Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Breakfast Buns







While in NYC last month, I made a quick stop at Magnolia Bakery on my last morning in the city. I couldn’t visit New York and not pop in! I, along with two of my blogger besties, Lindsey and Chelsea walked in for cupcakes, banana pudding, and warm lattes. I ordered a brown cinnamon sugar breakfast bun, and it was simply divine so I decided to take the cookbook home with me! 

These breakfast buns are a recipe straight from the book, and are sold at Magnolia Bakery. They're incredibly delicious! I did a slightly 'spookier' version and added fun sprinkles and yummy homemade icing for Halloween.



Recipe:

Bun

3 cups all-purpose flour                                                
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream

Topping

1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 18 large muffin cups
To make the buns: In a medium-size bowl, sift together the flour, the baking power, and the baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the low speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Mix in the sour cream. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. 
To make the topping: In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, the pecans, and the cinnamon, Sprinkle the topping evenly (and generously) over the buns.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into center of bun comes out clean.

Extra: 
Add your favorite homemade icing on top, and a few festive sprinkles and you're set! Your breakfast buns are sure to be a huge hit! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Little Red Dress








Tobi Red Deep V Dress / Zac Posen Bag / Target Heels 


I believe that every girl needs that perfect 'little red dress' in her closet. For drinks out with her girls, date night, or a fun evening get-together, this deep-v Tobi dress is simply perfect. I absolutely love the fit and feel of it, as well as the vibrant red color. I can't wait to wear it again this weekend for drinks with a few friends!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Currently Craving






It's finally beginning to feel more like Fall in Texas, and with the temperatures slowly dropping I've already began planning a change in my wardrobe staples. On the top of my list are these 6 cozy pieces. I'm definitely going to go more for comfort once it gets very chilly out! These Chelsea Boots will be perfect for every day wear, thrown over my favorite pair of black skinnies or comfy leggings. My go-to color in a bag this fall is a cherry red that can literally go with anything! (I have a mini Michael Kors cross-body in this exact color- pictured above- that I pair with everything!) I've been on the hunt for a perfect wool duster, and this one from Topshop caught my eye. The colors are so perfect for Fall. Finally, with basics I always gravitate towards colors that I know will rotate well among my outfits, like this camel long sleeve top and black snood



You can shop my picks here:


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall LBD





Grace Cooper Shawna Dress / Nasty Gal Hat (similar here, here, & here
/ Anthropologie Wedges / 


Happy Monday!


Texas has been super blessed lately with warm days, and I wore this Grace Cooper dress over the weekend while the sun was out and shining. I love the comfy loose fit and the pretty lace detail. It's perfect to throw on before you head out the door to do a bit of Saturday shopping, or to grab your favorite latte. I definitely plan to wear it as long as I can before the cold weather hits!


Grace Cooper has so many darling pieces. 
You can see more on their site: Shop Grace Cooper


Or through their Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mini Loves

Taking Home a Fall Bouquet 
Planning an Outfit Around my new Anthro Sweater 
Picking White Pumpkins
Pumpkin Spice Latte O'Clock
Leopard Booties that go with Everything (similar here)



Happy Friday!!

It's another edition of 'Mini Loves', and today I'm showing you a few of my favorite snaps  (All things Fall) from over the week. I just can't get enough of this season. It's my absolute favorite time of year. 


Wishing you a wonderful and safe weekend. xo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Plum




Tobi Wicked Ways Velour Dress / Emma Joy Lunar Spike Earcuffs (20% off your first purchase with code: Leopardmartini-Until the end of November) / Jessica Simpson Shoes
 / Zac Posen Clutch 


Happy Thursday beauties! It's almost the weekend!

I'm teaming up with Tobi today to bring you a fun weekend look for a night out on the town with friends this Fall. I love wearing deep shades during the Autumn months, and was instantly drawn to the gorgeous hue of this darling velour dress. Plum is one of my favorite shades to wear on my lips during the Fall, and I'm now beginning to incorporate it more into my clothing! 

This Wicked Ways Dress comes in two more beautiful colors which you can shop here:


And be sure to follow Tobi on: 
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see more from their Fall collection!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Anthro Dress





Anthropologie Dress / Vince Camuto Boots / 



If you follow my insta, you'll know that I took a weekend trip to Oklahoma City not long ago. While we were there I managed to get a little bit of retail therapy in as well, and picked up some fun goodies  from Anthropologie like this darling dress. I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous Fall colors. It's so comfortable and light and the perfect weekend dress for those crisp Autumn days. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Asos Outerwear




Chic: 1/ 2/ 3

Classic: 1/ 2/ 3/

Every Day: 1/ 2/ 3



We've still had a few sunny and warm days in Texas this month, but I can already begin to feel the temperatures dropping. Especially in the mornings. And I definitely want to be ready when the cold weather hits, so I've rounded up a few of my favorite coats from ASOS. I've had my eye on so many this year that it's going to be incredibly hard to narrow down. I can't decided if I should go for a glam option like one of the gorgeous faux furs in the first row, or a simple everyday coat like the grey on on the bottom row. Oh decisions decisions... Help! Which would you choose?

Monday, October 20, 2014

LM + Jack & Juice







Jack & Juice Midnight Valley Dress / Express Scarf / 
Forever 21 Hat / Lucky Brand Booties



Happy Monday loves!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was definitely fun, but way too short. 

I wore this darling Midnight Valley Dress from Jack and Juice on Saturday to run errands and grab coffee with one of my best friends. I love the gorgeous lace detail on the hem, and the color is simply perfect for Fall. I received so many compliments after wearing it, and definitely plan to wear it loads this season. 

Starting today, you can get anything from Jack and Juice for 20% off by using discount code: leopardmartini from now (October 20th) until November 20th! Simply enter code at check out. 

There are so many gorgeous pieces that I'm currently eyeing including this Rainy Days Sweater, as well as this Untamed Dots Dress

You can see more from Jack and Juice by following them on Instragam, Twitter, & Facebook

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mini Loves

boot weather 
gorgeous blooms from a wonderful friend
waking up in time to see this gorgeous sunrise
fall layers and Zara scarves make me happy


Here are little bits of this week through my Instagram. I love capturing moments throughout the week that inspire me. Starting today, I will be doing a new series on the blog every Friday called 'Mini Loves' which will showcase a few of my favorite things from throughout the week. I think it's so lovely to look back at the little things that touch us during our everyday lives. Sometimes we get so caught up in how busy life can be, that we forget to live in the now and embrace what is actually happening. It's so nice to take a step back and reflect on the moments that touch our hearts or the things that make us smile. I hope that this will encourage you to look for and find the 'mini loves' that you come across at the end of every week.

 xoxo 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Pinspo

Unstoppable 
Leopard Print Booties




Happy Thursday loves!

Here are a few things that are currently inspiring me via Pinterest
I hope you've had a lovely day! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Buffalo Plaid






BB Dakot Jacket via Lulu*s / H&M Leggings / Michael Kors Bag / Vince Camuto Boots



This Buffalo Plaid jacket from Lulus.com has been on my must-have list since I saw it online not long ago. The black and red combined together is simply gorgeous, and the absolute perfect Fall statement Jacket. I paired it with a pair of faux leather leggings, and tall black boots for a weekend in Oklahoma City. I definitely plan to wear this lovely jacket all Fall and Winter long. To see more Fall goodies from Lulu*s follow this link: Shop Lulu*s


Shop it here!:


 

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