Saturday, April 1, 2017

St. Louis in 2 Days | The Arch & City Museum

Bonjour!



  (Sara: "Wait- you're not getting the arch in the frame!" Camera: *Click*)


1. City Museum
Perhaps the best museum in the history of ever, this sprawling playground is an adult's childhood dream. Crawl through countless winding tunnels, careen down a 10-story slide, and climb through enclosed passages in the outdoor Monstrocity.







 All in all, the City Museum was one of my favorite stops and will definitely be on my "revisit" list.



2. Science Center
Your typical science-y and mathical exhibits and displays. Highlights: Singing Tesla coils, rocking flight simulation, and the ever-looming Severe Weather imax.


A faraday cage sits above the audience during the demonstration.


See mo' of our trip to MO in my collaboration with Sammy from C'est La V!


Outfit Details:

Superman Tee/ Shoes: Walmart | Denim Shirt/ Moto Jacket: Thrifted | Yellow Skirt: Ragstock | Crossbody: Poshmark
What are your favorite STL destinations?

xoxo,

Sara


Friday, March 17, 2017

Shamrock Shenanigans

Bonjour!

Black Tee: Target | Green Heart Cardigan/ Denim Skirt: Thrifted | Boots: Poshmark 




Shamrock Shake

Ingredients:
- Ice cream
- Milk
- Green Food Coloring
- Green Sprinkles

Directions:

1. Blend 4 scoops of ice cream with 1/2 cup of milk.
2. Add 2 drops of green food coloring .
3. Mix well.
4. Top with green sprinkles and add a straw.
5. Enjoy!

*for added effect, insert a chocolate gold coin.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, lassies!

Xoxo,
Sara

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

She Eats: A Cinnamon & Citrus Breakfast




If any of you know me, you know that I am NOT a morning person. I don't enjoy getting up before 7, I have to drag myself out of bed by tooth and nail if the sun is not up yet, and I am generally not a pleasant person to be around before 9. BUT...



I have a well-known recipe (and in my culinarily-lacking state, I most certainly refer to this as a "recipe") that takes less than 5 minutes to make and is tasty nonetheless. Give it a taste and let me know what you think!



What's your morning (bread and) jam?



xoxo,

Sara

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February OOTDs

Bonjour!


It may come as no surprise when I say that I love pink. It's quite possible I would wear pink every day for a month if given the opportunity, and if ever there were an opportunity, it would be in February. AKA now! Thus, I have compiled my favorite pink OOTDs into a post dedicated to the color of the month (we'll just disregard the fact that I overdo pink in too many months to make this one any more special) ;)

Details below!

Heart Tee: Burlington | Pink Skirt: Romwe | Black Ankle Boots: Online

Cape: Lakeside Collections | Textured Skirt: Thrifted | Turtleneck: Gifted

Bow Sweater: Thrifted | Denim Skirt: Karen's Closet | Pink Boots/Plaid Vest: Gifted

Pink Peplum Top: H&M | Skirt: Thrifted | Bow Heels: Poshmark | Belt/Handbag: Thrifted

 
Pink Heart Cardigan/ Grey Shift Dress: Thrifted | Flats: Rue 21


Grey Moto Jacket: Gifted | Pink Shift Dress: Thrifted | Raccoon Flats: Rue 21
Pearl Sweater/ Bejeweled-Collared Top/ Red A-Line Skirt: Thrifted | Red Mary Janes: Poshmark
 Pink Cape: Lakeside Collections | Grey Leopard Scarf: Gifted| Grey Moto Jacket: Gifted | Pink Shift Dress: Thrifted | Raccoon Flats: Rue 21

Follow me on Instagram @petite_est_belle for more OOTDs!

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo,

Sara



Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Mini Tea Party

Bonjour!






A sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day single or in the ever-popular Galentine's Day mode. Continue on to see a How-To on the details.





1. Washi Tape Flag

As straight-forward as it sounds, this cute flag is simply washi tape wrapped around a toothpick.







2. Mini Platter

First, acquire two coasters. Cut napkins to fit around the area of the coaster (coaster #1) and then cut a patterned ring from the previous cut-out (coaster #2). Cover both coasters with the napkins, then carefully poke a toothpick through the two coasters, being mindful to keep enough space between to hold the sweets. Add more layers depending on the sturdiness of the coasters!



Now that that's taken care of, it's time to eat! Bon appétit, mes amis!

xoxo
Sara

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sweet and Spicy Scentsy Valentines


Bonjour!


 As we start the lovely month of February, we also start preparing for perhaps the sweetest holiday of them all: Valentine's Day! Here I am sharing a last-minute gift you can make ahead of time (or at the last minute) for some of your gal pals.

You Will Need:

  • A chocolate box
  • A wax pack (I used Café Au Lait and Pink Velvet as shown below)
  • A Scentsy pot or candle warmer (or your preferred method of melting wax if it differs from the already mentioned methods)


What To Do:

1. Eat the chocolate. EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE!!!

2. Take two cubes of your chosen scented wax and melt them until liquidified.

3. *OPTIONAL* You may want to spray the inside of your chocolate box with cooking spray to ensure the cubes come out more easily after gifting.

4. Carefully pour the melted wax into the mold and let cool. This usually takes about 5 minutes.

5. I highly recommend including a note in the box which states that the contents are INEDIBLE wax to prevent consumption by a loved (or at least liked) one.

6. Give to a friend, family member, or coworker!



These boxes can be used for spicing up a workspace, air-freshening a car, etc.! Or remove the cubes and, loosely wrapped so they don't rub off, place in a drawer, cabinet, or shoes to liven the air and give off a pleasant scent.



Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo,
Sara

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dreamland


Bonjour!












Insert random hedge-hugging... :)











Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! As much of the U.S. was hit by crazy wind, ice, etc., we were fortunate enough to have a beautiful dusting of fog (as you can see in many of the above backgrounds).  Today we were on campus looking at my sister's new college schedule and scouting out the different locations at which she will be having class, a routine of the student life that I avidly miss.  As for me, I am enjoying the day off courtesy of a man who worked for peaceful equality for all, focused on the importance of humanity as more than just differing and conflicting races, and brought together a nation in turmoil. May we have this same unity and hope that Dr. King envisioned during that time in today's age as well!

Happy Monday!

Coat: zulily | Dress: Reborn J | Ankle Boots: Pick Your Plum | White Fur Head Wrap: Online (?)


xoxo,
Sara