Smitten Saturday

Girl and the Grill I’m just going to cast aside all thoughts of my kitchen disasters – such as the sugar cookies that were hard as rocks and featured wax paper stuck to their bottoms; the banana bread that was burnt on one side and soupy on the other; and the chicken that was black on the outside and way too pink for safe consumption on the inside – and admit that, thanks to a little inspiration from Katie Lee Joel, my adorable new obsession, I want a grill. I am infatuated with attempting to make her Memorial Day Burgers, her Shrimp with Chili Peppers, and even her BBQ Chicken. Thus, I am in need of a grill. This Retromodern Mini Grill from Anthropologie certainly fits the bill. Cute, retro, tiny, and absolutely perfect for the girl who knows next to nothing about grilling. Stand back, I’m about to unleash my inner Bobbie Flay!

Invitation Only I really, truly wish that I was in New York City right now, because the event of the season is taking place tonight, and I am going to miss it. Fashion Party is the first-ever fashion networking party for fashion bloggers, designers, and fashionistas, and will be taking place at Heathers (on 506 E. 13th Street between Ave. A & Ave. B). Will there be giveaways? Yes. Will there be raffles? Of course. Will there be countless opportunities to meet amazing people? Without a doubt. I already have the perfect outfit in mind; now I just need a plane ticket to get there. We all know I’ll never make it though; so, if you’re going...give me all the minute-by-minute details, as I plan on seeing it all vicariously through you!

Magically Minnie I’ve a confession to make...I’ve always wanted to live the life of an Heiress. To attend lavish Park Avenue parties. Spend my weekends traipsing back and forth from New York City to the Hamptons. Dining at chichi Country Clubs in decadent designer duds. And attending posh picnics in pretty, preppy pieces fit for the affluent. Now, despite the fact that I do not have the bank account of an Heiress, I can dress like one thanks to a little assistance from designer Minnie Mortimer – yes, the sister-in-law of Tinsley Mortimer. Her line is perfect for the sophisticated shopper interested in looking classy and chic all at the same time. What’s on my Minnie wish list? The Lia Dress; the Devon Dress; the Tinsley Dress; the Dabney Tunic; even these cute little Boxer Shorts. Please, oh please, Minnie, work your magic and make them appear!

Cookie Cutter Footwear Maybe I’m not the only one obsessed with cooking and the Food Network. I think that Mr. Marc Jacobs himself has been spending a bit of time testing out his culinary skills in the kitchen, if his recent footwear releases are an indication of anything. There are his Flat Cut-Out Heart Shoes, Heart Shaped Slingbacks, Heart Wedge Sandal, Lace-Up Shoe with Heart Heel, and Multi-Heart Sandals. Each looks as if it has been crafted with the assistance of a kitschy little heart-shaped cookie cutter; plus, they’re simply scrummy!

Seventeen Again No, unlike Zac Efron’s character in the film 17 Again, I have not had the chance to rewind time and relive my high school years. However, whenever I spot a new issue of Seventeen magazine on store shelves, I can’t help but find myself feeling giddy and incapable of keeping my hands off it. Just flipping through the affordable fashions, dating tips, make-up tricks, and true life stories makes me feel like I’m Seventeen Again. The fashion editorials, the celebrities on the cover, the interviews...it’s all a guilty pleasure that I simply can’t resist. No, I’m not seventeen, but I’m still a subscriber of the magazine; and will be for years and years to come!

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Corrie Bond Photographer and Minnie Mortimer for the pictures.


Unknown said...

thanks so much for posting our fashion networking event! so sad you won't be able to make it...but hopefully some of your readers will! :)

Leia said...

How I wish I could attend that event!

Couture Carrie said...

I am sad to be missing the Fashion Party too ~ hopefully we will hear all the deets on people's blogs :)

Lovely link list... I can't believe that gorgeous cameo necklace is only $19.99!


Diary of a Young Designer said...

I would have loved to attend that event! But I live hundreds (actually it's a few thousand) miles away. I just found your blog and must say it's magnificent!


PS: I'd like to invite you to enter my blog giveaway, the prizes are 2 headbands from my Gossip collection.

Angela said...

oh fashion party, i wanna go. and those mark jacob shoes, to die for, super cute.

Charlotte said...

Reminds me I really need to read that book, pride and prejudice. I thought it would be a good book for my english classes, but I just finished two twilight books and those were enough for this year. But next year I really really want - no, need - to read it.

By the way, I didn't even know there existed events like that one in New York! I feel sorry for you, you can't go.

Fashion Moment said...

Wonderful post!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Why can't I be in NYC??? Sigh. I will take a Zoe dress please. Fabulous collection and a reasonable price point too.

Anonymous said...

oo grilling, that's one area i've never even thought of lol

Nikolett said...

Oh my gosh, I thought I was alone in my love for 'Seventeen' even though I haven't been that age for almost four years! It's just a great nostalgic read, for sure.

And I have yet to read 'Pride & Prejudice', but my Mom has the audio book version of it so I might listen to it while I tan :)

Little Bow Prep said...

Pretty pictures!


Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books (and movie!) too! :)

La C.

MissRedLips said...

great post! i love getting book recommendations...must check that one out.

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Amelia said...

Sometimes, I wouldn't mind living the life of an heiress, either. And, yes, I read Seventeen, too :)

Anonymous said...

Hee hee, I'm still a subscriber to Seventeen magazine, too.

Unknown said...

It would be amazing too attend :( And I ocasionlly read Seventeen too.

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