Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baltimore Harbor

Quick post of an outfit I wore to hang out at the Baltimore Harbor. The airy top was perfect for the hot, sticky weather. I think the weather conditions are evidenced by my face in the last pic!

Top: Urban Outfitters {similar}, Shorts: Gap {similar}, Clutch: Vintage, Bracelet: Thailand, Sandals: {alternative  

{ Cenita }

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday's Thirst Quencher: Fruit Smoothie

Ahh, summertime.  How we love you.  Let us count the ways... The bounty of summer fruits is one of the reasons I love the summer. I love eating them as they are, whipping up a fruit salad or putting them in a smoothie. To close out our mid-summer "Thursday's Thirst Quencher" series (seen here, here and here) series we are leaving you with this luscious smoothie.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

I enjoy baking homemade muffins to occasionally switch up our breakfast routine.  I've made Morning Glory Muffins but have steered clear, until now, of blueberry muffins. A good blueberry muffin can really make your day but a bad one can turn you off of them for a while. I was excited when I saw the recipe for The Best Blueberry Muffin You'll Ever Have on Joanna Goddard's blog a few weeks ago.  It was time to give homemade blueberry muffins a try and I was not disappointed!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Animal Instinct

Nothing says "sassy" like a little animal print. So what better way to spruce up a plain dress than to pair it with animal print? Honestly, everything that I have on is "Cenita's vintage" {read: old} so unfortunately I don't remember where it was purchased.  However, here are links to some pretty great options for a dress, shoes, and clutch

What's your favorite animal print? Do you ever mix prints?

{ Cenita }

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday's Thirst Quencher: Iced Green Tea

A couple of years ago I fell in love with "Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey". I'm a "diluter" and don't like drinks that are too sugary and sweet. This drink had just the right balance of sweetness and flavor, I was hooked! I went to pick up a jug a few weeks ago but for the first time I looked at the label. I was surprised to find that it has high fructose corn syrup in it!!! I couldn't believe it.  I knew at that point that I'd just have to make my own. I'm glad I did because it came out great! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Seeing Spots

Ahhh summer time...the long sought after warmth is upon us.  When I go to work at this time of year I want to dress cool and comfortably yet remain office appropriate. Pencil skirts are my go-to item for the office, especially during the warm weather months.  This one is breezy and silky, perfect for the hot sticky days we've been having in DC lately.  Working in a conservative work environment, I threw on a cardigan to make this outfit office appropriate [and to warm me up while the a/c was blasting!].

I'd love to hear how you stay work appropriate yet comfortable during the summer.

tank: club monaco; skirt: madewell; oxfords: cole haan (similar)

Salomé }

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sail Away

Earlier this summer I attended an event at Chesapeake Beach. I knew I would be outdoors at least until nightfall so I grabbed my blazer as I was heading out the door. It was a great thing I did because although the weather was nice, the breeze from the water brought along a certain coolness. And I won't even mention the bugs and mosquitoes. It was an added bonus that the blazer gave my look a nautical feel that went perfectly with the gorgeous setting!

Blazer: Forever 21 {alternative}, Shorts: Madewell, Scarf: Vintage, Shoes: Zara {alternative}, Watch: Michael Kors 

{ Cenita }