Beauty: The Beauty Department's Cheetah Print...
If you know me, you know I love animal print - Seriously, I wear things like this (leopard print scarf in the second to last picture).. And this (leopard print jacket from H&M in our “baking day” photo). So naturally, I think this Mani Monday tutorial from The Beauty Department is the bees knees. All you need: some toothpicks, a little black nail polish, a dash of gold nail polish,...
For the home: Keep it Simple
Isn’t this just perfect? Letterpress: Keep it Simple $17.00 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Paper Leaf Topiary
Do you remember this post, when I had said I found a new blog and that I was in love? Well, Brittany from The House That Lars Built did it again. Here’s a project featured on ETSY and its all made from paper! My anti-green thumb wouldn’t be able to kill yet another plant!! Find these pictures and all information on the project, including written how to instructions, here. ...
French Connection Beaded Dress $286 ASOS round sunglasses $21 Jennifer Meyer Jewelry gold diamond ring $175 diptyque ‘Mimosa’ Scented Candle No Color 6.5 oz $60 Botkier leather satchel $395 ASOS metal clutch $27 Steven by Steve Madden tan shoes $75 ASOS cuff bangle $27 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Wedding: Gone Fishing
L O V E. I do love the good outdoors, so when looking at some different engagement photo ideas, this one really caught my eye. Meagan, of The Collective Photographers, took these beautiful photographs featured on Grey Likes Weddings and I find them absolutely perfect. Since Tyler is Mr. Outdoorsman (he has a serious love for all things hunting and fishing), this could definitely be a fun shoot...
Plenty of Scrabble games were played while in the hospital after Tyler’s surgery. Taking the 5 hour train back from München (Munich) to Wolfsburg, Germany. Got to grab a Starbucks on the way back home. Vanilla Lattes, I’ve missed thee. My Hunter Rain Boots and I have become best friends over here. Rain Rain go away. Making a little brushetta from a recipe I got in Roma....
Recipe: Tomato Pesto Crostata
I’m in a gourmet baking mood today - I think it’s because I’ve had so much free time lately and want to experiment. Each and every time I check the Always With Butter website, my mouth waters (seriously, I’m drooling over here). This Tomato Pesto Crostata looks beautiful and apparently tastes like a lot like pizza.. A win, win for both Tyler and I. Find more of these...
Travel: Kaffeeklatsch, Davos
It is no secret that I love a good coffee shop or bakery, so much so that I would love to own one some day - one just like this shop in Davos, Switzerland. Kaffeeklatsch was on the main street of the town and it was constantly filled to the max with people searching for warmth and a good cup of joe (These are long lost, but not forgotten, photos from my Spengler Cup trip). The menu board had more...
For the home: Details, Details, Details
To me, everything is about the details - and I seem to find this especially true when it comes to the home. As a child, I grew up in a home that felt like an antique store… with details upon details in each and every corner (This was mostly because my mom loved, and still loves, to buy anything an everything that brings her inspiration for her lavish catering tablescapes). Although...
Party Planning: DIY Oscar Party!
With the Ocsars coming up - February 26! - here is a wonderful party to have with couples or all your great girlfriends. Make the attire formal and put on your best for a fun night in. This party is brought to you by Twig & Thistle and it is full of perfect DIYS to make the night memorable. The Oscar statues, invitations, popcorn buckets, drink name tags, and ballots are all downloadable....
DIY: Wrapped Bottles
I seem to save every jar known to man kind. Usually its because I like to put candles in them.. Or flowers.. Or I’ll jar up a homemade sauce.. Or my homemade frosting - Whatever the reason is for my obsession with jars, all I know is: as of right now I have way too many. I stumbled across this DIY and drew some inspiration for these fun vases. I used my leftover yarn from my...
