Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow + Hot Cocoa

Playing in the snow with some
yummy cocoa!

| pajamas: Forever 21 | scarf: Loft | boots: UGG |

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Featured by Chicos!

So honored to be picked up by Chicos and featured on their Instagram account! 

Britt's Beach Day!

Lots of sunshine here in Mexico! Perfect day to celebrate our friend's wedding!

| dress: Swoon Boutique |  David's outfit: J.Crew |

Asti's Snow Day!

Lots of snow here in North Carolina!

| sweater: Forever 21 | shorts: Madison | scarf: LOFT | boots: Banana Republic | bracelet: Chicos | 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Asti's Homemade Tomato Soup

I made this soup with my great friend, Samara, in high school a couple years ago. We decided to stay inside instead of going to our boyfriends' freezing football game, and it was worth it! Ever since then, I always crave this soup on cold nights when you just want to cuddle up. It is delicious and super healthy!
You'll love it.
What you'll need: 
3 tablespoons: olive oil 
1 pint: sweet grape tomatos 
2 cans: whole kernel corn
1/2 teaspoon: minced garlic
2 tablespoons: butter
12 ounces: roasted red pepper (1 jar)
4 cups: chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon: paprika 
Dash of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

To begin:
Preheat oven to 375.
Using a metal cookie sheet, spread the olive oil all over the sheet. Layer the corn onto the sheet. Cut the grape tomatos in half, and add them on top of the corn. Sprinkle minced garlic on top. Lightly sprinkle kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. 
Put the sheet into the oven for 30 minutes or until tomatos and corn are crisping and bubbling.

Next, in a mid sized sauce pan on medium heat, melt butter. Slice the red pepper
Add the roasted pepper into the pot. Let simmer for about 10 minutes while the corn and tomatos are in the oven. 

When the corn and tomatos are ready, add them into the pot and immediately add the chicken broth. Sprinkle in the paprika. Let all ingredients cook on the stove on medium-low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Cover the pot.
Finally, pour mixture into food processor and begin processing. After ingredients are fully processed, pour mixture back into pot. Let simmer another 10 minutes, and you are ready to eat! 
Finish with mozzarella and garlic bread! Yum!
~ Asti
| soup bowls: Crate & Barrel | Apr├Ęs Ski appetizer plates: C Wonder |

Getting excited for Valentine's Day

After posting this to Instagram, I had a follower ask me, "I don't think I've known anyone who has felt that way about Valentine's Day. What do you adore about it?" My answer is, single or taken I have always loved this holiday. Maybe because I love the color pink, but mostly because I love the chocolate treats that come along with it, and it is a day where you show the people you love how much they mean to you. Just because you do not have a man, does not mean you should sit around and sulk. Celebrate with your girlfriends and wear pink!

Asti's must haves: 
| pink polish: Essie "mad square" | heart straws: Michael's | rosy blush: Bare Minerals | passion tea: Starbucks |

Coralie and Co!

Thank you so much to Coralie & Company for sending us this fabulous necklace! Britt took it to Mexico with her and featured it last night on the cruise. This necklace is a perfect combination of tortoise and glam! A must have!


| dress: Alice & Trixie | shoes: Tory Burch | necklace: Coralie & Co |
Check out Coralie and Company's  Facebook page to order:  https://www.facebook.com/CoralieandCompany
...& follow their Instagram: 
@CoralieandCompany 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter Glow

Britt and I get our winter glow from Jill's Beach! It's a luxery tanning salon, and we do their mystic spray tan. It is so natural and gives you the perfect glow for this pale, frigid season. We also use their "tan in the can" by Sunless Pro which is a self spray tanner.
Tanning provided by: Jill's Beach (locations in Raleigh, Cary, and Garner, North Carolina)
Mystic Spray Tan : call Jill's Beach at 919-851-3379 to book your appointment
"Tan in the can" Sunless Pro self tanning spray: have one of the fab girls at Jill's Beach hold one for you to pick up! (tell them Asti sent ya!)  

Friday, January 24, 2014

The incredible pants

Getting lots of compliments on my pants today! These are actually leggings! They are so comfy and always my go to when I want to be cozy and warm all day. 

| Leggings: Hue | get yours here:
http://www.hue.com/Leggings.aspx?gclid=CMTr4eXZl7wCFTHNOgod5EEAGA 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sun is up

Channeling a simple and feminine look today. Sun is out today so I decided to lighten my outfit up. Of course I have a warm coat over this! 
| blouse: Forever 21 | necklace: Moon and Lola | earrings: Forever 21 | 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Inspiration

This quote is my inspiration for the day. Sometimes you just have to put things in God's hands, and what is meant to be will be.
*quote from: beyondblessedblog.com *

Snow Day!

Bundling up on this snowy day! It's frigid
outside. 

| (faux) fur stole: Chicos  | polka dot sweater: Forever 21 | watch: Michael Kors |

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Waiting on the snow...

Just waiting for the snowflakes with my two favorite things: chai tea and a vanilla scented candle. Now all I need is some snow! And just as I typed that, it started snowing! Yay! 

Is it Friday yet??





| brush: Forever 21 | hat: Target | sweater : J.Crew | boots: Hunter | 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cozy Sunday

| socks: Forever 21 | pj's: Forever 21 | gold polka dot mug: Marshall's |

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Going out look



| outfit: all Forever 21! | 

Shopping Look

Out shopping today with best friends, Whitley and Kennedy!
 




| sweater: Kensie | necklace: House of Harlow | leather leggings: Forever 21 |