It’s that time of the year again, time for Christmas tree decorations, Christmas songs all over the radio, holiday shopping, and gift exchanging! If you can’t decide on the perfect gift for your loved ones, this blog will help you with ideas.
If you want to impress the girlfriend, wife, mother or your significant other, you cannot go wrong with handbags. Handbags are women’s everyday accessory, whether if it’s Burberry, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, etc.. So why not make her jump off her feet with these flirty handbags? Check out our Leenewman website and browse through many different types of bags!
Make-up is a part of women’s daily routine. Women express themselves through the art of cosmetology and being one myself, it wouldn’t hurt having a pretty lipstick or nail polish, or two.
There’s no law saying gifts can’t be random. It can literally be anything, candles, fragrance, jewelry, candy, as long as it comes from the heart. Plus, it’s the thought that counts, right?
I hope this blog was helpful to you. Wish you all good luck and have a happy holiday!
Once again autumn has come, which means it’s pumpkin season! I love looking at carved pumpkins on doorsteps and smelling the delicious smell of pumpkin lattes. My personal favorite are the pumpkin pies. This recipe will not only make you fall in love, but it’s easy as 1-2-3!
++ PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE ++
1 can pumpkin puree
1 can condensed milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pie crust
Preheat oven 425 degrees
Mix milk, eggs, spices, salt, and the pumpkin puree in a large bowl
Pour into pie crust & bake for 15 minutes
Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees & continue to bake 35-40 minutes
To check to see if its ready, stick a toothpick into the pie. If it comes out clean, it is ready to be eaten
Cool. Add whip cream & enjoy!
This is our second edition of #SHOESDAYTUESDAY. (Missed the first installment? Click Here!) Getting inspiration from Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, this ensemble has us actually eager for Sweater Weather. Keep it casual and cool, with a touch of glamour. See how you can get that LUXE Look and keep on scrolling!
Want to get that LUXE Look that is easy and fun all that the same time? Take notes from Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes as she piles on the glamour with fox fur and a fun shoe. While we love the all white look she’s rocking, Labor Day is just around the corner so keep it laid back in a dark wash skinny denim. A classic white shirt can get a little boring. The Ona Blouse by T Tahari is business in the front and party in the back. Elevating a boring basic with exposed zipper details and mesh panel that has cool girl written all over it.
Keep the fox fur tight or let it hang long. Stack on an arm party. And don’t forget the aviators!
Classic Rayban Aviators | MAGASCHONI Cashmere and Fox Fur Infinity Scarf | Arm Party!
The Singapore Sling
The staple drink from both Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s a sweet drink that inhabits Thompson’s not so sweet world of corrupt cops, business owners and even more shady main characters. This drink consists of the following:
- 3 oz Gin
- 1.5 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)
- 0.75 oz Cointreau
- 0.75 oz DOM Bénédictine
- 1 oz (2 parts) Grenadine
- 12 oz (16 parts) Pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Strain into highball glass.
Garnish with pineapple and cocktail cherry.
Invented in 1886 by an American engineer stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, the Daiquiri soon became the patron drink of sailors. It even made it’s way to The White House as JFK’s drink of choice. This variation was made specially for Ernest Hemingway by a bartender who knew him a little too well. Legend has it that Hemingway could go through quite a few of these in one sitting so it was made without sugar.
- 4.5 oz (9 parts) White Rum
- 1 oz (3 parts) Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz (2 parts) Grapefruit Juice
- 1.5 oz (3 parts) Maraschino Liquer
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.
Alright. You got me. This titular drink probably has more to do with the film adaptation rather than the dead-tree version of Mario Puzo’s crime drama. But containing only two top shelf ingredients, it’s not hard to see why a mob boss might choose it.
- 35 ml (1 part) scotch whisky
- 35 ml (1 part) amaretto
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
The Mint Julep
Still a staple of America’s South and it’s upper-class culture, this drink has been with America since it’s founding. Before it made it’s way to the Kentucky Derby, Virginians used the drink to wake up with and saw the powers of the mint leaf as something like today’s Red Bull.
- 6 oz Bourbon whiskey
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
How you make it:
In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Only a certain kind of character would have these ingredients laying around. The French 75 is named after an artillery piece by an American who spent a little too much time around France during the First World War. Be warned, it can be as dangerous as it’s namesake if paired with a night on the town.
- 3 oz gin
- 2 dashes simple syrup
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 6 oz Champagne
How you make it:
Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Stir gently.
All images used from Wikimedia Commons. All drink recipes from IBA Official Cocktail
Who Wore it Better?
1) Miranda Kerr vs. Coleen Roony
3) Kendall Jenner vs. Kim Kardashian
6) Alicia Keys vs. Selena Gomez
7) Nicki Minaj vs. Julie Bowen
8) Kanye West vs. Scott Disick
9) Jourdan Dunn vs. Khloe Kardashian
Here on the STYLELOG, we’re starting a new weekly series called #SHOESDAYTUESDAY where we’re going to highlight a pair of shoes and show you how to style it for various occasions. Let’s take a walk through the wild side, first up are these super rad Michael Kors Cassie Loafers.
Summer may have started its countdown to being over, and while our hearts are crying a little, Festival Season is still in full swing!! Made in America is just around the corner here in Philadelphia, and we’re psyching ourselves up. If you don’t have a show on the horizon, get a few friends together and blaze a trail, go on an adventure! There’s still plenty of summer sun left to go on a road trip. This outfit screams of the outdoors and wandering aimlessly wherever the path may lead. The Michael Kors Cassie Loafers give that western cool vibe and the backpack is a festival and travel-friendly necessity.
– Wide Brim Fedora
– Stack on some Wrist Candy
– KATE SPADE Cedar Street Perforated Bee Wristlet
– KATE SPADE Bruno Aires Mini iPad Folio
– The Necessity: KATE SPADE Cobble Hill Callen Backpack
“With a Rebel Yell, she cried More More More.” While Summer Fridays are reaching its end, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun in the office. Taking cues from IT girls Zoe Kravits and Cailin Russo rocking septum jewelry, we’re getting the feeling rebellion is in the air. Update that boring 9-5 wardrobe and reminisce about your teenage angst with some punk-inspired accessories paired with current pieces that may make you feel like you can ditch work early.
Crop tops are everyone’s favorite especially during the warm seasons. You can wear them with anything, and I mean ANYTHING. Here are some ways to wear crop tops in different styles, so get ready to update your closet with your favorites.
Pair your favorite black leather crop top with a slit high-waist maxi skirt for a sassy look. Accessorize with a pair of Michael Kors Guliana open-toe ankle straps, Tory Burch Adalyn clutch, and to protect your eyes from the sun, add a sun hat.
2) Fun & Flirty
This is the ultimate party look. Play around with all the colors of the rainbow and match the skirt with your crop top in your favorite hue. Lastly, pair the outfit with a cute crossbody (Kate Spade Cedar Street Monday shown).
3) Urban Chick
If you want the “urban” look, go with a graphic top and match it with high-waist shorts and wedge sneakers. Voila, you are already stylin’.
4) Casual Babe
Last but not least, if you like casual this is for you. A plain crop top with distressed skinny jeans, a cute bootie, and aviator sunglasses make the perfect street style.
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1. An Edgy Sandal
The Stuart Weitzman Sunbelt Chunky Heel fits the bill perfectly with it’s chunky heel and buckle detail. An edgy chunky heel will add instant style points with everything from cut off shorts to a flirty mini.