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Piknik

An #ootd.

To contrast the simplicity of my maxi skirt, I added my white eyelet top. To add a POP of color I added my neon pink and black platforms.

TIP 8: When your outfit seems a little dull, add a pop of color!

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Desert Festival

An #ootd…

This is an ultimate outfit for a hot summer music festival. With my sandals, necklace, and skirt all being statement pieces, I only used the colors black, blue, and silver to not make my outfit chaotic.

TIP 7: When you have many statement pieces in your outfit, try to boil down your outfit to just a few colors so it looks put together.

French Macaron Recipe

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Ingredients:

70 grams of egg whites (around 2 eggs) room temperature, aged

35 grams of granulated sugar

115 grams of powder sugar

60 grams almond flour

Food coloring optional

Directions:

Stick your cookie sheet in the fridge.

Sift all dry ingredients. I know it is tedious and annoying, but this part is very important.

Whisk egg whites on high speed. This can be done by a hand mixer, electric mixer, or by hand whisking (it will take a lot of work to whisk by hand but it is possible. I have done it a few times). As the egg whites get frothy, add the granulated sugar and food coloring by thirds. Whisk until egg whites have firmed and can form peaks.

Add powdered sugar and almond flour by thirds in the egg white mixture. Make sure to use the folding technique when you mix the almond flour and powdered sugar with the egg white mixture. A video of the folding technique will be at the end of this post.

Pipe the batter into a piping bag and apply small circles on your parchment paper/cookie sheet. Then, pop the cookie sheet to get rid of the air bubbles in the macarons. Let the macarons rest in a cool area for 20-30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350.

Stick the macarons in the oven for about 15-20 minutes in the oven.

After taking the macaron shells out of the oven and cooling, put ganache on a macaron shell and sandwich them!

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An #ootd.

I tried doing something that people don’t do so often. I mixed prints!! When you do it right, it looks amazing and I love how my print mixing turned out. My simple, black wedges were to keep all eyes on my dress and kimono.

TIP 5: When you mix prints, it makes your life easier if you make sure all the print colors look good together.

TIP 6: Combining two busy, intricate prints can be too much. When you combine prints, make one item have a complex print (like my black kimono) and have the other print be larger and less complicated print (like my dress).

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Boyfriend Blues

An #ootd

Ok… Don’t make fun of me for the name of this outfit. It’s super hard to figure out names and NO I don’t have boy troubles. The “boyfriend” is because I’m wearing my favorite boyfriend jeans. The “blues” is because the jeans are blue and I’m wearing a dark blue light jacket.

This is one good way to style up a boring outfit. I first just started off with the white cami and boyf jeans. I added some more monochromatic and small gold accents from my bag: the zipper, and my necklace. TIP 4: When you have a boring outfit, adding monochromatic colors and accessories can transform the outfit.

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m going to share my signature chocolate chip cookies recipe!! Deliciousness guaranteed. (Scroll down for the recipe)

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1/2 cup butter                                          1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup white sugar                                1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup brown sugar                              1 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee powder

1 egg                                                          3/4 or 1 cup of semisweet choc. chips

2 tsp vanilla extract                               Pinches of salt on dough.

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

Preheat your oven to 350F.

First, you need to brown the butter. Put the butter in a saucepan on medium low heat. Mix the butter occasionally. Watch the butter until it turns browner and it smells more nuttier. It’s super important to keep an eye on the butter, because you can burn it easily.

In a large bowl, add white sugar and brown sugar. Then, pour in the brown butter and egg, then mix. Add the vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder to the mixture. Mix. Then combine the most important element, the chocolate chips and mix it in the dough.

If the dough seems too sticky and “loose” allow yourself to add a little more flour. After, get a plastic wrap to wrap the cookie dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 mins. The more you refrigerate, the better the cookies taste (I have no idea why, it just works that way. Trust me 😉 ). The cookie dough can last up to a full week in the fridge.

Shape the cookie doughs into a ball. If you like more flatter cookies, flatten out the cookie dough a little. Put the doughs on parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes. And then you’re done!!

All you have to do now is enjoy.

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Purple Palazzo

An #ootd.

Just a cute casual outfit I came up with. Off the shoulder tops and palazzo pants are hot right now, so you should go buy some for your lovely body too 😉 (hoping that didn’t sound creepy). In my opinion, I think palazzo pants look good on any body type.

TIP 3: Whenever you have a crazy print, like my palazzo pants, match it with a solid colored item and you’re good to go.

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Primary Prints

An #ootd.

I named this “Primary Prints” because this outfit contains two of the primary colors, red and blue. The “prints” is because my kimono has an intricate and beautiful print on it.

TIP 1: Whenever you’re lost in color coordinating an outfit and you want more color than black & white, primary colors is the answer! Primary colors are red, blue, and yellow.

There is a little bit of white and black in this too… as you can tell.. duh. TIP 2: Black and white always or for 98% of the time look good with anything 🙂

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Welcome to my blog and thank you for browsing through!

My blog is mainly focused on fashion, baking, beauty, and my life. I have always loved fashion, makeup, and baking and decided to share my tips and styles with you all. I hope you find things helpful and interesting 🙂

Although makeup and fashion is sometimes perceived as a superficial thing, I see it as something completely the opposite. Makeup and especially fashion is a way to express who you are on the inside or how you feel that day. My blog will not be about covering up who you are, but instead accepting yourself, expressing yourself, and doing what makes you happy. Honestly, I hate anything that associates with bullshit and faking, so there will be none of that on this blog.

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