Pretty in Pink

August 31, 2015

Dress: Rachel Zoe c/o Rent the Runway | Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg c/o Rent the Runway | Shoes: J.Crew | Earrings: c/o Vera Bradley





In light of the VMA's last night, I feel the need to say... Imma let you finish, but this might be my favorite blog post OF ALL TIME.


Haha no, but really - I'm so in love with this post. I had never tried any of Rachel Zoe's clothing before, but this dress is so beautifully made + it's feminine, it's sexy, it's sophisticated, it's fun... it's pretty much everything I want in a dress!


As soon as I decided on the dress, I saw this evil eye clutch by Diane von Furstenberg on Rent the Runway and added it to my cart. This beauty is stunning in person and I love that the evil eye gives a little bit of edge to an otherwise very sweet ensemble.


Oh yea, and it twirls. Game over. I'm done. I want to wear this dress every day.






Not only can you rent this sucker, but you can also buy it in other colors. If you frequent galas and charity events, snag it in black. If you're a bride, you need it in ivory for your rehearsal dinner! And if you're just looking for a new dress for your next party, stick with the pink.






Have you guys rented from Rent the Runway yet?


 HUGE thanks to Ali B Photography for these photos!!


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Knotted Up-Do | First Wandeleur Post!

August 27, 2015

Sunglasses: Jason Wu c/o Endless Eyewear | Dress: Yumi Kim


Remember how I announced that I was joining the team over at Wandeleur? Well, my first post is up on their site now!! Wahooo!


I've been putting my hair up in this style for a while now (evidence: here, here, here and here). Almost every single time, people ask me for a tutorial and I always promise it sometime in the future... so I'm thrilled that today is the day!


Check out the full tutorial over on Wandeleur now!



Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza [Video]

August 26, 2015
As you know, I've been filming videos with Learn to Cook for a while now... but this one is extra special because it's entirely MY recipe! I've been making Prosciutto and Arugula Pizzas for years, so this was extra fun to make and I hope you love it! Enjoy!



Ingredients
pizza dough
1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp honey
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt

toppings
1 cup fontina cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped shallot
2 tbsp olive oil
6 thin slices of prosciutto
salt and pepper
parmesan cheese shavings
2 cups arugula


I'll start by saying that you could skip this step and go buy pizza dough. I do that all the time, so no one is judging you! I personally like asking the pizza counter at my grocery store if they have any freshly made - it tastes so much better than a frozen dough and you don't have to wait for it to defrost.

If you decide to make your own dough, combine water and yeast in a stand mixer. Stir with a spoon to combine and let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes. Add the honey and olive oil and stir. Add salt and 1.5 cups of flour before turning your mixer on low. Continue adding flour until the dough is smooth and a little sticky. Once the dough is done, flour your hands (to avoid what happened to me in the video!). Oil a large mixing bowl and add the dough, turning it in the bowl so it gets coated in the oil. Cover with a towel and let it set in a warm place for about 1.5 hours, or until it's doubled in size.


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to a large round. coat with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle chopped shallots, fontina cheese and mozzarella cheese on top. (Tip: You can sprinkle the cheese closer to the edges than you think!) Top the cheese with the thin slices of prosciutto.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. While that's cooking, combine arugula and the juice of one lemon. Add about 1 tsbp of olive oil + salt and pepper. Taste to make sure the lemon/oil ratio is good.
Take the pizza out of the oven and top with the arugula. Add a few pieces of shaved parmesan cheese.


Enjoy!

Eze, France | LSL Travels

August 25, 2015

| Sunglasses: Kate Spade | Top: old | Skirt: Motel (last seen here) | Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff (+ more of her bucket bags) | Shoes: Loft (similar here|


Most of you already know that I got to spend some time over in Ireland and France a few weeks ago (especially if you saw #LSLtravels on Instagram!) and now that I'm back, I'm so excited to tell you about it!! I've got tons of photos for you, but I thought this day trip was a great place to start.


One of the days that we were in France, we decided to drive up into the mountains to visit a medieval village called Eze. It is literally built onto the cliff, forming a circular pattern around the base of where the castle used to be. It's incredible to walk through something that has been around for so long... and there's nothing like the view at top.



Not only was there a lot of walking involved to get up there, but it was also super hot- so a breathable tank, a flowy skirt that doesn't stick to you, and flat sandals were ideal as we weaved our way up.





It happened to be a little overcast when we got there, but it kind of made me feel like we were up in the clouds! Plus, I think looking over the Mediterranean Sea like that would be cool no matter what.




Let's go on one of those yachts next time, ok? :)



My travel crew!





Bye Eze!


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Asparagus Naan Pizza

August 24, 2015

Weeknights are tough - most of the time you're rushed, you haven't gone grocery shopping, you need something quick - and that's exactly how I came up with this recipe! I wasn't even going to take pictures of it, because there's not a whole lot of technique involved... but that's what makes it so great! Sometimes simple is best, after all :)
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