This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend some time with Jenna of A Beautiful Heart. After our little shoot, we made a desperate attempt at french macrons. Let me tell you, they aren't kidding when they say they are temperamental cookies. I could swear they have a mind of their own! Besides the fact that they took forever, our meringue wasn't peaking ( later to find out that the eggs had to be room tempature-ha)! We managed to make one or two decent(ish) cookies, while the rest sat on the cooling racks in crumbled little heaps- hahaha. Oh well, I can say this, I am determined to try them again sometime soon. Do any of you have an Mac making tips?
Lately I have just been obsessed over old movies. It's odd because when I was younger I could never stand them; the length, the seemingly endless amount of musical and dance numbers. But these days they are so entertaining to me. Something about seeing a time where women were ladies and men were gentlemen is so inspiring. Maybe it's a bit of an escape, as movies often are-ha. And of course, I couldn't help but notice, after watching a Fred Astaire movie last night, the women's dresses are simply to die for! The frilly, girly, full frocks of tulle and chiffon can't be beat. I have a horrible weakness for 50's dresses. They are so gorgeous. I used to longingly wish that I lived in a time where I could pull of wearing things like that. These days, I think I've come to realize that it doesn't matter- I should just wear what I love ( as long as it it pleasing to God, that's number one) and not care what others think. That's the beauty of having a personal style blog. I get to share the things about style that I find beautiful. Anyways, now that I have preached for an hour, I'll get off my soapbox ;)
This cute little novelty print dress is from Nita. Can I say enough about this place? Gorgeous, custom made, affordable, adorable dresses! All of their clothes are custom made to your personal measurements- even the length is customizable! I am wearing the "Bow Me a Kiss" dress. The quality is great, and the fabric is just perfect for a Summer-to-fall transition. I adore the pretty details, like the red "piping" down the bodice and on the waistband. The dress is super comfortable and so fun to wear!
The super cute leather backpack is from Atitlan Leather. Walter, the shop owner, does truly beautiful work! It has so many different pockets, and the ones on the sides would be perfect for a cell phone. Another element that I really love is the drawstring opening. Not only does it look great, but it gives you extra security when you close the backpack, as well as the option to fit larger items inside. If you are interested in picking up a new backpack for hikes, school or simply as an accessory, click here to check it out!
Dress: c/o Nita
Backpack: c/o Atitlan Leather
Ring: c/o Letters Earring
Sweater & tights: old
Belt: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: Forever 21
Photo Credits: Jenna C