Totally obsessing over this coral Kate Spade spring bag.
Let me start by saying, I’m not a brand ambassador for Sperry, but I’ve been a huge fan of their boat shoes for years. They are super-comfy, last forever, and are so practical for a variety of summer activities. We wear them at the lake, they’re perfect for picnics, casual weekends, date nights, you name it – they’ll work.
I am THRILLED that they started coming out with their more feminine styles a few years ago. The top part that covers the toe is more rounded, and shorter so it shows more skin. The new colors are preppy, classic and girly. Here are some links to adorable summer colors on Endless.com. (Instant gratification as they offer free two-day shipping!)
So we have a mild obsession with everything Kate Middleton wears over here at Motley Made. She has the most classic, chic, feminine style.
That is why I was so excited to see these photos yesterday. A woman after my own heart, not only is she playing field hockey (and with good form!) but she’s wearing a skinny tangerine jean. I picked up a pair of tangerine Joe Fresh jeans for $19! a couple of weeks ago, and thank god I got them already, because I’m sure they’re sold out at this point! Everything she touches is sold out in minutes, designer gold.
Here are some photos of Sporty Kate for your viewing pleasure!
Oh and in case you’re interested, here’s a link to the tangerine skinny jeans on Joe Fresh. The website color looks red, but they have the tangerine orange in the store which is perfect for spring. I love that they are so affordable because they’re memorable and you can’t wear any bright colored pant too many times in a row.
Extra credit: If the tangerine color isn’t your cup of tea, here’s a link to an earlier post with other colored skinny jean options.
Let’s be honest, what girl doesn’t love a strong red pump? The perfect heel treads carefully (pun intended), avoids looking like a hoochie mama shoe, but exudes confidence and sex appeal.
Check some options out below, and feel free to link up other red pumps we should know about!
I know people are getting sick of this trend, but I love a colored skinny pant. I’m short, and I think the skinny crop looks best on petite people. I don’t have the guts to pair it with something exciting, I’ll probably stick to mixing it with neutrals, like a cream, white, or black top.
What do you guys think, hot or not?
I had the chance to check out Madewell’s new clearance inventory today, and I thought you might like to see some of the cute pieces. Lots of booties on sale, time to stock up for next year. A lot of these can be worn spring & fall, so it’s a great time to buy! Happy shopping!
I don’t have a lot of pieces from Madewell, so I can’t vouch for the quality or materials. Let us know your thoughts readers! A lot of my online style icons shop there religiously, so I’m willing to give it a shot.
Check out the newest sale items before your sizes are snatched up (use the code GOSPRING for free shipping on orders over $100). good for a few trial items!
Wishing you all a fabulous and love-filled Valentine’s Day!
Have you checked out the Google Doodle yet? It’s pretty cute, go press play if you haven’t already!
In honor of the red-themed holiday, here’s a delicious red velvet cupcake recipe from BakingBites.com. Even if you’re planning on going out to dinner, these cupcakes would be a great dessert/nightcap to come home to! Hope you enjoy!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 1/8 cups sifted cake flour (10 tbsp)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cupcake tins or line with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in egg and beat until smooth. Add dry ingredients in 4 additions, alternating with 3 additions of the buttermilk mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir until just combined.
Spoon batter into prepared cupcake tins. Fill them 2/3 to 3/4 full, which will create nice, rounded tops.
Bake mini cupcakes for 15 minutes and regular cupcake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Yield: 7 large and 12 mini cupcakes, with more than enough frosting to top each one thickly (or 12 full-sized cupcakes!)
8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla paste (extract is fine)
1 tbsp milk
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
Beat together mascarpone and butter until well combined. Beat in vanilla and milk. Add in confectioners sugar, scraping down the bowl as you go. When it has all been incorporated, beat on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until icing is smooth.
**Recipe via Bakingbites.com – visit the site for full post!
You know how people say that New Jersey is famous for its diners? I’m not so sure diners are the best around here, but there is one thing that I crave like crazy. That is a delicious batch of disco fries! They are basically crispy fries covered with cheese and dark gravy.
When I was young, my friends and I used to do a little drinking, and have a sober person drive us to the diner for late night munchies. It was pretty much the only thing open in our town after 8 pm, so it was worth the trip.
In spirit of the Super Bowl, and going all out with the fatty greasy foods, I tried to make my version of those delicious artery-clogging fries.
Very important ingredient – you need to find “seasoned” french fries. Whether you make them homemade, or buy frozen, they need to be seasoned. I baked them in the oven at 425 until they are browned and crispy.
Pull the fries out, put on cheddar or yellow American cheese (even Kraft singles will work here)
Use a beef gravy, you can make this or buy this in the carton. I used Wegman’s brand culinary beef gravy, it comes in a regular size and a small size container, the small size is perfect for these fries.
Pour the gravy on top of the fries and through the sheet pan back in the oven until the cheese is melted and the gravy is nice and warm! Gobble them up right away, they are disgusting cold or reheated, hahah.
Enjoy! Make sure you don’t skip the gym the next day….
For years, I’ve been following blogger Heather Clawson on her site, Habitually Chic. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. She’s been featured in tons of magazines and on various websites. She posted this picture the other day, and I loved the outfit.
It’s the perfect combination of casual yet trendy. And I love an outfit that doesn’t need a ton of accessories. Accessorizing has always been one of my weaknesses. I never think to buy jewelry, and then when I have it, I never layer it on before I walk out the door.
I’ve found some pieces that will work to pull together this look. I lovee the teal-ish color of the skirt, but I can’t find one anywhere! If you know where to find one, let us know! I already have a similar tan coat, and black tights. But here are some options for the skirt. Happy shopping!