Monday, April 30, 2012

Must Read Monday: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Via Amazon: $9.99

Let me perfectly honest here....The main reason I picked this book up is because of that cover. I mean just look at it! That dress holy smokes!! Do you think that the dress would make a good homecoming/prom dress because I am so tempted to bug our fabulous buyers about bringing in something like that for our customers lol.
Did I read what the story was about on the back cover? No. Did I know it was coming out? Nope. Have I ever read anything by this author to make me purchase this book blindly? Nope again. I am proud to admit that I am a sucker for a pretty dress and that cover is beautiful. Now with that said I was very pleasantly surprised with the book, especially after I found out what the heck it was about lol and guess what?! They're actually making this book into the show on the CW! 

What It's About:
Even when I don't know what the heck a book is about I end up reading a Dystopian story. Go figure. Here is the blurb from Amazon:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Why You Should Read It:
It's actually a pretty cool story. One of the blurbs from reviewers put it perfectly when they said it's The Bachelor and The Hunger Games combined minus the bloodshed. I love stories like this that feel like a glimpse into the future. I mean who knows where reality tv is going to draw the line. I mean people are living their lives on TV nowadays so even as far fetched as the story can seem it doesn't seem impossible does it. I loved the love triangle in this story because so far both guys are fairly likeable. I will be perfectly honest and tell you from the get go that I am rooting for Prince Maxon here. The only qualm I had with the book is the ending! Ah! I hate and I love and I hate cliffhanger endings! Why don't you pick the book up and tell me who you are rooting for when you're done. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Fab Fit Day: Jeremy's Grilled Hawaiian Quesadilla

Jeremy's Grilled Hawaiian Quesadilla 

Now that the weather is starting to get much nicer Jeremy and I have been using the grill a lot. I'm not the grill master at all. I don't even know how to turn the thing on, but that's where Jeremy comes in.

Most guys cannot cook, I started to believe that about Jeremy, but once the grill came out his cooking skill did too. It's been an entire year since he had cooked for me and I wouldn't call it cooking. It was more of me preparing skewers and him grilling them. This time I did absolutely nothing, and it was nice. He was slaving away in the kitchen, going back and fourth to the grill. I did try to help him but he insisted on doing it all, aren't I lucky?

He brought me a grilled tortilla and told me to try it, I was very hesitant. I wasn't sure what I was biting into. It smelt great, and I was hungry so I went for it. I was shocked. I almost accused of him buying this and pretending to grill it, but I didn't. I can't describe how delicious this was, because I was so memorized at the time that it's all a blur now. I made him take a picture so I could share the recipe with you guys! I promise this is such a unique taste , it's worth a try.

Large Whole Grain Tortilla
2 Pineapple Slices (Fresh Cut)
2 Tbsp Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Tsp Dill Weed
1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
How to:
In a small mixing bowl combine dill weed, lemon juice, garlic powder and cream cheese
Spread cream cheese onto tortilla and add pineapples
Place tortillas on the grill and cook each side until browned.
Calories: 175, Carbs 7g, Fat 3g, Protein, 9g

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Manic Monday: That's a Good Post Title Right?

I have a love/hate relationship with Monday's. I love starting the week off fresh feeling like the possibilities are endless. It's like a mini New Year's every week (I'm weird I know). I hate that there are so many possibilities that the day just flies by. I mean seriously I am responding to an e-mail and all off a sudden it's 5pm what is that about!? I guess what they say is true, time flies when you're having fun. Well I had so much fun today that my posts are going to be interesting. I have my must read Monday, an Outfit of the Day Post and a Fab Fit Day post. Are you ready for them because here they come!

First post is a look that you guys seemed to like on Facebook so I figured I'd post the items for the outfit in case you're interested. Let me tell you that those jeans are THE softest jeans ever. You so need to feel them. They're in stores and online. Here's a hint, if you want to find out if a store has them you can give your local store a call and just give them the style number and they can check for you or give us a call at 888-494-6376 from 8am to 6pm PST and we'd be happy to check! By the way this picture is from our Instagram which you should totally check out. Our username is WindsorStore.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Three Way Thursday: The Maxi Skirt

We just got these 3 maxi skirts that are under $20 and we just can't get enough! They are so easy to wear and the possibilities are endless. We did something a little different and used all three colors just so that you could see just how versatile they are.




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday: Parisian Delight

Now, who does not want to go to Paris one day? It's part of every girls dream! I know that's the case for me at least. Parisian style is inevitably astoundingly and incredibly cute! I would love to go there one day and wear a pretty flowy skirt with a nice floppy hat. Right? I have compiled this simple and dainty little outfit inspired the picture of the Eiffel Tower. What would you have compiled with this inspiring photograph?

Lady D

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Trend Tuesday: School Gal

Olivia Palermo looks super cute in this little school girl outfit. Undoubtedly, her style never fails to inspire me.  We have re-created our take on Olivia's outfit. The best part is that you can find all the items on our website!  Would you wear this outfit? Or any of the items  that we have compiled below?

Chiffon Shirt // Gold Collar // Polka Dot Shorts // Stacked Rings // Cat Eye Sunglasses // Beige Cadigan // Thunder Bow // Gold Watch

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Monday: Welcome to Our Crazy World

It feels like every week we're tweeting and posting a shot or two from our crazy shoots. I thinks its about time we did a mass posting of some of our previous shoots. Let me just say that come 2:30 pm we get a little nutty but one thing's for sure. These shoots are just about the hardest yet funnest work we do. We're nuts in this office but it works for us. You can tell how nuts we are thanks to our photographer who has an uncanny ability to photobomb our behind the scenes shots. Some images come courtesy of our awesome models! Check out Tierra's twitter for more pics!


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