Category Archives: Celebrating

SAMOAS-INSPIRED LAYER CAKE

July 26th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends Believe it or not, this week marks the end of July and also my dad’s birthday. I really wanted to find something special to whip up, so I contacted my friend, Jamie, from Treats and Trends, & asked for her most decadent cake recipe on file.  & then she sent me a link to this cake, and the rest is history.  Okay, I know I’m not the only one here, who stocks up on enough Girl Scout cookies for the plague. Here’s a true story, when my sister was in Girl Scouts my mom…

Seasonal Inspiration, Stars & Stripes

July 4th, 2017

Fourth of July calls for Red, White, and Blue; in all shapes and forms. Capturing the essence of this holiday from the food to the pool decor is really easy and fun. I specifically love capturing classic American style throughout all of July.

New England summer lifestyle is deeply rooted in a very old-fashioned patriotic summer. To paint a picture, simply think colonial flags, Nantucket shingled homes and very classic ‘Kennedy’ themed activities.

4th of July Funfetti Cupcakes

June 28th, 2017

Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends The Coastal Confidence has always been about embracing the charms and traditions of a New England lifestyle; specifically through New England travel guides, home decor, inspirational posts, and seasonal style. For the past four years, I’ve only showcased topics, I feel I’m personally ‘skilled’ at. So while I enjoy ‘baking’, pumpkin spice muffins (from the box) and fudge brownies that I’ll have to throw away, after accidentally using olive oil instead of vegetable oil (oops); I just figured better leave the baking to the experts.  Our crew has a large spectrum of…

Serendipity: Turning 23 & Birthday Week

June 1st, 2017

Dress || Necklace || Bag || Lipstick || Earrings || Shoes (old, similar listed) Someone told me the other day that being 23 is basically the equivalent of freshman year but for ‘adulthood’. Just let that soak in for a second.  Weird right? But it actually makes sense, because for my birthday I asked for gift cards to Anthropologie so I could buy a headboard. #adulting.  Anyway, now that I’m officially being hazed into adulthood, I figured I’d touch base with you all through a serendipity post, and share five things I learned this year!  For anyone new…

Mother’s Day Care Package

May 8th, 2017

merci chocolate || scarf || crab jewelry tray || candle || shoes  If you don’t already know, mark your calendars because this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with a Sunday brunch or a good old fashion Facetime, it’s an important day to just say thanks!  I don’t know about your Mom but since I’m currently staying in Dallas and before this was attending college in San Diego, my mom has officially mastered the art of a care package. No one puts a care package together quite like a mom, am I right?! Today, I’m turning the…

AUTUMN APPETITE: HALLOWEEN TREATS

October 30th, 2016

Happy Halloween guys, and who’s ready to bake up some Halloween treats!  I’m releasing this post a day early, just in case any of you are searching for an easy Halloween treat. I made these ghostly Halloween treats within fifteen minutes and I’m letting them chill before packing them up for Halloween festivities.  I’m off to the store now to stock up on sooooo much candy! I’m really hoping Matt & I finally get some trick or treaters. We wish you guys a safe, spooky and candy filled day.  Enjoy your HALLOWEEN TREATS xx Aubrey Ingredients:  2 cups of…

Balloons & Hearts

February 10th, 2016

Jacket || Shirt || Jeans || Heels || Necklace || Balloons Valentine’s Day is four days away (ahhhh), so it’s time to get ready to share your love with family, friends, and that special someone. I always love getting festive for this holiday & my favorite store to stop into is Urban Outfitters, their Valentine’s Day selection is huge. So the other day I popped in to grab some balloons for my office & couldn’t help but shoot some pictures with them. There is nothing like decorating for Valentine’s Day with balloons & hearts.  If you follow me…

Valentine’s Day Essentials

February 8th, 2016

1. || 2. || 3. || 4. || 5. || 6. || 7.  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and whether you are planning to spend it with a special someone or just the girls, it is always fun to dress the part. I pulled some of my favorite Valentine’s Day essentials, from pink pumps to chocolate (of course) just to help you all get in the mood. I honestly really want to get that cuddles please pillow; I get my love for decor pillows 100% from my mom, she is always switching out our pillows to match the…

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

January 5th, 2016

Winter is the perfect time to find a recipe you are dying to test out & just go for it. With a lot of snow days in my future (ahhh), which result in a lot of time usually wasted sitting at home, I wasn’t that excited about this winter. Until I decided this year to make the most of those darn snow days by testing out new recipies. I spent the last snowy day baking these chocolate chunk blondies and it was a great way to make a not so productive day productive. This recipe is Ina Garten’s…

Cheers to a New Year

December 29th, 2015

Cooper & Ella Dress || J.Crew Jacket || Necklace || Black Heels || Men’s Jacket & Pants || Men’s Dress Shirt Cheers to a New Year guys! NYE is an occasion to dress up for. Whether I’m staying in and watching the ball drop from the comfort of my couch or hitting up the classy bars in Connecticut, I will always be dressed up (until about 12am then I’m 100% in my pajamas). You all know NYE is a holiday intended to end the year on a good note, so you might as well dress to impress.  Matt…