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Recipe Monday: Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin is my favorite part of fall; pumpkin muffins (which I made the first week of October), pupmkin bread, and ofcourse, pumpkin pie.

For Thanksgiving I took it upon myself, as the soon to be cooking connoisseur, I helped my father with as much as I could. We made a pumpkin pie from scratch, minus the crust.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1 can of pumpkin puree

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 cup of melted butter (or whipped butter, or margarine)

1tsp of molasses (we substituted cord syrup for it)

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of ground ginger

1 can of evaporated milk

1 pre made pie crust (maybe someday I’ll learn to make it on my own!)

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Put the dry ingredients into a large bowl, dryly mixing the sugar, nutmeg, ground ginger, and a dash of cinnamon if you so please. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.

Then mix all the ingredients, including the remaining molasses and evaporated milk, together in the one large bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Pour into the pre made pie crust/s, then bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Then, turn your oven down to 350 degrees, and continue to bake for another 40 or so minutes.

YUM!!

Mixed Metals & A Giveaway!

I recently met up with Hallie, from Hallie Friedman, an amazingly talented jewelry designer based here in New York, to go over her collection.  I was immediately drawn to the bright colors of her embellished friendship bracelets, full of one of a kind finds that makes each bangle a unique piece to own.  Her earrings are fun, dangly pieces that are eye catching in long hair and her rings are baubles of awesomeness in an array of jewel tons and fun colors.

I was given a gorgeous set of these mixed metal earrings and matching ring to style in a post, so I took the challenge and went with the trend full force.

For the outfit, I kept it simple with an American Apparel dress with my Peter Grimm hat and MIA Girl embellished wedges. The ring and earrings were Hallie Friedman, The cuff and necklace are Forever 21 (omg how much do you LOVE this time-turner-esque necklace? My inner Potter head geeked out and made the impulse purchase). The bracelets are form Express, Target, and TopShop.

Now, for the fun part:  GIVEAWAY !

One of you lucky readers will win the same set of earrings and ring I wore and styled in this post from Hallie Friedman! The winner will be chosen Wednesday, October 12th, exactly one week from today, and will be chosen using a random number generator.

How to Enter:

-Make sure you’re following me on BlogLovin here

-Follow me on Twitter here

-Follow Hallie Friedman on Twitter here

-Leave a comment with your name and email address!

Simple, right?! So get commenting! Can’t wait to pick a winner!

**This Giveaway is now closed**

Girl Crush: NYC Fashion Blogger of The Month: Candy!

Okay, so this is a two birds with one stone murder type post. As a coordinator for the NYC Fashion Blogger MeetUp Group I’m in charge of picking my favorite blogger for the month, so obviously I’m going to pick a girl who’s style I’m totally crushing.

I’d seen pictures of the lovely Candy of Taylor and Demolish before I met her and immediately asked the other coordinators who she was and why I hadn’t met her and her always-studded self. Once I finally met her it was like we instantly clicked. As previously stated, she’s always wearing something studded, and she tends to reconstruct and sew her own clothes! She’s got both sides of her head shaved (yea, I’m a little jealous), tattoos, leather boots. Yea, she fits right in with the rest of my girl crushes 🙂 Oh! And she’s a fellow Brooklynite 🙂

Here’s some pictures of Candy being an amazing NYC Fashion Blogger:

with Preity of FashionSolace

Candy and I!

If you’re into kick a$$ style and AMAZING DIY tutorials (clutches, dresses, studded chucks…) be sure to check out her blog, Taylor and Demolish.

Palace Playland

One extremely hot day of vacation, the BF, siblings and I hit up the downtown arcade and amusement park, Palace Playland. We splurged on all-day bracelets for the rides, which definitely worked out their worth with the log flume ride alone. With our bracelets we rode each ride a few times, and bumper car’d for a solid half hour straight.

 

After being worn out by constant motion, we moved on to the arcade and played a ton of skee ball, basketball, and motion games, winning a solid 656 tickets, used for bracelets and candy 😀

Now, for what I wore:

Wet seal tanks

Express Shorts

Charming Charlie’s bag (NEW!)

DB sandals

Featured! Karmaloop’s Shakedown

I’m so excited; I’m this week’s featured blogger on the ladies’ blog of KarmaLoop!

Read more from my interview here! Also, you can get 20% off at KarmaLoop.com entering discount code “SAHRA11” at check out 🙂

Vacation Inspirations

Every year my family takes a 10-14 day vacation to a family owned house on the beach front in Scarborough, Maine. This year, I’ve already started planning (slightly prematurely) what exactly I should be wearing and bringing, besides my usual simple plain tees, shorts, jeans, and hoodies for over my swimwear. I’d like to share with you my mid-summer vacation fashion inspirations.

