$100 More Or Less: Orange And Yellow


I was browsing through the blog Kendi Everyday’s Archives this week and I stumbled upon an outfit that made me swoon. It was an orange skirt with a yellow top and I lusted after it. I figured I would try to recreate it at home with items from my closet. I love being inspired by something I see so that I can get more uses out of my wardrobe. I previously wore my yellow skirt here.

I adored this outfit so much, it bumped a previously scheduled outfit post for today. I wore this outfit yesterday. This is the closest I ever get to being spontaneous. Hence, the rushed pictures taken in my house five minutes before my husband had to leave for work.

Once I put the outfit together (a flipped mix of colors), I realized that I had inadvertently created a fairly inexpensive outfit. I decided to place it in my new feature, “$100 More Or Less” in which I try to create an outfit for under $100, but still allow myself a little wiggle room (max. $130). I do not want to use shoes that work with my budget but are not the best choice for an outfit simply for the sake of a rule.


I am a pretty laid-back girl so my rules for myself are laid-back, too. As evidenced from this impromptu lovin’ of my baby.

Although I would call myself more laid-front here.




Of course, I had to do an Angelina Jolie move with the slit. I once had a t-shirt twenty years ago that sported a brazen, “I Love Brad Pitt” inscription across the chest.

Angelina might have done the leg pose first. But I loved her husband first. Let’s call it even.


Cost Breakdown:

Anthropologie Zocalo Skirt: Paid $60 Original price $118
Anthropologie High-Low Peplum Pullover: Paid $10 Original price $58
Anthropologie Corchorous Sandals: Paid $40 Original price $128
Anthropologie Necklace: Paid $15 Original price $58 I think. I cannot find it online.

Total Spent: $125
Retail Price: $362

I went a bit over, but I wanted to include this outfit in my “$100 More Or Less.” This is because for $7 more than the original price of the skirt, I was also able to score shoes, a necklace and a top. I felt it was budget appropriate.

Here is where it gets tricky. Everything I am wearing is sold out. Because it is my budget post, I feel icky linking to items that cost more than my outfit. So, I am only going to link to similar inexpensive items, while I try to recreate the outfit for around the same price I paid. I could have done it cheaper, but I thought the following items resembled the items I am wearing as best as I could find. The prices are as of this writing. I cannot guarantee that they are the same price now. Just as I cannot guarantee that I will never sport that “I Love Brad Pitt” tee on this blog. Especially if there is ever a “Legends of the Fall II.” My exposed leg probably would not be able to support my swooning, especially as it was kicking a certain long-legged brunette out of the way.

Similar Outfit Options:

$55 skirt
$32 Shirt
Most Sizes In This Shoe Are $27
$14 Necklace

What are your favorite colors to pair together? Do you wear two separate colors often? Yay or Nay to this new feature, $100 More Or Less (probably running once or twice a month)?

*this post contains affiliate links. Clicking on a link may result in a small commission for a new Brad Pitt Stalker Tee this site.

This post was lightly edited using the App Visco’s C1 Filter on level 2.

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream


The summers of my youth could be described in three flavors. Grape juice, cheddar cheese and homemade honey vanilla ice cream. Being from a long line of beekeepers meant that my family had learned to incorporate the very nectar of their labors into almost every food they ate.

I have mentioned that as a young child, a spoonful of honey was a snack. A few drops of pollen, a special treat.

But nothing compared to my grandma’s honey ice cream. And nothing ever will.

I have tried to replicate it the best I could. I also wanted to make it a bit less rich. I believe my grandmother used mostly cream. I decided to use half milk. Half cream.

If you have never had honey ice cream, well, I don’t know if you should try it now. You will never go back. It is that good.

Seriously knees-dropping-to-the-ground-as-you-pay-homage-to-a-passing-bee good.

The person who invented the saying “you’re the bee’s knees,” may or may not have been referring to this phenomenon after just having eaten honey ice cream.

I mean, that makes sense right?

Well, it makes more sense than comparing someone to bee’s knees. Which, while they are quite cute and fuzzy for knees, do not come close to comparing to this treat.

Let’s make some heaven!


2/3 cup honey
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Caviar from one vanilla bean
5 egg yolks


Pour your milk and cream into a large pot on the stove. Add your honey. Turn heat to medium-low.

While that is heating up, separate five egg yolks. Whisk the egg yolks for two minutes continuously. Or bust out your stand mixer if you have one. And let it do the work for you on medium speed for two minutes.


Add the caviar of a vanilla bean to the steeping milk mixture. Whisk. When milk mixture comes to a light boil, turn heat to low. Very slowly add a ladleful (about 1/2 a cup) to the egg yolks while you whisk them. Now add that mixture back into the hot milk mixture. With a wooden spoon, stir continuously until the mixture begins to thicken. This should be about three minutes.

Turn heat off. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Add vanilla extract. Stir.

Cover bowl and refrigerate at least two hours to overnight.


Follow your ice cream maker’s churning instructions. For my machine, I simply dump in the chilled ingredients.


Freeze your ice cream in a freezer-safe container. And then indulge the next day. I like mine covered in Trader Joe’s Fudge Sauce.


I warn you. You will never look at vanilla ice cream the same way again.

Or a bee for that matter.

Now let’s get some padding for those knees.


*I adapted the vanilla ice cream recipe that came with my Cuisinart Ice-100 (a super fancy name for a big ol’ ice cream maker. The link is an affiliate link) to incorporate honey. Seriously, next time your husband makes the brilliant mistake of not asking for anything for Christmas, you might want to get him one of those babies. I might love it more than David Beckham.