May 28, 2015

Tucked

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Happy Friday! Here's a great way to change up an average blouse. My goal was to elevate the half tuck and make my tank a semi crop top. I bunched up the fabric in the front and tucked it under to create this interesting shape. Every time my wardrobe gets boring, I try to repurpose pieces to avoid overspending on new clothes.  






Top: Similar, Similar :: Pants- Same, Similar :: Purse- Similar, Similar :: Shoes- Same
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May 14, 2015

Flowy Fringe

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Before I wore this dress, I forgot how flattering an exposed shoulder looked. The silhouette creates a great balance of exposed skin and fabric. Now that the temperature is in the 90s, I'm trying to find ways to stay cool and comfortable throughout the day. Sundresses, like this embroidered, bell sleeved piece are perfect since they have great flow and fluidity. I definitely jumped on the tassel trend with this dress and feel like it would be amazing by the shore; it might even work as a coverup. I've linked up similar hot weather, off the shoulder dress options below. 






Dress- similar :: Shoes- similar :: Purse- Kate Spade 

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May 4, 2015

Vegetarian Enchiladas

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Happy Monday!
Since Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, I thought I would share a recipe for my favorite Mexican entree, enchiladas. What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? I'll probably head to a Mexican restaurant and indulge in some margaritas!


Enchilada recipe:

Ingredients:
6 Tortillas
2 1/2 cups Chipotle Enchilada Sauce (recipe follows)
Vegetarian Filling (recipe follows)
2 cups Mexican Cheese Blend
1/2 cup Chopped Olives
1/2 cup Chopped Pickled Jalapenos
Shredded Lettuce
Chopped Tomatoes
Chopped Sweet Onions
Chopped Avocado
Sour Cream
Favorite Salsa

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
2. Spread 1/2 cup chipotle enchilada sauce on a glass baking tray.
3. Heat tortillas for 15 seconds each in the microwave.
4. Mix 1 cup chipotle enchilada sauce with 1 cup cheese.
5. Fill warm tortilla with vegetarian filling and cheese/sauce mixture.
6. Roll up all tortillas and place in saucy baking tray.
7. Spread remainder of sauce and cheese on top of rolled tortillas.
8. Sprinkle on olives and jalapenos.
9. Bake enchiladas covered for 20 minutes.
10. Broil uncovered for 2 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.
11. Let cool.
12. Distribute enchilada's and add toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, sour cream, salsa, etc.

Filling:

Ingredients:
1 16 oz can of Black Beans
1 Thinly Sliced Bell Pepper
1 Thinly Sliced Onion
1 cup Thinly Sliced Mushrooms
1 cup corn
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
Vegetable Oil

Directions:
1. Saute onions in vegetable oil until transparent.
2. Add salt, pepper, and taco seasoning.
3. Toss in bell peppers, mushrooms, black beans and corn; cook thoroughly.
4. Slightly mash black beans.

Sauce:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onions
Vegetable Oil
1 16 oz can of Red Enchilada Sauce
1/2 can Chipotle in Adobe Sauce
1 Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth

Directions:
1. Blend chipotle with tomato sauce.
2. Saute onion in vegetable oil until brown.
3. Add enchilada sauce, chipotle/tomato sauce mixture and bring to boil.
4. Add vegetable broth to thin sauce.
5. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Enjoy!
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April 30, 2015

White Bright

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Nothing screams sweet summertime more than bright white pants. Y'all don't understand how excited I was to wear these pants. I've searched high and low for not sheer, skinny white denim, and have finally found my perfect pair. I had to go the designer denim route, but the price was worth it. The fit, the quality, the thickness; every aspect of these pants was perfection. Now the real struggle is keeping them white. Wish me luck!!






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April 28, 2015

Vibrant Watercolor

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Since we are experiencing full fledged spring/summer weather, I'm living in light dresses. Since I am fairly petite, most dresses naturally hit right above the knee for me, so I try to find back cutouts or fun straps to reduce the amount of fabric. I'm also all for added visual interest, especially when the dresses silhouette is straight, like this one's is. As for the print, I know florals are spring staples, so I couldn't help but reach for this vibrant watercolor-esque design when I saw it. The best part is, with so many gradations of purple and blue the dress needed minimum accessories. I'm wearing just the essentials: black heels and a neutral purse with simple earrings. It can't get easier than that!






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April 27, 2015

Camouflage

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Hope you have a great weekend. Let's get this Monday started!
When I was taking these pictures, I didn't realize I was wearing a green dress in front of a green background. #fail. So here I am, essentially in camouflage colors, blending into the greenery. Today I styled the olive dress with neutrals, but I can see myself wearing it in the near future with brighter accessories. I believe I previously said that olive is a neutral, and I still strongly stand behind that statement. 






Dress- Free People (similar) (similar) :: Boots- Dingo (similar) :: Purse- Longchamp :: Earrings- Anthropologie (similar) :: Watch- Michael Kors 
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