Best of Summer

 

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Outfit 1 // Outfit 2 // Outfit 3 // Outfit 4 // Outfit 5 // Outfit 6

Happy Friday!!
Sharing with you a few of my favorite looks of the summer. With the Autumnal Equinox approaching next week (wasn’t it JUST Thanksgiving??!) I thought it would be the perfect time to go through the summer archives and pick out the ones I liked best the ones that just screamed, summer.
Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Roasted Eggplant and Basil Dip

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I am currently snacking on this roasted eggplant and basil dip while writing this post and at every bite a little voice in my head says “man this is so good.” I kid you not. While staying at Flora Farms we had free range to harvest all the fruits and veggies our little hearts desired. They had rows upon rows of the most delicious, organic eggplants and the minute I saw them I knew I wanted to roast em’, blend em’ and spread the yummy mixture onto a baguette. I didn’t have a chance to photograph the dip there, so I made it again, just confirming how delicious it truly is and decided I had to share it. Roasted with an onion and garlic then blended with fresh basil and parsley it is seriously tasty and super seriously healthy. Enjoy!

Oh, and it its SO good on a turkey sammy!

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Roasted Eggplant and Basil Dip:

Prep it:
– 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
– 1 yellow onion, diced
– 1/4 cup EVOO, plus 2 tablespoons for roasting
– 2 cloves garlic, smashed
– 6-10 leaves basil
– 4-5 sprigs parsley
– juice from 1 lemon
– a pinch or red pepper flakes
– salt and pepper to taste

Make it:
– Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss eggplant, onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons EVOO and a pinch of salt/pepper. Roast for 45 minutes or until caramelized.
– Let cool and transfer to a food processor, add lemon juice and EVOO. Pulse to combine. Then add the herbs, pulsing again to combine.
– Add salt and pepper to taste.
– Serve cold or at room temperature with a drizzle of EVOO and red pepper flakes.

Sales I Love Right Now: Fall Bags

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This weeks sales are all about bags. Handbags in all shapes, sizes and colors… and a must have for fall! While I wouldn’t consider myself a bag lady, I do appreciate a good handbag or two and like to have a few options in the way of clutches and totes. I’m usually all about color when it comes to bags but love mixing in a pattern here or there.  I’ve rounded up a variety of my favorite fall bags and all on sale!
Shop fall bags here:

Happy Shopping!

Crop Top

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Topshop Top (patterned version) // Topshop Skirt (last worn here) // Clare Vivier Clutch // Stella McCartney Sunglasses (on sale!!)

Hello!
I brought this outfit with me to Mexico but didn’t get a chance to wear it but jumped on the change to wear it the second we got back home! I clearly am having a moment with anything off the shoulder so when this crop top from Topshop caught my eye, I knew I’d love it. While it may be fall-like everywhere in the country except the southwest (it’s 80+ in San Diego!!) I can’t quite get in the mood for fall or dressing for fall. So, I will be sticking with summer for a bit longer and that means you’ll be seeing no shortage of short skirts, shorter shorts, tank tops and lots of dresses from me! I’ll try to incorporate more autumnal colors but you won’t find me in a sweater or layers and sadly the boots will have to wait!

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Cabo Snapshots

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Stepping out of our Cottage and heading to the beach!

IMG_20140913_103616Chileno Bay: The most beautiful beach with palapas scattered across the sand.

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Ginger and hibiscus margaritas at One & Only Palmilla

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Never ending water!

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Beautiful herbs at the Market at Flora Farm.

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Fresh coconuts overlooking the water. Full outfit details here.

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Pool and Pacifico time!

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Flora’s Farm Bar: Make sure you try the Farmarita and the Farm Julep!

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Our cottage mailbox.

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Sharing a few snapshots from my trip to Cabo. I always love jetting off to Mexico and because it is such an easy flight from San Diego, we tend to go quite often! We had a wonderfully relaxing week staying at Flora Farm with plenty of time spent at the pool and the beach. I’ve only been home a couple days but I’m missing Mexico already!
Have a great day!

More on Mexico and what I wore throughout my trip herehere, here and here!

Pink Blush

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 Pink Blush Top c/o// J.Crew Shorts// Schutz sandals // Gap Clutch // Pink Blush Earrings c/0

This trip to Mexico has been one of my favorite yet (aside from the time Marc proposed!). It’s been the perfect combination of relaxing and exploring, I wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe extend the trip! Luckily, we have a few more days left to take in as much as possible. Yesterday, we woke up early to hike to the top of a mountain behind Flora Farm. The view from the top was spectacular; not only did we have an ariel view of the farm but we could see all the way to the marina in San Jose del Cabo and a decent amount of the beach. We spent the rest of the day reading by the pool with a little break to enjoy the amazing Cucumber Almond Gazpacho from Flora Farm…one of my favorite dishes! This off the shoulder top from Pink Blush was perfect for a day spent trotting from the pool to the restaurant to the cottage and then back to the restaurant for live music and dinner! I paired it with crisp white linen shorts and lace up sandals for a perfect summer/ vacation outfit!
Happy Thursday!
Salud!

Cabo Nights

 

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Before I left for Cabo, I was browsing eShakti.com in search of a new dress to wear while on vacation. I stumbled upon this dress and was instantly in love with the embroidery detail and knew it would be the perfect piece to bring to Mexico. One of the things  that sold me about eShakti is the fact that each of their pieces are made specifically for you, based on your individual measurements. How cool is that?! Not only that, but the quality of their products and the fabrics that they use is beautiful! Because I’m near 6 feet tall, I have a hard time finding maxi dresses that are long enough so I was beyond excited when I was able to order a maxi dress customized to the exact length I like.  Not only does eShakti have dresses, but they have a great selection of jackets ( I’m obsessed with this one) skirts and tops. You can find eShakti on Facebook, instagram and twitter!

Shop more of my favorites from eShakti:


Thank you to eShakti for sponsoring this post and sending this beautiful dress!

Easy

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Tribal Print Tube (similar) // One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts // Loeffler Randall Sandals // Ran Ban Sunglasses

Hola!
Wrapping up our second day at Flora Farm in San Jose del Cabo and I’ve decided I never want to leave!! We started our day with a relaxing morning on the farm including a walk around the property and an outdoor yoga class. We then made our way into town with a quick stop at the beach for fresh coconut juice. We spent our afternoon strolling through the streets of San Jose del Cabo, popping into the shops and trying the local margaritas and cervezas. Two thumbs up! We then headed back to the farm to harvest produce for our dinner and took a dip in the pool. A perfect day!
To keep cool I paired a favorite pair of shorts with an easy tube top and gladiator sandals, the perfect combo for walking around town!

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