Garish, Whorish, Whatever. + a Delectable Treat


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dress: Forever 21:: cami: Old Navy:: belt: Urban Outfitters:: wedges: Hot Topic
These are truly awful photos, but I quite liked my outfit with the pops of colors here and there, so I'm sharing them anyway. It's a rarity for me to dress up in tighter fitting clothes because I feel quite naked when I do so. And the pops yellow, bright pink on my lips, and aqua on my nails makes me feel a little too happy. Or whorish. I dunno the difference. I'm kidding, of course.

For those of you who have reached this far in the post, here's a delicious treat you can cook up in a flash. Perfect for gifts or for high-calorie, eternal-regret snacking:



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Chocolate-Covered Brownie Bites

Ingredients:
1 box of brownie mix and all the ingredients it takes to make them.
1/2 bag or 8 oz of chocolate chips. Please get the good kind. It's the only kind worth getting.
*optional 1 Tablespoon of butter

Directions:
1. Bake the brownies as directed. Let them cool COMPLETELY before even slicing them into bite-sized pieces. <-- this is probably the hardest step of the whole process.
2. Melt the chocolate chips. There are 2 ways of doing this
a. in a microwave-safe bowl, put the chips in and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
b. in a double boiler, melt chips over a med-low heat.
*optional:after all the chocolate has been melted, and while it's still warm, toss in the butter for some shine. REALLY, the butter is just there for shine.
3. Dunk and coat the brownies in the chocolate. Set aside and wait for them to cool before nomming.

What are your favorite holiday goodies? 


42 comments:

  1. I love the yellow tank! I had one from f21 that broke a few months ago and I haven't found a good one since. I don't wear much yellow, but that particular shade of almost-neon makes me so happy

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  2. The yellow cami looks great with the outfit and your pink lipstick looks really good on you :)

    Favorite holiday treat? Peppermint bark or peanut blossoms!

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  3. This outfit is super cute on you (not whorish at all! Maybe more wench like? and I really, desperately want a brownie now.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  4. You're so great. I love how you can go - yeah, it's awful but I'm posting it anyways. I think the photos are great and I agree the pops of color are awesome. If I were a cartoon wolf character, I'd totally be whistling at your legs. Never sell yourself short. You're a total cute-y with a great sense of personal style. Now, I'm just going to mosey on and IGNORE that brownie recipe before I gain 200 lbs just looking at it.

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  5. I also love all the pops of color throughout your outfit, you look great! Oh and those brownies look DELISH! My favorite holiday goodies are almond bars and almond cookies... so yummy!

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  6. OHHH, I do like you in tight fitting clothes my dear, I hope your hubby is not jealous to hear me say that ;) I am loving the pop of color here and there with the pink, yellow and blue. I haven't been in the picture taking mood these day either and today's pic on my blog are awful so I let Charlitte take the limelight ;) Hope you are having a great Wednesday!

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  7. This feminine outfit is lovely on you, pop with the colors and I loooove your shoes !!!
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  8. nice outfit, and yummy i can't say no no chocolate ;-)

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  9. I love this! I've got some new inspiration now!
    And I just passed out over those brownies.
    I love the one-color sprinkled cookies for Christmas. Not exciting, but I HAVE to have one. Or five.
    And again, thanks for the skirt!!

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  10. YUM! And love the pop of yellow in that outfit :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. You look so hot! Your legs look great! I love the pops of color too!

    - Justine

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  12. You are HILARIOUS! Girl you don't look whorish...you look sexy! I love you in this form fitting dress! The pop of color is perfect and I want one of those brownies! YUM! Kiah

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  13. all of those little pops of color are so brilliant! you are rockin' it girl. oh, and those brownies are too delicious!!!!
    xo TJ

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  14. Looking stunning! ;) you are so beautiful in that outfit (but then again, you always are) :) I hope I get a post done today so I can show you a little DIY thing I'm working on now ;) xoxo

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  15. Whorish? No ma'am! More like hottie! I love the pop of yellow and those brownies look scrumptious! I love haystacks, eclair cake, and any and every cookie I can get my hands on :) - Dreama

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  16. Laura, I get you. I seldom wear tight fitting clothes cause there's no more room for some food. And I do love the pop of yellow.

