Calvin Klein & Macy’s Collaboration

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Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa for Macy’s

I know Macy’s sells Calvin Klein but now they have a new collaboration line .. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa for Macy’s available since May 15, 2012. These dresses have simple clean lines…. very Calvin Klein…. but for $150 or so do you think they are worth it?!?

CLICK HERE: Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa for Macy’s

I think the pieces are great to wear to work but they don’t have enough flare…. time to add some bold shoes & smart jewelry ! LOVE IT!

XOXO- Glam Girl


Delicious & Easy Appetizers

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Yummy Yummy:

Delicious & Easy Appetizers


I can honestly admit I LOVE to cook and as the months go on I expand my recipe knowledge …and my husband’s pallet. I have become “that house” where everyone meets for dinner, drinks or just to hang out but with being a hostess comes whipping up some yummy, easy & fast recipes with items I would standardly have in my kitchen. At first I offered chips & salsa or cookies & fruit or the standby pigs in a blanket, none of which are bad options but they are boring & at every party. I have started to really find some gourmet-style appetizers that still seem appetizing to kids too.

I found a great recipe by author Kelsey Banfield in her cookbook ‘The Naptime Chef’. This recipe is elegant for large formal parties or a night in with girlfriends & a good glass of wine!

Ricotta Crostini with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Honey & Sea Salt:

Who doesn’t have the majority of these ingredients in their house?!?

  • 1 large french baguette
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions,finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 cups ricotta cheese
  • honey & sea salt for garnish


Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown & cool

In a small pot heat olive oil. Place chopped onions and 1 pinch salt until caramelized (about 20 minutes). Once onions are browned & soften add 4 tsp balsamic vinegar & cook for 1 minute. Take off heat & left cool.

On a serving dish arrange crostini. Place a small dollop of ricotta cheese. On top of the ricotta cheese place a small spoonful of caramelized onion mixture. Drizzle a very small amount of honey on top of each crostini & finish with a pinch of sea salt to garnish.

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I also have an obsession with avocados this season and while eating them plain or as a dip is always tasty I really am trying to find various apps that encompass favorite ingredients. My goat cheese avocado slices wrapped in salty prosciutto are the perfect filling and satisfying appetizer. On a side note I also LOVE this recipe with fresh mozzarella or even a slice of Laughing Cow light swiss … can you tell I love cheese?!?

This one is super simple:

Goat Cheese Avocado Slices Wrapped in Salty Prosciutto 

  • avocado
  • goat cheese
  • prosciutto sliced very thin

Slice 1 avocado & remove pit. Remove avocado halves from skin. Cut the halves into fourths. Put a small amount of cheese into middle section of each avocado slice then wrap each slice of avocado with a slice of prosciutto. EAT!




xoxo- Glam Girl



bebe’s Bridal Collection

In My Opinion….

bebe’s Bridal Collection


Well it looks like we have another bridal salon to check out for reasonably-priced wedding gowns with bebe’s new bridal collection created by designer Rami Kashou of Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars. You can pre-order dresses currently and either buy online or at 4 locations : Oak Street in Chicago, Soho in New York, Rodeo Drive and Aventura in L.A..

This dress is cute from the front & would be perfect for the rehearsal dinner but the back makes your tush look HUGE.

 CLICK HERE: Swirl Ruffle Asymmetrical Silk Dress, bebe $298

Oh very Vegas & Sexy !… or maybe prom?

 CLICK HERE:  Embellished Halter Charm Wedding Dress, bebe $850

hmmm… beach wedding?  This one I don’t really like.

 CLICK HERE: One Shoulder Silk Wrap Dress, bebe $278

Hello Kate Middleton-wannabe….. just saying… not sure if i love the lace-tee over skirt look. Our favorite Duchess did better.

CLICK HERE: Lace Princess Sleeve Dress, bebe $2500

Oh goodness I don’t even know how to comment on this dress …. FUGLY

 CLICK HERE:  Off Shoulder Tulip Trumpet Wedding Dress, bebe $1800

This dress is simple & classic…

 CLICK HERE: Drape Top Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

I found the dress I should have worn to prom !!! Can I go back?!?!?!

CLICK HERE:  Organza Bow Princess Wedding Dress, bebe $1400

 This dress is so simple yet is so bold I really like it!

 CLICK HERE: Silk Taffeta Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

WOW …if this dress doesn’t scream look at my boobs… hate it

CLICK HERE: Pleated Sweetheart Silk Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

I should just go try these on for the fun of it!!

XOXO-Glam Girl




Inspirations of Style : Color Block

Inspirations of Style

 Color Block

The newest trend for this spring is color blocking with bold color combinations such as red & hot pink or yellow & bright green. While this new fashion statement may be too bold for some or not appropriate for a conservative workplace, adding color-block accessories is a great alternative. Color blocking can be casual or elegant which is usually determined by the color scheme and styles.

