Stylish eats to make with your littles…(Video at the Bottom)

I’m always up for some fun in the kitchen with my favorite girl, Stella! Cooking together is one of our favorite things to do!  I asked her to pick two of her favorite things. She quickly responded with chocolate and sprinkles! Well now, who doesn’t love chocolate and sprinkles?

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After brainstorming about all of the ways you could use chocolate and sprinkles, we settled on a fun and delicious treat! We decided to combine them and make edible ice cream bowls! Yum!

Items you will need:

1. Sprinkles – The sky is the limit! We chose traditional sprinkles and tuxedo sprinkles        (aka….crushed Oreos)

2. Melting Chocolate

3. Balloons

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper; set aside.

2. Clean and dry your balloons. Then blow them up to your desired bowl size.

3. Place a large, heatproof bowl over a barely simmering pot of water and melt your chocolate.

4. Once your chocolate is melted and you have carefully removed the bowl from the simmering water, begin to dip your balloon bottom into the chocolate and tilt and rotate to create the “bowl” shape. Don’t worry about perfection at this stage. The chocolate imperfections give these yummy bowls character. Besides, you are going to devour it quickly!

**CAUTION** The Balloons will pop if the chocolate is too warm. OOOOPS!!!

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5. Remove any excess chocolate off of the balloon by gently tapping or shaking. Then, immediately place the dipped balloon  into your topping. Coat the chocolate by pressing, lifting, and repeating. Do not swirl or twist the balloon into the toppings as this will cause a smeared mess…..still delicious, just not as stylish!

6. Place the finished balloons onto your baking sheet and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

7. To remove the balloons, simply cut a small hole near the top and allow the balloon to slowly deflate. You can then easily and gently remove the balloon from your delicious chocolate bowl!

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8. Fill those yummy and Properly Stylish bowls with your fave ice cream and enjoy!

Tadaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

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These Properly Stylish Ice Cream Bowls get a thumbs up from Stella.

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We had the best time with this Properly Stylish, DIY treat! It’s an easy and fun way to get the kiddos involved in the kitchen!

You can watch all of the fun we had together while creating our ice cream dream bowls below!

XOXO,

Wendy

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Sick Day Fashion….

The crazy weather here in Atlanta has rendered our little family sick….ughhhhh! My sweet Stella was up all night with a high fever and coughing. 😦 Nothings worse than seeing your baby sick…..all of you parents out there can relate! So, we were off to see the doctor first thing this morning……looking PROPERLY STYLISH, of course!

I know what you’re thinking…..”who has time to look stylish when your sick?” The answer is …..Everyone!

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My ensemble today consisted of flared leg denim jeans, my husband’s comfy shirt (always a sexy little touch, especially for the hubby), cute wedges, and great accessories! All of which you have in your closet! This ensemble is your basic tee shirt and jeans with a kick! 🙂

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This was such an easy look to pull together……it was quick, comfy and Properly Stylish! It’s amazing how much better you feel when you look great on the outside. Funny how fashion can sometimes be great medicine for the inside. 😉

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My little star was also Properly Stylish for her doc visit….gold leggings, comfy cotton tunic, leopard print uggs and funky glasses! 🙂

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Between us, I think she likes going to the doctor just so she can have a sucker. 🙂 Not to worry, she got a bill of clean health. No infections….just a yucky cold.

A simple, but stylish look doesn’t have to take hours to pull together. Pull out those basics and give them a boost with great accessories…..and look PROPERLY STYLISH even on the worst of days!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

Saturday Style Chic Must Haves Under $100

Feeling the need to add a few Chic items to your fashion collection without having buyers remorse? I’m always in the market for great pieces at great prices! Here are few of my faves!

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Hopefully you have made room in your jewelry box or better yet, invested in a bigger treasure chest for some amazing new pieces!

The Large Infinity Necklace from By Philippe is simplistic, sophisticated style at it’s best! It pairs perfectly with any ensemble and layers effortlessly with other jewels! Get it now at ByPhilippe.com!

http://www.byphilippe.com/collections/artisan-collection/products/large-infinity-necklace-n500lg

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The Tinley Road Snake Embossed Cuff is stunning…and the price is just right! Head over to Piperlime.com to snag this treasure!

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=399047002&tid=plaff3550561&ap=2&siteID=plafcid105

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Add polish and sophistication to any ensemble with a tailored white blazer! I love, love, love white for every season! A blazer is such an important staple in your collection. Add it to everything from a tee shirt and jeans to the infamous little black dress! And, at $49.95 you can not pass up this blazer from H & M!

http://www.hm.com/us/product/07643?article=07643-A

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Oh, The Power Pump, how I have missed you! I am so thrilled you are back in my life! This sexy sling back with chain detail will surely make your tootsie’s happy! Order them from Zara.com for under $50……what???!!!

