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Monday, November 12, 2012

How Pinteresting

Over the weekend one of my oldest friends and (somewhat negligent blogger) Bethany hosted a Pinterest Party - which is pretty much like any other party, only the guests are invited to bring a dish that they created from their Pins.

The motivation being that so often we spend all day and night Pinning these things which would be wonderful - if we actually got around to creating them - so having a party is a great way to encourage oneself to do so.

I decided to bring a simple appetizer that I'd tried before, Goat Cheese and Peach Tartlets, as well as an ambitious dessert that popped up on my feed a few days prior, Shortbread covered in Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate.

I'd never made my own caramel before, and while I did follow the directions and cooked it to the right temperature, it was very soft and once the squares where cut up, they all started to ooze, literally right off the plate.

Aside from that, they were very delicious!

Of course, I had to put together a Pinterest inspired outfit as well!

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The Rundown
Sweater Ralph Lauren Thrifted similar
Pleated Skirt Thrifted similar
Pumps Seychelles Check's in the Mail similar
Leopard Clutch Dela Chic
Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade 
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

56 comments:

BeautyStyleGrowth said...

I love the sweater and pleated skirt look

K at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

Style Journey said...

A Pinterest recipe party sounds like fun. I have been pinning away and actually re-creating a lot of things. This week's dinner menu is all Pinterest recipes :) Loving your sweater and pleated skirt look. Heather

Alissa said...

A Pinterest party sounds incredibly yummy and freaking full of calories! (which is never a bad thing in my book) You of course look flawless as always!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oozing caramel can definitely be a good thing and they still look great. A pinterest recipe party sounds awesome!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Laura Go said...

a pinterest party is an awesome idea!!!! and I love that skirt, Lyddie.
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
the shop of worldly delights

Federica said...

just perfect!


www.vanillaandsoap.com

Ali Hval said...

Ooooh, a pinterest food party sounds delicious! I don't know how many delicious recipes I've reblogged on tumblr that I'd love to try... such a nice idea for a get together, indeed. :) And I've totally seen those caramel wonders before and they look AMAZING. You did 'em justice, Lyddie!

You yourself look like a decadent little pastry or something sweet. :) I love the soft colors and the way that skirt falls!

Shey said...

You look so pretty, I especially love your shoes, a pinterest party is a great idea! I have to keep that in mind for the girls at church I'm sure they would like to do something like that, thanks for sharing the idea. =)

Shea Sayers said...

That sounds like a great party idea! The caramel may have been oozy, but the shortbread squares look SO good!

Courtney Erin said...

What a great idea for a dinner party! And your dish sounds amazingly delicious. Finally, I think I've said before how much I love that cream skirt on you but it definitely deserves to be said again.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Terry S said...

I really love this outfit. You look so super soft and feminine. Love it.

Great idea of a Pinterest party! I've never made homemade caramel before either, but how bad could it be? It's CARAMEL! ;)

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

FASHION TALES said...

Such a lovely idea, espeically since Pinterest is so influential. I love your feminine, and charming outfit. xx/Madison

Kelly Ann said...

I love your skirt and the leopard clutch. Your blog is great and I am now following you!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Rebecca said...

You can't go wrong with salted caramel. It's so yummy!

Frannie Pantz said...

My sister is planning one of these parties! Sounds like a lot of fun and a really good excuse to put Pintrest to work too! I love your outfit too--that skirt is so romantic!

vintagelillies said...

Gorgeous outfit, I love your skirt, you look so lovely! I love pinterest, it is such a great site for inspiration.

yiqin; said...

the sweater is <3

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

For a bit I thought your sweater was lavender and was going to crow about how you need to wear pastels more often because they look so good on you. The white is even better because it makes your skinton look more tan and rosy - love this entire look!

Amber said...

that is such a great idea for a party! You look fantastic in this winter white outfit and your dessert dish sounds yummy. You can cook for me anytime :)

rlutz said...

The pintrest party sounds like such a fun idea! Those caramels look so delicious...mmm!!

Alyssa said...

What a brilliant party idea! Everything looks so good and those frappaucino cupcakes are too cute!

