Jul 22, 2014

Shopaholic

It's Tuesday, which means it is time to shop!

I love cutouts and the placement on this dress is one most people can get away with.  I actually just ordered another dress from this brand that should be here this week.  They have tons of cute dresses and I feel like if I love the first one I am just going to want more!
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Grab this baby from the Nordstrom sale while they have them!  It's such a classic piece! There might be on its way to me right now...
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Just because I love rompers (see yesterday's post) and florals!
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I am regretting not getting this when I was in the store last week because it looks even better in person.  I'm such a sucker for studs!
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I know we are in the throws of Summer, but this caught my eye.  I love the color and the shape.  Now is the time to to start scooping up the Fall goodies before they're gone!  
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I have tried to do this with my own cheese board and bowl, but when I spotted this (on sale!) at West Elm I figured I needed it!  It's pretty genius for a cheese plate or a bread and dip platter.
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I still love this open moto style jacket.  It is the perfect Fall coat and easy blazer all in one.  This comes in pink also (love!)
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I REALLY hope this goes on sale soon because I am in love!  Relaxed, swingy tee's are my jam!  I just don't always love the high price tag.  Fingers crossed for a sale!
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I love, love, love my charging case but it has taken a beating.  I saw someone this past weekend with this and it is so pretty in person.  I know the price tag is heavy for a phone case, but it is worth it for the extra charge on a quick-dying phone!


Happy shopping lovelies!
xo


Jul 21, 2014

Rompin Around

Happy Monday lovelies!  Today I am sharing a look I wore this past weekend and that is going to be on repeat until cool weather comes.  I got this Zoa romper through a close friend's boutique.  It is so relaxed and chic at the same time.  You all know my love of rompers and this one fits the bill.  I wore it with sandals during the day and dressed it up with a pink lip at night.  Day to night and mommy-friendly is the easiest sell for me.  You can contact Azzurra Capri here to get yours!








Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!
xo

Jul 18, 2014

Outfit Details and Nordstrom Sale

Thank you all for linking up yesterday and the sweet comments on my outfits! You all make a girl's day brighter!  I wanted to share an outfit from yesterday's post in more detail since it was my favorite outfit this week by far.  When I lived in Hoboken and worked in NYC I wore all black basically every day.  After that I avoided it like the plague for years.  The last few weeks I have been craving black for some reason.  I love how slimming it is and how it works with everything, especially head to toe.  It's also great for an evening out in crazy humidity!








And a little make up PSA here - see that funky white glow under my eye? Setting powder, which I love in hot weather, gone bad.  You can't see it in real life, but with a camera magic white stuff makes an appearance.  #summerproblems

Today is al the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that everyone can shop!  I LOVE this sale and stock up for fall for myself and the kid's!  Here is what I am shopping!







Happy shopping!

xo




Jul 17, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday

Happy Thursday lovelies!! Today I am guest hosting the Thoughts for Thursday link-up with AnnieNatalie and Katie!  Join the link-up!  Write about anything you feel like, grab the button (below) and add your link!






One of my absolute favorite parts about summer is grilling.  We get to eat outside and I feel like we are eating healthier when we are cooking on the grill.  This was one of our recent meals.  Salmon with lemon, dill and butter, shrimp with butter and Old Bay and marinated chicken are my favorites!


We followed this up with a night of grilling at our friends'.  My friend (who is a whiz in the kitchen) suggested we grill kale and it was SO delicious! Throw it on a grill pan and go! So tasty and easy!

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While we cook, the kiddos play.  It gets them nice and tired for bed.  Anyone else love how extra tired their kids are during the summer?  

And by tired, I mean this.  Seriously, this was me trying to get him to wake up on Monday morning and he wanted nothing to do with it.  He doesn't have the get-up-and-go attitude yet.
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I found this top at Forever21 the other day.  It is so cute! I love a good F21 find! I have had a lot of misses lately, so it was time for a hit!  Get it here!

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Avery is in the middle of swim camp and it is so hard to amuse Greyson for the 30 minutes a day she is there.  He literally rolls around on the nasty indoor pool floor while we watch her.  It's also like a thousand degrees there so I hope I am losing weight with all of that sweat! Ha!

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Now that it is the middle of the summer I am back on the iced coffee wagon.  I need to get back off of it because I get too tired!  Thank goodness for Dunkin, Starbucks, and Trader Joe's cold pressed!

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I met up with some of my friends in the city for a girls' night.  I love summer nights in the city with all of the windows open.  It is so much less crowded with half of the people gone for summer vacations.  When it is that hot out I have to wear all black.  
I love these sandals and they are on sale right now!

So. Much. Rose.

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And, finally, my little ham.  Avery won't let me take pictures of her lately, but this guy... he is a whole other story!

Thanks for linking up and hope everyone has a fabulous day!
xo

Jul 16, 2014

Easy Enchilada Casserole

I came up with this recipe one night when we were going to have Mexican and I decided to make a last minute switch when I realized we didn't have hard taco shells (my preference.)  It doesn't photograph well, but it is easy and tasty!  It also requires very few ingredients.


Ingredients
1 pound extra lean ground beef
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Cumin
Six corn tortillas
Two cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
One bottle enchilada sauce (I use Trader Joe's)
One tomato, diced
Three green onions, diced

Instructions
- Preheat oven to 400
- Heat a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Season meat with salt, pepper, and a couple of pinches of cumin
- Saute meat until almost cooked through, about 8 minutes
- Mean, line bottom of baking dish with three tortilas.  I put two down and tore the third apart to fit into the empty spaces.
- After meat cooks, add half in an even layer to tortillas.  Top with one cup of cheese and half of enchilada sauce.
- Top with remaining three tortillas (tear one again), remainder of beef, cheese and enchilada sauce
- Bake for about 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly
- Top with tomatoes and scallions and sour cream 

This is enough to serve four.

Enjoy!!
xo

Jul 15, 2014

Shopaholic

Here is what I am drooling over this week...

Great shape, great size, great price and vegan!  I like to feel good about my purchases (when I can!)
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Orange and turquoise are two of my favorite colors, especially when they are together.  These would pair so well with a white, black or neutral dress!
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I have been searching for spiked strappy sandals for a while now and these beauties have definitely caught my eye!
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The colors and the shape of this dress are drool-worthy.  I need it!!
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This is one of those rare F21 purchases that can pass as high end.  I love the sleeve detailing and the lace center.  And the price!
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I am all about gold details, especially in Avery's room.  These sheets would be so perfect for a chic little lady to sleep on!
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This is one of those absolutely perfect maxi dresses to throw on and go.  You can wear it again and again.  The price is also pretty fantastic! It comes in a couple of other great colors!
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I'm literally swooning over the color and draping of this top.  She's currently sitting in my shopping cart waiting for a good home!


Happy shopping!
xo

Jul 14, 2014

Pleated Shorts

I am currently in the midst of a love affair with pleated shorts.  Dressy shorts are one of my favorite things to wear to an event or a night out and have been ever since it was cool to rock them with tights and heels ten years ago (yeah post-college wardrobe.)  Paired with a fun Stitch Fix top and some basic heels, I feel like this is a look that's easy to put together for drinks with girlfriends or a date night.  I like to pair the black with white because I think it is such a crisp color combination, and duh, it works on everyone! The best part is, the shorts rarely go out of style, so they are a great investment for your closet.  








This shirt isn't available anymore, so I posted some of my picks to pair for a similar look.

Happy shopping!
xo


 
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