Fashion: Style for Less
Have you heard? Christian Siriano is a new designer for Payless… That means fun and stylish shoes for a reasonable price. I loved his outrageous personality and fabulous designs on Project Runway, and now, I love the fact that he is sharing his wonderful designs with people at all different price points. Not to mention, I think the black and leopard wedge booties at to die for. The dresses...
My favorite app that is keeping me lots of company lately - Instapad. This will always remind me of our wonderful Roman adventures. Its always nice when a smorgous board of ingredients turn out just right. A fun little DIY project I worked on this week - posts will be coming soon. I decided to hop on that train and take the trip to Munich..Hope all goes well. See you soon! xoxo, ...
Recipe: Pecan Pie French Toast
I’m toying around with the idea of whether or not I should hop on a train this morning. While struggling with this seriously tough decision (take my word… it is), I’ve decided to put together a list of things I want to do in the next few weeks (nothing like some serious procrastination when trying to come up with a decision, right?). This tops the list at number 1: Pecan Pie...
For the home: Shan Annabelle Valla
While roaming the streets of Italy last week, I found the cutest boutique filled with beautiful home goods and antiques. Vintage milk bottles, like these, were displayed in one of the windows and I absolutely fell in love. Find out more about Shan Annabelle Valla, and shop her store here. Goldtop Porcelain Milk Bottle From £30
Will you be Mine?
Here’s a glimpse of what my Valentine’s Day will be like! German candied hearts, handmade valentine’s day friendship bracelets, heart shaped balloons, beautiful flowers from my valentine, and freshly iced sugar cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day/ Singles Awareness Day everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day! Lots of LOVE! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Party Planning: Valentine's Day Girl's Night In
Usually, I spend Valentine’s day with friends, mainly because of Tyler’s job - we’re either celebrating in different states/countries (our 1st & 2nd Valentine’s day), or he’s on a road trip with the team (this would have been the case this year, but he’s a gimp - yay! Wait, I mean noooo!). The Glitter Guide, one of my favorite blogs, planned this fun and...
DIY: Heart Attacks
I fell in love with yet another blog (I know, what else is new). The name of the blog is The House That Lars Built and the creator is an American Designer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. She works closely with some of my other favorites, including: Oh Happy Day, Kinfolk, Brooklyn Bride and design*sponge. With only two days left until Valentine’s Day, here are some fun ways to “heart...
Travel: Roma, Italy
In Tyler’s profession, we get two breaks a year, one in November and one in February. Both last around 3-4 days, which is just enough time to get away for a little european adventure. This break we stayed undecided for a while, mainly because we had so much on our minds.. but when Rome was tossed around, I quickly jumped at the offer. We were able to spend 4 unbelievable days in the city and...
We are home! This week has been full of wonderful adventures including (but not limited to) : cold weather, fan parties, bowling, and… traveling to Roma!!! I am SO in love with city and would love to go back again some day! The lake froze over outside our little apartment. We found lots of kids skating around and saw this nice message on the ice too. My Zara cape I purchased on...
See ya Germany, Hello Italy! Gone to Rome! Be back Friday! Xoxo, Sunset & Vine
I’ve been drawing up a lot of style inspiration lately. Since the weather is getting a little better (just a little), I’ve been getting out of the “winter funk”. Here are some fun looks that have been on my radar: Wish list pieces 1,2,3 and this, this, and this. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
(Okay, Friday’s Six - the one picture of Charlie was too cute not to share) This week as been a long one for us.. We’ve had a little bit of confusion and a pinch of disappointment, but all is well now. Here’s what we’ve been doing: Accessories and lots of layers for a day trip to Braunschweig with Tyler. We got to spend time with Charlie again this week! Look how...
Party Planning: Charming Honey & Bee Birthday
This party, featured on Hostess with the Mostess, is something my mother would love. Mrs. Mimi, my absolutely beautiful and elegant Grandma is turning 90 this February and we’re hoping to throw her a Queen Bee fête. We’re definitely drawing up some wonderful inspiration after seeing all of this. Find out more information about this party and see all these pictures here. ...