SOCIAL MEDIA

April 16, 2017

COACHELLA VIBES


Gold Crop Top originally from Charlotte Russe (similar)
Floral Kimono originally from Ross (similar)
Jean Shorts originally from H&M (find them here)
Green Necklace and Silver Bodychain (similar)
Beaded Flats originally artisanal (similar)
Sunglasses originally from H&M (find them here)

We may be broke college students incapable of actually getting to Coachella but that can't stop us from dressing like it on campus! I love the 70s vibes Myriam has going on here. She's one of my favorite style inspirations (and constant subject of my photos!)

xx
April 9, 2017

Chocolate Chip S'mores Biscuits


I stumbled across this recipe on one of my favorite cooking & baking blogs: Sugar & Charm. I decided the end of my winter break was the perfect time to whip them up! It's a simple, 10 minute recipe that is not too sweet and not crunchy....basically perfect!

At this point, the batter should be really thick and sticky and more like a dough.


I'm not very experienced in baking with actual dough like biscuit or bread dough. The original recipe calls for kneading the dough on a floured surface--this is very messy and sticky and honestly I don't think it's necessary. I recommend just combining everything in a bowl with a rubber spatula or spoon. I then used two spoons to plop the dough on the pan instead of my fingers--less messy!

I also made a change to make some biscuits with the marshmallow fluff and some without--I love them both ways but there's definitely something especially gooey about the marshmallow ones.


 


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Chocolate Chip S'mores Biscuits

Original Recipe from Sugar & Charm
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8-10 medium-sized biscuits

Ingredients

3 cups Bisquick mix
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1 bag milk chocolate chips
8 marshmallows (large) OR
1 jar jet puff marshmallow cream, vegetarian substitute

Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F 
  2. Mix the Bisquick and milk in a large bowl
  3. Add in the chocolate chips
  4. Spoon dough onto greased cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the biscuits begin turning brown
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes
  7. Cut the biscuit in half (or simply tear them apart, I found cutting was cleaner)
  8. Put a marshmallow in the middle of each biscuit or spread the marshmallow cream--place the biscuits back together
  9. Turn the oven down to 400° F and re-bake the marshmallow'ed biscuits for 1 to 2 minutes

April 4, 2017

Honey Buns


Floral sundress from the Gap (similar)
University of Rome sweatshirt
Zippered Converse
Elephant earrings from Forever 21 (similar)

It was a gorgeous day here in the 'burg, perfect for this little number. I love mixing completely different styles together, like the università di Roma sweater and converse with a floral patterned sundress.

Era un giorno belissimo qui della 'burg, perfezionare per questo piccolo numero. Mi piace mescolare i stili diversi insieme, come la 'università di Roma' maglione e converse con una abito floreale.

xx 
April 2, 2017

March Favorites

This gorgeous dress from ModCloth
I came across this dress doing research for my Summer Wedding Style 101 post and I'm absolutely in love. The shape of the skirt, the pattern, the cut of the bodice....it's all incredible. Unfortunately I don't have a place to wear this or the $300 to buy it but hey--a girl can dream.

Photo credit: http://www.thegreenlife.ca/mint-chocolate-mini-tarts/
With such desserts as a Triple Chocolate Layer Pie and Raw Chocolate Banana Cashew Cream Pies, these 7 desserts need to be added to your recipe box immediately. #EdibleArt 

Italian fashion blogger superstar Chiara Ferragni
I've recently become rather obsessed with street style and one of my new favorites is Chiara Ferragni. I actually turned on post notifications for her Insta -- we're that involved. (I've also started a new venture--a separate blog all about fashion called Broke Girl Style! Check it out here!) 

Nashville, Tennessee
Since starting college, aka living on a stricter budget with far less extensive travel opportunities, I've started to dream about trips that I could take here in the States. Nashville has recently landed itself in the higher regions of my list--I think a road trip might be in order!

Photo credit: http://sensesofcinema.com/2010/cteq/la-dolce-vita/
"La Dolce Vita", dir. Frederico Fellini
I recently watched this masterpiece with my Italian class and let me tell you...Frederico Fellini is now one of my favorite directors and both this film and his film "8 1/2" (that also stars Marcello Mastroianni) have landed on my permanent favorites list. The way Fellini chose to frame this entire film, the subliminal messaging, the hidden clues...it's all perfect, even if the overall message is a rather dated one.