Sales I Love Right Now: Hats

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One of my favorite ways to bring new life to old favorites or neutral basics is by adding new accessories. Accessories can do a lot and add a whole new dimension to an otherwise boring outfit, without breaking the bank. Heading into the colder months I’ve been thinking about which accessories I’ll need to purchase to give some of my go-to pieces a new look. Hats are at the top of my list and I can’t get enough of these ones! All on sale (with the exception of this Forever 21 hat which comes in under $20!) and each and every one can bring even the most basic outfit up a notch.
Happy Shopping!

Inspiring Bedrooms

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Hope you had a wonderful weekend full of family, friends and relaxation! I’m still exhausted from all the weekend fun and am wishing the weekends were just a wee-bit longer. Easing back into the week by dreaming of cozy blue and white bedrooms with layers of pattern, texture and pillows…of course! Happy Tuesday, friends!

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Sleeveless Sweatshirt

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Splendid Tank // Target Skirt (similar, last worn here) // Franco Sarto Booties // Oliver Peoples WEST Sunglasses // Stella McCartney Bag

Happy Friday!
After a few weeks of being on the go, I’m looking forward for a weekend at home and I’m excited to spend time with family and friends and plan to soak up this fall sunshine! Transitioning my wardrobe towards the fall season has been a little bit of a challenge. Coats and layers don’t mix well with heat so in an attempt to dress more seasonally appropriate I’m pairing a long time favorite Target skirt with a sleeveless sweatshirt and a comfy pair of black booties. Making for a perfect fall-like outfit!
Have a great weekend!

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Fall Inspiration

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Since fall has yet to make an appearance in San Diego, I’m still getting wear out of my favorite summer pieces but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t started incorporating more fall colors and fall-like pieces into my wardrobe. And, I’ve definitely been day dreaming of/filling up my shopping carts with fall goodies! I’m loving these booties and they are a steal of a deal and can be paired with a dress now and denim and a sweater when things start to cool down!

Shop my fall inspiration here:

Chia Berry Parfait

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Hello there and happy fall! I’m a little sad to see summer go (although, I don’t think it has left San Diego yet) but I’m extra excited about fall and all the yummy foods that come with it. Fall is by far my favorite season when it comes to eating…and cooking. I’m a big fan of all types of soup, warm comforting meals and endless amounts of roasted root vegetables. This recipe has actually very little to do with fall, maybe nothing to do with fall at all but you could certainly swap out a few of the berries for kiwis and/or persimmons (my FAV!) and I plan to do just that as soon as I get my little tush to the farms market this weekend!

Until then, you need to make this berry parfait. Its creamy and crunchy and sweet and thanks to all the chia seeds it will keep you full all the way up until lunch time. Best part is, with a little prep the day before this baby takes only minutes to put together. Enjoy!

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Berry Chia Parfait:

Prep it:
– 1/4 cup granola
– 1/3 cup strawberry chia jam. I used this recipe and swapped out the mixed berries for strawberries. You can of course use any flavor you like.
– 1/3 cup almond milk
– 1 2 tablespoons chia seeds
– pinch of cinnamon
– 1 packet of stevia
– raspberries
– orange cut into small chunks

Make it:
– For the chia yogurt: pour the almond milk, chia seeds, sweetener and cinnamon into a blender and blend until combined. Store in the fridge overnight to thicken.
– Assemble the parfait: layer the granola, chia jam, and the chia yogurt. Top with fresh raspberries and oranges.

ENJOY!

Best of Summer

 

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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!