Thursday, May 15, 2014

Understated peplum





Hello everyone,
Today I have this super simple yet chic outfit. I love this top since it is a fresher take on the peplum as it is in a silkier fabric and an understated color. Paired with a pair of black skinny jeans, it is a look that I gravitate towards on lazy days.
Top- H&M
Jeans- Old Navy
Flats- J Crew
Necklace- Juicy Couture
Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

A sunny day around town






We had a glorious weather last week so my family and I decided to go for a stroll around town. It was so cute and we found quite a few unique coffee and pastry shops that we plan on visiting soon. This is what I wore. :P
Sweater- Marshalls
Jeans- Old Navy
Faux leather jacket- Marshalls
Sneakers- One Star
E necklace- Juicy Couture
Horseshoe necklace- Forever 21

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Greek Easter cookies recipe!

Hello!
Since it's Easter I thought I would make a batch, or two, of traditional Greek Easter cookies. This is a recipe that was given to me by my lovely grandmother and it holds a special place in my heart. My family and I have been making these cookies since I was really young, so it brings back a lot of memories.
While reading and making these cookies keep in mind that you will need to make adjustments as you go along. Also this recipe is definitely not for the health junkies. But hey, you are allowed to indulge sometimes! :)
 








 Add all the ingredients, in no particular, in a big mixing bowl and mix.

 
Mold the mix to your desired shapes, drizzle an egg mix over them and bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit- 180 Celsius.

Ingredients:
4.5 cups of flour
the zest of 1 orange
1 glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (remove the pulp)
1 glass of vegetable oil
1 glass of sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda (mixed with a tiny bit of the orange juice)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg (so that you can drizzle it on top of the cookies before you bake them)
This recipe makes 2 large platters of cookies. If you need less then half it.
Feel free to adjust the measurements to your desire.  If you need more flour add it. If you need more oil add that. The mixture should be dry enough so when you play with it it doesn't fully stick to your fingers, yet moist enough so that it doesn't fall apart . This is a recipe that is made by heart not by scale, so enjoy it!

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Shoes; the staples!

I have never been so excited for spring. This long winter is just not for me! So, since spring is on its way, I thought I would put together a list of my favorite spring shoes that are in the stores at the moment. Enjoy! :)
 Comfortable, textured, stylish. Pick them up in a powder blue color for an unexpected twist to any outfit.
 
 
 
My all time favorite show by far! You can never go wrong with a cream pair of oxfords.
 
 
You can tell I'm all about the basics. Just imagine this baby with a bright blue or red nail polish; perfection!
 
I'm planning to pick these bad boys up the moment I walk into H&M. I predict they'll be my spring/summer shoe. They are so feminine and delicate. The perfect shoe to wear with a sheer maxi skirt; kind of random but true! ;)
 
 
 
 
Even though I adore shoes I don't think 30 pair of different sandals are necessary. A few key pairs are all you need! Stores like Topshop, Zara, and H&M have great options for relatively good prices. Happy shopping!
 
 
 
Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Girl Crush; Gabriella Wilde


 
 

 
 Throughout these past few years I've come to terms with the fact that it is totally acceptable for us to have girl crushes. So there you have it; my girl crush, at the moment, is Gabriella Wilde. She is undoubtedly beautiful, and a good actress. I really liked her at the Three Musketeers alongside Logan Lerman. She also has two really great tattoos that I am obsessed with! She can rock hooded eyes like no other, and her makeup looks are always on point. Lastly, her style is a mixture of class with an edge, which I can really appreciate.

P.S. Her photoshoot for Tatler magazine is one of my absolutely favorites. Definitely check it out!

Who is your girl crush?

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle