Friday Favorites – Fall For Baby

September 4, 2015
Friday Favorites - Fall For Baby

Last week I gave in and put together some of my Fall favorite pieces. Now it’s all about the baby. When it comes to baby clothes Gap is my first go to. Not only are the prices affordable but the styles are so friggin cute! From day one we stocked up on baby Gap pieces for Ava. Even on our trip to Seattle I had to stop by Gap just to see if they had a different assortment than our local stores. Plus I can always get a great deal and stock up for much less than most other stores. So why not taken advantage of the deals?! The big thing this season is animal prints. Not just your typical zebra or cheetah. But actual animals on their pieces. Fawns, squirrels, cats and owls are just a few of the furry creatures you’ll see gracing their pants, dresses and tops. I already have a few pieces for Ava, not pictured below but these 9 picks may be seeing their way to our doorstep soon. Just don’t tell Aadam… Lace Shirred Top // Cat Quilted Sweatshirt Dress // Plaid Shirred Top // Lightweight Fawn Print Leggings // Stampede One-Piece // 1969…

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Shrimp Po’ Boy

September 3, 2015
Shrimp Po' Boy

Po’ boys represent New Orleans. You can’t make a trip to New Orleans or watch a cooking show that visits the city without experiencing a Po’ boy. And I’m talking about a good, old fashioned, traditional, road side diner style one. But since I live in the suburbs of Ohio, I’m not quite traditional and I have never made a po’ boy until last night. The ingredients to a po’boy are limitless. Fill that crusty French bread up with ham, cheese, shrimp, catfish and even French fries! We turned this recipe into our non-traditional approach. French bread and shrimp were used but we topped it with homemade coleslaw for a tangy twist on the recipe. Trust me, I’m still not opposed to making this again and topping it with tons of thick cut fries.  Whatever you decide, load it up with lots of goodies and enjoy with a frozen Hurricane or a cold beer. It’s still summer and frozen drinks are acceptable. You’ll Need: Shrimp 8 oz large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1/2 to 3/4 loaf of French bread or baguette olive oil 1/2 teaspoon paprika   Coleslaw Cabbage/coleslaw…

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Beauty Basics – Recreate The Look

September 2, 2015
Beauty Basics - Recreate The Look

Prepping for this month’s Recreate The Look, I really wanted to bring something more Fall inspired. It’s about that time where bold pink lips should be packed away and instead we pull out our brick red and deep lip colors to usher in the cooler weather. The Donna Karan collection, to me, was full of all black ensembles at their finest. Textures and layers made an all black look pop, which very rarely do I love. The beauty was on point and accented the clothes perfectly. A slight touch of Fall and rich color lips brought it all together. It seemed to wrap up the collection to show a modern, city chick that is effortless, subtle and runs out the door looking flawless. Don’t we all wish we could look flawless by throwing on expensive designer clothes? So maybe you’re not shelling out $12,000 for a strapless gown and you’re not purchasing pieces straight from the collection. But you can get one step closer to being one of Donna Karan’s runway models with this beauty look. It’s super simple (aren’t they always) and is the best look to start wearing this month. This look is all abou those lips. The rest is just…

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How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – High Waisted Mini Skirts

September 1, 2015
How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – High Waisted Mini Skirts

Now is the perfect time to wear high waisted mini skirts. The weather is that right temperature where you could still go bare leg and your shoe options aren’t limited to boots or booties (yet). We’ll most definitely revisit mini skirts later in the year, but our trend this month is “high waist” pieces so we had to talk high waisted mini skirts here. There’s one high waist piece that’s been dominating all summer, which I didn’t explore here today but still think is majorly cute, and it’s the denim button front mini skirt. We can thank Alexa Chung for that and certainly look to her for inspiration on how to wear button down high waisted mini skirts. It helps that there are some really cute options out there. I went for a rust colored cord version because it felt wonderfully ’70s. And remember, if you’re aren’t in with the button design, there are plain skirts like the black skirt featured below with the same high waisted cut. 1. TOPSHOP Stripe Tipped Trim Crop Top 2. TOPSHOP Cord Button Front A-Line Skirt 3. TOPSHOP KINGDOM 2 Ghillie Shoes 4. Rebecca Minkoff Front To Back Cone Earrings 5. ELECTRIC ’40FIVE’ 50mm Retro Sunglasses 6. Gorjana Cersi Layered…

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Denim on Denim Love

August 31, 2015
denim on denim love

Chambray Shirt: Nordstrom // Denim Shorts: Old Navy // Watch (old): similar here and here // Leopard Flats (old): similar here and here // Earrings (local boutique): similar here // Sunglasses: Target // Baby Pleated Tank-Top (gift): similar here and here // Baby Shorts: Macy’s // Baby Shoes (old): similar here   I’ve been trying to find a reason to pair these two pieces together. I wear them separately all the time but pause when I think about putting them together. Not many people can rock the Canadian Tuxedo properly. Sometimes it’s overkill and I wanted to avoid that at all costs. I am NOT trendy and I am NOT cool. But I try. I went back to Julia’s posts from August 2014 when she paired denim shorts and a denim jacket together. I have leopard flats, I have similar earrings and bag and I could swap in my chambray shirt for this denim jacket, right? The end result is in the pictures above. Not too bad, right? Even a year later this seems to be on trend and I’ve made Julia’s look come to life. I wore this outfit once before with booties, not pictured, and it had a slight western feel to it. Not that I’m going to be wrangling cattle and riding a…

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Friday Favorites – Fall Picks

August 28, 2015
Friday Favorites - Fall Picks

A week ago I was telling Julia I wasn’t ready for Summer to be over and now I’m craving Fall. We have had a few perfect cool and chilly days here lately and now all I want is to bundle up and sit by a fire. Am I crazy? I’m crazy right? It’s still August and we have plenty of warm days ahead. In the back of my mind I still want to swim a few more times this year. Fall will be here before we know it and it’s time to prepare with all the cozy and cute things you can find. I plan on mastering the world of layers, duster cardigans and expanding my bootie collection. As you can see below I’m gravitating towards the dark colors with pops of color in accents. The J.Crew Iridescent Hologram Travel Wallet needs to find its way to my door (it’s on sale, too!). The same goes for the Free People Button Down Shirtdress. Paired with flats, heels or knee high boots it would make the perfect Fall staple. And bell bottoms! I can’t begin to express my joy over flares and bell bottoms making a comeback. Check out the rest of my picks…

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