designer who appeared in Project Runway Season 9 and Project Runway All-Stars Season 2. Laura Kathleen is a St. Louis based fashion designer and is the feature designer for the Spring 2014 showcase. I am already loving Laura’s designs, especially since most of the looks would be great off the runway for everyday women.
i am looking forward to sharing KCFW with you all and will be attending events on March 12-16 so be sure to follow me on social media to see where I will be.
mid week rolls around and i always need a little inspiration to keep me rolling through to the weekend. i love looking at beautiful photography and find it very calming, as if it transports me into a dream like state. these photos below caught my eye this week so i thought i would share to see if they have the same affect on you. happy hump day!
p.s. super excited for some upcoming CFG opportunities. i promise i will announce fairly soon!
i love to scour all the nyfw pictures of not only the designers but also fellow bloggers who show off their street style. there were countless trends that emerged this year but i have to say that my favorite is the pale pink look. i have been timid to wear pastels in the past because of the color washing me out but after seeing all these fabulous looks, you can guarantee that you will see me in one of these outfits soon. a few of my favorites are below that incorporate the pale pink into a chic girly style.
don’t be afraid to pair your pale pink with any other neutrals or pastels. i like the monochromatic look best!
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every girl needs a little sequins and leopard in her closet to spice up her outfits. we made plans to go out to dinner and then to the performing arts center for a musical. it was a great valentines day date, just a day late. with some crazy travel plans due to the weather on the east coast, we ended up celebrating valentines day today instead of yesterday and you know it got me thinking, that i really don’t care about celebrating on the day at all. all i care about is being able to spend time with loved ones and cherish those memories because let’s be honest, you don’t need valentines day to be able to do that. it reminds me to cherish my loved ones every day even when there isn’t a holiday centered around love. life is too short so throw on some sequins and leopard!