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October 2014





September 2014



Blush for Fall

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The Peach Bellini | Fall Sweater Weather

Hey Y’all! This is my last set of pictures from back home with true Fall weather. I absolutely love the ivory and blush tones I’ve been seeing everywhere for Fall. Its a fresh outlook on changing colors. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we have to dress dark and dreary! I’ve been adding blush tones to almost all of my outfits lately.

I’ll be back to some transitional outfits (blush included) as I brave the cold-morning-but-hot-afternoon situation that is currently going on in Dallas. The good news is that the State Fair of Texas is ready to roll! I can’t wait to check it out and report back!

The Peach Bellini | Sweaters

The Peach Bellini | Sweater Weather

The Peach Bellini | Jumping Sweaters

Blush Sweater: J.Crew Shirt: Joie Denim: Citizens of Humanity Blush Shoes: Target Sunglasses: Ray Ban Similar  Bracelets: Vintage

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September 2014



Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

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The Peach Bellini | Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Spice

I am SO excited today because I have two of my favorite things to share with everyone! 1. A killer new recipe and 2. A couple of AMAZING blogger friends that I’ve collaborated with! The ladies over at Darling Be Daring have a killer site and are definitely worth a follow. Today I’ve made Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls and they have a little twist- they’ve made Apple Cinnamon – Cinnamon Rolls. Be sure to hop over to Darling Be Daring for a little cinnamon roll twist!

Now I want to warn you that this is not a quick and easy recipe. This one takes yeast, time, rising, punching, and more so don’t think you can just whip these up one morning. The good news is that you CAN put everything together and then put them in the fridge over night before baking. I highly recommend these delicious beauties for a special weekend!

I found this recipe on Confessions of a Bright Eyed Baker this lovely lady really knows what she’s doing because the cinnamon rolls are amazing!

The Peach Bellini | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

The Peach Bellini | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll

The Peach Bellini | Pumpkin Spice Rolls

Spiced Pumpkin Dough

  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, divided
  • 2 Teaspoons Active, Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 t Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground all spice
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 3/8 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 t salt

Spiced Cinnamon Brown Sugar Filling

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • pinch ground all spice
  • pinch ground ginger
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 3 T unsalted butter, melted


  • 2 T milk
  • 3 T unsalted butter, melted

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 9 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 C + 1 T granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Heat milk one minute and 30 seconds in the microwave. Allow to cool slightly and stir in 1 T sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir with wooden spoon. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until yeast develops and foam develops.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and allow to cool slightly
  • Transfer the yeast mixture to a mixing bowl, slowly stir the melted and cooled butter, egg yolks, cinnamon, all spice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg into the yeast mixture.
  • Add the pumpkin and mix until combined. Add the whole wheat flour and 3 Cups bread flour, and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Once the dough clumps, turn it out not kneading surface and knead by hand 10-15 minutes until soft and elastic. Incorporate as much as the 1.25 Cups of bread flour as needed. You may not need it all
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place in lightly greased bowl, cover with greased saran wrap and place in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1.5 hours).
  • Grease a 10×15 baking pan with non stick spray. Lightly flour surface for rolling out the dough.
  • In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg for the filling.
  • Gently punch the dough and roll to an 11×18″ rectangle. Rub 3 T butter over the surface of the dough and spread the brown sugar mixture evenly.
  • Roll the dough into a tight log with the seam at the bottom of the log. Use a knife to score 12-15 equal pieces. Take a piece of floss and loop it around the log – cross it at the top and pull to cut the cinnamon rolls.
  • Place in pan so the seams touch other rolls or the sides of the pan. Cover tightly with greased plastic wrap. Let sit for 40-50 minutes.
  • If you’d like to place them in the fridge overnight this is your chance. In the morning pull them out for 1.5 hours to return the rolls to room temperature before baking.
  • If you’d like to bake right away preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack placed in the middle position. BEFORE baking brush with 3 T milk. Bake for 20 minutes. Check dough with a toothpick to be sure it is fully cooked. (**mine took longer than expected – be sure to test the dough in the CENTER of one of the rolls in the MIDDLE of the pan). Brush rolls with 3 T melted butter immediately after removing from the oven.
  • Serve Warm with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle.
  • Rolls can be kept in an airtight container and reheated in the microwave for about 25 seconds each.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • Microwave cream cheese for 20-30 seconds until soft. Beat with a whisk to smooth. Add the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and whisk until smooth.
  • This can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

Visit Confessions of a Bright Eyed Baker for a more detailed recipe!

Be sure to head over to Darling Be Daring to see their Apple Cinnamon – Cinnamon Roll Recipe!

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Let me know how you make your cinnamon rolls below!




September 2014



Fall Weddings

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The Peach Bellini | Fall Wedding Attire

There’s something so beautiful about a Fall wedding. The air is crisp, leaves are falling, and if its outdoors, the background is beautiful. I had the chance to go home a few weeks ago for a sorority sister’s wedding and it was absolutely perfect. I chose to wear a darker dress with 3/4 length sleeves and open toed booties that I picked up at Target that day (I know, Target shoes are fab!)

Now I am sorry to admit that I did that annoying things that all bloggers do every once in a while and wore a dress that was given to men and that is basically no where, added a vintage snakeskin belt, and carried a clutch I found at a small boutique in Vail four years ago. Please don’t hate me! I’ve tried to find replacements.

The Peach Bellini | Fall Wedding Hair

The Peach Bellini | Wedding in FallDress: Joie Similar Similar Clutch: Big Buddha Not Similar at all (but cute!) Shoes: Target Belt: Vintage Similar




September 2014



Casual Stripes

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As I’ve grown busier (and busier… and busier) I have re-invested in my love of stripes and denim. I know that I already did a series of posts (one, two, three) featuring this particular pair of jeans but I have been living in them lately! There’s something so easy going about stripes with a pair of jeans that fit so well and and are so broken in. You know what I mean?

This past weekend I went home to Ohio for dear friend’s wedding and I was shocked by the cold weather! When I left Dallas it was in the nineties and suddenly Fall was in the air! Luckily I threw in this striped shirt – stripes go with Fall in my mind – and this puffy vest. It was the perfect combo to run around on the weekend and grab lunch with friends!

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes Flower Necklace

The Peach Bellini | Tucker Fall Stripes

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes with Tucker

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes

Vest: Lilly Pulitzer – no longer available- here’s the Fall version Striped Shirt: J.Crew Denim: Citizens of Humanity Necklace: Handmade by Laura Similar Shoes: Kate Spade New York Purse: Vintage Coach Crossbody Similar

What do you like to wear on the weekends? Please tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with stripes?? Let me know in the comments below.

Also shop my striped Mavatar Collection!

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September 2014



Fall Fun with Swoozies + Giveaway!

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Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons of the year. It is a time for renewal, re-organization, and re-energizing. It seems no matter how I plan in Januaray, I always need a few more things to feel Fall ready. I need a new planner, some organization tips, and buckets full of sleep! I can definitely turn to the internet for organization, and I take my own tips for healthy sleeping habits, but I need help on the agenda side. When I look for an agenda it needs to be stylish, clear, large enough to fill my days but small enough to fit in a purse or work bag. As soon as I moved to Dallas and asked around everyone pointed me to Swoozie’s. I was able to find a perfect Kate Spade Agenda before it was even available in Kate Spade stores! Needless to say, I was impressed. Swoozie’s is now my go-to for entertaining, stationary, phone cases, and gifts. You can honestly find just about anything there. So now that i have sufficiently convinced you of my obsession I am so exited to announce that The Peach Bellini, Sydney Luella, and a few other amazing bloggers (see below for a complete list) have partnered with Swoozie’s to host an amazing giveaway! Swoozie’s has given THREE amazing prizes to our fabulous readers and the grand prize also includes some blog ad space as well! Swoozies has generously given three prizes – items of your choice valued at $50 and below – to three lucky winners! Not only has Swoozie’s provided prizes but also an exclusive code to give our fabulous readers SwooFallFun25 for 25% off their entire website beginning today (Tuesday 9/16-Friday 9/26)! Please be sure to shop around, I’m sure you’ll find something amazing. Your friends won’t stop wondering where you got such fab accessories! The coolest thing about this code? The Peach Bellini friends are getting an exclOOsive promo code! Swoozie’s fans will have access to 25% off storewide starting TOMORROW! (Code: Celebrate25) Shop Swoozie’s with SwooFallFun25 today or Celebrate25 tomorrow to find the perfect organizing, entertaining, gorgeous items to start your Fall off on the right foot! a Rafflecopter giveaway I’ve got my eye on: this Emily Ley Striped Planner, pretty much every hostess gift they have, and the sorority collection (I can pretend I’m still in college, right?) Which items are you dying to own? Let me know in the comments below!  cover_1 Checkout the other amazing bloggers who are hosting this giveaway with me! A huge thank you to Sydney Luella who inspired the idea for this giveaway and who has worked so hard along the way! profile_zps71607e9a

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September 2014



Altuzarra for Target

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The Peach Bellini | Altuzarra for Target

I had an outfit post planned for today and then I saw the Altuzarra for Target collection and completely changed my mind! I absolutely love these Target collaborations with major fashion houses – they create wearable fashion and bring it to everyone! There’s nothing I love more than wearable fashion. This Altuzzarra collection will definitely bring professional’s wardrobe straight from Summer into Fall and even winter. And it doesn’t get much better than a piece of clothing with such a long lifespan!

