monday moodboard {no. 8}

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. 
This week's board:

A MINIMALIST NAIL | How perfect is this nail design for the chilly winter season?

TWO CLASSY GENTS | Well-dressed men are the best men. End of story.

A BRAIDED 'DO | I'm loving this elaborate braided crown! The perfect updo to add some flair to your winter look.

A BEAUTY WORKSPACE | This array of cosmetics and florals is just pretty.

A TULLE TOUCH | I adore tulle! The material is a close friend of a dancer like myself, and I love the concept of bringing it into my everyday wardrobe.

Hoping this Monday finds you bright, happy, and inspired!



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Pinstripe pants are a favorite of businessmen, baseball teams, and other power players. Recently, this straight-and-narrow pattern has become a staple in the fashion world too. Not only will you feel like a winner, but you will also look long and lean in this vertical pattern.

Below is how I would style a pair of pinstripe pants.
This billowing, white H&M blouse gives this masculine pattern a nice feminine touch.

Add some navy accessories, like this Merona crossbody and Maurices statement necklace.

Tuck your pants into these Michael Kors boots, and your look will be complete.

I can't wait to purchase my first pair of pinstripes! They're so much fun to style. And who wouldn't want to add a few inches to their look?



make today healthy.

One of my many New Year's resolutions was to get healthy (duh, who's isn't?). So, I decided to start a healthy eating plan with a friend. And trust me, everything is so much easier with a friend! So far, it's been a pretty manageable routine, and I've been loving the healthy life. 

Today's post includes three recipes for each meal of the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So today, try them out! Make today a healthy one (and a yummy one!).

BREAKFAST | For breakfast, try a yummy granola recipe. Granola is great because it's light, easy, and nutritious. Find the recipe for this pumpkin spice peanut butter + chocolate chip granola at Avery Cooks. Pair this with some soy or almond milk and you'll have the tastiest breakfast ever.

LUNCH | For your midday meal, try this delightful French sandwich. Thinly sliced ham (or turkey, for the healthier option), parmesan, and tomato on a warm, toasted French baguette. For the full how-tos for this jambon buerre sandwich, check out Chez Us.

DINNER | To finish off the day, put these warm, delectable grilled chicken tacos in your tummy. Touches of avocado, onion, cilantro, and lime make these tacos a delightful meal. For the recipe, check out Bon Appetit.

Yum, yum! Sounds like a delicious day to me. I'm going to personally try these recipes for today, and I'd love for you to join me! And you can eat these three delicious meals knowing that they're the better option over your typical processed, fried, or fast food options.

I will say that my stomach was grumbling and mouth was watering while writing this post.
Are you willing to try these recipes?



monday moodboard {no. 7}

Happy Monday!

This week's moodboard is featuring all things bright and happy.

A GLITTER EYE | Lately I've been obsessed with winged liner, and I think this glitter touch gives it the perfect elegant flair.

A SWEET TREAT | Sometimes, you just need to eat a donut. Especially a cute one like these. An adorable little treat adds a sweet touch to your day.

A PRETTY PACKAGE | I'm a sucker for pretty packaging - I could wrap, cut, tie, and doodle all day. I'm loving these little heart packages! {and how perfect would these be for a little V-Day gift giving?}

A CITY SCAPE | New York, how I love thee. Its picturesque landscapes and bustling streets make me swoon. I love this particular view.

A LOVELY CITRUS | This bright photograph of my favorite citrus is so well-done.

Have a lovely Monday, my dears!



mocha scones.

Scone-baking is quite possibly one of my most enjoyable cooking experiences. Scrolling through Pinterest this past week, I came across an absolutely delightful-looking scone recipe. These mocha scones are infused with strong, freshly brewed coffee and semi sweet chocolate chips, topped with a mocha glaze. Find the recipe for these scrumptious treats at My Baking Addiction.



you can rock the midi dress.

One of the top trends this 2014 year is the midi dress. This style has always intimidated me, simply because I've been fooled by the calf-grazing length. However, I believe that with the right accessories, anyone can rock the midi.

This midi dress is perfectly simple. If you don't typically wear midi-length clothing, a dress like this would be the perfect place to start. Elegant, flattering, and versatile.

A tweed coat gives this simple dress a bit of a coarser feel.

How could you go wrong with this stylish clutch?

With this heel, the look is complete. A heel is essential with midi lengths due to the way they can make your legs appear shorter.

Don't be fooled by its seemingly awkward length - this silhouette has foxy written all over it!
Are you ready to rock the midi dress?



monday moodboard {no. 6}

Good morning, and happy Monday! I can't believe this weekend has already come and gone. Hope you all have had a wonderful one.
It feels oh-so-good to be back into the routine of C+C's {monday moodboards}!

I've decided to do my moodboards a bit differently. Instead of compiling a mumbo-jumbo of images (as I've done in the past), I've decided to pick a select number of "inspiration highlights" from my week. From beauty, to fashion, to scenery, to graphics, to - well, anything! My hope for the {monday moodboard} feature is that you can gain a bit of a creative boost by stopping by.

So...on to today's board.
AN ELEGANT UPDO | Recently, I've been inspired to attempt some simple updos, and this particular one has me swooning.

A PERFECT BAG | Absolutely obsessed with this Anthro weekender.

A LOVELY FLORAL | Who doesn't love baby's breath?

A SPLASH OF COLOR | This modern art piece is absolute perfection. Oh, how I would love for it to be hanging in my own space this very second!

A WINTER WONDERLAND | I thought this photo perfectly captured the hectic hustle + bustle of this bitter cold winter season.

All photos via my Pinterest boards. You should totally follow me.

Are you feeling inspired?



long time, no see.

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Well hello, my dears! It has been far too long since I've even touched my blog. I'm truly sorry for my unexcused absence...I have no other reason for my disappearance other than the simple fact that life has just been crazy. We all have those seasons. 
BUT - good news. I'm back, and I'm back for good! Hallelujah!

Above are some snippets from what I've been up to lately (and some links below!).

WRAPPED | Gift-wrapping galore...the past holiday season had me buried in paper and ribbon.
CHILLED | Sledding with friends - my absolute favorite winter activity!
GIFTED | One of my favorite Christmas presents - my new Rifle Paper Co. notebook.
PAINTED | This project was inspired by Hillsong's "Oceans," one of my favorites.
CAFFEINATED | Coffee dates, of course! Where would I be without chat time over a good cup of jo?
INSPIRED | I've been working up a few new songs lately. The inspiration has kept me glued to the keys!

Now that we're all caught up...
What you can be expecting on C+C:
more fashion
more links
more recipes
more inspiration

So, with a happy heart, I welcome you back to CoverGirl + Converse!

All photos via my Instagram feed. Feel free to follow along!

Comment below what you'd like to see on the blog soon! Or just comment and tell me hello. I miss "hearing" your beautiful voices!