Game Day

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Dance & Marvel Tee c/o // Pink Blush Joggers c/o // New Balance Sneakers

Happy Thursday! When Super Bowl Sunday rolls around you will find me lounging on the couch, watching the commercials and munching on a Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cup all while wearing this sequined varsity tee from Dance & Marvel. I usually stay away from pieces that I can only wear once but this was just too cute, plus..sequins! And while I don’t expect this varsity tee to become a go-to, I am pretty positive that I’ll be reaching for it anytime there is a game on (Marc is a huge basketball fan, so that will be A LOT). I think it will be the perfect, and most stylish way to show some game day spirit!
Have a great day!

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Sliders

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Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Or better yet, are you ready for the Super Bowl parties?!
I’m not really a burger kind of gal but while I was brainstorming Super Bowl inspired recipes, little tiny burgers (AKA sliders) just seemed like the obvious route to go.  I am however a BBQ meatloaf kind of girl and it dawned on me that I should take one of my most favorite comfort foods and morph it into the tastiest little Super Bowl party food.
And how delicious they are… sweet and savory homemade barbecue sauce is really the way to go here and it packs a lot of delicious flavor. I used an ice cream scoop to measure out each mini meatloaf, placed them on a baking sheet and topped them with even more BBQ sauce. They don’t called BBQ Turkey Meatloaf for nothin’!

SAMSUNG CSCFinish each slider with a handful of spicy arugula, MORE BBQ sauce and a bit of cheese (if thats your thing!) Place atop a toasted Kaiser bun and boom…you have yourself a delish little snack or meal! These are perfect for Super Bowl Sunday and if you’re looking for more Super Bowl inspired recipes check out these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups. 

SAMSUNG CSCBBQ Turkey Meatloaf Sliders:

Ingredients:
– 1 lb ground turkey
– 1 onion, diced
– 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
– 1 carrot, diced
– 2 cloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon parsley, diced
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
– Kaiser rolls
– cheese
– arugula
– salt and pepper
Sweet and Savory BBQ Sauce (recipe here)

Directions:
– Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
– Sautee onion in EVOO until translucent, season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, bell pepper and carrot. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add the parsley.
– In a separate add the ground turkey, egg, panko bread crumbs and cooked veggies. Add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Mix well. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
– Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out small balls of the meatloaf and place on a baking sheet. Top with a spoonful of BBQ sauce.
– Bake for 20 minutes or until fully cooked. If you are using cheese add in the last 5 minutes.
– Assemble: toast the buns and spoon BBQ sauce onto each bun. Add meatloaf and top with a handful of arugula.

Enjoy!

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Forever 21 Crop Top // Cameo Skirt (fits true to size and on sale) // Calvin Klein Mules // Saint Laurent Bag // Ray-Ban Sunglasses

I’ve had my eye on this Cameo skirt for a few weeks and have been watching it like a hawk, waiting for it to go on sale. Just to my luck last week I was scrolling through Piperlime and not only was I super happy to see that it was finally on sale but I was just in time to take advantage of their clearance event, aka: an extra 60% off! The second it arrived at my door I knew I wanted to style it with this sheer crop top from Forever 21 (also part of my Sequins at Breakfast Shop!) and I love how the two compliment each other. I’m a sucker for a good black and white outfit and the pattern and texture of these two together is perfection. This would make the for the most chic Valentines Day outfit and if Marc and I weren’t going to be on the East Coast I would totally be re-wearing this little number but instead I’ll bundled up in sweaters and coats!

Inspiring Spaces: Living Room

A cozy couch, overstuffed pillows, a mix of patterns…all of these are what create the perfect living room. Making a space warm and inviting is a must when designing a living room. It’s the room that gets the most use and is most visible to guests. Having a enough seating is key, a mixture of patterns and textures to keep things interesting and a large coffee table to house books and anchor the space. And, it’s no surprise that my living room inspiration is bursting at the seems with blue and white! Here are a few living rooms that are seriously inspiring me…

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Red and White

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Gap Coat (old, similar) // White Button Up // Joe’s Jeans // New Balance Sneakers // Pink Blush Scarf c/o // Loeffler Randall Bag

Happy Friday!!
Did this past week fly by at lightening speed or was it just me? It was a whirlwind of a week but that is totally fine by me because Im pretty excited for this weekend. I have two close friends coming into town for a little girls weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! We’re planning to lay low and cook dinner while chatting over wine and enjoy a beach walk or two. These are actually two of the friends that I studied abroad with while in college so its always a treat when we can all get together and it’s even more special that we have kept in touch over the years.
Todays look is a little mix of winter white and sporty chic. I can’t even begin to tell you how often I wear these sneakers. I think they are currently my most worn shoe- perfect for running around town. I own them in two colors and have been seriously tempted to pick up a third. Am I a crazy sneaker lady?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Gap Coat (old, similar) // White Button Up // Joe’s Jeans // New Balance Sneakers // Pink Blush Scarf c/o // Loeffler Randall Bag

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

SAMSUNG CSCSuper Bowl Sunday is just over a week away and while I may not be much of a football fan, I am a fan of football parties and anything covered in buffalo sauce. I’m a huge sucker for wings (this is super surprising to most people who know me) and while I indulge in them a couple times a year I usually opt for something a little healthier. These buffalo chicken lettuce cups are the perfect substitute and my new favorite way to enjoy buffalo sauce. Bonus: they have a fraction of the amount of calories that buffalo wings do (so you can enjoy that extra beer!)
These lettuce cups are the perfect snack for Super Bowl Sunday, if you’re having a party just prep everything ahead of time and let your guests make their own. This one is just as much for the guys as it is the girls. Its a sure win for everyone!

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SAMSUNG CSCBuffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups:

Ingredients:
– 2 lbs chicken breast or thigh
– 1 cup buffalo sauce
– 1 carrot julienned (I use this tool)
– 2 celery stalks, diced
– bib lettuce
– blue cheese crumbles

Directions:
– Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover with half buffalo sauce. Cook for 25 minutes or until cooked through
– Let cool then shred, add more sauce.
– Assemble the lettuce cups: Add chicken, carrot and celery then top with blue cheese and extra sauce.
– Optional toppings: blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, cheese

Enjoy!

Warm and Fuzzy

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SAMSUNG CSCFur Jacket (similar and under $100) // Lululemon Leggings // Boots (similar) // Belt // Loeffler Randall Bag

San Diego weather has been all over the place. One day its sunny and 75 and the next its gray and 57! Therefore, dressing in the morning has been quite a roller coaster! I’m bouncing back and forth from jackets to shorts but I’m pretty excited that I finally got the chance to bring out this faux fur jacket. Last time I wore this jacket I went for a very minimal look with a pair of distressed denim and a wool fedora. Today I’m styling it with a pair of sleek leggings and adding a belt to give the jacket more of a shape. Belting outerwear is a great way to update old favorites and give shape to some of the more shapeless pieces. A styling trick that I’ll definitely be using more of!
Have a great day!!

Inspiring Spaces: Home Office

One of the rooms that I’ve missed the most since we’ve moved is my home office. It was bright, had tons of natural light and was full of pieces that inspired me, it was also undoubtedly the most girly room in our home. I spent the greater part of my workday in my office so making it a room that totally reflected my personal style was an absolute must. I’m looking forward to creating a new space that will have me inspired, organized and ready to blog once we get settled! But, for now, here are a few home offices I’m totally crushing on…

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