Fluffy Buttercream Icing

 Who knew that whipping up frosting (from scratch) could be so simple? I thought they required a ridiculous amount of time and effort. Well, that was until I stumbled upon this incredible and simple recipe for Buttercream Frosting, and much to my dismay in under 10 minutes of hardly any effort I ended up with fluffy, and delightful icing for cupcakes & cakes. I will say this isn't the part of the low fat variety, but it sure beats all the crap they put in 'canned frosting'. I plan on using this with Vanilla cupcakes (recipe seen here) and topping with lemon zest. 

Fluffy Buttercream Frosting
1 ½ cups (3 Sticks) Unsalted Butter (Softened)
3 cups Confectioners Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Cream butter in bowl with mixer (or if you have a stand up mixer use whisk attachment), I let my butter sit out for a few hours so it would soften and make creaming easier.  Add Confectioners sugar and salt and mix (gradually increasing in speed) until the sugar is fully incorporated.  
Add the vanilla and whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scrape sides of bowl if needed and continue to mix until fluffy. 
I actually cut the recipe in half, and it makes a little over a pint of frosting (9 inch cake or 15 cupcakes). Enjoy!

Spot The Steal - Christian Louboutin Almeria

Most of us are head over heels right now for this season's must have shoe the wedge, and while browsing for some wedges to fill my closet with, I spotted a fabulous STEAL to Louboutin's "Almeria" that clocks in a hefty $535 - EESH! Luckily Miss Me's Jaden 4, fit the bill for $510 less and I think I might like their version better. Just Saying....

What do you think?

Christian Louboutin "Almeria", Barney's $535 (Dark Brown)

Win Jewelry From Moxie Jane

If you caught this week's post featuring our new friend, Moxie Jane Jewelry you'll be delighted to know that she's giving two fabulous pieces away to two lucky TFD's readers....
The Winner Will Have A Choice Between....
The Anchor's Away Necklace Or
 The Pomegranate Martini Jewel Necklace
Want to Win? Here's How - 

(Required, Up To Two Entries)

All of Which Must Be Done By Saturday August 6th by 11am. Goodluck! 

Emma Roberts In Asos

Back in June, Emma was spotted in this chic little ASOS frock - and though if this almost 'old' news being that it was almost 2 months ago, I thought I'd revisit this fabulous dress and possibly purchase it at it's $78 price. 
(also avail. in petite)

Jayma Mays in Aldo

The Smurf's star stepped out to promote her up coming movie rocking some amazing high waisted pink Rebecca Minkoff shorts (and top) paired with a fabulous pair of nude pumps from none other than Aldo. The "Filary" are currently on sale for just under $65 down from $90.
  (Save 10% on your entire order w/ promo code 398959700). 

The Wild Card

 Friday's call for a good wild card look, whether it's my much adored scalloped shorts or something insanely bright because we need something fabulous to celebrate the start of the weekend. Am I right?

What's your look for Friday?
 Shirt Betsey Johnson for Victoria's Secret, Short c/o The Clothes Hound, Cardigan Old Navy, Shoes Vince Camuto, Bracelet c/o Belina, Bag Old Navy

Sand and Sea

My Husband and I had a silly idea the other day, we we're like 'hey, let's go to the beach, it'll be fun' though we're not the biggest fans of the Sand and Sea, but for some reason we thought the boys would be all over it. And  they were, the only issue was the time getting ready to go, getting there, and getting everything loaded back in the car trumped the whole hour were there. The joys of having kids, nothing is really on a whim anymore. However, this is what I threw over my suit and I loved it.

What's your cover-up attire?
 Dress Banana Republic, Bag XOXO, Wedges MaddenGirl, Scarf Vintage, Necklace Jewelmint
True Story,  I thought it'd be ok to take the wedges on the 'packed' sand (hey, it was solid), only to fall after my husband made a comment about me wearing them - I was jinxed, I tell you! 
Megan 0, Sand 1

Spot The Steal - YSL Arty Ring

Over the last several months I've been fawning over YSL's Arty Ring, it's the perfect pop of color and statement all rolled into one. The only thing that's kept me from acquiring this fabulous pieces of iconic jewelry is the $250 price tag, so when I spotted that High Gloss carried one that was vastly similar, we're talking identical, for under $20 I had to share.

What do you think?
YSL Arty Ring, YSL $250
Turquoise Sea Urchin Ring, High Gloss Fashion $18 ( also in Orange and Black)

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5 Things To Love From Moxie Jane Jewelry

Over the last month I've had the pleasure to be in contact with the lovely and fabulous talent behind Moxie Jane Jewelry. During this time I've gotten to know 'Moxie Jane' and a little bit about her amazing indie pieces starting at just $11, which can be found conveniently on her Etsy Shop. All of Moxie's pieces are hand made with treasures and goodies unearthed or attracted at markets, auctions, and on 'hunting missions' then hitched with statement hardware, metals, beads and whatever is showing up organically in the moment. Aiming to make something different Moxie revives old imagery and giving stunning and odd jewelry another go around, which is my kind of thinking indeed. So when you get a chance check out Moxie's shop for a little added statement in you life.

Until then Check Out 5 Things to Love From Moxie Jane

What are your picks?

Just In Case

 Tribal. Check. Leopard Print. Check. Arm Party. Check.
Utility Jacket In Case Of Down Pour. Check.
 Dress Glam Via Swirl, Jacket Old Navy, Bag XOXO, Shoes Nine West, Belt Vintage, 'Arm Party' ShopBelina, Jewelmint, Baublebar, Vintage & DIY
Link Up With Me at The Pleated Poppy
pleated poppy

Wind and White

It must be backwards day because I swore this dress was supposed to be worn like this, or possibly this. I guess a little change up every now and then is nice ;).

Would you wear your dress backwards?
 Turns out afternoons in Florida call for daily storms like clockwork = poor lighting and wind. Joy.
 Dress Ben Sherman Via Rue La La, Shoes Guess (2007?), Clutch c/o H&M, Belt Vintage

Sweet Summertime

 Sunny days call for shorts and flowing tops, I just happened to tie mine up for another take on my 'summer uniform'...
 Short American Eagle, Floral Top Love Squared, Tee Marshall's, Shoes Steve Madden, Bag Old Navy, Bracelet c/o ShopBelina

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Ah, Summer, the season of fireworks, barbecues and of course, refreshing homemade lemonade. One day while out and about I witnessed something quite amazing, fresh fruit lemonade. Groundbreaking, I know, but seriously it's a force not to be reckoned with. So at home I decided to give this a whirl, feel free to switch out fruits. 
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

6 Lemons
3/4 Cup White Sugar
6 Cups Cold Water
1 Cup Fresh Raspberries (or Frozen)

 1. Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, firmly roll lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing.
2. In a gallon pitcher combine lemon juice, sugar and cold water. Stir, adjusting water to taste.
3. Pour Lemonade in blender with 1 cup raspberries, and blend for about 10 seconds.
4. Pour into pitcher, stir and chill for 20 minutes. Enjoy. Serves 8.
Note: Add 3oz Vodka for an "Adult Summer Treat" or try using this for "Pops"

Lily Boutique Winner

I love seeing low numbers winning, for some reason it's always the high ones -
But not today...

We Have a Winner!

Congrats Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion (who wrote this sweet shout out this week)!

And a big thank you to Lily Boutique and everyone who entered, stay tuned we have some good giveaways coming up! Xo

Extra 20% off @Kohls

 Online and In-stores until Sunday.
Happy Shopping XO

Kristin Cavallari in Sam Edelman's Novato

The Hill's star recently rocked these babies at Miami Fashion Week with her chic Orange Shift and with the infamous 'Glass Bathing Suit' on the red carpet.  The Sam Edelman 'Novato' runs for just under $100 and can be found on sale in select sizes.

Sam Edelman's Novato, Dillard's $99 
(or on sale at Jildor for $59.40, size 8 and up)

Don't Love Slingbacks? Try the Niland for $79.99 or $49 (select sizes)

You Give Me Butterflies

 Well, of the silk variety, my only question is why on earth don't I wear this top more?
...Wait, it's Friday? 
Happy Friday Loves, XOX
 Ruffled Top Marshall's, Print Wrap Top BCBG Max Azria, Pumps Steve Madden Flawwles, Bag Target, Shorts American Eagle.
I'm 99.9% sure these pictures would be way better if A. I was wearing sunglasses or B. It was less bright...Florida = Squinty Eyes All.Year.Around.