Undying Love for Stripes

It doesn’t matter the season, I’ll always wear stripes (black and white of course). Every time I come home from shopping I realize I keep buying near identical black and white stripped tops… it’s getting a bit ridiculous!

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And I can’t get mad at myself for all the repeats because I wear  each and every one of them until they can’t be worn anymore. C’est la vie 🙂

There’s a reason why black and white stripes have been a staple in the fashion industry for decades… they’re chic, stylish, and irresistible! In the words of Leonardo da Vinci “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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So what’s your vice?

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Jeans: Zara
Shirt: Jones NY
Shoes: Aldo
Purse: Michael Kors

Rainy Day Reads

I had plans today to wake up and go for my long run as I wasn’t able to squeeze it in with the Easter festivities, plus a run seemed necessary after all that Easter chocolate… but it’s been raining since I woke up this morning no that plan was a no go!

Plan B, reading. I’ve just finished reading books from Emma Straub, Kate Mosse, Michelle Gable, and Graham Greene (as I mentioned in my first post, I have a lot of time of my hands lately).


I haven’t yet read anything be Sara Gruen but had heard she is quite a good author so I picked up her newest novel.

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What do you use as a book marker? I tend to use the receipt I got with the book, or an old plant ticket. Now to take advantage of this weather, make a cup of tea, and lose myself in this book!

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Cookies On My Mind

After obsessing over cupcakes for the past few year I’ve developed an undying weakness for cookies. I could have them for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert, pre-bed snack, etc.

In time for Easter Holidays I made Cadbury Egg Peanut Butter cookies, hopefully they’ll last till tomorrow!

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  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • as much chocolate as you want (I diced up Cadbury Easter Eggs plus some milk and white chocolate chips)

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Bake for 10-15 minutes on 350 F and indulge! Bon Appetit 🙂

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Go To Purse

I’m sure everyone has a go to purse. Although I probably have too many purses in my closet there is always one that is my go to. It fits everything and more.

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This Michael Kors bag has been everywhere with me! It’s so practical and fits for every occasion. Sometimes it can get a bit snug when I have to carry my other half’s things too, but it always works.

I prefer a smaller cross body as opposed to a tote, there’s just too many unnecessary things I would keep in there and then I find I’d be sore from carrying around an extra 15lbs.


So now that you’ve seen mine, what’s your go to purse?

Ps. what an accessory with the outlet in the first photo 😉 #photographyskills

Unfamiliar Ground

This is all new to me. I’m not a writer and I’ve never published more than a post on Facebook. Therefore I apologize in advance if this is not up to par and/or boring.

I love fashion, food, and fun and thought that while I have time on my hands I’ll channel my energy into this blog instead of watching every episode of The Real Housewives that ever existed! Long sentence…

Basically I want to share things I love, see, and do on a daily basis. Life is meant to be enjoyed.

So here is my contribution to the inter web’s ever evolving lifestyle blogs! Stay tuned and cheers!


P.S. why HawklyCoop? Simple, there are Cooper’s Hawks which nest where I live, and they’re beautiful!