Fall in Love with Layers

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ModCloth’s all wrapped up in the latest fall look — layers! Layering is more than just slipping on a sweater. It’s about mixing and matching patterns, playing with silhouettes, and cozying up in a fresh autumn aesthetic. ModCloth has culled a gorgeous collection of jackets, tights, cardis, and eye-catching third-pieces, plus style staples to build your outfit upon. The outfit possibilities are endless — what layered looks will YOU create?

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Get up to 50% Off Summer Sizzlers!

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Who says there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Not ModCloth! They have the must-have summer styles your closet craves — and right now, you can get those sunny staples at up to up to 50% off! For a short time, you can nab stylish seasonal essentials for a fantastic deal. Hurry over to ModCloth, and catch the hottest deals under the sun!

Cocktail Ideas to Make Your July 4th Sparkle

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Oh say, can you see…how delightful these Fourth of July party ideas are? ModCloth‘s blog is packed with adorable ideas for making your celebration shine, including a cocktail recipe that sparkles! Serve up the Key Lime Fizz — a fun, refreshing drink with a retro twist. Or, try our DIY watermelon keg to give your tablescape some festive flair. These party picks will start your day off with a bang!

Key Lime Fizz Recipe: http://blog.modcloth.com/2015/07/01/fireworks-worthy-cocktails/
DIY Watermelon Keg: http://blog.modcloth.com/2015/06/26/diy-watermelon-keg/

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 370 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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Garlic Butter Sauce

Last night, I slept over at my friend Cecelia’s house, and, due to the spontaneous-ness of the event I didn’t have access to my acid reflux medication that I usually take before dinner. As she was preparing spaghetti, I noticed that she was also making tomato sauce to go with the pasta. Those of you who also struggle with GERDs know the dilemma I was in. Thankfully, Cecelia knew I have medical conditions and  she was kind enough to ask if I would be able to have the sauce. I explained I would not, but I would be happy to make an alternative for myself (and any members of her family that would want some). After some thinking, I decided on a garlic butter sauce recipe I found on allrecipes.com and the product was not only beautiful, but delicious as well. If you have ever been to Carrabas Italian Restaurant, you know that before every meal they serve you a herb and olive oil mixture to dip bread into. In return, you crave more of that little piece of heaven. Well, the garlic butter sauce I made last night tasted just like it. Here’s the recipe:
Take a third of a cup of butter and melt in a small saucepan. Add one clove of garlic. Mix in 1/4 tablespoons of dried basil and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano with a wooden spoon. Add sea salt to bring out the aromas and flavors. And voilà! You’ve got a sauce!blog-garlic butter1blog-garlic butter2

{ DIY } Red, White, Blue & Peep Shoulders

Originally posted on KateSpanish:

I got this Tee from a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert I went to last December, and since then it hasn’t gotten much play time aside from running errands in or doing chores around the house in. I’ve been wanting to make more use out of it, but turns out this girly girl is not much a T-shirt regular. Last weekend, my friend Donellyn helped me transform it into a peep-shoulder tee–creating enough feminine flare for me to wear it out, and just in time for Fourth of July. It was a pretty straight forward cut-slits-through-each-sleeve and seam-the-cut-ends job, but I still couldnt do it without Donellyn’s sewing skills. Just another reason to be thankful for crafty girlfriends!

{ Shorts – Thrifted, DIY’ed | Franco Sarto Wedges | Sunnies – LA Santee Alley | H&M Ring | Bangles – Forever21, H&M }

Happy Birthday, America!  To those also celebrating today…

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