Phx Eats:: Cafe Otro

So this post may be a bit delayed, but why not! So my sister and I picked up my nephew from school and needed some grubbage. So we decided to check out a new restaurant in Phoenix, an extension of Gallo Blanco. Cafe Otro is a smaller scale version of the well known Gallo Blanco, featuring some AMAZING new world Mexican food. This stuff is fresh, delicious, and unique. The setting was perfect as well! Loved the simple modern decor. Really had a great atmosphere. Overall a wonderful experience and efinitely would recommend!

The Most Amazing Quinoa salad you will ever have….

The most amazing Vegetable Paella you will ever have. No joke, this stuff’s incredible

❤ Amy & Katie

Baby your the one

Us girls love daydreaming. For me, I often imagine how my “someday finace” would propose. So as our number 1 on the countdown we will feature 3 of the cutest proposals we have seen! I realize I should have figured this out better, where as number 1 ended up as number 100…. but no. So lets call this number 1.5!  Take a look and stick around this weekend to see wonderful post No. 100!

This sweet proposal was found featured on Green Wedding shoes and you can find the whole story (and video!) here! 

This story included everything from art to a balloon scavenger hunt! So flipping cute!

This next one was set to recreate their first date, and was also found on Green Wedding shoes here.

This awesome boyfriend recreated their first date (at a Starbucks) out in the middle of the woods, so creative and adorable!

And finally this super cool illustrated proposal found on Turn Olympus to Atlantis. This guy combined various and completely different illustrations to spell it out for his girl. 🙂 Love it!

Thanks!

❤ Amy

PS! As either my computer or my wordpress is having issues, the 100th post may not come up until after the weekend. But make sure you check back… you will NOT want to miss it!!! Guaranteed!

 

And the winner’s are…….

It’s here! After long deliberation and thought, we have our winners! Sorry about the delay in posting this, I wanted it to be just perfect!

This creative family put together a great collection of not just one wardrobe, but three! Three generations of fashion, have caught our eye and have won our “In Your Closet” contest!

Laurie Bohannen, daughter Darcy Carter, and granddaughter Gwen Carter have such great pieces that they were so wonderful to share with us. Their theme as they sent in their entry was a stylish family, throughout the generations, such a cute way of presenting it!

Starting off with a group shot of this lovely bunch!

Andfirst up we have the fashion legend of the family, Laurie

Love the simplicity of this outfit; the accessories top it off as well! Not too matchy matchy, but coordinating! And I just LOVE the combo of coral and teal 😉

Laurie would classify her style as:  Classic with a Modern/Retro Flare

Her favorite shops: TJ Maxx & Stein Mart

Her favorite items: Skinny Jeans – Dress them up or throw them on with a tee

 Her dream items or closet: A Closet designed by Classy Closets. Everything would be organized and easy to find and get to. It would be filled with basic pieces and lots of accessories!

Important considerations when picking out an outfit: When you are 50 plus, one of the most important things
when choosing an outfit would be, does it look flattering and age
appropriate.

And now her daughter Darcy!

As Laurie’s daughter, no wonder Darcy got handed down some serious style!

Darcy (on the left) is perfectly rocking this great grey dress with the mustard cardigan, perfect color pop! I also adore the chunky bracelet to tie it all together, so cute!

Darcy’s Style: Boho Glam
Her favorite shops: Forever 21 & Banana Republic

I know I am repeating this photo….it is just too cute! I love this striped maxi dress on Darcy. The cardigan and necklace go perfectly without making it “too much.” Like I have said so many times….simplicity is key.

Her favorite item: Michael Kors & Marc Jacobs Sunglasses (they go with everything)

Dream Items: Kate Spade Items and Jimmy Choo shoes

  
Important Considerations when choosing an outfit: 3 considerations:
– Corporate Looks – needs to be dressy, trendy, and ok for a bike
(yes heels do work on a bike)
– Out on the Town – Love skinny jeans with flowing tops – flats or heels
– Around with the Girls – comfortable but not frumpy

And finally Gwen! The “fashion rookie” of the bunch

 

This little girl definitely knows how to pose. 🙂 Do her sandals come in my size? Such a cute little Summer outfit!

