Thursday, December 31, 2015

Resolutions and Goals for 2016!

Happy New Year, Lovies!
I am not one to really make New Years Resolutions...why you ask? Because I usually forget what they are come March. However, this year, if I tell all of you and put it in writing, maybe, I will be able to stick to it. Are you prepared to hold me accountable?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Crazy Good Monkey Bread!

If you are looking for something seriously delicious to serve on Christmas morning...or any morning really...then look no further. The below recipe, Crazy Good Monkey Bread, is basically what would happen if a doughnut hole met a cinnamon roll, put a ring on it, and had a baby! Be prepared to get addicted and to spend an extra, well worth it, 15 minutes on the elliptical. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Love Affair with Boots! It's bad people! I just counted...26 pairs of boots currently fill my closet! Holy S&*T! I think I have a problem. I feel horrible even admitting that. I hope my husband doesn't read this post.
As you can see I LOVE boots. All types of boots...I am talking riding, over the knee, knee high, mid-rise, ankle, causal, comfy, rainy-day boots, snow boots, dress-up and dress-down boots...ALL BOOTS! I am getting excited just typing about it. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Homemade Apple Crisp...a Fall Must-Have!

With Thanksgiving less than 24-hours away I am sure more than just a few of us have food on the brain; especially pies...pumpkin pies...pecan pies...the list goes on. However, I am over here like "where's the apple crisp?" Am I right? I mean fall and apples go together like turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, wine and well, food! 

This Thanksgiving surprise your friends and family with apple crisp in addition to pie; I am not suggesting you give up the pie...let's not get crazy here. 
Below is my recipe for delicious homemade apple crisp. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ponchos & Wraps...a Fall (& Winter) Fashion Favorite!

If wearing a blanket is wrong I don't want to be right!
Is there anything more cozy than a beautiful wrap or comfy poncho? I love how they are comfortable enough to curl up in while enjoying a fire and movie night at home yet chic enough to wear out and about; and the best part is that you are as comfy as wearing a sweatshirt only, well, more stylish.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time to Drink Champagne & Dance on Tables!

Mavelle Style Turns Two & We Have Some News!
Let's go back to August of 2013 for a minute. The Hubs and I were in Costa Rica enjoying a mojito and a pretty epic lightning storm when I told him that, one day, I wanted to get back into the creative world. He was not only supportive of the idea but has been encouraging me ever since. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkin Decorating, Hocus Pocus & A Little Girl Time!

This past Saturday a couple of girlfriends came over and we drank pumpkin spiced lattes (which we later traded in for some champagne), drove all over town looking for white pumpkins (apparently there is a shortage) watched Hocus Pocus and decorated pumpkins. It was a perfect fall Saturday morning...even if the glitter was testing my inner neat freak! There was so much glitter! 

Below is some pumpkin decorating inspiration for your home during the fall!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Outfit Inspiration...Sequins and Distressed Jeans!

I love unexpected pairings. Think crystal with distressed wood. Or a white 1950's chic leather couch paired wtih a masculine cowhide rug. Okay, I may or may not have just descirbed my home :-)  

With that said...why wouldn't I keep this theme going with my wardrobe and pair distressed boyfriend jeans with a sequin top and simple heels?

Below is how I introduced the "not meant-to-be" in order to make the perfect pair! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Outfit Inspiration...Casual for Fall!

Hello Fall! I welcome you, along with boots, hats, scarves, pumpkins and candles, with open arms!

I thought I would kick this new season off with a little street style inspiration. Below is a casual fall look using some basic pieces that I believe every fashionista, or nonfashionista, can pull may even have similar pieces already hanging in your closet. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

15 Trends To Try This Fall

I love all things fall! The color of the leaves, the crisp fresh air, decorating my home, the yummy scented candles, the holidays approaching and let's not forget how the fashion has never been one to dissappoint either. As much as I love the simplicity and free feeling of summer, you know...throwing on a tank top and sandals everyday...there is just something about chunky sweaters and boots that makes me so happy.

Here are 15 Trends To Try This Fall!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Healthy & Easy Breakfast...Chia Seed Pudding!

If you are like me sometimes you oversleep. I cannot tell you how many times I have woken up with my phone in my sheets and know that I must have turned off the alarm in my sleep. Luckily, I have an internal alarm that doesn't let me sleep past 7:30am. 

Even on these mornings I do not skip breakfast, even if it is as simple as grabbing a Think Thin Bar as I run out the door, I always have something in the morning. I honestly don't know how people don't eat breakfast. I wake up starving and having something already prepared really helps. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Must-Have Jeans of the Moment!

I am a jeans and a tee-shirt kind of girl. When I am not at the office I live in jeans and a comfy tee. And actually, occasionally, I rock the look at the office too. Add a blazer, great shoes and accessorize it just right and nobody even realizes that you are actually just wearing a simple jeans & tee outfit. Keep in mind, the less distressed the better for the work place. 

