Thursday, December 18, 2014

rock & swap

^^^ we rocked it & swapped it ^^^
polka dot skirt: old navy
introducing, kaitlyn!
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and meet her adorable sister, lisa!

kaitlyn and her sister, lisa, are perhaps two of my favorite blogging friends.
although we only know one another via the internet, 
i have been obsessing and lusting over 
kaitlyn and lisa's blog, accompanying outfits,
and the photos they share on their blog, sisters marie.

when i noticed we have the same polka dot skirt, 
i knew i had to share these pictures with you. 
the polka dots are incredibly easy to style, regardless of the season.
i have been living in mine with tights, boots, and a cozy sweater
these past few weeks. 

kaitlyn and lisa, thank you for letting me borrow your photos
and share them on this little blog.
you two are truly an inspiration!
xoxo.


Monday, December 15, 2014

good morning, sunshine

^^^ i am busy resting here, thank you. ^^^

my name is bailey, and i am an 11 year old dachshund.
i am a pretty spoiled little girl,
or so my family tells people - 
i would argue that i am simply cute, kind, and worthy of being
treated well. 

above is where i spend the majority of my time.
i nap, relax, lounge, and sleep in that cozy bed.
a dog bed? not for this dachshund.
when i am not in bed, you will find me curled up in front of the fireplace. 
it is the perfect place for me around the holidays. 
xoxo, 
bailey.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

the market at christmas

^^^ the most wonderful time of the year ^^^
^^^ we brought home gorgeous dried flowers, 
perfect for the holidays ^^^

the market was packed today and fully decorated for the upcoming holidays.
while sipping my coffee, i enjoyed walking around, 
sampling various treats, 
and lusting after handmade and crafted jewelry, handbags, 
jellies, noodles, and everything else the market has to offer.
the market sure is gorgeous during this time of year. 
and now, only a few days until christmas! 
xoxo.



Friday, December 12, 2014

triple chocolate milky way cookies

^^^ for serious chocolate lovers only ^^^

i first found the milky way cookie recipe here
and have already baked them three separate times!
each time, the cookies have been a hit - 
i have to tell you, i am absolutely 
and completely inept in the kitchen.
however, these cookies (as they are primarily various chocolate morsels)
are really quite simple.

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes

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ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1 egg
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips 
1/2 cup chopped milky ways

instructions:

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
3. in small bowl, mix cocoa powder and vegetable oil until it appears "melted" in consistency.
4. with mixer, soften butter, and mix in brown and white sugar. beat until combined.
5. add in cocoa powder mixture and egg. 
6. add espresso powder and vanilla extract.
7. in separate bowl, sift flour and baking soda. add into wet ingredients and mix.
8. add in chocolate chips and milky way pieces. stir until combined. 
9. scoop 2 tbsp-size dough balls onto baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
10. enjoy! 





friday favorites

^^^ new to diary of this girl's closet ^^^

did your mom ever tell you, "don't shop, it's too close to christmas!"
growing up, it felt like my mom began using that excuse in..
august? or maybe september?
of course she meant well;
and she is absolutely right, 
i don't need to shop right now.

however, below are a few items i deemed "essential"
prior to the holiday season.
1 // 2 // 3 // 4

do you have any holiday favorites?
please tell me you're a shopaholic like me
(all year round)?
xoxo.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

flowers & faux fur

blouse: lucy and lyla, clutch: zebra club, leggings, american apparel, 
boots and fur vest: thrifted

i wanted to take advantage of the warmer
seattle weather and style this pretty floral blouse.
add faux fur + leggings and boots,
and you are all set for a winter-like look.
as the rain has returned (as to be expected).
i have resumed my life of all black,
rain boots, and layers upon layers. 
xoxo. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

pumped up kicks

flannel: urban outfitters, tank: loft, leggings: american apparel, 
shoes: new balance (now on sale here)

since my feet are that of a 75-year-old woman, 
i have resorted to comfort shoes over those that are most fashionable.

i live in my danskos, 
but danskos can only be worn on so many occasions. 
with my uniform of flannel and leggings, 
the patent dansko clogs look exceptionally ridiculous. 
i have been lusting after some athletic shoes 
'that are athletic, but not too athletic-looking. 
like not workout type shoes, you know?'
this new balance pair seemed like a happy medium 
between comfort // athletic // everyday.
and i must admit, they are rather cute, 
 but also incredibly comfortable. 
you should get a pair, too!
xoxo.