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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sheer Blue.

My new sheer royal blue LF skirt is becoming a fast favorite! I've worn it so much my little honey thinks I've abandoned all my other clothes for this jewel. Rightly so! It's color screams "summer," and it's sheer enough to be cool during the hot summer months. I've starting knotting the dress up in different places, too, depending on my mood shoes. It was a little cool when I wore this a couple of weeks ago, so I threw on a slouchy sweater. Underneath is nothing more than a vintage southwestern-y skirt because I wanted color. I mean... coverage ;)



Wearing my favorite necklace, the brown version....


These Dior sunnies are an updated version of the classic Aviator.

My Ravel bracelet, paired with my all-time fave Chan Luu wrap bracelet!



Love day games, because that means I get to have dinner with my "little" honey! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Salted Fudge Brownies.

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My mom collects cookbooks. She has hundreds and hundreds of them, all neatly organized in a little room off from the kitchen. Now that she has gotten to be somewhat computer savvy, she's finding even more amazing recipes from cooking websites and blogs. So when she finds and tries a recipe that really blows her away, people should sit up and take notice... then they should promptly make the recipe! She was raving about this Salted Fudge Brownie recipe, so we whipped up a batch this morning at the lake house. Needless to say, I've already had 3 brownies already... and it's only 2:30pm. They are the perfect combination of sweet, with a touch of saltiness. If you make these, definitely follow the directions and take them out of the oven when a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out with a little of the batter still on it. That way, they are nice and fudge-y and don't get too hard once you put them in the refrigerator to cool. Happy baking!


Salted Fudge Brownies

(from Food and Wine)

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt (Make sure you're using sea salt, not kosher salt.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9″ square baking pan with foil. Butter or spray with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Whisking them in one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the salt into the batter.

Bake the fudge brownies in the center of the oven for about 35 minutes, until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter. Let the brownies cool at room temperature in the pan for 1 hour, then refrigerate just until they are firm, about 1 hour. Lift the brownies from the pan and peel off the foil. Cut the brownies into 16 squares. Serve at room temperature.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Denim Jackets are back!

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend! Slowly but surely, the return of the denim jacket is here. Not that it was ever "out of style," but it hasn't been as cool as it once was (circa mid 90s) to don a denim jacket. Lately - thank goodness - the trend has returned in full force. I truly don't think one could ever call denim a trend - it always has been and always will be in style. However, the denim jacket lost its luster several years ago. I, for one, am very glad the luster is back :) When worn right, it can look laid back yet very "with it" - as my mom says. Here are a couple of pictures that have grabbed my attention lately... So dust your denim jacket off, and bring it back into regular rotation!

This is probably my favorite way to wear the denim jacket right now:
Over dresses. Maxi dresses especially.



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Love Michelle Williams in this pic!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Print Pants.

I would LOVE to have these Celine pants for the upcoming summer months and for the currently unplanned - but definitely happening - vacation that my little honey and I are taking later this year! I think I'll start the search for the perfect pair of light, flowy printed pants. If anyone has any suggestions on a brand I should look into, please let me know!

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The winner of the Ravel bracelet giveaway is.......... Comment #7, Veronica!!!!! Congrats!! I will be emailing you with details shortly!  I want to thank everyone who commented and for checking out the Ravel Etsy shop!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jewelry Spotlight: RAVEL

When I stumble upon a jewelry line that's hip, versatile, and unique - I jump for joy! When said jewelry line is designed and handmade by a good friend, well... that makes it even BETTER! One of my friends from college and her current roommate have started Ravel, a handmade jewelry line that is equal parts edgy and delicate. Based in New York City, the line incorporates nuts & bolts hardware and many colors & textures to create amazingly cool wrap bracelets and necklaces. Their current collection is called "The Fishbone Collection." I am obsessed with it and have already ordered one...and thinking about ordering another one to layer with it! I have worn it every day for a week, and I can confidently say it goes with EVERYTHING! On my wrist most days: my white Toy watch, Hermes bracelet, and a Chan Luu (or two), and the bracelet I purchased goes along perfectly with all the above. (pictures below) Check out the store here to see what I am talking about!

GOOD NEWS...The sweet girls at Ravel are partnering with me to do a giveaway!! They are so excited about it, and so am I! Details on how to win one of their insanely cool bracelets, below.







This is the bracelet that the Ravel girls are giving away on my blog! One of my favorites!


Here's how I've been wearing mine...

Both pics taken from iPhone.

Now for the good news... To be entered in the Ravel giveaway, head over to their Etsy store & pick out your favorite piece. Leave a comment below letting me know which one you love best! The giveaway ends a week from today, on Saturday May 14th. After that, we'll pick a winner and announce on the blog. Along with your favorite Ravel pick, please leave your email address so we can notify you and get your shipping address!

Also, if you want to purchase something from their site, they are offering Lindsay Loves It All readers 10% off! Just type in the code "LindsayLoves10" at checkout! Enjoy your purchase! You'll LOVE it!

Visit the Ravel website here.
Visit their Etsy store here.




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dreamy.

I need this dress in my life. Like yesterday.

Problem is, I really don't have anywhere to wear it. 
It's kind of pointless to wear this to baseball games :)