Outside of work I am really into dressing up my distressed jeans. By playing with styles you are able to create a casual chic look. Think boyfriend jeans and a tee paired with heels and a statement necklace or skinny distressed jeans with a sequined, cashmere or silk top. I like to dress down my nicer jeans as well. For this look I might wear dark flared jeans, heels and a half tucked causal comfy tee (I also love a ton of layered necklaces with this look). The options are endless with jeans and so are the styles. 

Here are my top five must-have styles of jeans. Everyone needs at least one of each in their closet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This is Thirty!

I went to bed last night in my 20's and woke up in my 30's! 

Scared? Not Really.
Freaking Out? Hardly.
Feeling Unaccomplished? Eh. There is still time to become CEO.

This is 30...first thing in the morning! 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hot Chocolate Recipes...Spiking is Optional!

This weekend was windy and rainy and it just felt like a stay inside and whip up some hot cocoa kind of, that is what I did. True to Mavelle style I ditched the store bought packets and decided to get a little creative...I even made my own whipped cream. I came up with 3 different versions and turned my husband into a hot chocolate guinea pig. The steps for each recipe are similar and they are all fairly easy to make. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crock-Pot Macaroni & Cheese...The Perfect Recipe for Your Super Bowl Party!

Looking for a last minute recipe idea? How about something that is easy, delicious and can serve a whole group of rowdy football fans? Below is my recipe for homemade crock-pot Mac & Cheese...I mean, who doesn't love Mac & Cheese?

Friday, January 2, 2015

My January Must-Haves!

 It is officially 2015 and it is officially COLD outside! This time of year is always a little melancholy for me. The holiday season is behind us, the get-togethers start to dwindle, the warm home decor comes down and I don't know about you but I find myself constantly checking my calendar for the next long weekend and it feels like it is never going to be here. However, there are a few things to look forward to when it is cold outside: ski weekends, cute hats, movie nights in with a roaring fire, hot coco (no, this is not just for the holidays), ice skating, and really, I think layers and being all bundled up is kind of cute. Below are my must-haves to get through this cold winter month.

Black Opaque Tights: ModCloth
A must have for the girl who insists on wearing dresses and skirts year round. You can also add these to your favorite pair of shorts.

Warm Scarf: Francesca's
I am a huge fan of scarfs in general but there is just something extra warm about an infinity scarf. Add some faux fur into the mix, and you will look chic, cozy and comfy!

Long Gloves: Old Navy
I like fingerless for driving, using my iphone and anything else you usually have to take them off for. However, for blistering cold days you may want the fingers to be complete.

Warm Snow/Rain Boots: The North Face
I wear my North Face boots for almost anything and everything in the winter. I throw them on to get to and from the slopes, to run to the grocery store and even for casual date nights to the movies. They not only keep my feet warm but they are waterproof!

Sunless Tanner: Rodan + Fields
This stuff is amazing! It really enhances your natural color so you won't look like you went to the bahamas overnight. It will not leave streaks or awkward orange hands, elbows, knees and feet and the best part is that it doesn't smell. I cannot say it is odorless but I am somebody who has never spray tanned or used lotions because I cannot stand the smell even on others (seriously gives me a headache) but when I used this I had no issue...barely even noticed it and either did my husband...and it moisturizes your skin!  

Sweater Dress: Forever 21
I love a good sweater dress for the cold months. You can still look chic and sexy without looking ridiculously cold and like you are trying too hard in winter. Add a  turtleneck style, tights and boots for extra warmth.

Warm Jacket: BCBG Maxazria
Everyone needs a good warm jacket for winter. One reason I love puffer coats, like this one, is because they are belted at the waist so you don't loose your girly figure under all of that warmth. Also, a lot of the time puffer coats are machine washable. 

Warm Hat: J. Crew
It is no secret that I love a good hat and this style is great to keep your ears warm! I seriously own about 3 like this one.

Warm Socks: J. Crew
These socks are wool and they are cute! When you walk in from the rain or snow and take off your boots you can still look cute in socks like these!

Cute Hair Accessories: Francesca's 
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean we should stop accessorizing! These bobby pins are the perfect addition to dress up any hairstyle. 

Lip Shield (with SPF): Rodan + Fields
It is no secret that chapped lips come with winter, especially if you are hitting the slopes or are in higher altitude climates. Apply a good lip shield everyday and every night to protect your lips from that inevitable cold winter chapping. 

Facial Mask: Sephora
Lately, I have been really into facial masks. I try to give myself an at-home facial 2x a week and in the winter it is all about keeping the moisture in my skin. Try a hydrating mask a couple of times a week to keep your skin glowing all winter long.

Share with us some of your must haves for January by commenting below.