March 31, 2010

Let time fly


aa top, velvet leggings, opaque socks; f21 headband; ou pocket watch & boots

Rainy outside! Doesn't mean I have to look frumpy and be grumpy! Nope! I stayed warm in my velvet leggings and took the opportunity to read a book, bake some yummy cookies and surf the fashion blogosphere. Careful, these cookies are addicting-- you've been warned!!
Currently reading The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oats.


Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe

2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon each - cinnamon & nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups chocolate chips

Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla.
Sift together dry ingredients. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until smooth.
Blend in chocolate chips
Drop by spoonfuls on lightly [vegetable] oiled baking sheet, and bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
Serves: 5-6 dozen
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Next time I would try using half whole wheat flour and half regular.
So tasty! I ate about a dozen of them. Afraid I might have eaten them all, I brought them for my co-workers :)

March 20, 2010

Blue collar

AA pants, button-up, sash bow; thrifted kittie heels

Sometimes I think I live in my own little fashion bubble.
Some people on the street look at me like I'm crazy.

March 19, 2010

Slurpees and shorts

I have been desperate for summer these past few weeks with all the dreary rain and overcast mornings. Finally this week has been 65 degrees or higher. I even caught myself breaking a sweat while driving today and thought it must be time for-- SLURPEES! I can't believe I paid two dollars for ice and syrup in a cup but I guess once I quenched my thirst it was worth it.

AA high-waisted shorts; thrifted cropped blazer and shoes; f21 blouse; betsey sunglasses

I was desperately looking for some outside activity today and someone to enjoy it with. I got frustrated after my fifth call concluded with another "I have work soon" (and silly me, I'm the workaholic) so I took it upon myself to lay in the sun in my backyard and read. I got exhausted from the heat after an hour- so now here I am.

I'm not going to lie, I was reluctant to bare my winter legs so soon in the season, but in the end it wasn't too painful. I found myself running my fingers along my thigh just to feel the soft skin again- yay for continuing to moisturize during the winter!

Happy to be back in the blogosphere.
Thanks to all the loyal followers that have continued to tune in while I so ashamedly neglected you.

xoxo esb

March 17, 2010

Good finds

cheap monday pants; thrifted blazer, tee, penny loafers; aa sheer heart socks; target hat

March 16, 2010


I'm in need of more high-waisted shorts--- any suggestions?
I already have every color from American Apparel but I need more :)

March 12, 2010

Loving legs


tennis shirt, zipper shorts, white tights, heart tights- aa; cardigan- gap; loafers- thrifted; moose sweatshirt- tourist shop

I'm ready for spring and summer. Break out the shorts!

March 10, 2010

Red velvet

Floral blouse & velvet leggings- f21; lace up leather boots- urban; cardigan- unknown

Burgandy velvet pants, what's up?
Not a wearing a stitch of black
It's been my goal lately to get away from black and wear more colors
I've been feeling okay about not matching perfectly, feels pretty good to mis-match :)

March 2, 2010

Images of the recent

Just a few photobooth pictures from the past few weeks. I have been camera-less for a while.. long story. I'll be back in time for spring I promise, but until then- here you are: