Cookie Craze

So this post in not related to fashion in any way shape or form.  Instead it focuses on another one of my dearest loves, food, specifically dessert.  Taraji P. Henson plays the ultimate HBIC , Cookie, in the hit television show Empire.  Now with a name like that you had to know a dessert was coming, so now I present five of my favorite cookie recipes.

1.Blueberry Muffin Cookies


2. Brownie Cookies

Soft and Chewy Brownie Cookies (from scratch, no mix)


3. Coconut Key Lime Pie Macaroons

Coconut Key Lime Macaroons on #coconut #keylime #macaroons #cookies:


4. Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle cookie recipe - This post gives tricks to get them soft, chewy, and thick! My favorite!


5. Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies (copycat recipe from La Grande Orange Grocery) - get the recipe at


I hope you enjoy these tasty treats!!! See ya back tomorrow for my Friday Favorite! mwah!

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Your Way: Sophisticated Chic

So we’ve seen our girl for the week rock the look, and we’ve seen Tom Ford make the look.  Now let’s figure out how to wear the look ourselves!




So our first look is our classic blazer.  The combo of black and maroon could cause the look to seem a little too stuffy and CEO-ish.  Even with the cropped top it can still give off that feel.  The denim especially distressed will dress the outfit right down to where it needs to be without making the blazer look out of place.

blazer  jeans  top  shoes  bag

The second look is the winter white, though not entirely the pure white.  The white jumpsuit differs in color just enough to go with the off-white of the sweater and coat, but they are also close enough to white to keep up the theme of winter white.

jumpsuit  sweater  coat  booties

Pop back over here tomorrow for a sweet treat related to our inspo for the week! mwah

Taraji P. Henson: Sophisticated Chic

Sophisticated is pulling off business clothing in a casual situation. Chic is sitting at the top of the fashion game. If you put the two together, you have the style of Miss Henson.  This lady rocks a blazer in any occasion. Just look and see.

Taraji P. Henson Wearing Kenzo & Theyskens' Theory - 'Versus And Flow' Live

My personal favorite blazer look is this black and white airport ensemble.

Taraji P. Henson Arriving On A Flight At LAX

Taraji’s style is seen is more than just her blazer collection.

No white after labor day is definitely a fashion myth.  Winter whites are such a thing and hopefully they’ll stick around for a while. Henson looks classy as ever in this all white ensemble topped off with her gorgeous quilted Chanel bag. Love.

Even this outfit, which is clearly dressed down, has that sophisticated touch with the use of black and white, a technique that this celebrity has mastered.

Miss Henson style is definitely one seen in the designs of Tom Ford. His use of jackets, pants, and sharp lines add a masculine feel to women’s clothing while simultaneously keeping the clothes feminine. Here are some of my favorite of his runway looks that match Taraji’s stye.

Le Smoking Tom Ford

White on white? Yes!

(YSL Spring 2001)

Back with the blazers!

(Tom Ford Spring 2014)

Though Miss Henson says she’s not a fan of fur, I can definitely see her rocking this number. Maybe exchange it for a patch of tan suede for our fashionista?

(Tom Ford Fall 2016)

Tom Ford Cape Dress

Hmm doesn’t this number look similar to her stunning gown for the recent Golden Globe Awards? Stunning, both.

(Tom Ford Fall 2012)

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip into this Golden Globe winner’s style. Maybe tomorrow we’ll have a few outfits to recreate. Mwah!!


This Week’s Inspo: TARAJI P. HENSON


Taraji P. Henson, a woman that I knew little to absolutely nothing about. That was until I watched the Golden Globes.  She stunned in her  white Stella McCartney gown complete with a cape laden with my favorite characteristic: sass. That was what initially caught my eye. Then her name was called for Best Actress in a TV Drama, and she started passing out cookies to everyone and I knew this woman and I would get along just nicely.

Miss Henson won her Golden Globe for her notorious role as Cookie in the hit show Empire.  While Empire  is a show that I have never watched, I did catch myself up on the best Cookie moments from the show (just watch and learn ) , and let me tell you, girlfriend slays. The personality Henson brings to Cookie can solely explain to me why she won her Globe. Like come on.

So what’s the inspiration for this week? Well the devil is in the details and this weeks details are all found in the stitching. See ya tomorrow, mwah