Gwen’s Style: Sporty Retro
Her favorite shops: Old Navy, Hissyfits & Naartije

With such little clothes, Gwen only takes up half a closet, but that half is jam packed with adorable outfits!


Her favorite item: Yoga Pants & Dresses
Dream Items: Hello Kitty Shirt  (hey me too! 🙂 )

Again these sandals are so cute! And I am in love with this retro look she has going. The great green color and pattern along with the Peter Pan collar…just perfect! And of course you just have to love that bow.

Important Considerations when picking out clothing: Style & Comfort

 And such a great pose! Once again I love the pattern on this dress, retro and fun!

So Congrats to Laurie, Darcy, and Gwen! We will contact you soon in regards to your Alisier skirt! You all will have to decide who gets it! 😉

We all loved reading and experiencing your style so thank you for the great entry!

And also! thank you to everyone who entered, it really was a tough choice you were all great!

If you are anxious for another giveaway…. stay tuned! You never know when the next one will be! Have a great weekend and as always feel free to share! Thanks for reading 🙂

❤ Amy

I said a hip hop, a hippity hop….Etsy Easter!

Even though i have already highlighted the fact that spring is here, I would love to take this chance to share the Easter cheer! It’s all about floral, Sunday best, and everything Easter! So especially for you is my Etsy Easter! … Continue reading

Let’s talk infatuation

I am absolutely infatuated with these lovely dresses, and jewelry pieces on Etsy. I just had to post them all for you! No real theme tonight, except I am very much loving the warmer weather where dresses are totally acceptable! Enjoy this mini post… Love you all!

//Wonderful  mint flowing dress from xiaolizi//

//Love this little black dress from My Lola Fashion// This shop has some really great dresses! Love the retro flare

//Such a cute simple flared dress from Jessica Rose Design// Looks so comfy and cute!

//LOVE LOVE LOVE this vintage inspired chiffon dress from Fleet Collection!//

Also, if you haven’t  thought about it yet, don’t forget to enter our “In Your Cl0set” contest and giveaway!  Find more details here! Don’t forget, deadline is April 15th, and a skirt and a blog feature is on the line!

❤ Amy

Whimsy grooves

Lately, since I am totally smitten with spring, here are some spring inspirations for me personally. these photos and products, make me want to go to a carnival, or go put on a dress and run through a field under the setting sun. Yeah, I am getting imaginative at this point. 🙂 Enjoy and stick around for  new Friendship Friday, and some new awesome features coming up soon! Thanks!

//Adorable  Liberty D’Orsays From BHLDN- on Sale for $160.00//

//Love this decor with the paper cranes, so great! Found on The Berry//

//Amazing Owl Earrings from Glass Poppies on Etsy- $10//

//This is just such a fun photo found on Oh Hello Friend from a Photoshoot done by Jefra Linn ( gorgeous photos!)//

//And last but not least, fresh off the streets of Stockholm, Sweeden….this amazing outfit! Found on Carolines Mode- Stockholm Streetstyle//(also a VERY cool blog)

Thanks for reading!

❤ Amy

Musically Inclined

So here is the scoop. I have spent the last couple of days scouring for just the perfect outfit to post with this more than perfect song. I saw Nick and Liesl at a small bar/cafe in Zurich, and loved their style! The following items just flow great with this song! From hair to clothes to jewelry… love all of this!

//Rodarte Hair Tutorial from Cotton Candy//

//Cotton Field Dress from Spool No. 72//

ps. LOVE THIS STORE!!! Cannot believe I found this just now!

//leather boho wrap bracelet from Tenthings//

 I found some really cool bohemian inspired looks from Tenthings on Etsy 😀

//Adorable everything! found on Lookbook.nu//

//French kiss dress from 9 Family Affairs//

//Beautiful outfit found on Late Afternoon//

Such a cool blog! Love the style!

Have a great day thanks for reading 🙂

❤ Amy