Spanish Muse: November 2014

Leopard Blazer

November 24, 2014




This is a simple and polished look that is easy for anyone to pull off. 
I combined cropped and fitted black pants with a basic black tank (the blacks should match though). Then used the leopard blazer to pull the look together, along with glossy pumps and a few gold bracelets.

Happy Monday!

Blazer: Zara
Top: H&M
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday
Bracelets: Madewell

Belted Scarf

November 19, 2014





This scarf is one of my best eBay purchases from several years ago. It's actually still available through the link below. I decided to try something different and spice up a basic long sleeve tee and jeans. I draped the scarf around my neck, left one side longer and then belted it with a stretchy belt. It's a simply idea that can easily be recreated in several different ways.

Top: Zara
Scarf: eBay
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday
Belt: L. Bartlett


Crimson & Navy

November 14, 2014

 



My plan was to skip the whole midi-skirt craze altogther. Don't get me wrong, I love the style, but I always felt uncomfortable when I would try one on. It felt like I was wearing a big balloon skirt. Then I unexpectedly came across this pencil meets midi meets peplum design and I swooned. I have to admit, I was also drawn to this skirt because it reminds me of a mermaid tail.

Happy Friday!


Top: Target
Skirt: thrift find
Scarf: Lucky Brand
Shoes: BCBGeneration

Recipe ~ Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

November 12, 2014


The Fall weather always makes me want to indulge.
I find so much comfort in a mug of hot chocolate or a warm and gooey cookie. 
I haven't made these cookies in a while and the other night I just couldn't stop thinking about them, so I dug through my recipe box until I found the old and stained recipe card. I will warn you, they are pretty addicting. But don't feel too guilty, they are oatmeal :).

Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened (Plugra is my favorite)
  • 3/4 Cup of Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup of Fresh Chopped Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips (I use Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips, they are amazing for this recipe)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bring together the butter, egg and sugar. Mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats and salt. Stir until all the ingredients are well distributed. Mix in the chocolate chips and cranberries. I bake these on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with coconut baking spray for about 13-15 minutes. This makes roughly about 15 cookies. Enjoy!

Asymmetry

November 10, 2014






I wore this out Friday night for dinner and a movie with my boyfriend. I was complimented twice by two different men about my outfit, I was somewhat surprised as that normally doesn't happen, especially with a man on my arm. Obviously it's because of this beautiful top. I love the cut, color and flowy fabric. I think it can work in so many ways... I'm thinking next time I can style it over leather skinny pants and a thin belt.

How would you style this top?

Top: BCBG Max Azria (similar here here here)
Blazer: H&M
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Bebe
Rings: T.J.Maxx