Friday Playlist: 4/27/12

  1. I’ve Got This Friend – The Civil Wars
  2. Murder In The City – The Avett Brothers
  3. Wild World- Cat Stevens
  4. Simple Pages – Weezer
  5. Librarian – My Morning Jacket
  6. Radio – Lana Del Rey
  7. Pretty Bird – Jenny Lewis
  8. Worried About You – The Rolling Stones
  9. Never Let Me Go – Florence + The Machine
  10. I Don’t Want Love – The Antlers
  11. The Aftermath – Kashmir
  12. We Can’t Be Friends – Lorene Scafaria
  13. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
  14. God Of Wine – Third Eye Blind
  15. Asleep – The Smiths
  16. Oh Comely – Neutral Milk Hotel
  17. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green

Currently Coveting

{ Robin Piccone Penelope Swimsuit, $130 }

A friend of mine had shown me this bathing suit a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. It completely slipped my mind though, due to it being winter and all, but I saw it on Pinterest the other day and now have a renewed urge to purchase it for myself. I love how it keeps you covered like a normal one piece but in a sexy, unexpected way. The crochet detail is so eye-catching; I bet it’s even more beautiful in person. The only downside? Potential weird burn/tan lines. I’ll just have to make sure to be even more diligent when out in the sun.

Pop A Collar

Lately, I’ve been searching the internet for the perfect collar necklace. I think they are such a great way to dress up simple tops and they’d be especially helpful to break up the summer tank monotony that I usually fall victim to. I’ve managed to narrow it down to just four, which you can check out below.

  1. LuLu’s Gold Sequin Collar Necklace, $21
  2. Miss Selfridge Gold Chain Peter Pan Necklace, $32
  3. RJ Graziano Jet Glass Collar Necklace, $75
  4. ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar Necklace, $32.72

Summer Hair, Don’t Care

Now that my layers are finally growing out, I’m excited to be able to sport all types of braids again. They’ve always been my favorite way to style my hair, especially in the warmer months when wearing it down just isn’t an option. I absolutely love that they work best with my hair’s natural texture. No blow dryer required! Plaits, braids, fishtails, waterfalls and twists, whatever. You name it, I’ll be rocking it. Oh, and the messier the better.

Let’s Talk Primers

I’d say primer is one of the most important steps in my beauty routine, second only to moisturizer and spf. If it’s not a part of yours already, I can’t recommend it enough. Primer helps create the perfect canvas on your skin to apply your makeup to, by smoothing and filling in any lines and pores, thus evening out the skin’s texture. It also works overtime, creating a protective layer on your skin to stop makeup from absorbing into it too quickly, so it lasts longer. Below are some primers that I think are great at a few different price points.

{ l to r: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer, Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Stila Hydrating Primer, Make Up Forever HD Primer, L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion }

Peach Pudding Cake

My mom usually makes this awesome dessert, that doesn’t really have a name but we like to call it peach pudding cake, for holidays and gatherings because it’s delicious. But in reality, she probably always makes it because it’s easy, not entirely bad for you, and delicious. It’s now a glorified staple in our family. Try it out for yourself and it just may become one in yours too.

  • 1 pound cake
  • 1 28oz canned peaches in light syrup (or fresh)
  • 1 small box vanilla cook & serve pudding
  • 1 8oz Lite Cool Whip


  1. Slice pound cake in 1-inch sections, then line a cake pan with them.
  2. Layer peaches onto cake.
  3. Prepare pudding per box directions.
  4. Pour pudding over the peaches and cake.
  5. Let cool about half an hour in the fridge.
  6. Top with Lite Cool Whip (like icing)
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon.