Wonton Series Part II: Honey-Baked Tarts w/ Goat Cheese Mousse & Roasted Berry Filling

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Hey guys!!

It’s time for the second part of the wonton series!!!!  Now, I really wanted to do an asian/southern style wonton dessert but because peaches are out of season I had to come up with a brand new recipe. So low and behold this little treat that I might have eaten (cough cough….) a lot of.  It’s a really fast recipe that’s just in time for the holidays so let’s get to it.

Note: Makes ~25-30 tartlets using regular muffin cups

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Monday Christmas Instagram Giveaway! The ArtBag Clutch

Are you guys ready for a giveaway!?!

I’m super excited to be giving away one of my newer items that I’ve decided to carry in my boutique, the ArtBag Clutch. This bag pays homage to my drafting days as well as the woman that just likes to carry the bare minimum. One lucky winner will be getting this 12″ x 11″ low pile faux goat fur clutch with a vibrant peacock lining just in time for Christmas.

Note: Giveaway open to U.S. readers only (Sorry!). Giveaway ends Monday, December 8th at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

Rules & Procedure:

  1. Click on the Instagram photo announcing the giveaway, follow and comment (for number generator) by the deadline.
  2. I will use a random number generator to pick one winner.
  3. The winner will be announced on Wednesday and info will be gathered for a chic delivery.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more giveaways and to check back for the winner.

~Tia

Cooking Chemistry: Tahini Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies I remember it like it was yesterday. 10 years old, sitting down on the sofa after doing some homework and eating some cashews.  Then all of a sudden, after years of eating peanuts BOOM an allergic reaction.  How terrible right? Well this recipe is for those that have a peanut/tree nut allergy but still has a craving for those delicious peanut butter cookies that they used to eat…minus the death.

Note:  Makes about 4 dozen (if small one inch diameter balls ~7.5 dozen)

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups tahini (best when the ingredients are just ground sesame seeds and oil)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream the butter, sugar, maple syrup and tahini until smooth.  Beat in the eggs until combined and then add the rest of the dry ingredients.

2. Choose your spoon of choice and make the dough into small balls.  Use a fork to make a crisscross on the dough ball.

3. Bake for about 10 minutes or when the edges begin to brown then let cool.

I really hope you guys enjoy this recipe.  Try it out and let me know what you think below!

~Tia

Three Ways To Wear: The Elle Quilted Tee

Hello!!!

I hope you guys are all ready to see another Closet Chemistry item!  As I stated here, The Elle is my interpretation of the classic white tee with a little more versatility.  So to show this versatility and how I love to wear my Elle Quilted Tee, I put together three essential outfits that everyone can relate to with specifications listed below.

Work Outfit

By day, I’m a computer programmer in a corporate office so I have to make sure everything is put together with minimal effort.  For my work uniform I always throw on my old man pants, brogues or pumps and a trench.  To keep the make-up simple I just add a red lip and a little bit of eyeliner.  Having my hair off my face is a must because nothing gets me coding like putting on head phones and listening to my Prince Pandora station.

WorkWear

Pants: Loft Trousers (similar here), Coat: Banana Republic Trench

Accessories: Michael Antonio Pumps (old), H&M rings, Premier Designs Necklace (Gifted), DSW Suitcase bag(Gifted)

Night on the Town

For a night out on the town most of us are trying to rush out of our work clothes into something more stylish. So to get out of the house quickly, a little mascara and an extra swipe of liner goes a long way.  I usually throw on my Closet Chemistry gored skirt and some platforms to keep me from walking like a baby calf by the end of the night.

NightOnTheTown

Skirt: Closet Chemistry Leather Gored Skirt, Coat: H&M Camel Military Jacket

Accessories: Steve Madden Platforms(old), Mini suitcase bag (vintage)

Weekend Wear

Weekend wear is a little more challenging for me, which is why this top was designed. I love dressing up but there are some events where you should probably just throw on some jeans. So for the weekend if I’m not strutting around in red leather pants Eddie Murphy style, I throw on boyfriend jeans, some chucks and keep my hair simple with a side twisted ponytail.

WeekendWear

Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger Boyfriend Jeans, Faux Leather Jacket (old)

Accessories: Chuck Taylors Low-tops, Closet Chemistry Wales Necklace (seen here)

I hope you guys found some style inspiration in this post and this shirt will also be open for custom ordering through emailing custom@closetchemistry.com.

The Elle Quilted Tee Specifications

  • $142.00 (free shipping always)
  • 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
  • Back zipper
  • Side darts for semi-fitted feel

***Installment plans for all items are available securely through Paypal***

~Tia

Throwback Thursday: Akira Fashion Show Style

Hello!!!  While I finish up the Three Ways to Style the Elle Quilted Tee post I wanted to partake in throwback Thursday.  So to throw it back a little,  I found some wonderful pictures from when I attended the Akira Fashion show and I just wanted to do a quick showcase of the beautiful women that I attended it with. So let’s check out the beautiful attendees:

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All

Kate

Patrice

And yes there is some Closet Chemistry love you see there with my Leather Gored Skirt as well as a cool tulle skirt made by my wonderful mom.  Absolutely love the styling! Hell let’s see them again.

Jade

Tiana

I hope you guys enjoyed the outfits in this post.

~Tia