Monday, July 9, 2012

Luxurious Lilly On Monday's {#9}

It's that time of the week AGAIN! I swear summer is flying by! I can not believe it is already July!! 

Of course, most of my favorite prints are from Lilly's Summer catalogs. I just LOVE their toile prints and anything that has to do with nautical. What girl doesn't?!

The outfit of the week is literally one of my all time favorite prints - Fresh Catch Toile. It is a mixture of pretty blues, with a beachy background and all around perfect for any outdoor water adventure! 

Posing in Nassau, Bahamas at the Atlantis Beach with the BF :)

This is the McCormick Dress -- it has spaghetti straps that you tie at the top or you can tie them together to make it halter top! Such a versatile dress :)

Relaxing at the Adult pool on our Carnival Cruise. Wearing my Docksider Lilly Jellies :)

I absolutely LOVE this print, if you hadn't already read-- I actually broke my only buy one item in each print rule and own the avery skirt and the callahans in this print! I am still on the lookout for the Gretchen dress, maxi and a tie for my BF to wear :)

XoXo, Kelsey

Monday, July 2, 2012

Luxurious Lilly On Monday's {#8}

Good Morning Everyone!! This week I am featuring one of my FAVORITE formal Lilly Pulitzer dresses! It is the Seamus in Blue Escape. I bought this dress 2 years ago and never had the place to wear it, until finally I went on my first cruise this past March!

Sippin' a Sex on the Beach in my Lilly :)

I was able to score this lovely dress on one of my favorite websites, that sells used and new Lilly --> Re-Lilly for $100 brand new with tags, what a STEAL! It originally runs around $298.
Our first cruise,  formal dinner night!

I love the vibrant print and the gorgeous intricate beading along the neckline and the sheer arm length sleeves. It is truly a stunning dress that I can't wait to wear again!

XoXo, have a great Monday Lilly friends!! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Luxurious Lilly on Monday's {#7}

Happy Monday Morning Lovely Ladies :) Hopefully this week is going to fly by and the weekend will be here before you know it! 

My Lilly Pulitzer attire of the week is one of my favorite tops, the silk Elsa. I bought this at a whim and ended up loving it! It was during the crazy Elsa "phase". The print is Skip On It, which I wish I had more items in this print!!

Me and the BF before going out!

I swear I get compliments every time I wear it, and it is so easy to just throw on with a pair or jeans and feel comfortable and cute! I need to be on the look out for me, but they can be pricey ($$). I snagged this one up for about $65 NWT. Typically the run $100+. 

My girlfriends and I

In these photos I was headed to a piano bar, for drinks and music with friends! I am sure I will be wearing this out a lot more in the fall and when it is not so hot! 
Always Love Lilly!! xoxo.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Luxurious Lilly on Monday's {#6}

Im BACKK :) Vacation to Cali, my 1st big girl job, nursing boards, and moving home has kept me from being able to blog!! This Monday's Lilly of the week is one that I recently bought off eBay! It is in one of my favorite colors, BLUE (goo UK!). 

Sippin' on a Mikes Hard!

This dress is so girly and fun. It has a keyhole ring in the back and a frilly fabric on the ends of the sleeves! I wore it to a local block party in Louisville.

The BF and I :)
The name of the print is Coastal Blue Star!! Love it! Hoping to snag a top in the same print sometime soon!

Have a great rest of the week! xoxo

Monday, June 4, 2012

NTTB {No Time To Blog}

Sorry I have been super busy lately! I went on vacation to California a few days ago and then started my "Big Girl J.O.B." and I am studying for my Nursing boards that are next Monday! I wont be blogging till after my boards :( Hope everyone has a great week!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{Weekend Festivities/Susie Homemaker}

Since this was my last weekend in Lexington I decided to make it a fun-filled time with all of my best friends and sisters :)

On Friday my friends and I entertained ourselves with a Game Night where we fixed a big dinner and played board games while drinking. The next day we all met up and enjoyed the good old Kentucky and went on the Bourbon trail!

For game night we decided to do italian. I volunteered to make an appetizer. For anybody that knows me, I can NOT cook. Literally - it is a problem. I can cook a total of about 5 items. Any thing microwavable and 2 types of appetizer dips and I have managed to perfect one dish - Fetuccini Alfredo. I feel bad for my future husband - haha. Thus being said, this weekend I made one of my two dips. This dip is called "Pizza Dip". Very sophisticated, I know, haha. I decided to take photos of each stage of how to make it so if anybody was interested, they could do it themselves. Trust me -- it's SUPER easy!

1 Pack of Cream Cheese
2 Cups of Mozerella Cheese
1 Container of Marinara sauce (any brand - just not chunky tomatoes)
1 Package of small Pepperonis
I use two 9 inch round pans.

Step One:
Spread the Cream Cheese on the bottom of two 9" round pans.

Step Two:
Spread an even amount of Marinara over Cream Cheese.
Step Three:
Add half of the bag of pepperoni's  too each pan on top of the Marinara
Step Four:
Add 1 cup of Mozerella cheese to each pan 
Step Five:
Put in the oven at 350 degrees and cook until the cheese is melted.
I don't have an exact time - haha I just check on it every 5 minutes or so.

Step Six:  Add a bag of Frito or Tostito chips and dig in! It is too die for :) Like I said, it is an easy recipe. If I can do it, trust me, YOU can do it!! I'd love to know some of your all's favorite recipes or if you make something similar!

Two of my friends decided to bring dessert and it was so cute, so I just have to show you :) We devoured this in literally an hour. Gotta love cookie cake :)
Game Night 2012 Cookie Cake :)

On Saturday we all hopped in my friends Mini Van and took a trip to the Wild Turkey Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky!
One of the 6 distilleries on the Bourbon Trail!

It was a lot of fun and we got to see all the processes of making the Bourbon. They took us on a bus tour and a walking tour. We got to see the bourbon fermenting and where they kept the barrels for 8-10 years.

Just one of the huge Vats where they keep the Bourbon

My friends and I in front of a big Bourbon Barrel!

S. K. and I at one of the warehouses

Bourbon Barrels of all ages.
If any of you are from Kentucky or have the opportunity to visit, I would highly suggest doing the Bourbon Trail! There are 6 distilleries that all give tours and tasting. The history is fascinating and the properties are all unique and very pretty. We only had time to visit one, but I am sure I will be back to do more later this summer! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Luxurious Lilly on Monday's {#5}

Sorry for the delay! It's always better to post late, rather than never, right?! 

I decided this weeks fabulous feature of the week is going to be one of my favorite new prints, "State of Mind". Everyone can enjoy it because it includes all 50 states in a patch-like print in beautiful bright colors. It also came out in multiple different dresses, skirts, and shorts. I was able to pick up the Ricci Shift on sale, 30% off at Peppermint Palm in Lexington, Ky. I had been eyeing this dress for a while, so I was ecstatic that it was on sale :)

The KY patch on the dress!
I got this dress a few weeks before my graduation and decided it was going to be my Pinning Ceremony dress for Nursing! I was able to get a few pictures before I took the rest of my pictures with my robe on.

My dad and I before the ceremony.
If you love this dress or pattern as much as I do, I would suggest sizing down in this style. I am normally a 6 in Shifts and I was able to wear a 4 in this dress, which always makes you feel better :)

Nursing Friends :)

Love my Lilly Pulitzer! What has been your favorite print in Lilly this season?! Anybody else have the "State of Mind" pattern!?