SIENA.STYLE said...

gorgeous outfit! love pastels on you!
kisses from Milano
http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

geetabix said...

I love your outfit and the party sounds fun!

geetabix said...

I love your outfit and the party sounds fun!

Lorena said...

What an amazing excuse to eat and get together :)
I have only been able to get like 2 friends on pinterest... they don't get it :/

♥Celyne Glam♥ said...

great blog, great photos


do u want follow each other?


xoxo


www.celyneglam.blogspot.com

daisymay aka Chantele said...

I got to style the dress and it's up on my blog now! I adore that skirt and your necklace is totally amazing!
Daisy Dayz
Cross-Jones-Photography

TaraMixandMatch said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure you had a blast, and you looked adorable!

silvergirl said...

i adore the look you are wearing
love the idea of a pinterest party
i think that might be a great holiday party for the girls
brett

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

What a fun idea for a party! Love your skirt and both your dishes look delish! I loooove carmel!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Lydia that necklace is exquisite! Great outfit! I think that is an awesome idea for a party. Kudos to your friend.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

christine said...

What a great idea for a get together! I love the outfit that you wore- especially the pleated skirt and how everything goes so well together!! Hope we all can get together soon before the holiday craziness begins!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Such a pretty outfit! And a fun idea for a party too! If only I pinned, ha ha. :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Mica said...

the food looks so good, what a great idea for a party! :)

Really like your leopard print clutch against your all white outfit :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Sabrina said...

I love the colours in your outfit! The skirt and lavender go perfectly with the printed clutch.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

FierceandFashionable said...

What a fun party!! I want to have one :)

xo Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

~Jeimy~ said...

wow first off your outfit is gorgeous and the dishes are absolutely amazing!!!

Jessica Cai said...

very cute photos! but LOVE your clutch and those killer metallic nails xo jess
www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

loving this look on you
Xo Megan

Juneli said...

Simple, yet so beautiful, Lydia! Love this look! Yay to Pinterest!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Courtney Starr said...

What a cute party idea!!! You looked gorgeous

girlavantgarde.com

DC in STYLE said...

Ohhh wow, this combination is amazing! Love how flawless and elegant the look is-white is always a winner!
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Alex Elizabeth said...

Love! That's a cool necklace and I love how light and airy this look feels!

Alexa said...

Beautiful pale pink! You look gorgeous.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What a wonderful idea. I love pinterest.

vhutali said...

i would love to have a chance like that. so much pinning,so little time to recreat.

lovely outfit. loveeee the shoes.

Krystal said...

that is such a fun idea!! yah i need to work on some of those recipes. i do try some dinner ones though and have found some great ones!

DaniellaBella said...

Wow! I love the outfit! You look like a beautiful cloud! And Pinterest party sounds like such a good idea. I can't wait until I'm home and can start making the things that I'm pinning!

DaniellaBella said...

Wow! I love the outfit! You look like a beautiful cloud! And Pinterest party sounds like such a good idea. I can't wait until I'm home and can start making the things that I'm pinning!

Lyosha said...

looks like a lot of fun! very nice necklace and white colour is stunning on you

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Coco Bolinho said...

Hi gogeous, thank you for your lovely comment in my blog. I'm already following you via gfc, I couldn't find you in my list:(
would you like to follow me back?
thank you:)
http://styleglaze.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

This outfit is absolutely stunning on you! It's even more inspiration to pull this ensemble together for the holidays.

Bravoe Runway said...

I def need to do more with my pinterest account....I love your outfit and the treat you made sounds delicious!

Gray Skies said...

A pinterest party sounds so fun! Except that I have absolutely nothing on my pinterest boards except clothes...

I love this outfit - the combo of whites is really gorgeous and classy.

Katie Q. said...

This sounds like the best idea for a party, everyone getting together and actually doing something! (It's so easy to let all of the great ideas and projects just sit.) This is such a fun party outfit, I love the soft skirt with the chunky sweater over the top, very laid-back party chic.

Inez said...

That's such a great way to get people to stop procrastinating using their pins. Love your all white outfit.