Summer Favorites


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summer favorites

Asos Jacket (on sale!)// James Perse Tank // One Teaspoon Shorts (on sale!)// Old Navy Chambray // Calvin Klein Mules // Saint Laurent Bag // Ray Ban Aviators

Can you believe we are at the tail end of August?! This summer is zipping by! I’m not quite ready to give up on my summer wardrobe and figure that I better give my favorite pieces another wear before its too late. Being that San Diego really warms up in late summer, I know that I have a few more weeks to enjoy some of my favorites. It’s no secret that I love this Asos Embellished Jacket as I’ve styled it multiple times here, and here as well as countless other times in my day to day life. This time I’ve paired it with white distressed One Teaspoon Bandit shorts and my trusty black and white mules. I must say, I love how versatile this jacket has been and truth be told, I’m sure I’ll still wear it well into fall!
What are some of your summer favorites?

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Lentil Mushroom and Fig Salad

Lentil Mushroom and Fig Salad

As we quickly approach September I can’t help but get a little giddy about some of my favorite foods coming into peak season. I’m patiently awaiting persimmon season (those my friends, they’re the real deal) but before we get to that I’m pretty stoked that figs are in full bloom. My parents have the most gorgeous fig tree in the back yard and it is just beginning to bear these sweet little fruits. So, today I’m brining this simple, hearty and delicious salad full of sweet figs, sautéed mushrooms and lentils all tossed in a tangy lemony thyme dressing. Just typing this is making me crave it all over again. This is equally tasty warm as it is cold! Hope you enjoy it!

Lentil Mushroom and Fig Salad:

Prep it:
- 2 cups portabello and baby bella mushrooms, sautéed
- 1 1/2 cups lentils, cooked
- 1 cup arugula
- 6-8 figs, halved
- zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- salt and pepper
Make it:
- Cook lentils in 3 cups water, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about 40 minutes or until al dente.
- Heat a sautée pan with olive oil and cook mushrooms until tender.
- Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar in a bowl. Add thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to dressing.
- Once lentils are cooked through, immediately toss them in the dressing. They soak up most dressing when warm and make for the yummiest tasting lentils. Let cool.
- Toss in arugula, mushrooms and figs.
Serve and enjoy!

 

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Review

Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy

Like most girls, I love the look of freshly polished nails and enjoy relaxing and getting the occasional manicure. What I don’t like is leaving the nail salon to find that one day later my nail polish has already started chipping. Enter the oh-so-amazing gel manicure that gives your nails that just polished look lasting almost two weeks. The life saver of manicures, in my book, but I quickly found that the side effect of getting a salon gel manicure left my nails weak and damaged. Until recently, I’ve been giving myself an at home manicure, mostly when I can remember or sit still long enough for my nails to dry, but have still been finding that within days my nail polish has started to chip off. A couple weeks ago I was perusing the aisles of CVS when I cam across Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy polish, I initially thought it sounded too good to be true, no UV light, easy to remove at home, and “life resistant wear” so I decided to try it out in one color (and top coat) before returning to snag the remaining colors in stock.
The second I got home I started painting my nails, waited patiently for them to dry to apply the top coat, and waited again for that to dry. Then I waited for them to chip. Going about my normal day to day, doing the dishes, digging through my purse, typing on the computer…you get it. But guess what, THEY WEREN’T CHIPPING!!! I was elated, to say the least, to find that my at home manicure could last over a week while still retaining that just polished look. I am not gentle on my nails so I’m willing to bet that for you girls who are a little easier on your hands, you’ll have that just polished look for almost two weeks!
Do yourself a favor and pick up Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in a few colors for a long lasting at home manicure!!

Instagram Lately

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Loeffler Randall Gladiator Sandals

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Lululemon Pants and Jacket // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Stella McCartney Bag

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One Teaspoon Shorts // Stella McCartney Bag

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Riller & Fount Caftan // Calvin Klein Shoes 

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IMG_20140809_094234Anthropologie Dress

Snapshots around San Diego and San Francisco over the last month! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy Monday!

 

 

Be Right Back

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Back to regular posting on Monday!

So sorry for the unplanned absence in posts. Things have been crazy to say the least and I haven’t had time to schedule posts or the internet access to do so! I’ll be back to my regular schedule on Monday and will be back in the swing of things here at Sequins at Breakfast. In the meantime you can find me on instagram!

Come back soon!

Vacation Mini

 

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Topshop skirt

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Topshop

 Forever 21 Sweater // Topshop Skirt // Sam Edelman Shoes (similar) // Stella McCartney Bag

I picked up this skirt at the recent Nordstrom sale and of course the second the sale ended I instantly regretted not buying the matching top. I’m a huge fan of matching separates but will have just as much fun dressing this skirt up with different pieces from my closet.
Marc and I spent this past weekend at the stunning Rancho Valenica Resort, where we enjoyed tennis, yoga, the pool and amazing massages at the spa. The weekend was perfectly relaxing, just what we both needed! I wore this outfit to dinner on Saturday night and loved the easiness of parting a short sleeved sweater with a green and gray mini. Dressing it up a little with metallic heels and a metal necklace.  Vacation dressing always requires easy pieces with lots of shine and color! Have a great week!
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Peach Cherry Crumble

Peach Cherry CrumbleYou can’t have peach season without making AT LEAST one peach crumble. This one has the most delicious combination of peach and cherry topped with a crunchy almond and oat topping and when cooked, becomes bubbly and crisp. It’s truly what peaches were intended for, in my opinion!  I baked them up in individual ramekins and had every intention of serving them to my cooking club but they were just a little too delicious and a little too hard to resist! Therefore I’ll be whipping up another batch to serve to friends. This time topped with a little bit of coconut ice cream (OMG!!). Make sure you take advantage of the end of season peaches for this perfect summery dessert.

Peach Cherry Crumble

 

Peach Cherry Crumble:
Serves 4

Prep it:
- 6 medium sized peaches
- 1 1/2 cup cherreis, pitted and halved
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon flour
For the topping:
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (cold)
- 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt

Make it:
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil, add peaches and cook for about 1 minute. The peach skin will come off super easily this way.
- Slice peaches and mix with cherries, lemon juice, honey and flour. Add equal amounts to each ramekin.
- Combine all ingredients for topping and use your hands to break up the coconut oil. Mix will and spread evenly over the top of peach, cherry mixture.
- Place ramekins on a baking sheet and cook for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and crisp!
- Enjoy warm or at room temperate.

Happy Baking!

Sales I Love Right Now: J.Crew Jewelry

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J. Crew is always on point with their jewelry (evidence here, here and here) and season after season their designs never disappoint.  J.Crew sales also seem to always be on point and the jewelry that they’ve marked down is beyond lust worthy. From bright statement necklaces to simple bangles all of their sale jewelry (as well as all other sale items) are an additional 40% OFF! Happy Shopping!!!