Weekend style with a touch of monogram

April 18, 2016

Shoes: Jack Rodgers, Bag: Kate Spade, Jeans: JCrew, Top: Jcrew, Baubles: Michael Kors(Watch), made with love bracelets Necklace: Onecklace Monogram , Pendent Necklace: Kendra Scott, Sunnies: Ray Bann 

Happy Monday Everyone!
I am hoping you all had a wonderful and super relaxing weekend! It was another busy April weekend! Packed full of family from out of state and a baptism! Literally I am so ready for April to be over! So things can start to maybe slow down a little! 

Now on to today's post, if you didn't know this fun fact about me I have an obsession with monograms! Yes, I literally would monogram pretty much anything I own! But I had one big thing missing from my monogram collection! A full initial monogram necklace! I own one that only has an "V" but not the full "VAF". So when I came across Onecklace I knew it was going to be a perfect fit! I went with the 24K Gold Plated because I do like to mix metals and layer my necklaces, like above! Onecklace has a wonderful selection of personalized jewelry- everything from earrings to bracelets, rings and of course necklaces! And great news! You can get 10% off your next purchase with Onecklace with code: coffee10 

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your Monday! 

Sunday Sunday.. Early

April 15, 2016

Skirt: Charlotte Russe, Bag: Tj Maxx, Baubles: Jcrew and Rocksbox, Black Sweater: Prim and Larken, Shirt: Tj Maxx, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Trench: Target, Necklace: RSVP

This previous Sunday I was invited to a baby shower, a darling 11 am brunch! I wanted to incorporate Sunday brunching and having fun. Since literally the weekend is for brunching and catching up with friends.  
Some take baby showers as a boring event. And to be honest I am not a shower girl at all. I personally dont get very excited over diapers! However, I do enjoy the socialization that these events bring! I am a super sociable person if you did not know that about me haha. My family refers to me as the social butterfly who loves to talk. (haha who would have thought??)

After the shower, I had a few minutes to catch some sweet snaps of my OOTD from that day! I am still in love with my smart buy from Charlotte Russe! Seriously I bought this skirt on such a great buy and I love that! Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend! And hopefully a Sunday Funday! 

The green trench...

April 12, 2016

Trench: Target, Dress: Fascino, Clutch: Marley Lilly, Baubles: Jcrew and Rockbox, Shoes: Lauren Conrad, Sunnies: Ray Bann 
Happy Tuesday everyone! 

I wanted to personally thank you all for all the sweet and encouraging love from last weeks post! I can't believe that this little blog is now officially two! So I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart! 

Now on to today's post! You may remember this dress from months ago! I shot this dress in the heat of winter and really wanted to show the versatility of this dress! We all have that item in our closet that we can make super versatile! For me, it is this dress! Even though we can't see it is bell sleeves which personally is a new obsession of mine! I never really ever wore a bell sleeve until I went to Fascino and purchased this dress! I guess you can say this dress is perfect for the end of the winter and for spring! And can we take a moment to discuss this trench?? I purchased this trench because I thought the color really screamed spring and totally different from anything else! 

Wishing you all a wonderful start of the week!

Two Year Blog Anniversey

April 8, 2016

Two years ago I embarked on a journey to start a blog that would capture my love for fashion and style. I never realized, I guess all the wonderful and amazing people I would meet from blogging! Working with some amazing brands and companies is only the beginning. Never did I ever think Coffee And A Blonde would receive so much love and or I would be able to impact so many people! The greatest feeling in the world is helping someone to feel confident enough to wear something and or be that voice of encouragement. It is literally crazy to me that I am only 19 and I have been able to impact people in some way! 

I have so many people to thank for one my mom who always is the best photographer a girl could ask for. I started this blog with just an iPhone and now we are taking all photos on a professional camera. She also could never take a photo in her life so I am pretty proud we have been able to learn and improve with photo abilities. When people ask who take my photos I say, my mom! They are usually shocked which cracks me up! She's with me in the cold and blistering hot. Without her, I would not be able to create amazing content for Coffee And A Blonde. So without her pretty much none of this would be possible! 

Throughout blogging, I have been able to learn so many life lessons that I will carry throughout the rest of my life! Working hard and not giving up is something you need to have if you want to pursue a job in blogging! Blogging doesn't come easy, but the outcomes are the best feelings ever! Stay humble and stay positive because at the end of the day great things will happen for you! 
 I want to personally thank you for the continuous love and support with my blog! I would not be where I am without you all! 

April: Currently Lusting

April 4, 2016

April: Currently obsessing

Chicwish flare dress / Mini dress / Summer top / Chicwish crop top / H M white shirt,/ WithChic wool coat / J Crew blue skirt / Distressed jeans / Frye slip-on shoes / Qupid nude pumps / J Crew leather bag / Forever 21 hand bag / J Crew crystal jewelry / BaubleBar drop earrings / Target fine jewelry / Forever 21 round sunglasses

April is here and that means March is officially in the books! And that means one thing we finally can start to pull out our spring wardrobe! (Yay!) I am so happy that spring flowers and spring colors are popping up everywhere! I am the girl who has been talking about spring since the first week of February. But I just get super excited because this means I do not have to deal with snow anymore!! This season I am beyond obsessed with so many trends the off the shoulder top and mules! However, I really need to try and stay in budget! Finally, I am redoing my room! (Welcome big girl room) and that is really a costly thing!! So for this months Currently Lusting I rounded up some of my budget-friendly picks! I hope you all enjoy some of my picks! And I wish you all an amazing start to your week! 

Pittsburgh Guest Blogger: Parmesan Princess

April 1, 2016

Green Flash, one of the stars of Spring 2016’s hot Pantone colors, demands attention and screams confidence. This year, don’t keep your favorite Spring hues in the closet, bring them to dinner!  Green flash, 15-0146, reminds me of blanched green Spring vegetables.  There is nothing like oven roasted asparagus with a spicy, sweet finish.   Why not create a colorful, delicious dish that’s on trend!  Here is the recipe…

 Video Link in Directions How To Prep Asparagus:https://youtu.be/NniXb7zMft
Spring 2016 Hot Pantone Colors link: https://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2016&pid=11#green-flash

Chili Orange Roasted Asparagus 

1 bunch asparagus
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. honey
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. chili flakes
orange zest

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Rinse and prep asparagus. (See How to Prep Asparagus Video)
Blanch asparagus by boiling for 30 seconds, removing with a slotted spoon, and submerging into an ice bath. Salt water right before adding vegetables. 
Dry with paper towels.
Add dry asparagus , olive oil, honey, and garlic to a Ziploc bag.
Toss until coated.
Place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Salt/pepper.
Bake 7-9 minutes until still crisp with roasted edges.
Remove, sprinkle with chili flakes and orange zest.