Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Under $100.

I always love browsing the new arrivals on sites.  Shopbop just did a bunch of new mark downs and there are so many other great buys on other sites under $100.

This dress was just reduced as part of the Shopbop sale.  I have been loving Free People lately.  The line is not too expensive and I really like the boho feel. This also comes in a pretty midnight blue color.

This comes in 3 different color patterns.   I would wear this with a white tee and jeans or leggings + booties.

I actually ordered this in the olive color.  Can't beat the price.
It comes in 3 other colors.

This reminds me a lot of Rebecca Taylor but a fraction of the price!

This was also just reduced as part of the shopbop sale. Comes in navy and ivory and I love both colors.

I mentioned this turtleneck a few weeks ago but trust me you want this.  It is a great loose fit and so soft and comfy.
LOVE these boots and they come in 3 different colors.  They look way more expensive than they are.
Really digging the pattern and size of this scarf.

I reecently got a distressed pair of Blank jeans and they are awesome!  I love this new wash they just came out with.

These were just releases online and I am sure they will sell out.  Our store had limited sizes.  I own these in the leather not suede version and love them!!

This looks just like Vince to me.  BB Dakota does a great job with affordable jackets.

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I just love the red pattern on this. Would look awesome paired with a vest and booties.

This was just reduced and it is the perfect blush color.
I have a blush cross body I carry all the time.
This looks so incredibly soft and comfy.  A great little casual top.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich + Favorite Knives

Meet my new favorite lunch.   I just adore a good veggie sandwich.  If a restaurant has that on their lunch menu I usually order it.  I decided it was time to try and create my own.  I tried this out several different ways but this was my favorite combo.  You really need the flavors of the pepper jack cheese and humus to make this sandwich pop.  Lately I have been loving the Roots lima bean hummus, so that is what I used for this sandwich.  But use your favorite hummus and any combo of veggies you have on hand.  I think this would also be great with sliced bell pepper and sprouts.
The warm toasted bread with melted cheese, creamy hummus and crisp veggies is a killer combo.

A legit veggie sandwich that will keep you satisfied.

|| U L T I M A T E   V E G G I E  S A N D W I C H ||

- 2 slices multi-grain bread ( I like Ezekiel or Eureka Organic Bread)
- 1 slice pepper jack cheese
- hummus ( I used Roots Lima Bean)
- Tomato sliced
- Cucumber sliced
- Red onion thinly sliced
- Grated Carrot (I use my cheese grater for this)
- 1/2 avocado sliced and drizzled with lemon juice

Toast the bread with the pepper jack cheese about 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and bread toasted.  Remove from oven and spread on the hummus.  Layer on veggies and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!


I also wanted to talk about chopping veggies and what knives I use.  I had a reader request wanting to know how I chop everything so finely and what knives I use.  Chopping vegetables can be the most difficult thing without proper knives.  I used to think it was ridiculous to pay a lot of money for knives.  In fact I never really had good knives until about 2 years ago.  It was my brother in law and sister who introduced me to Global knives and they seriously changed the way I chop. I asked for some for Christmas 2 years ago and have been hooked ever since.   They make it so easy and effortless.  They really help chop everything more precisely. 

 Now be prepared these knives are not cheap but honestly you don't need a ton of them.  I have 3 good ones that I use.  Not that I would not like to add more to my collection one day but these get the job done.
This is not sponsored at all, I just really love Global Knives.  Occasionally you can get lucky and find them at Homegoods but they are pretty hard to find there.

I really like this 3 piece set. and it is on sale for 50% off right now.  It is a great started set to let you try out 3 different knives.

If you want to start smaller this 2 piece set is also great and also on sale
Use code FREESHIP to get free shipping on all the knives at Sur La Table.

If you want to just try one knife first, I really like this one.  The size is great for chopping most everything.

Monday, September 28, 2015

10 Versatile Dresses to Take you Through Fall

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I stayed out at Kiawah for a blogger event and it was so much fun.  I will share pictures soon after I get them uploaded.  
I wore an awesome dress this past weekend and it got me thinking about versatile dresses that you can wear now and into Fall/Winter.  Many of these are on sale right now too:)

This is what I wore Saturday night.  I am now kind of obsessed with the Clu brand.  The dress is actually made out of cotton and it so comfortable but you can dress it up or down.  I paired mine with booties but it was also super cute with heels.
I am wearing a size small runs TTS.
It looks like my exact same dress is sold out but is available in a stripe version.

