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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


  1. I love the sweater and pleated skirt look

    K at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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

  6. just perfect!


  7. 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!

  8. 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. =)

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

  10. 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

  11. 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! ;)



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

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

    Sparkles and Shoes

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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 :)

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

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

  21. gorgeous outfit! love pastels on you!
    kisses from Milano

  22. I love your outfit and the party sounds fun!

  23. I love your outfit and the party sounds fun!

  24. 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 :/

  25. great blog, great photos

    do u want follow each other?



  26. 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

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

  28. 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

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

  30. Lydia that necklace is exquisite! Great outfit! I think that is an awesome idea for a party. Kudos to your friend.

  31. 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!!

  32. Such a pretty outfit! And a fun idea for a party too! If only I pinned, ha ha. :)

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

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


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


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

  36. very cute photos! but LOVE your clutch and those killer metallic nails xo jess

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

  38. Ohhh wow, this combination is amazing! Love how flawless and elegant the look is-white is always a winner!

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

  40. Beautiful pale pink! You look gorgeous.

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

    lovely outfit. loveeee the shoes.

  42. 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!

  43. 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!

  44. 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!

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

    Inside and Outside Blog

  46. 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:)

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

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

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


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