American Horror Obsession: Coveting Their Closets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I know we can all agree, American Horror Story Coven was amazing this season. Of course every week left you wanting more, but each episode also left me online shopping every wednesday night. Last night on the season finale I couldn't even focus on the plot because of how fabulous Emma Robert's Madison looked (not that this is anything new, she looked fabulous every week). Feeling magical this morning I decided today's blog post should defiantly play tribute to the legendary witches of AHS.




I decided instead of just posting where I got my items, I wanted to switch it up a little and show how you can transition this outfit into your spring wardrobe. I am loving pink for spring, I think a pale pink fur would be perfect for chilly nights out. Another thing I'm obsessing over is oxfords, I already got my hands on a great patented pale pink pair and I'm resisting the urge to wear them with everything I own. 


Remember you can click any of the items below to purchase! 

Zoe 1

kisses,riley 

Charleston

Monday, January 20, 2014


This weekend we went to Charleston, SC  which has easily become my favorite place in the south. We actually stayed 20 minutes from Charleston in Folly Beach. BEST DECISION EVER. This is the view from our room. 


Our hotel was beautiful, so beautiful, super friendly, & directly on the beach. It was called The Tides and was walking distance from about six or seven restaurants and bars. So the first night we walked to Folly Crab Shack. Holy yum! This was the first of so many good meals we had this weekend.. I had crispy Cajun jumbo (and I mean jumbo) shrimp and fried green tomatoes. I actually ate half the meal before I could even stop and take a picture. We had some drinks at their bar as well as our bar in our hotel and a few more in our room, a fabulous start to our trip. 


The next morning we woke up early & took the pups to the beach. So amazing, I'll never forget seeing Dallas in the ocean. 


After that we drove into Charleston. I love Charleston, it's literally so beautiful I was about to cry (I always cry happy tears, I'm a freak). We had brunch at this Irish pub, once again super yummy, and once again we had fried green tomatoes, fish n chips, jumbalya & mimosas. Sunday funday! 


After brunch, we shopped the open air market which suprisingly RJ enjoyed as much as I did! Then we took a horse carriage tour of Charleston. We learned so much history and saw so many beautiful houses, I would move into any of them in a heartbeat. 


That night we had oceanside dinner back (kinda we moved inside after appetizers) at our hotel, I was not missing Chattanooga at all the sunset was BEAUTIFUL. I didn't get too many pictures I only had my phone wah. 


How is everyone in Charleston not a thousand pounds? Probably our favorite meal of the trip we split the Surf & Turf, Shrimp on Swiss Chard and Tenderloin on Short Rib Risotto. Still drooling thinking about it. Then we couldn't decide on one or two desserts so we ordered all three.. Brownie Napoleon, Blackberry Lemon Tart, & Creme Brûlée. That was a great decision because they were all phenomenal.  


Our final day, we went to Hominy Grill. GO TO HOMINY GRILL, GET THE BIG NASTY. House made biscuit, fried chicken breast, cheese, smoothered in sausage gravy. I sadly got the shrimp and grits, still great but RJ's Big Nasty was so much better. The whole place is adorable, Bloody Mary was heaven. I'm talking a lot pictures describe it better. We had to leave later that day, depressing, but the dogs were absolutely exhausted so it was an easy ride home.




kisses,riley  

Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes

Monday, January 13, 2014

As soon as the new year rolls around I immediately get spring fever. My thoughts are consumed by bikinis, beaches, summer, warmth, sunshine, pretty much anything but this awful, gray January weather. It doesn't help that I am also obsessed with watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the Bachelor both filmed in Cali. On the bright side it does give me some motivation to work on my bikini bod.

I joined Pure Barre which I'm OBSESSED with and I've been focusing on clean eating. I did some meal prep on Sunday to stay on track and I made these amazing, amazing, amazing funfetti cupcakes today. 110 calories each with icing.. I was sure they were going to taste awful, but no. They are so moist and fluffy, I wanted to eat them all at once. Lo-cal and 4 ingredients, I had to share the recipe.


Ingredients:
-1 Box of Funfetti Cake Mix
-1 12oz. Can of Sprite Zero
-1 Tub of Cool Whip
-1 Box of Vanilla Pudding Mix

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line cupcake tin
2. Mix together Sprite & Cake Mix (that's it no eggs, oil, etc.) 
3. FIll cupcake tin 3/4 way full & bake for 20 minutes
4. Mix Cool Whip & Pudding Mix together until blended for icing
5. Top with iciing once the cupcakes are cooled 

Makes 12 Cupcakes 


OH & check out my beautiful new bracelet courtesy of Morocco Trading Company, a new local jewelry store I'll be posting a link to their shop later this week! 

Pop. Fizz. Clink.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The best year of my life had to come to an end..wah.. But at least I was able to celebrate one last time with my best friends annnnd use my new camera to share it with y'all!


And then this happened...


kisses, riley 

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