(please note none of these images are my own. Almost ALL have been scrounged from Tumblr)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I’ll be sure to bring:

White denim

tribal top/s

caged wedges

long skirt

comfy knit (those Maine summer nights grow oh so cold!)

sneakers

tee shirts

Fringed tops

a nice dress, or four.

BOLD SWIMSUITS!

And just to warn you all, this vacation will be July 6-16th, so bear with me if my posting is sparse during those days, I may be too busy enjoying the sunshine and surf! 😀

Oh, and while jello shots are a definite, I think I’ll have to test my culinary skills to make these:

Work and Play

Saturday was a day of both work and play. As some of you may know, I’m a coordinator for the New York Fashion Blogger Meet Up Group. The other coordinators and I, as well as top IFB bloggers and other members of our group attended the Blogger Closet Raid held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. I had just spent my Friday shopping, but once I found Nitrolicious, all plans to “not spend” went down the drain. Having and amazing shoe collection, ALL in my size, ranging from Jessica Simpson to Jeffrey Campbells to Louboutin’s it was like her set up was curated specifically for me. Though I wish I could have indulged in the crystal encrusted Louboutin’s and Xanadu fur JC’s, I knew I needed to think realistically…and then I found the Jessica Simpson moto boots. I’ve been scouring the internet and shops for the perfect studded moto boots to add to my collection, and when I stumbled upon these for their low price there was no WAY I could say no. The following few images were taken by Monroe of Fashion Steele NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the raid-fest and saying hello to good friends, it was time to get down to work. Monroe, Yanil and I decided to dine and chat at the Tribeca Grand’s lounge, which was full of attractive attentive staff and delicious drinks, as well as coffee and food according to my counterparts.

I hope they don’t mind that I made myself at home on their chairs!

Delia’s ribbed tank

Express Shorts

Bracelets from…around

Jessica Simpson moto boots

As you can see I’m completely smitten with my new purchase. I’m also ecstatic that my ombre manicure if still going strong, since nail colors usually don’t last long on me due to chipping and such.

Cynthia Vincent

On one humid NYC spring day, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent hosted their Summer launch at their SoHo flagship store. With the help of blogger Saucy Glossie and her avid readers and other NYC bloggers,the night and event was a great success.

Pictured with Saucy Glossie, Yanil of The New Yorker Style, and Stephanie of Kitschy.Tumblr.com

Wearing a dress from Target with shoes from Bakers. I had also been wearing my favored cream blazer from Forever 21, but the spring humidity deemed it unfit to keep on all day/evening.

I played dress up for a bit, in some great pieces from the Cynthia Vincent new collection, as seen below. I was definitely channeling my inner angelic side with these soft muted colors.

The pink dress was handed to me, told it’d look great on me and I must agree. It draped perfectly overly my self proclaimed awkwardly proportioned body. Though I love it, I think I’ll be heading back for the sheer blouse first; the asymmetrical hem is so on par with the current trends and would go well over a bolder bustier for subtle sexiness.

Now, for a few more images from the night:

How AMAZING are these sandals? The color/dye jobs are perfect.

The entire line is full of versatile styles and prints; good for classy day wear as well as boho chic inspired whilst being possible to by punked out or girlified. Or, for lack of better words, perfect for my wardrobe.  If any of that makes sense.

Anyway, be sure to check out the site here, or if you’re in NYC pop on by to their SoHo location at 253 Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince.

Also, here are a few images I scanned from their lookbook!

Hope you enjoyed the post and don’t forget to check out my giveaway here!!

Independent Fashion Blogger Conference Day 2

IFB selected a few (what I thought would be 50 but was really 20) bloggers to attend a second day of the conference.  Due to the exclusivity the entire day was much more intimate feeling. The day was devoted to three workshops and held on the top floor of the fancy-pants Standard Hotel, with spectacular views, comfortable leather seating, and perrier, coffee, glass bottled soda, and fruits and vegetables to sack on.  Right on the Hudson River, this location, plus the rare February sun, made the whole experience that much more enjoyable and refreshing.

 

 

 

 

Loft Sequined Sweater

H&M leggings

Converse Sneakers

Vintage scarf

Forever 21 ring

The first workshop was run by Gala Darling, who I’ve followed on BlogLovin’ and twitter. She’s rare unique blogger, who’s also very real and authentic, my kind of lady. Her collaborative discussion was the most informative and thought provoking of them all. Gala discussed how to set your blog apart, increase viewers, expand….I took a lot out of the workshop and am very excited to start implementing some new ideas.

The second and third workshop focused on business and everything I’ve been learning in school, so not particularly enthralling to me.

The girls, much closer and, as I mentioned intimate, were all friendly and talkative. LOVING Sivan of My Urban Runway ‘s accesories and glitter ombre nails here.

Amber and Yanil