Monday, October 18, 2010
by Ann at 9:35 PM
Ann Taylor Loft Cardigan,H&M Dress, Michael Kors Rain Boots and Watch
It wasn't freezing cold today and the rain was so subtle that we were still able to go out and take pictures. Just the kind of day I was waiting for so I can sport a thin polka dot dress and my new rain boots. Anyways, today we went to an eyeglass store to order a new pair of reading glasses for Jon. His old one broke a couple months ago so he's been living with his contact lenses since. At the store, he was torn between a not-so-known brand and an Armani. I must say, he looked like an undecisive kid at Toys R Us. It took him quite a few switches between the two..and then we saw these sleek and manly looking Hugo Boss glasses. Without hesitation, he told me that he's gonna get it. My husband's such a dork! and I think it's hot :)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
by Ann at 12:22 AM
When I pulled out the recipe for this delectable bite size dessert, I knew I couldn't fumble. After all, cheesecake is my favorite cake(or pie). I made sure I got the right and best quality ingredients, and read the procedure over and over again. The process of making it turned out to be tormenting as much as it's exciting. First, preparing dulce de leche requires a 50-minute heating of condensed milk - the greatest creation in the history of sweets! I can't count how many times I shooed Jon away so he wouldn't try dipping his finger in it (I had to control myself as well from licking the spoon I used to stir). And it called for an overnight chilling! The anticipation turned into frustration that night for dinner. Imagine the agony we felt while eating store-bought biscuits knowing there's a fresh and luscious dessert sitting in the fridge.
More than 12 hours later, I found my husband munching on a plate full of cheesecake squares while playing video games, then delivering some to his brother's house, then delivering more squares again to his brother at night. And that's when I knew I nailed it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
by Ann at 10:15 AM
I am currently obsessed with anything yellow. I think these items would be perfect addition to our "monotoned" room and my growing kitchen arsenal. These might be just the right statement pieces I am looking for.
Anthropologie Cirrus Shade$98
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer$299.95
Topshop Knot Tassel Scarf$32
Anthropologie Beach Find Bottle$88
Dwell Studio for Target Peony Decorative Pillow
Anthropologie Flame Leaf Bowl$16
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD$25.49
Jonathan Adler Banana Rug$160
William Sonoma Salt and Pepper Mill$55
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
by Ann at 12:18 AM
Do you believe in lucky numbers? A lot of people do. I can imagine how many lined up for Lotto tickets last Sunday or even went to the casino. Where was I that day though? oh ya, I was Target store hopping. It's the same day Mulberry for Target bags were released (nice strategy I know). I actually went to four different branches, including their website to see if there's anything left of the large satchels. Darn fashionistas ( or Ebay sellers?) woke up early to grab them. I guess I should've known - the exact same Mulberry for Target line literally sold out two seconds after Gilt had a preview sale in September.
My husband Jon and I thought we had just experienced our unluckiest day since he also missed out on some limited edition pins (he collects Disney Pins). We were already at Disneyland before 7am and still we didn't get them. In short, we went home empty-handed. But I just won't give up! I told Jon there's gotta be at least one Target that still has a few of the satchel bags. That night, I checked Target's website again and alas! I found one. I let my husband know that if it's meant for me, then I will get it tomorrow. Do have I to tell you what happened the following day?
H&M Shirt,H&M Army Green Shorts,Zara Belt,Mulberry for Target Bag,Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, Michael Kors watch
Thursday, October 7, 2010
by Ann at 11:51 PM
Yes it's been more than a month since I last snapped a fashion photo of myself (a sign of a bad blogger). And this might not be the best reason but I am gonna say it anyway, IT'S THE HEAT! I did try pulling out outfits and wearing them when we go out but just before I exit the front door, big sweat marks start forming either on the back or on the underarm area of my top. And I just can't stand that. So I always end up changing into a looser tee and shorts, oh and TOMS! Here I thought Summer was over three weeks ago. Such unpredictable weather.
With all the days of rain and cooler air we're experiencing ( at least here in California) I assume it marks the start of more pleasant days ahead. Cooler air, colored autumn leaves and pumpkins in grocery stores? What other evidence do I need? FALL is officially here and I am electrified. I figured this is the perfect time to showcase the ensembles I have been aching to show off. What do you think of this one?
H&M Sweater,Forever21 Denim Vest and Army Button Down,Old Navy Shorts,Target Socks,DKNY Shoes