Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pink dogwood Nails

Pink dogwood is my favorite type of tree, because of its flower blossoms. They're so delicate, pretty, and aromatic. I can remember, as a child, having a crush on one of my teachers. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. I'd go and pick the fallen branches and blossoms from under our dogwood tree, and put them in a vase just for her.  No matter how many times a week I'd gather blossoms for her she'd always tell me that she kept them on her table. Bless her heart! I saw a dogwood tree on my way home from the flea market yesterday and was inspired to paint my nails in awe of its beauty....



love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feels like summer

I swear, here where I live, we have no spring. Instead, the seasons jump from winter to summer, and judging by how humid and sticky it's already gotten, I'll be living in light flowy materials, such as this semi-sheer blouse by Jason Wu for Target!











love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

tomato and okra soup: comfort food

tomato soup is one of my favorite dishes. It's my comfort food.I made a pot yesterday, because I'd been running around all day and I needed a pick-me-up, something that I could make quickly but would taste like I'd spent hours on it. 



I used:

four beefy red tomatoes
as much okra as I wanted (not any one specific measurement)
onion powder
bay leaves
extra virgin olive oil


(To be honest every ingredient could be added or cut to your liking---so simple :)

I like to start with my tomatoes, so I peel them, and afterwards cut them into bite size chunks
Put them in a deep pot for boiling
Prepared okra by slicing and placing in a separate pan for sauteing..here's where the evoo comes into play
After the okra was cooked to my liking, I dumped it into the boiling pot of tomatoes, added onion powder, and waited until the tomatoes were cooked (I can usually tell they're done by how much tomato juice has seeped form them...the more the liquid the more cooked)
After I plate the soup, I add one or two bay leaves, and swirl them around for the flavor, then immediately take them out..and presto...

Mmmm..yummy!

love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tri-colored color block nails...



(Sinful Colors-flirting nails, OPI-black onyx, Sally Hensen Hard as Nails-Sheer Vanilla)

love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dreamy





(skirt-jason wu, sweater-thrifted, knee high socks-mossimo, shoes-wet seal, lips- nyx 'pure red' )

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nyx Lipsticks

A while ago I did a blog post on my collection of lipsticks, and I realized that my collection was quite pathetic, so I bought a couple of Nyx lipsticks under the guise of 'stepping up my lipstick game'. They're matte, so I've officially popped my matte cherry!


(swatched here, they appear to have a teensy bit of shine, but they're really matte)

(Nyx 'pure red' matte lipstick)

(Nyx 'natural' matte lipstick)

(pure red)

(natural)


The packaging is super cute too! I like the way the color of the lipstick can be seen through the middle section of the tube. The little white hearts are an added bonus!




love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Partial to Red

Between zumba class, gym time, and running, I was literally in my workout clothes until around 2 pm. I threw this outfit together to pick Jr. up from daycare. With a bright sweater like this, the rule is to let it outshine every other piece of the ensemble, but I don't follow rules, so I threw on my black poppy glittered flats!







white blouse-thrifted, sweater-pink rose, harem pants-roommates

love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I've got a thing for you..

I was in the mood to paint yesterday, and I like to be comfortable when doing so, so I threw on this outfit, and realized that it was blog worthy (in my eyes), soo...






(overlook the ink blots on my hands)



(Side note: I'm loving this highlighter green-yellow nail varnish by Spoiled (Wet n Wild)

shorts-thrifted
cardigan-thrifted
socks-mossoni

love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs



Sunday, March 4, 2012

little golden honeys

I had to surpress my squeal of sheer joy, when I saw the price on these little honeys-fifteen smookeroos! I'm a sucker for anything glittery and golden, and I'm just so happy that my all-things-glittery appetite will be satisfied at least for some time. They remind me of the Miu Miu glitter oxfords circa 2010 minus the hefty guilt-inducing sum. Super comfortable and eye-catching: I couldn't ask for more.







love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs

Friday, March 2, 2012

white cardi

This plush granny-style cardi is amazingly soft. I may just sleep in it tonight. :)










cardi-thrifted
blouse-thrifted
leather skirt-contemporary edge
shoes-mossimo

love,
purple bananas and fudgeballs