Saturday, December 18, 2010

















trompe l'oeil
proportions are everything.
a chubby faux fur vest works
wonders for example. offsetting
any little bit of worry one might
have about the size of their bum
or hips. black leggings don't
hurt either. nor do heels.
have been eating my way through
this holiday season & yet, i do
what i must so as not to feel
like a lard a$$. by playing with
proportions. exaggerated accents
might just make everything else
appear on the diminutive side.
trick the eye, baby. trick the eye.
love,
sunlovey

Thursday, December 16, 2010

cold snap.
it's not every december that us girls in FL get to play winter dress up. we've had a couple such weeks this year thus far though. and that creates a new level of fashion challenges and choices. am getting to be a pro at concocting eclectically matched looks that serve to keep a lovey warm too.
i layers.
long sweater tunic - victoria's secret
plaid rosette cardie - boston proper
dark wash skinny jeans - forever 21

oh oh oh! & the southern kitchen & fab decor galore christmas road trip is set! west palm beach >>> savannah, georgia >>> asheville, north carolina >>> charleston, south carolina >>> jacksonville, florida >>> west palm beach. i vow to blog from the road, kids. stay tuned.

lastly, i still feel like i need to amass mas gifts this christmas. i love the thrill of the 'this is so perfect for him/her' hunt. have you satiated your own desire to play santa? i can't stop...

hope you're reveling in all this festive chaos.
i leave you with Ultra Music Festival's initial line up (3/25 - 3/27, 2011). am mad for it. have bolded faves:

TIËSTO

DEADMAU5

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (LIVE)

DAVID GUETTA

CARL COX

EMPIRE OF THE SUN

CRYSTAL CASTLES

CUT COPY

RÖYKSOPP

TRENTEMOLLER (LIVE)

ERASURE

MSTRKRFT

BOYS NOIZE

CHROMEO

FERRY CORSTEN

STS9

KLAXONS

CSS

BENNY BENASSI

RUSKO

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (LIVE)

STEVE AOKI

WOLFGANG GARTNER

!!!

CLAUDE VONSTROKE

SANDER KLEINENBERG (LIVE)

SKRILLEX

HYBRID (LIVE)

GUI BORATTO

MARTIN SOLVEIG

JORIS VOORN

MR. OZIO

NERO

CHRIS LAKE

HOLY GHOST!

TINIE TEMPAH

SUPER MASH BROS.

AFROBETA. 


happy weekend!

love,

sunlovey


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


sparkling & baking
toss on a total-sequin dress & no matter how under the weather you're feeling, you'll shine so much people won't even notice (was sick as dog in this photo, sequin dress & glitter shoes saved the day).
in other holiday frenzy news, i decided i'd throw my hat into the cookie baking ring this year when i got inspired by a self magazine article. so far i've whipped up coconut orange stars and peppermint-iced snowmen & trees.
the cookie dough recipe
(get out your cookie cutters!!!
have none, get some.)
you'll need:
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
soooo...
combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in one bowl.
combine butter & sugar in another, whip it, whip it good. then add egg whites and vanilla whip that up too.
add flour mixture to butter/egg mixture slowly, stirring stirring stirring.
roll this fab dough into a log, wrap in wax paper and chill for three whole hours.
once three hours has passed, take out dough, half it, roll it out and start cookie cuttering. bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

the icings (so easy)...

orange/coconut
1 cup shredded coconut (lightly toasted)
2 tbsp orange juice
zest of one orange
a ton of powdered sugar

mix OJ, zest & sugar until lovely and smooth. dip each cookie top side up in icing then, dip iced cookie in coconut 'til it's nicely coated. let cookies set and then prepare for orangey, coconut heaven.

candy cane icing
four candy canes beaten to a pulp
a bit of water or skim milk, you're call
a ton of powdered sugar

mix sugar and water/skim milk 'til smooth. again, dip each cookie top side down into icing then into crushed candy canes, let set. then prepare for minty loveliness.
love,
sunlovey


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

hello, december!
this month is hectic, a flurry of activity. non-stop go go go. thus, the blog suffers. so sorry, loveys. i thought the least i could do was catch you up with some of the things i've been wearing amidst it all.
POPS
of red & plaid
ruffly top, forever 21. plaid shoes, betsey johnson.
if i lived in colder climes? i'd add tights and a major faux-fur coat.
PATTERN PLAYS
& over-the-knee boots
dress is forever 21, tights are anthropologie, boots, shoes.com.
CABLES & STRIPES
am living in sweaters, even on my legs! striped sweater leggings from H&M ('cuz yeah, we HAVE H&M now = YAY!) long cable cardie is boston proper, metallic stripe fingerless gloves: forever 21.
GOLD GLITTER
sparkle-encrusted hot damn-ness doesn't come easy... you're looking at at least six coats of OPI's twist of fate. hope your holiday season is ruling the world. give love.
cherish your family & friends.
listen to killer sound all the while.
this saturday's my wine & cheese party.
can. not. wait. to show you what i'm wearing.
love,
sunlovey