Monday, June 30, 2014

insta lately

I haven't done one of these in a while, so here's my life via instagram lately!

Rainy days mean lots of coffee and chick flick!

My Lilly agenda came this week! Just had to pair it with my Lilly Preppy Bows and Sass bracelets! (Use the code "KYLIEREP" to get 15% off $10 or more!)

The prettiest flowers from the farmers market!

Cheerios, banana and dark chocolate almond milk. A MUST try!

My total happy place. The Half Price Books Outlet, where pretty much all the books are under $3!

Follow along in real time over here!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

weekly roundup

two: Olivia Wilde is probably one of my favorite celebrities. She doesn't take any crap, and she will call anyone out. Case in point, her calling out a GQ writer about a seriously sexist article about her latest movie.

three: A dad has four rules for dating his daughter, and they're pretty great. (Dad- I feel like you would totally wear that shirt! ;))

four: Break out some chewing gum! ;)

five: These guys just apparently won Britain's Got Talent, and after watching the video, you see why. They walk out and you totally expect a One Direction moment....and then you are completely surprised. (Spoiler, they get a standing O from everyone....including SIMON!)

Have a fantastic week!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

rain boot rompin'

My obsession with rain boots didn't really start until I got to college. Most likely because I never wore them before then! But in college, they're just beyond necessary. Rain, snow, sleet...they're perfect! Here are some I'm lusting over right now...

Joules Premium Rain Boot: an rain boot with a bow on the back? YES PLEASE!

Hunter Packable Tour Rain Boot: this rain boot can actually be rolled up to pack, which makes it much more lightweight! (plus, I've always wanted yellow rain boots, to look like the Morton salt girl!)

Burberry Check Panel Rain Boots: I mean, who hasn't lusted over a pair of Burberry rain boots?

What are some of your picks for rain boots?

Friday, June 27, 2014

a mint moment

This is probably one of my favorite shirts for summer. The color is amazing, its flowy and backless to keep cool, and it's SUPER soft! Major win. Pairing it with the white shorts really makes it pop in my opinion, and since it's me, I just had to add in some blue! ;)

shirt: Aerie (love this tee) // shorts: Target // shoes: Tommy Hilfiger // bandeau: Aerie // necklace: J.Crew Factory (similar)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

chambray and lace

As everyone already knows, a chambray is the perfect go to piece. I normally gravitate towards bright colors when I wear this skirt, but the chambray paired perfectly! (Not surprising at all.) Add in some fun bracelets and heels, and it was set!

shirt: J.Crew (similar) // skirt: TjMaxx // shoes: Rampage (love these! only $40!) // bracelet: Preppy Bows and Sass c/o // watch: Accessory Jane

What's your favorite go to piece?

linking up with: Shanna

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

wanelo wishlist wednesday

Did anyone else ever jump on the wanelo bandwagon? It's another form of pinterest (in my opinion) but everything leads to something that you can buy! Such an awesome and terrible thing all in one. (awesome because yay finding things! terrible because my bank account will not be happy.) So I figured I'd bring back wishlist Wednesday with some of my wanelo picks!

(PS big shout out to Katie Schulz! Hearing how much you love my blog totally made my day!!)



Anyone else go a little crazy on this website?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


So in the blogger world, you've probably heard of by now. But if you haven't, let me fill you in! At first glance it's another online clothing boutique with super cutes clothes. But then when you click on a product, you realize it's completely customizable! You can change the sleeves, the neckline, the length of the dress and more! Probably one of the coolest things ever. For my dress, it's originally a below the knee dress, and I chose to shorten it to above the knee! I'm pretty much obsessed with this neckline, and I love the fun bow detail! I styled it with heels and a red lip for a night out or a summer wedding, but you could just as easily throw on sandals and a jean jacket to dress it down!
Follow along with eShakti on pinterest, facebook, twitter and instagram, and use the code "dsparkles" to get 10% off your purchase until 7/21!

dress: eShakti c/o (use code "dsparkles" for 10% off your order!) // necklace: gift // shoes: Bumper (similar)

Have you used eShakti yet?

Monday, June 23, 2014

tulle and jewels

I always feel so bad when I wear this dress places, because people always want to know where I got it, and then I have to break the news that I got it a year ago at Target (last seen here). I can't even describe how disappointed people get (ask my friend Cher, she's been a witness!). However, that totally doesn't stop me from wearing it! Especially not when I had these fun new goodies from the amazing Accessory Jane to pair with it!

(thank you Zach for taking these pictures!)
dress: Target (next up, I NEED a Space 46 tulle skirt) // vest: Abercrombie (similar) // shoes: Carlos Santana // bag: Charming Charlie (similar) // watch: Accessory Jane (check out her instagram and facebook!) // necklace: Accessory Jane c/o // sunglasses: Ray Ban (similar)

Anyone else have a sold out piece everyone asks about?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

weekly roundup

two: Anddddd I'm a puddle of goo. I have no idea what this is really for, but I don't care at all. Seriously one of the cutest things to ever happen.

three: This family has had boys for the past couple grandkids, and these parents decided to tell everyone they were having another boy. And then surprised everyone that it's a girl when they come to see the new baby. Their reactions are hilarious


Have a fab week!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

c.wonder sale

C.Wonder is having their semi-annual sale! There's 70% off final sale, and it might be impossible to not get something! Here are some of my picks:



Dark Skinny Jeans (you can monogram them!!) // Heel Sandal

What are your picks?

Friday, June 20, 2014

chocolate chip cheesecake brownies

I think it's apparent now that I really like to bake. So the next round in my baking adventures, chocolate chip cheesecake brownies! Major yums!

Also, I'm now a rep for Preppy Bows and Sass! Yay! You guys have already how much I love my pink seersucker bow bracelet, and I'm so excited to rep for this awesome etsy store! Head on over, and make sure to use the code KYLIEREP to get 15% off your purchase of $10 or more!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies (recipe from What's Gaby Cooking)

4 oz unsalted butter
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup AP flour
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper and then spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the Brownies: Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium low heat, constantly stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and carefully combine. Transfer to the parchment lined baking pan and set aside.
  3. For the Cheesecake: In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla and whisk together until there are no lumps. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temp so this process will be easier
  4. Using a spoon, drop pieces of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter. Then using a knife, swirl the two batters together until you have a marbled effect.
  5. Top with the white chocolate chips and the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer baking dish to the pre-heated oven and bake for 30-33 minutes.
  7. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool before slicing.
tips: I used a 8x8 pan, which just made them thicker brownies, and just sprayed with baking spray and didn't use parchment paper. I also used all chocolate chips, because I'm not a huge white chocolate chip fan.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

disney love

As I talked about here and here, I'm totally obsessed with Disney. (And to be honest, obsessed may be an understatement.) I am so ready to (hopefully) move to Orlando after nursing school, so I am conveniently close to DisneyWorld ;) When I found this top at Target, I just had to have it! Perfectly swingy and loose for hot summer days, with a fun Disney print!

shirt: Target (how fun is this one!) // shorts: Target // shoes: Chinese Laundry // sunglasses: nich boutique // watch: Lacoste // bow: Always Anchors c/o

Where are my other Disney lovers? ;)
linking up with: spotlight weekly link up

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

navy and white

It's official. Navy and white is my favorite color combo. There's something just so fresh and clean about it that just draws me in. I think when I officially have a grown up apartment/house, I want a navy and white motif. 

top: J.Crew Factory (love this one) // shorts: Target // shoes: Carlos Santana // watch: Lacoste

Anyone else love navy and white as much as I do?
linking up with: Shanna / The Pleated Poppy / Tucker Up

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