food & fashion: sites i love

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/

LA girl Emily Schuman incorporates posts on food, fashion, and home design all with IMPECCABLE taste. it's a high quality blog from someone of a younger generation which I especially find inspiring! it's hard not to be sparked by creativity from the beautiful photographs of Emily's blog-- makes me go California dreamin' every time.

http://www.instyle.com/instyle/

I love my Vogue but for more realistic fashion inspiration I look to Instyle. The Look of the Day always piques my interest. It also does a great job of breaking down new trends and beauty tips-- I call it my personal stylist.

http://pinterest.com/

addictive. i used to use flickr.com to find inspiration photos on recipes, clothes, and decor, then bookmark them. the beauty with pinterest is that you create your own personalized bulletins that contains all your favorite finds all in one spot! GENIUS-- i really wish i would have thought of this. feel free to follow my bulletins!

http://renttherunway.com/

you have that special event coming up (graduation, wedding, holiday party...) and after rummaging through your closet find you have absolutely nothing to wear. i hear ya sista. the problem is that you don't want to spend tons of money on a dress that, let's face it, you'll probably only wear once or twice. that's the beauty of rent the runway. this site allows you to borrow top-designer garbs and accessories without paying the full price. i LOVE it and highly recommend it!

http://www.tastespotting.com/

when i'm in a bit of a cooking rut, i always look to tastespotting to pick me up. it's a compilation of food photos submitted from fellow bloggers. the quality of the photographs is magazine worthy and it keeps me up-to-date on new techniques, food trends and unique recipes.

http://smittenkitchen.com/

This was the blog that started it all. I remember discovering this site freshman year of college and it catapulted my idea of what an 'amateur' blog could be. Not only will you fall in love with the beautiful photographs and recipes but also the witty writing of NYC resident Deb Perelman. It's one of two food blogs that I am subscribed to, which to me is a huge deal.

http://stumbleupon.com

And if all else fails, there's always stumbleupon.com. By personalizing to your likes and interests, stumbleupon is similar to pandora.com in its approach.  I promise it will help you find your next favorite website/blog as well as waste hours upon hours of precious time.

What's your blog/site obsession?