Available in a Tee Shirt Version as well.

It also comes in a Sweater Dress version, which I personally love the gray.

I love a good trapeze dress.  Pregnant friends these are great during pregnancy as well because they are loose.  This one comes in 3 colors and the price is great, only $59.  Cute now with booties or flats and then pair with tights once it gets colder.

I just bought this dress last weekend.  I own this in the same style in a green Summer print and just love the gray geometric for Fall.  This dress looks great with booties and heels and I plan to toss on a leather jacket with it once it gets cooler.  Currently on sale too!  Use code FRIENDS to take 25% off.

also available in a red version.

I love a cute patterned dress because it stands out.  This looks like a great casual dress and I love the detailed neckline.

I tried this on in the store and loved it.  It also comes in gray and is now on sale.  I like the looser fit and ruffle detail.  The material is thicker which is nice and I think you could dress this up or down.

A shift style dress is one of my favorite styles because it is flattering on everyone.  The art deco pattern on this dress is so good.  This could be a great dress for work or play.

I almost bought this dress last year but it sold out.  It is now back in two new colors.  I like the fun spin on a shirt dress with the ruffle at the bottom.

Another Free People favorite on sale now.  I own this and wear it often. It is lightweight and the pattern is even more gorgeous in person.

I can't say enough great things about the fit of this dress.  I own it in a different pattern and just love it.  It is great for any occasion.  I have worn mine to a baby shower, church, and date night- super versatile.

A Chambray Dress is always a good idea for any season.  
This one is under $100 and I love the lighter wash.

Also don't miss Bloomingdales Friends and Family Event.  You can take 25% off almost everything with code FRIENDS.
I recently bought this dress and it is now part of the sale.  
 A few other dress favorites that are part of the Bloomingdales sale.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Recent Outfits + Random Thoughts

TGIF Friends.  Happy Friday and Happy Weekend. 

I wanted to share 3 recents outfits.

Outfit One
The dress is old but back out in a new pattern this season.  It is a great casual dress.  The vest is so soft and I know I will be wearing it all Fall.  It is a great neutral color to toss on over anything.

Outfit 2
I picked up this leopard blouse during the JCrew sale last week and it has been on heavy rotation.  It looks great with white, black, and blue jeans. I figure once it gets chilly here it will look cute paired with a cardigan as well.

Outfit 3
I bought some Hunter boots last year when they were on sale and every time it rains I am so glad I have them!

We powered through Narcos in one week.  Seriously such an amazing series.  It was honestly the first show I have loved as much as Breaking Bad.  I am so sad it is over we were so addicted to it. I felt like I was watching a documentary.  It was so interesting to hear the story behind Pablo Escobar.  I highly recommend it. 

Last night I made the most delicious Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.  They were filled with cheese, spinach, and chick peas and were simply amazing.  I found the recipe via Pinch of Yum and I am now addicted to her site.
You can find the recipe HERE

I picked up 2 new plants for our dining room, that hopefully I won't kill.  I found the cactus at Lowes and the other plant at Hyams.  I am still waiting on our other 4 chairs that are back ordered but I did score some new artwork for the room.  Hopefully I will have some update pictures soon.

I stopped in a new to me boutique on Jame Islands called Style Dwell.  It is located off Maybank near in the same shopping center as Barberritos and the new Harris Teeter.  They had such cute clothes and I was so excited to score this Sundress Cover-up 40% off.  Locals she had a few more left so get one while you can!

I snapped this picture of Sterling the other night sleep.  It reminded me of the book "I'll Love You Forever." Which by the way I can't ever read because I cry the entire time.

I love you forever.  I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be.
He did not sleep with the balloons all night, he fell asleep with them and then I moved them.

I just love the neutral nursery that Liz (Sequins and Stripes)  put together for her upcoming bundle of joy.  I love all the little details and how fresh and bright the room feels. You can see the whole nursery HERE

I never knew how much fun I would have dressing a little girl.  I love dressing Frances more than myself.  Boho Blouse (on sale) + her first pair of jeggings from Target.
 I wanted her to wear some cute boots with the outfit but she insisted on her jelly shoes.  Already an opinionated fashionista.

Laugh and Love.