Weekend entire is a great place to introduce a key piece or two using the bold color combinations of pink, orange and blue thru an accessory like shoes, bags, or jewelry.

CLICK HERE:  3-pack Color Block Necklaces, Marni for H&M $49.95


CLICK HERE: Colorblocked Tote, Forever 21 $19.80

 CLICK HERE: Silvana 2Bag Colorblock Tote, Fendi $2130

Another great way to stretch your money and versatility of your wardrobe is to color block different articles of clothing like a fuchsia skinny jeans with an orange blouse tucked in and nude wedges. You might not need to buy anything at all …just search the back of your closet!


If you want wearable work pieces I would stick to muted color blocking on a great tote or tailored dress keeping the rest as simple as possible.

CLICK HERE: DKNY Colorblock Sheath Dress, $345

CLICK HERE: The Color-Blocked Charmeuse Dress, Old Navy $32.94 

If you want a great color block article to keep in your closet for seasons to come stick to a great heel that you can wear to work or to dinner …my favorite is the Vince Camuto two-toned open-toe heels…. That color combination is classic!

CLICK HERE:  Vince Camuto Bello Grey Mint Combo , $129

CLICK HERE: Linya2 by Boutique, Piperlime $140

CLICK HERE:  Darcy by Loeffler Randall, Piperlime $395

I really love to hit affordable stores for fun accessories and great staple items that I can wear to work & on the weekend. New York & Company has some great pink & red color block options at affordable prices. Their simple and structures cuts really make this trend fun but not loud and these style inspirations show how to use accessories to compliment your outfit & add to the color block movement.

CLICK HERE: Tulip-Sleeve Top & Pink Pencil Skirt , New York & Company each $34.95

CLICK HERE:   Solid V-Neck Cardigan & The 7th Avenue Sateen Slim Crop & Patent Leather Skinny Belt, New York & Co.

Another great option that combines two fashion statements of the season: Yellow & Color Block… keeping the yellow toned down with white & black is the perfect way to add one bold color into this fashion trend & still look effortlessly chic!

CLICK HERE: Solid Charmeuse Keyhole Neck Blouse & Black & White Ponte Colorblock Skirt, New York & Co.

There are so many ways to color block you can’t go wrong! Have fun!!

XOXO- Glam Girl


Must Buy Item: H&M Short Paisley Dress




I am obsessed with H&M this season! Amazing prices and the products are gorgeous!! This paisley dress for $39.95 is a MUST BUY for spring…. 3/4 sleeves and beautiful blue color pallet is a simple go-to outfit on a sunny spring day or a cool summer night.  For under $40, how can anyone resist?!?!

CLICK HERE: Blue & Gold Paisley Dress, H&M $39.95

I think this must-buy dress requires this perfect yellow bag to go with the dress purchase…

 CLICK HERE: Yellow Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Satchel, $178

… I just hope I don’t see you wearing this outfit when I am!

XOXO- Glam Girl


Crockpot Italian Pot Roast… YUM-O



I am a slow-cooker fanatic but I have run into some crockpot recipes that just do not work, but not so with this HEALTHY & DELICIOUS Italian Pot Roast recipes from Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook. I picked this cookbook up not because of Weight Watcher but rather the “one pot” was intriguing & the layout in the book makes life so simple as the categories are listed by type of baking dish … aka casserole dish, slow cooker, sauce pan, roasting pan, etc. This really makes it easy to find a dish to make depending on what you feel like cooking with.

I decided to try to “Italian Pot Roast” in the slow cooker and I must admit this recipe is so good we never have leftovers! One word of advice, use a 3 quart slow cooker on this one & not your 6 quart unless you plan to more than double the recipe, you really don’t want too much surface area on this one or it burns and I would also suggest skipping the High for 4-5 hours & go for the Low & Slow for about 8 hours, it really tenderizes the meat & will melt in your mouth! Also I add a ½ cup of red wine to this recipe to really break down the meat but you can leave it out … I have tried it both ways & it tastes great either way!!


Weight Watchers One Pot “Italian Pot Roast”

Serves about 8

¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 (2 ¾ pound) bottom round roast beef roast (either whole or cut in cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium size red onion
4 garlic gloves, minced
2 teaspoons of diced mushrroms
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ cup beef stock (low sodium preferred)
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
Parsley to taste
  1. Combine flour, salt & pepper in bowl, roll beef into seasoned flour & shake off excess.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides (about 10 minutes). Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Add onion & cook until translucent (about 5 minutes) then add mushrooms, rosemary and garlic stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Add beef broth, bring to boil then scrape all browned bits from bottom. Transfer all into slow cooker.
  4. Into slow cooker, stir in diced tomatoes and parsley. (Optional add red wine as well).
  5. Cover and cook Low & Slow for about 8 hours.
  6. ENJOY over Rice, Couscous, Egg Noodles or Quona.

Eat Up!

xoxo- Glam Girl