Monday, January 28, 2013

My first giveaway!

To celebrate my birthday (which is now only one day away) I've decided to host a giveaway! I will be putting together a cute little gift bag of some of my favorite things from one of my favorite local shops, SweetXo! What's in the bag will be a surprise.. so far I have my eye on dessert-themed accessories (i..e cupcake coin purses), sweet smelling candles, candy, Jonathan Adler stationary and more.

To enter, please do all three:

1) Like my facebook page here -

2) Share my blog link on your twitter (please write @jennabot when sharing the link on twitter), and/or instagram (username is circusofcakes - please hashtag #circusofcakes when sharing my link so that I can see that you did it!) *If you do not have/use twitter or an instagram, you can share my blog on your facebook page, just be sure to write @circusofcakes when doing so)

3) Leave a comment here on this post, telling me what your favorite dessert is and why. It can be short and sweet, no long answer is necessary!

I will pick and announce the winner next Monday, February 4th.

Good luck and I can't wait to see your entries!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Whirlwind Weekend

This weekend has gone by incredibly fast! It was supposed to rain both days, but yesterday turned out to be pleasantly sunny and even a little warm. I spent Friday night with close friends celebrating my upcoming birthday, and Saturday ended up being spent in bed. I guess I had a little too much to drink at my party (two whole drinks.. total lightweight over here). Today, Chris and I spent the afternoon exploring downtown. We stopped by Bottega Louie for a box of macarons and their famous peanut butter terrine, and then made a stop at the Grand Central Market. I am now cuddled up in bed watching the SAG Awards, and I am getting super excited about my birthday on Tuesday. Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!

I couldn't resist purchasing this cake hat from my favorite local shop, Sweet Xo. I plan on wearing it for my birthday on Tuesday, all day. I have no shame. I will be 28 going on 5 and I'm totally ok with that.

 Outfit Details:

Dress - Modcloth Glacial Relationships dress
Cardigan: JCrew
Belt: Anthropologie (no longer available)
Boots: Forever21 (no longer available)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Horsing around

I live in a neighborhood where pretty much everyone owns a horse. In the summertime, my boyfriend and I like to walk around petting all the horses we can, stopping by our favorite swing (which I will feature in another post soon!). I think there's something special about living in a place where nature is all around you, and the quietness of the outdoors is something worth cherishing. I know that when we move someday, we will miss the tranquility of living in this canyon.


Floral Sweater: Forever21
Pink Blouse:    Forever21
Purple Stevie Ankle Pants - Anthropologie: No longer available
Animal ring: Gas station/Car wash
Ankle boots: Urban Outfitters (no longer available)
Crossbody bag: Forever21 (no longer available)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Valentino Resort 2013

As part of my job, I sometimes spend time on Rodeo Drive, perusing the racks of Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and Valentino. Every time I walk into Valentino, I am blown away by the amount of color that springs out from every dress. They really have a way of capturing the essence of happiness, excitement, and whimsy. Their 2013 resort collection is nothing short of amazing. I will hopefully one day be able to afford one of these beauties, but in the meantime I can admire and stay inspired.

Penguins and Polka Dots

Lately I've been obsessing over the influx of cute animal-themed sweaters, particularly this penguin sweater that I found at my local Forever21. It's the perfect combination of cute and comfortable. The best part about it is that I can wear it with just about anything! Over a peter-pan collar blouse and colored pants, slightly tucked into a pencil skirt, the options are endless.

Sweater from Forever21:  Penguin Sweater
Blouse from Forever21:  Polka Dot Blouse
Purple pants - The Stevie Ankle: Anthropologie (no longer available)
Gold flats: Yosi Samra
Lipstick: NARS - Funny Face