Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spring Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Drop


Thank the heavens that Spring is right around the corner! Spring means people are coming out of hibernation mode and getting out and about. I have grown a bit obsessed with entertaining as of late and experimenting with different cocktail recipes is one of my favorite things....well that and drinking. I love any excuse for a good cocktail! 

One of my favs is the classic lemon drop. I wanted to infuse it with a fruit and added a bit of strawberry puree to the classic recipe and it turned out amazing! The perfect mixture of sweet and sour, great for any girls night in. So let's get right into it so you can start making this yummy creation ASAP!

Strawberry Lemon Drop Recipe 
Ingredients:
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part lemon juice (I used freshly squeezed) 
  • 1/2 part simple syrup (I used homemade ginger simple syrup)
  • 1/2 part strawberry puree (3-4 strawberries, sugar, water and BLEND!)
  • lemon drop candies for fun! (optional) 
Directions:
  • Sugar rim of glass (I went sugar crazy....I LOVE sugar!)
  • Shake with ice then serve
  • Garnish with a strawberry
  • Add slice of lemon or lemon drop candy if feeling festive


Monday, March 2, 2015

Sweater Weather


The FIT:
Cashmere Sweater Dress: Saks Off Fifth (old, similar 40% off HERE) | Vest: Forever 21 (similar HERE) | Overcoat: Thrifted | Bag: Zara | Boots: Alexander Wang (old, cute pair HERE) | Necklace: Baublebar (Buy it HERE)



Hi Dolls, Happy Monday! My week is off to a great start. I'm feeling fabulous with my new hair these days. If you follow me on Instagram @NajaDiamond (which you totally should be, BTW!) you see I have been taking tons of selfies and loving my natural hair. I decided to get a silk press recently so I'm rocking my straight natural hair at the moment. I'm really working on healthy, great looking hair this year. I tend to be lazy in the hair care department and much rather go to a salon and have them weave it up then deal with it on the daily. That stops in 2015. No, I'm not giving up weaves completely but I will be focusing more on the care and health of my hair underneath. What are some of your favorite MUST-HAVE hair products? Please leave them below for me to check out!

So now on to this look. I have been desperately wanting to wear this lightweight overcoat I thrifted a few weeks back for about 8 bucks. We had an awful ice storm yesterday that stopped me from going to church, the roads were just too bad. But if I went, I would have totally worn this! Layered with this cashmere sweater dress I don't wear nearly enough of and my Forever 21 vest that is so insanely versatile. I added a bit of edge with my medallion necklace from BaubleBar and favorite oversized bag from Zara. 

Hope you dolls enjoy and are off to a great week!!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My new RED bag!


The FIT:
Turtleneck: Old Navy | Coat: Target | Jeans: Gap | Heels: Saks Off Fifth | Bag: Olivia + Joy via Marshalls

Hi dolls, long time no post. I have no excuse. I have missed you but life has been very greedy with my time these days. I'm currently out of time on business and caught in the middle of a very nasty winter storm. The good thing is it gives me some time to get this post up. 

I'm here to talk about my bag. This perfect little red crossbody bag that I LOVE! It adds the perfect pop to any outfit and after spotting it numerous places often in more expensive versions HERE and HERE I set out to find one of my own. I stumbled across this gem at my local Marshalls for just 24.99. Can you say SCORE! This Olivia + Joy beauty is perfect and compact with the embossed details and gold details. I am truly happy with my new addition so far. 

What are some fun items you've added to your wardrobe lately??

Friday, January 30, 2015

Staying Simple and Cozy in Fair Isle



The FIT:
Sweater: GAP (similar HERE) | Leggings: Marshalls (cute pair HERE); Boots: Alexander Wang; Bag: Zara; Lippie: Stila 'Beso'

Hi dolls, Happy Friday! As this week comes to a close I'm keeping with my new 'Keep It Simple' style moto. I actually like it so much I think I'm going to take it a step further and put together a modified capsule wardrobe for the month of February. 28 pieces in 28 days. Hmmmm that's a thought, you dolls think I can do it? Could you do it? Pair down your wardrobe to just 28 pieces and wear only those pieces? I'm going to hit my closet this weekend and see what I come up with. Fingers crossed, wish me luck!

Have a great weekend dolls, chat soon!
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