sparkling sips.

So I might be dressing like it’s fall, but that doesn’t mean I can’t drink like it’s summer (mom, close your eyes)!  And when it comes to cocktails, I prefer a no-frills, refreshing drink.  So when I stumbled upon a recipe that infused my favorite ingredients, I had to try it out.

It’s pretty easy to throw together, but I recommend letting it sit for a few minutes so that all the flavors can kick in.  Cheers!

short + slouchy.

h&m sweater; j. crew chino shorts; cynthia vincent x target wedges; juicy couture necklace
michael kors watch; j. crew i.d. bracelet; madewell friendship bracelet

This year, I’m determined to dress like it’s autumn, even though the season only lasts about two weeks in Arizona.  So when I found this lightweight, oversized sweater at H&M, I knew I had to have it.

You would think that a tiny person in huge clothes would look ridic.  Well, you’re partially right.

Although the top pretty much consumes me, I threw in a few tricks to make sure I wasn’t swallowed whole.  I tucked in a corner of the sweater so I didn’t look like I was walking around pantless (pretty key, unless your name is Gaga).  It’s easy for the shorts to disappear behind all that fabric, but I prefer the bagginess to be balanced with something short and crisp.  The statement necklace breaks up the sea of blue and the wedges give me some much needed height.  The end result: comfy and chic combined.

outfit for an occasion.

The little sis(-in-law) turns 21 today!  Holy smokes, doesn’t that make me feel old?  But hey, age is just a number and to celebrate the best one of them all, I compiled an outfit inspired by the birthday girl and her special occasion!

With an MK gold watch (I hear they make for good bday presents) to keep track of your power hour and a cutout dress that will surely round up the free drinks, I hope you get glammed up and have the most fab night ever!  Happy birthday Michelle!

1. Michael Kors Gold Tone Chronograph Watch — $250
2. Lulu’s Boulevard of Spoken Dreams Black Dress — $34
3.  ASOS Faux Snake Metal Tip Clutch — $36.59
4. Forever 21 Effortless Glamour Bangle Set — $5.80
5. Topshop Enamel Stacked Rings — $25
6.  Steve Madden Palmerr T-Strap Heel — $89.95