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  17. You look Amazing in these photos!

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  18. Girl, if there's anybody who can wear pops of colour it's you! You look great! And yummmmmmm

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  19. gingerbread!!! :D I love gingerbread.

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  20. I love the little bit of yellow peeking out- so cute! And that hot pink lipstick is awesome on you!!
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  21. I like the yellow with the black :) Brownies covered in chocolate?! .. sounds heavenly!! I love gingerbread.. hoping to make some next week! x

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  22. you made me hungry!!! FAB outfit!! lovely looks as usual. :) thanks dear for your kind and lovely message on my blog.

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  23. I LOVE the pops of color. I really need to add some more colorful accessories to my collection. Everything I have is relatively similar.

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  24. First of all, these chocolate bites look delicious! Like truly amazingly delicious. And secondly, but just as important, your dress is so cute on you!

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  25. Love the yellow as a nice pop of color! Very cute! And I am looking past the delicious looking brownie bites and pretending I didn't see them!!

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  26. I love your outfit! But then again, I love a good whore... ;) Your post made me laugh out loud, thank you :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  27. OOoo why you torture me with treats??? My favorite holiday goodies are inside out oreo truffles, peppermint bark, and rum flavoured cookies...heheehehehee

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  28. The dress and shoes are so adorable! The brownies looks awesome too and made my mouth water when I looked at the pic lol...

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  29. Wowza, that is some dessert! It looks gooey, which I always love :D You should wear bright lipstick and polish more often--you don't look "whorish" you look really fun and cute!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  30. i love your LBD with that pop of yellow!

    The brownies look really dreamy.. good job I just had 2 beard's papa cream puff and I'm so stuffed 0 good job no craves!

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  31. you look fantastic! and the brownies are delectable :)

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  32. I love the bodycon look on you! And I totally understand about photo issues. There is pretty much NO natural light here after 4:30pm. Sheesh.

    Nothing like eternal regret food. Yea buddy.

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  33. You look sassy in this outfit, I like the LBD on you, the pops of colors are really nice, they bright up this all black ensemble. Thanks for sharing the brownie recipe! Looks really delicious, I like brownie with vanilla ice cream, best in the world!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  34. I think you look great in tighter fitting clothes. There's no reason to wear them if you're not comfortable, but it's great and suits your shape!

    I had no idea there were jalapenos in paletas. I swear it wasn't in the fruity one I had!

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  35. Love love love your shoes! Just adore your whole outfit :)

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  36. You look gorgeous, Laura! Just look at those gams, girl! I know what you mean about tight fitting clothes though. I avoid them also because I don't like being restricted when it comes to eating. I know most people are ambivalent about jeggings and leggins, but I love the stretchiness.
    Note to self: make brownies now!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  37. I love brownies! I'm going to bake some this weekend. HAHAHA I love this outfit Laura and that pop of yellow is amazing on you. What I'm really adoring are your shoes! How cute are they!!! I just know they are not my size. HAHAHAHA Ohhh I love gingerbread.
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  38. Look at you, rocking that hourglass figure! You look great, Laura! Good for you for venturing out of your comfort zone. Isn't it empowering? :) Okay, the brownie bites, just plain cruel, cause now I'm just drooling and craving chocolate! Argh! :)

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  39. It's not garish, I love your lip color and the acqua is pretty subtle. I prefer looser fitting clothing, too.

    Those brownies look positively sinful.

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  40. Aww, look at you, you look pretty. Definitely not whorish. I love the shoes and the combo of black and yellow, black and yellow together will never not remind me of Batman, for all eternity, black and yellow makes me hum the original Batman TV theme song.

    Brownies, get in my tummy!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  41. Chocolate-covered brownie bites are among my favorite holiday goodies. And, I'll just leave it at that. I have far too many others to list :D

    Laura, you're really rocking this dress even if it is out of your comfort zone!

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