  1. Sheer Swiss Dot Bow Blouse
  2. Python Short Sleeve Shirt
  3. Peasant Dress Swiss Dot
  4. Ponte Flounce Skirt
  5. Sleeveless Sheer Bow Blouse
  6. Faux Croc Belt
  7. Ankle Strap Pump 



September 2014



Behind the Instagram

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I’ve seen a few of these fun posts lately and I have 30 minutes in between classes so I thought I’d give it a whirl. The basic premise is that I decode the prettiest pictures on my Instagram! (Follow me!!)

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This post is actually part of an outfit post. It had started raining and I took shelter on the front porch and forced my poor mother out in the rain to get the shot. I ended up not loving my “front door backdrop” and did my best to hide it on my Instagram post! The outfit took a solid 20 minutes to pick out and perfect and the photo shoot took just as long.
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One of those “I have no idea what to wear” days and it was cold and rainy. Its obviously from last winter, but it became one of my favorite looks to recycle. I think I spent 10 minutes walking around the office trying to get away from the terrible blue carpet and then another five minutes arranging my hair to fall “effortlessly” in front of my shoulder. You don’t want to know how long it took to position the coffee cup just right!

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I waited for the perfect, sunny day to throw this dress on and stand in front of the window with the sun beaming in behind me. I focused on the rings because I desperately love Helen Ficalora and I want to win her Instagram contest so badly! #noshame
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This is my favorite combination of dainty necklaces. My parents got me the monogram for my birthday and my roommate gave me the mini Texas necklace this past year. Before taking this photo I spent far too much time untangling all the strands and making sure they laid just right. Oh, and I centered the necklaces inside my collar as well. It was a process.

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DFW airport, delayed flight, and proof that I *can* travel light if I *want* to! I love this structured Kate Spade bag and decided to leave it open for added texture and depth. The Toms were just a super fashionable perk.




September 2014



Voile Dress

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Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to share my post with y’all tomorrow- but for now I leave you with this gorgeous Alice + Olivia Lana Geometric Print Voile Dress. It is a beautiful piece and I love the looser fit with the cutout back. Green is going to be huge this Fall as well- just wait and see. Take a look around Neiman’s Trends list if you’d like any other trendy picks or ideas for Fall Fashion!

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September 2014



My Secrets for Beautiful Skin

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The Peach Bellini | Beautiful Skin

It is no secret that I am constantly on the lookout for those life-saving can’t-live-without skin perfecters. I’ve tried hundreds (or, like, ten) products and I’m here to give you a little look at my favorite successes.

  1. The Clarisonic- I do not use this every day- more like 3x a week. Its the perfect tool to really scrub your pores and give you a deep clean. At the recommendation of the manufacturer (and the lady who does my facials) don’t use daily! Daily usage irritates skin!
  2. Illumask Anti-Acne Lighted Mask- Literally a mask. That plastic thing that will make you look just like Bumblebee (yes that was a Transformers reference). It is amazing. Real talk: you look kind of silly for about 15 minutes a day. And no, I wouldn’t wear this in public- or even in front of my roommate. But it works. When I stop using this magical light source I break out in just a few days! So I start using it again and everything is right with the world.
  3. Mario Badescu Drying Cream – this is the miracle worker, folks. This little tub contains a sulfur based cream that clears those terrible under the skin blemishes over night! I honestly couldn’t believe it until I saw it. There are reviews that state that it may irritate sensitive skin- but I have sensitive skin and it was just fine. Oh did I mention it was only $14?
  4. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask – This is a clear mask that you can sleep in! There’s no mess, little stickiness, and it easily absorbs and the extra washes off in the morning. You’ll wake up with skin that is brightened, even toned and all around beautiful! I have only had this product for about a week, but I love it already.

These are my favorite beauty products, what are yours? Let me know in the comments below!