Glitter & Pearls

This + That – Citrus

That incredible-looking cake is actually inspired by Stella McCartney’s spring collection; Apollina created this Stella Cake (a Citrus Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Orange Lemon Icing) with the collection in mind.

Image Board created by: Glitter & Pearls // Images: 1 featuring the citrus-print blouse by Stella McCartney // 2 // 3


Friday Link Love

It’s Friday!  And this weekend is all about organizing.  I may be a little late on my resolutions (get fit, i.e. with actual muscles – not just the ability to jazzercise in an uncoordinated fashion; organize my closet/kitchen/life; perfect my hosting skills, learn to park – you see, I can get there, but the parking part, not so much; buy fewer shoes, hahaha), but I’m not giving up yet.

Dangit, I just bought a planner, but these glittering numbers make me want a new one … already.  How can one organize without the style?  Utilitarian planners are so last year, anyway. {Barbara Wiggins 2012 Day Planner Diaries}

Can we talk about this dress?  The saddest moment of my week was finding out this dress was sold out at ASOS.  There are a few similar styles (Similar here, here, and here), but the original, it’s phenomenal.  {Image via Chriselle Inc.}

This just puts a smile on my face. {Kate Spade New York Eat Cake for Breakfast}

Over on Glitter Weddings, I gushed about these monogrammed pie pockets that double as great place cards/favors; but they’re also just an easy take on a miniature pie.  With pre-made pie dough and a pie filling (you can totally cheat and buy the stuff in a can – it’s bizarrely delicious), this is an incredibly easy dessert that will impress everyone!  Cue reslution #337 – hostess with the most-est.

Friday Link Love

Happy Holidays!  I’ve got one party down, two to go, not including New Year’s.  Whew!  I hope you all are having a lovely holiday, braving the shopping crowds, and getting everything you wished for.  All I know is my shoe numbers are growing and I like it!

Baking goal for the weekend (a not so lofty goal considering how easy these look to make): Palmiers (fancy French term for “elephant ears”). The 3 Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, 2 sheets of puff pastry.

After the holidays, I’ll be needing this big bag of leggings, because I’m venturing to guess that nothing else will fit.  Seasons Eatings!

Loving this just-released Taylor Swift song for the new movie, The Hunger Games.  It’s eerily haunting and I have a feeling I’m going to bawl through the movie.  Also, I finally caved and started the first book.  I’ll let you know how that goes!

Really must learn how to knit, or send cookies and promises of  future great-grandchildren to Grandma with above picture attached. {Image here.}