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Everyday Starlet

Month: July 2014

Travel Cocktail Kit inspired by Cointreau and Dita Von Teese

Affordable DIY Travel Cocktail Kit inspired by Cointreau and Dita Von Teese

Sometimes a Starlet just needs a cocktail.  So I decided to create a cocktail kit for travel.  This was inspired by a few collaborations that Dita Von Teese did with Cointreau for cocktail gift sets.  These gift sets were so stylish but they were very expensive and not really attainable for a Starlet on a budget.  So I decided to create an affordable version for the glamorous Starlet on the go…

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#OOTD Inspiration: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

One of the things that I love about Old Hollywood films is that, not only is the fashion gorgeous, but I also tends to be timeless.  Never is that more true than in Elizabeth Taylor’s role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  The movie itself is amazing… with Ms. Taylor and her costar Paul Newman at their most sexy.  But my favorite thing about the film is Ms. Taylor’s wardrobe.  She only has a few looks (and her stunning white dress is the most memorable), but I love her pencil skirt and blouse combo.  I decided to recreate the look for everyday.  This look is inexpensive, it’s timeless, flattering on many figures, and perfect for a summer work outfit…

Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof inspired outfit   (more…)

Dream Travel: Los Angeles

Continuing with my month of dream traveling, I am dying to visit Los Angeles.  As an Everyday Starlet, I have always felt like Old Hollywood is my MotherLand.  Of course current Hollywood is not Old Hollywood (in a lot of ways), but I still want to see the sights and visit some landmarks.  As I mentioned in my dream travel list, I visited LA back in 2000 for some auditions.  I did get to see a few things but the trip itself was so stressful that I have always wanted to go back when I could really enjoy myself.  So I’ve created a Pinterest Board of places I need to visit in the City of Angels…
Follow Sarah’s board Dream Travel- Los Angeles/Hollywood on Pinterest.

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Snack and a Movie: Barefoot Contessa with Barefoot Contessa

Barefoot Contessa truffle popcorn with the Bogart Ava Gardner classic film

Sometimes, on a rainy day, popcorn and a movie classic are just what’s needed to make you feel like a Starlet.  So I glammed up my popcorn with some truffle butter using this Ina Garten recipe from her Food Network show Barefoot Contessa, and watched a Humphrey Bogart/Ava Gardner Classic, Barefoot Contessa. Staring at the gorgeous Ava Gardner and her movie star outfits while eating truffled popcorn is the best way to shake rainy day blues… (more…)

Dream Travel: Cape Cod

When most people think of vacation spots in New England they think of Cape Cod.  The Kennedy’s made it famous, and Taylor Swift’s recent fling with a Kennedy brought it back into fashion.  I have been to Cape Cod with my family many times, and it has recently become one of my boyfriend and my favorite getaways.  So I started a Pinterest Board dedicated to Cape Cod, with some of the restaurants I love or would like to try, and some fashion inspiration from Ms. Swift and the legend herself Jackie O…
Follow Sarah’s board Cape Cod on Pinterest.

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What to Wear When Traveling

There was a time when people got dressed up to get on an airplane.  Traveling was an event worth breaking out the Sunday best.  Things are a little different today.  Travel is more common… and more uncertain.  With so many rule and check points, getting to your destination can seem overwhelming.  So most people’s inclination is to throw on sweats and be done with it.  However, a Starlet must look her best….after all, getting off a plane could be a photo op.  So how do Starlets stay comfortable and appropriate for a plane trip, while still looking her best?  Here are some essentials:

A comfy cotton dress is stylish and polished (add leggings if the weather is chilly).. like this one from Modcloth

Travel outfit essentials

A scarf that can double as a shawl or blanket (more…)

Retro Recipe Redo: Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Marshmallowless Vegan Gluten Free Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

As a young Starlet-in-training, few things got me as excited as Rice Krispie Treats.  They are the ultimate kid friendly snack, and the perfect dessert to bring to summer parties because they are easy to make, easy to transport, and they can hold up in any weather.   My mother always made hers with peanut butter in the mix.  It really gave them some added flavor.  (more…)

Dream Travel: Paris

July is Travel Month at Everyday Starlet, and while I can’t travel the whole world this month, I can day-dream about it.  I already mentioned my dream travel list, so I thought I would detail some of my dream vacations starting with Paris.  I have so many fantasies about traveling to Paris (if I can only get over my fear of flying), so I started a Pinterest Board of places I’d like to visit…
Follow Sarah’s board Dream Travel- Paris on Pinterest.

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