7.20.2014

Stylishly Sporty

I LOVE a soft tee. So when I found this cozy jcrew baseball tee, I had to buy it! Here is how I styled my tee so I could get away with wearing a t-shirt to dinner and still feel cute : )


This was a collab with Renee from Gimme Glamour. Here is how he styled hers and my notes on what I love about it!

I hope this post inspired you to wear your tees pretty:)
Xx, Meg

7.18.2014

The Cutest Wallpapers

                     I just got my new laptop for high school! Naturally, the first thing I wanted to do was did was look for a cute wallpaper. I looked on a lot of different websites and saved all the ones I liked.  Of course, I also wanted to share my finds. They are from Sugar PaperEvelyn Henson, Lilly Pulitzer, and Vineyard Vines. Here they are!




























Thanks for reading! Comment your favorite below and share it with me on Instagram @ASunnyStateofMind.
xx Meg

7.07.2014

Sweet and Salty Spin on the Classic Banana Split

I love sweet things. And salty things. But a combination of them both? Oh yeah. Amazing. So, I created this sweet and salty gourmet spin on a banana split and let me tell you, it's heaven in a bowl. Bananas brulee, toasted nuts, salty pretzel- you know you want one!

What You'll Need to Make It:
  • Vanilla Ice Cream. (I made my own using this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts
  • A ripe banana
  • pretzels

Step One- Brulee the Banana
  • Put your oven on the broil setting
  • Cut the banana however you wish
  • Dip the top in white or brown sugar
  • Place slices on a cookie sheet
  • Place on the top rack of oven 
  • Broil until the sugar starts to bubble and brown (Make sure the sugar gets really brown)
  • Remove from oven
  • Let the slices sit for two minutes then scoop them off with a spatula

Step Two- Toast the Nuts
  • Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil and salt to taste
  • Add the nuts
  • Cook on medium heat while stirring with a wooden spoon
  • Remove from heat once the nuts get really toasty and brown and start to be fragrant. (Yum)
  • Stir in crushed pretzel pieces

Step Three- Combine it all!
  • Pretty self-explanatory, just assemble your sundae however you wish! Enjoy!
    The pup photo bombing... Haha!

7.03.2014

Fourth Of July Outfit Ideas

                     

             Have no idea what to wear for the fourth?  Search no longer! Just click below on the type of occasion you will be attending or keep scrolling to see them all.

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May your Fourth of July be filled with watermelon, parades, fireworks, sparklers, sun... and a cute outfit.




xx, Meg
Tag me in your outfit on Instagram @ASunnyStateofMind. If you've read this, comment the American Flag emoji on my Instagram for a surprise!

Dressy Outfits for the 4th

guest alert! this outfit is by sarah beth of +BeYouBeauty12 // an eyelet skirt with a simple loose top and sperry's
scallops and statement necklaces are a good thing//jcrew dress and necklace, marshall's shoes

navy stripes and red roses // jcrew dress and necklace, hm sunglasses

printed cardi and white linen // crewcuts dress, target cardigan, etsy bracelet


ruffle collar and printed mini // handmade top, jcrew skirt


white top with a statement necklace and skirt // charming charlie necklace, nordstrom top, jcrew skirt, hm sunnies



Casual Outfits for the 4th

plain and simple with a bow // all jcrew

 pearls, graphic sweater, shorts// jcrew shorts and sweater, kate spade bracelet, jack rogers sandals

 a pretty swiss dot blouse and shorts along with some festive face painting // gap kids top
a statement necklace with a solid top and seersucker shorts // charming charlie necklace and bracelet, crewcuts top and shorts

                     
a cute ruffle collar top and red canvas shorts // handmade top, jcrew shorts


                     
the red shorts again and a polka dot top // old navy top and jcrew shorts




what's fourth of july without a little seersucker? //  jcrew necklace, nordstrom top, Ralph Lauren capris

dressed down dress // jcrew dress and necklace, gap jacket

So these are all of my casual picks!