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-nam-S2013/358009/1047728/CHAIN%20COURT%20SHOE

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HOBO INTERNATIONAL puts a smile on my face with every piece in their collections! You can not live without the Eliza wallet! Normally priced at $118, it is a steal at SHOPPRIVATEGALLERY.COM for $70.80!

http://store.shopprivategallery.com/Eliza-Zip-Around-Print-Wallet-P4060.aspx

All this talk about my fashion faves gets me in the shopping mood! Ladies this is a great gift guide for you loved one! Send ’em over and make shopping for Valentine’s Day effortless and Properly Stylish! Happy Shopping!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

Life In Black and White….

cr1It’s true…..the leaders in fashion design have given us permission to fill our closets with Black and White! If you’re are anything like me, you never really needed permission. 🙂 My closet is filled with everything from black and white dresses to blouses! The runways have been filled with head-to-toe black and white designs. I hold a sweet spot in my heart for Black and White fashion ensembles. The pairing is classic, timeless and simple to put together.

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From Alexander Wang to Michael Kors, these high contrast looks of black and white are anything but boring! This season’s trend gives you freedom to pair bold black and white prints. ….If prints tend to overwhelm you, not to worry, keeping the trend simplistic with clean lines is the way to go!

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It would be a magically fashionable world if we all rolled out of bed looking like we were plucked right off of Dior’s runway! The reality is we have families to care for, corporate ladders to climb, and a household budget we all wished was much larger! Let’s go over some ways you can rock this trend and look properly stylish!

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Style Tip 1: Keep it simple!

The easiest and most economical way to wear this trend is to use black and white staples you already own! Everyone should have options to choose from, so shop in your closet before heading to your favorite stores! Pair items like a white tee with a black pencil skirt or skinny pants and accessorize with statement jewelry and a pair of pumps.

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Style Tip 2: Experiment with Bold Prints

Feeling a little bold this season? Go wild pairing several black and white printed pieces in one look. …..Or you can select one printed piece for a more subtle approach. For instance, a printed pant with a black or white blouse.

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Style Tip 3: Play with Textures

Leather and Lace anyone? You get the idea! 🙂

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Style Tip 4: Try Something Color Blocked

If your a minimalist when it comes to style, then you are going to love all of the color blocked options!

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Pretty simple, right? Will you be wearing black and white this spring? I would love to hear your thoughts on this Spring 2013 Black and White Trend!

Put the Proper Style in Everything you do!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

Leather and Legs……

One of the latest trends for the fall season is leather pants and leggings. I’m a fan! This is Rocker Chic at it’s finest. This trend can be amazing with the right top…..however, it can head south quickly with the wrong ones!

To rock this look PROPERLY, allow the leather pant to be the focal piece. Keep the top simple by selecting button ups, chunky sweaters, cotton t-shirts, and blazers. This allows the pant to be the star and top, the supporting role.

Leather pants are rocker chic and HOT, HOT, HOT! Keeping the top simple, but Properly Stylish allows this ensemble to be in perfect balance. We wouldn’t wanting you attracting the wrong kind of attention….now would we? 🙂

If the leather pant trend has you a little hesitant……try a patchwork leather pant! With little patches of leather you can still achieve this rocker trend…..but in small doses! 🙂

Have fun adding great accessories! Amazing shoes are a must. Boots, pumps, sky high heels, wedges, or even your favorite pair of converse chucks are an easy way to take this look to the next level! If you are wearing a simple t-shirt with the leather pant, don’t forget your statement necklace and fabulous bag.

Real leather pants can be a big investment. You can try out this trend by selecting a faux leather pant and keep you wallet happy!

Remember, too much of good thing is not always a good thing. You do not want your ensemble to look forced. Keep the leather pants fancy and the top simple!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

Wind, Rain, Hurricanes and Fashion!

Mother Nature can definitely make it difficult to be Properly Stylish under harsh weather conditions. Rainboot’s are a great accessory to have….especially for all of those in the path of Hurricane Sandy!

Rain boot’s have really come a long way over the years! There are so many different styles and colors available! The high heel rain boot is one of the latest trends to pound the pavement on those rainy days!

No matter what your personal style is, there’s a rain boot out there just for you!

For those of you in the path of Hurricane Sandy, stay safe,……..

Grab your favorite pair of rain boots and stay Properly Stylish through WIND, RAIN, AND HURRICANES!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

It’s HOT Again…in October!

Well, no surprise! It’s hot again, in October….in the South, at least! If you’re anything like me you are rummaging through your closet looking for something to wear! Looking for an outfit that can keep you warm and cool at the same time, while looking Properly Stylish can prove to be a challenge!  May I suggest an easy ensemble perfect for girl’s night out or a date with the hubby?

This little number has a lot of edge! Try pairing a comfy sweater with an edgy skirt and killer shoes! Don’t forget the clutch and jewelry! Leave the tights at home and show a little skin. The sweater will keep you cozy and showing a little leg is just the right amount of sexiness to keep your man wanting more! 🙂

If you style is more simplistic, opt for a simple sweater to go over a simple dress. Accessories are everything with this ensemble! Have a little fun with a statement necklace and a pair of neutral wedges. Neutral colors keep this outfit clean and classic!

Dust off that tulle skirt….I know you all have one lying around!

Tulle Skirt + Sweater = High End Style

The tulle skirt is the lead role in this ensemble. So, keep the sweater and shoes simple (nude pumps would be perfect)! This look is great for a fancy dinner and a night at the theatre!

I will be pulling out my own version of this outfit for a night out with the hubby! I would love to hear all about your night out in this ensemble…..do share!!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy