Retro Chic For A Fun Wedding

A short time ago I was sitting reading email in the morning when I received a text asking if I was available for an impromptu wedding that afternoon. Who doesn't love a reason to dress up and support a dear friend in the middle of the day in the middle of the week? So I frantically arranged child care and raced to my closet to come up with something just fabulous enough for an afternoon gay wedding!

I know I've posted this dress before but it is so very fabulous and I do so love it. To be fair I did have different hair and wore different shoes with it last time.

If my budget allowed I would wear Dolce and Gabbana much more often as I am convinced the cut is perfectly made specifically for me. (Narcissistic today much, Larkin?)

The softness of the rounded toe on the pump and the classic shape of the heel go perfectly with this look.

And of course a picture from the festivities of one of the grooms. I can hardly believe he is married!

Dress by Dolce and Gabbana seen here. Shoes by Vivienne Westwood seen here. Sunnies by Mugler seen many times on the blog, probably too many. I should get new sunglasses!

Photos by Kanon Saunders.

XOXO

Larkin

 


Gluten Free Yogurt Crumb Cake

My husband and my little boy are gone on a boys only trip to a forest service cabin and my man child is at school. So on this gray day, I am home listening to music and totally spoiling myself. I have a crumb cake in the oven and a cup of tea in hand and just got off the phone with a sweet friend. I have plans to go to dinner tonight with girlfriends. This feels decadent. My boys gave me a Kitchenaid mixer for Mother's Day. A gorgeous red one! I have wanted one for ages and I am loving it! I made cream filled cupcakes last week and now this crumb cake that is in the oven. And since I didn't save any of the info about the cupcakes and the coffee cake is in the oven now, I will write about that…

Sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter, what could be better?

Isn't this just a thing of beauty?

Mix mix mix.

Blend, combine, mix, incorporate etc.

Butter pan, add batter, add topping, bake. Wait and write blog post while waiting.

 

Recipe for cake.

1 1/2 cup Full fat greek yogurt

3 eggs

big splash of vanilla

2/3 cup brown sugar lightly packed

1/3 cup white sugar

pinch of salt

2 1/2 cups gf flour mix (I used Namaste)

4 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cubes (8tbsp) mostly melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 with rack in the middle. Line the bottom of a square baking dish with parchment and lightly butter grease the sides. Mix eggs, yogurt, vanilla and sugar then add dry ingredients and mix again. Add butter last and mix until just combined. Pour batter into pan and top with crumb topping. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe for topping

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 stick mostly melted butter

1/4 cup gf flour

Pinch of nutmeg

2 tsp cinnamon or more if you like it

Mix it all together and use fingers to crumble it on top of cake batter. Lick fingers when done.

And there you have it! Nom nom nom.

Excuse me, must stuff face.

XOXO

Larkin

 


Mimosa Print Dolce & Gabbana

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In love with this dress!  I do tend to love Dolce & Gabbana and this in no exception.  The print is perfection and I so love the classic cut.  So pin up.  I find it works with my chest so really, whats not to love?

Add dsquared2 shoes and take me to dinner and dancing!  Any yes, i would happily dance in these shoes!

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XOXO

Larkin


The Last Of March Sweaters And Boots

I know it is mid May and these are still from March…I've finally finished my semester finals and have a minute to blog these before I start my next endevour. That being said , I wish I could decide what that is going to be and get on with it. I can't seem to figure out if I should keep going to school (it ain't cheap) and finish my bachelor's and how that might benefit me or if it will just make me in debt. Decisions decisions! At this point I've pretty much learned what I don't want to do with the degree and not what I do want to do. Please comment if you have and wise, silly or really just any advice. I'm open to hear it.

Alright, enough decision crisis, on to fashion.

This was one of my favorite sweaters this winter. Since it was such a mild winter I could totally get away with wearing a sweater instead of a coat which I did plenty. March was pretty springy already so why not cuff the jeans?

This top is so flowy it is almost night gown-esque. I love the looseness and softness of the look it creates.

Long cardigan and high low shirt both by Free People. Jeans by Mavi seen recently here. Boots by MLE seen here. And just a note, I've been doing my hair this way since before Miley Cyrus was born.

Photos my Kanon Saunders

XOXO

Larkin

PS. Seriously, feel free to comment, maybe something will cause an ah-ha moment and I will know what to do. Heh.

 


More From March

Wow, I was really bad about posting! Well, this semester of school is over in 2 weeks and maybe I will manage to get back at it. But here are more photos from March. I have another after this one too!

I love this outfit. Soft cashmere in a completely neutral hue and a vibrant watercolor scarf paired with my favorite leopard printed hair calf boots.

The pop from both the boots and scarf is so fun.

I am seriously bad about letting my hair go. It's almost ombré, the roots are so bad here. I have since gotten it done though.

Cashmere sweater by…hmmm, I don't know and I think I put this one away in hopes of warm weather. Scarf by Ted Baker seen here. Jeans by Mavi. Boots by Giambatista Valli seen here, here, and here. Sunnies by Mugler.

 

 


It’s Been Way Too Long! How About A Kiss?

I have been a bit busy with school and life so I've been terrible about posting. But I was cleaning pictures off my iPad and I found some u posted outfits from way back in March. So here you go. And why not start with a bulldog kiss…

That's just a whole lot of puppy love going on!

It was such an usseasonably warm March this last year that layers were key.

Cashmere sweater by Suss seen here and here. Jeans by AG. Cheap layering tank. Lots of fun cheap bling. Boots by Colin Stuart. Sunnies by Tom Ford.

Photos by Kanon Saunders.

XOXO

Larkin

 


Wool Mini and A Soft Sweater In The Winter Sun

A sunny day in winter makes for good light for a few pictures. Much has been going on here since I last blathered on the blog. I've gone back to school. Yup, I'm a school…girl? Mom? Lady? Hmm, I'm not sure what I am. Student. I'll go with that. I am definitely the oldest person in one of my classes and the oldest student in the other. Not so many moms who have high schoolers about to graduate in my classes. Nope, just me, it makes me feel a bit old but I'm enjoying it none the less. So, I have been pretty busy. I have not used my mind like this in quite a while but I'm getting back into it. My goal is to finish my bachelors in business and then we will see. Anyway, on to the outfit and pictures and such.

The rest of the country has all our snow so I've been wearing heels a bit. It's nice to not be freezing but I am worried about what this means for this summer's fire season.

I still love a great wool skirt and this little Derek Lam is perfect. It isn't so dressy that it doesn't get worn and is still cute with tights and boots. I also tend to favor drapey sweaters with this style of skirt and in this case I'm loving the crop cut with the drop batwing sleeves since it allows for a black layering tank that helps tie the boots and tights and all together.

Skywalker wanted in the picture too!

Oh, can't have one without the other. I love my doggies!

 

Sweater by Wooden Ships and is from a friend. Thanks Sou! The layering tank has no tag but is just one of those little cheap body hugging tanks that are ever so useful this time of year. Skirt by Derek Lam. Tights are DKNY I think. Boots are by L.A.M.B. And have been seen many times here, here, here.

Photos by Kanon Saunders. (Love that kid!)

I do hope March will treat you all fabulously with your spring wardrobe changeover. I haven't even put much thought into mine this year. eek!

XOXO

Larkin

 


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