Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tried and To-Try

Hello PEOPLE! I apologize apologize apologize I have been so slack lately with the blog posting (as always right? my bad.) I have 3 tests this week and my head is about to spin off! I am just SO busy! But guess what....
I know it sounds so cliche, but there really is NO place like home. I am ready for some rest and relaxation! Not to mention a trip to Boone, Disney World, and The Big Apple...but thats beside the point...I don't want to make ya'll jealous (insert winking face). Bring on fall break, I am SO ready! In other news, the fashion around ECU has been changing rapidly and definitely looking the most fierce its been this year! Students are pulling out their threads for cooler weather and I am loving it! Haven't you noticed? The crisp air has finally traveled its way down south to Greenville! Hallelujah! Here are some looks that I have seen lately around my campus....

duh...if you aren't wearing boots in this fall (I'll still love you) but you better get with the program.
Lots of guys and gals have been sporting baggy boyfriend cardigans open or buttoned alone with crew neck shirts and sweaters.
I don't think I can put into words how many girls were wearing a scarf at the last Pirate football game...including myself. They are an Autumn essential!
This is pretty much ESSENTIAL this season! Constantly chic and perfect with black or brown.
What lady doesn't love a baggy comfortable sweater? I know I'm obsessed.
Yes I do wear glasses, but are the huge stylish ones I have really prescription? Maybe, maybe not...

Aren't those trends perfect for the fall? I'm in love with all of them and I literally have been trying to wear one every single day...unless I am in a T-shirt, sweatpants and UGGS which has pretty much been my go-to unfashionable ensemble lately. Today I wanted to share with ya'll some things that I am dying to try AND some things that I have tried and LOVED! Ready for this? I know after you read this you will want to try them too...

1. Decorative nails. Look how chic these coral colored nails are! I love them and I will definitely be searching for a nail-polish pen so I can get those striped nails!
2. Chocolate Puff Pastries. When my family and I went to Paris a couple years ago we ate pastries like almost every single day and they were SO amazing. I think it would be wonderful to find a cheap and easy recipe so I can imitate that Parisian decadence at home! 
3. Red lips. I have always been hesitant to try red lips since I have a really strong red tint to my skin but with my fringy bangs I feel like it is a must this season! Are you brave enough to try them?
-seen on Sterling Style
4. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip. How delicious does that look?? This is one of my favorite appetizers and I think its perfect for enjoying a fall day with your family in front of a football game!
-seen on See Jane

1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I was trying to figure out a sweet treat to take to a movie night with my sorority and I KNEW I had to do something involving pumpkin since it felt like such a perfect autumn day! Some of the ingredients for the recipe I was going to use were out of stock at the grocery store so I kind of made it up but seriously these muffins were AMAZING! Scroll down for recipe...
2. Thigh high socks. The other day when I knew it was going to be a cool fall day outside I pulled out a pair of my thigh-high socks and rocked them with my knit shorts and boots. I loved how it turned out and I will definitely be doing it again soon!
3. Asian Pasta. I know that I constantly post about asian pasta because it is my favorite but I made up an EXTREMELY simple recipe the other day and I thought I would share it with you! Scroll down for recipe...
4. A collard shirt under a sweater. I have always thought that this looked a little "nerdy" but it has been all over the fashion world and I really love how it looks. I actually accidently tried it a while back when I was home and I thought it looked so cute so I am pulling that trend out tomorrow! 

What do all of ya'll think about what I've tried and what I am DYING to try? Looks AMAZE (Kardashian voice) right? Agreed. Stay tuned for another post this week and maybe some posts from New York City coming up next week? We'll see...

keep on keepin on fashionistas



2 boxes of Pillsbury yellow cake mix (just the dry mix, you dont add the other ingredients that are listed on the cake directions)
1 29 oz can of Libbys pure pumpkin
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
2 1/2 tsp of nutmeg

In a VERY large bowl (it makes a lot) blend all ingredients together with a hand-held mixer and then spoon batter into greased muffin tin, or a mini muffin tin like I used! If you don't like to grease the pan then you can use a regular muffin tin with muffin cups in it! After filling the pan bake it for about 20 minutes. Stick a toothpick or knife into the center to make sure they are done, and thats all. ENJOY!


1 bag of Snap or Snow Peas (finely chopped)
1 bag of shredded carrots
Frozen Chicken (as much or little as you enjoy eating)
1 bottle of Kraft Asian toasted sesame Dressing/Marinade
1 bottle of soy sauce
1 bottle of sesame oil
whole wheat linguini noodles
vegetable oil

Thaw out frozen chicken, remove fat and cut into small cubes. Poke holes with a fork into the chicken so that it can really soak up the marinade! Mix together 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, and 1 and 1/2 cups of Asian toasted sesame dressing in a bowl. Pour chicken and marinade into a Tupperware container, place lid on top and let sit in fridge for at least 3 hours. After letting the chicken marinade, fill a large skillet with a little bit of vegetable oil and cook the chicken until it is done. While cooking the chicken you can boil the noodles. After the chicken is done, pour as many carrots and as many chopped snow-peas into the same skillet and saute them all together until the vegetables are slightly cooked but still crunchy. Drain noodles and then pour noodles and chicken and vegetables into a bowl and top with as much asian toasted sesame dressing as you like (just taste it and see, don't over do it) and that is all! It tastes just as good, if not better, the day after so make sure you save your leftovers! EAT UP


L.A. in the bay said...

okay your picks couldn't be any more spot on. Love everything you chose!


p.s. where do you go to college?

Maggy said...

Such a long post & it kept getting more exciting as I scrolled...Fall is the best fashion for sure.

t said...

Cool post!

Viv said...

all great fall trends, i will be incorporating some of these into my wardrobe.. thanks for reminding me :)