Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy Halloween with Tabby Cat Crafter!

Bonjour & Happy Halloween(ish)!

If you couldn't tell who I am dressed as already, then shame on you! I'm kidding - I am sweet little Madeline! I remember reading her story and seeing her show as a kid and knew I wanted to pay homage to this storybook character for Halloween - just an older, slightly pinup version of her!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday, In A Nutshell!

Wow! WOW! My blog turned 2 earlier this month and while it doesn't feel like that long at all, it feels like a big accomplishment at the same time. I've grown a lot since my first post and seen my blog's style and focus get clearer in the past two years.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The BBRBF Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The BBRBF Book Club is getting spooky this month as we read the classic, "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley! Make sure you keep an eye on the other club members' blogs to see their thoughts and inspired outfit: Helene at Circle Skirts and Petticoats, Kat at The Miss Information Blog, Kristina at Eyre Effect, and Noelle at The Classy Junk.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Retro Recipe: Mom's Chocolate Cake

I'm just gonna go ahead and call this a retro recipe because, well, look at the recipe my mom has used since the start of time (aka when my sisters and I were babies). Also, the frosting recipe is a health concern - more on that later.

All that aside, considering I had this cake on my first birthday, I'd say this recipe counts as retro. Born in '88 what-whaaaaat?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New York & Company Audrey Ankle Pant in Floral Print

If you had to read that title twice to make sure you read it correctly, don't worry, I did too. Yes, you read it right - PANTS!! I am featuring a pair of pants on my blog for only the second time. GO ME!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What's Sara Reading? Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

I have been SO PUMPED to share this edition of "What's Sara Reading?" you have NO clue! As many know (since I will gush about him to anyone who will listen), I am a HUGE Bruce Springsteen fan. I have been my whole life. Sometimes I think it's due to the fact that my mom attended one of his concerts when she was pregnant with me. Or maybe it was one of my sisters. Meh, the story changes every time!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

What's a Girl to Do When She Just Can't Choose? Collectif Jasmine Floral Swing Skirts from Modern Millie!

Last weekend, before Salem, Ma got too taken over with Halloween festivities (seriously - once October starts, it's fun but crazy in that neck of the woods!), I met up with Jen from Dressing with Class so we could shop til we dropped at Modern Millie.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Little American Girl in Germany: 4 Days with Anna & Florian in Bonn!

Never in my entire life have I been so exhausted returning from a trip! That being said, it may have been one of the most amazing trips I've ever taken. My work trip in Amsterdam wrapped up on September 13th and on Wednesday the 14th, I took the train down to Cologne, Germany, where Anna picked me up (looking adorable in her mum covered Kelly dress from Bernie Dexter) from the train station and swept me away to Bonn, where she shares an adorably cool and modern 2 bedroom apartment with her amazingly sweet boyfriend, Florian.