Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sunny


Spring is officially here which means floral sundresses & straw hats are on repeat. This is my favorite season for fashion - I can't get enough of the colorful prints and breezy fabrics this time of year. I scored this little yellow number from T.J. Maxx recently and love the way my navy hat plays off the blue hues in the dress. The weather in Florida has been amazing lately and I'm trying to soak up every minute outside in the sunshine before the impending summer humidity arrives. 

{outfit details}
Dress - T.J. Maxx || Hat - Roxy || Bag - Forever 21 || Heels - BCBG (last worn here) || Lipstick - Maybelline "coral burst" || Nail Polish - Essie "coconut cove"








Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lace Up Romper


I would live in rompers if it wasn't for the whole having-to-get-completely-naked-to-pee thing. They are just so easy to throw on for an instant outfit. Of course, accessories are a must - in this case a chevron printed headband and a cognac clutch & booties. I actually had another spot in mind to shoot this outfit, but when we pulled up, there were "no trespassing" signs everywhere. Rather than risk it, we drove around looking for another location. We stumbled upon this vacant building which had the prettiest colored floor, which coincidentally matched my headband perfectly.

{outfit details}
Romper - Sadie & Sage || Headband - World Market (last seen here) || Clutch - Divas & Devils Boutique || Booties - Steve Madden (worn here & here too) || Lipstick - NARS "schiap" 







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cauliflower Pizza Crust


Pizza is one of my favorite foods - I love how versatile it is. We often make pizza at home and get creative with toppings. This all-veggie pizza turned out delicious, with a homemade cauliflower crust and piled high with colorful vegetables. 

ingredients
1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

directions
{1}
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Generously grease parchment paper with olive oil. 
{2}
In small batches, pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it becomes rice like. Lay riced cauliflower on several layers of paper towels or a clean dish towel. Pat dry and try to squeeze out as much liquid as possible to remove the moisture from the cailiflower.
{3}
Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl and add beaten eggs, minced garlic, garlic powder, basil, black paper and mozzarella cheese. Combine well.
{4}
Place mixture on parchment paper and form into a pizza shape (we had a ton so we filled an entire baking sheet - hello leftover pizza) 
{5}
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to rest about 10 minutes before adding toppings. 
{6}
Create the pizza using whatever toppings you like - we used traditional tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, zucchini, asparagus, sundried tomatoes, onion, fresh basil & crushed red pepper flakes. 
{7}
Bake again for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts. Enjoy!




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Yellow



More often than not, I plan my outfit around a pair of shoes, starting from the bottom and working my way up. This look, for example, is all about the yellow heels. I wanted them to be the focus so I kept everything else simple and classic - jeans & a button down are pretty much fool-proof. The details are my favorite though: feminine bows mixed with raw hem denim.

{outfit details}
Shirt - T.J. Maxx || Jeans - Zara || Heels - Zara (last worn here) || Bag - Dooney & Bourke || Sunglasses - Ray-Ban || Lipstick - Revlon "apricot blase" || Nail Polish - Essie "tart deco"






Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Red Carpet Style: Oscars 2017

I look forward to the Oscars every year and gush over all the gowns and glamour on the red carpet! This year's fashion was all about the metallics, embellishment and standout accessories (see: Jessica Biel). Sharing my favorite looks from the night below. Who is your pick for Best Dressed?

{Olivia Culpo in Marchesa}
I loved Olivia's beaded fringe dress - it looked like it was dripping in crystals and the little black bow was perfection! Even better that it was designed for a good cause.

{Emma Stone in Givenchy}
Emma Stone was one part Goddess and one part Academy Award Winner in this look! I loved the Old Hollywood vibe, perfect for her role in La La Land, which I'm already dying to see again!

{Janelle Monae wearing Elie Saab}
The biggest fashion risk of the night, but she totally nailed it! The details and embroidered appliques were stunning!

{Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo} 
I'm so ready for Spring after seeing this sheer floral gown - it was so pretty and ethereal! The ruffled back was gorgeous!

{Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti}
Taraji took a refreshing twist on a classic red carpet look, opting for navy velvet, rather than black. The neckline was so flattering and I loved that she served the sass to match!

images via 1, 2, 34, 5

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Varsity


I love monochromatic looks, especially white on white. Just add some bold accessories (blue mirrored sunnies and an olive suede bag in this case) to keep it interesting. I'm such a jeans & tee kinda girl (evidence here, here & here). This tee has everything I look for - super soft, a little oversized and slightly sheer - but what really sold me were the varsity-inspired stripes and ring collar. Boyfriend jeans & a denim jacket top off the old school vibe. 

In other news, we have officially booked all of the vendors for our wedding! Feeling slightly relieved but let's be real, wedding planning is like a second job and there's still so much to do! Getting so excited - only 7 months away!

{outfit details}
Tee - Billabong || Jeans - Current/Elliott (last seen) || Denim Jacket - Current/Elliott (similar) || Bag - Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop || Sandals - Steve Madden || Sunnies - Ray-Ban || Nail Polish - OPI "strong coal-ition"








Thursday, February 16, 2017

Striped Tee


It's crazy that one of my most worn pieces of clothing has yet to make it on the blog until now. A striped tee is a stand-by for me - from work to weekend, pencil skirt to cut-offs, heels to flats. I got this one from Zara a couple of years ago so it's perfectly worn in. I'm a huge fan of the half-tuck - a styling trick that I love to use with slouchy tees. By tucking in the front hem of my shirt, it creates a lengthening effect which helps me appear taller than my 5'2 frame claims. I recently went shopping in my own closet and re-discovered this olive and faux leather jacket. No clue why I stopped wearing it before but it's back with a vengeance. 

I'm so looking forward to this weekend! My god-sister Amanda and her boyfriend Bryan are in town for her birthday. We're going camping and (weather permitting) watching the rocket launch from Space X  Saturday morning! Hope you all have a good one.

{outfit details}
Striped Tee - Zara || Olive Faux Leather Jacket - Zara || Jeans - Current/Elliot || Fringe Bag - Zara || Leopard Booties - Sam Edelman || Aviators - Ray-Ban || Lipstick - Maybelline "touch of spice"