We all have our go to "little black dress (LBD)" how about your go to "little black top". I know when I'm in a rush I can always throw on a little black top, some pants and dress it up with some accessories. I think a "little black top" is just as important as your LBD. I will admit I have a few black tops, but this one with the higher neckline is my current favorite. I love layered necklaces and chokers and this top allows you to show them off.
The summer heat has seemed to arrive, it is going to be in the 90s all this week. Perfect time for a light and fresh watermelon salad. We were in Sun Valley a few weeks ago and my husband ordered a similar salad and added chicken to it. I thought he was crazy and weird he added a chicken breast to the salad but totally forgot to try it during lunch because we were taking turns caring for the baby. When we got home from the trip he asked if I could make it for dinner for him. I didn't remember what ingredients were in it so this recipe he actually came up with. I was surprised he wanted this for dinner and worried it wouldn't be filling enough for him, but it was and I will say it was delicious. I love eating light like this on warm summer nights.
While on vacation last week we pretty much lived in hiking clothes. I love mountain towns cause you can be so casual all the time. We hiked everyday and then would usually go to lunch after and one night we even wore our hiking clothes to dinner. I wanted to blog about a few of my favorite hiking outfits and to change your hiking outfit up a little.
We have gotten a few questions about the backpack we used while we were in Sun Valley hiking. After many hours of researching and talking to a lot of friends we finally chose a backpack that we loved. This blog post is quick and easy but outlines the essentials for hiking with a baby. The longest hike we did was 6 miles, but we hiked everyday so I put together the things that got us through our hikes with a 5 month old baby and a dog!
Summers are for BBQing, but I get tired of the same type of things on the grill. I created this thai grilled chicken served with a cashew quinoa salad. I have been gluten, egg, dairy, and peanut free for a few months now so coming up with creative recipes with all my restrictions is limiting. You could make this quinoa salad with peanuts if you wanted but the cashews really add a good flavor to it. So when you are looking for a healthy meal this week try this recipe out!
I'm officially a Tri-Cities resident again. And as every Tri-Cities resident knows the biggest event of the year in The TC is the boat races. Although I won't be watching the races at Columbia Park, I will be out on a boat enjoying them. Our friends at Columbia Center Mall asked me to come up with a "boat race outfit". This was another good challenge for me as I'm 30 with a "mom bod". Why didn't I get asked to do this post pre-baby. Nonetheless I found something that is age appropriate, but is still perfect for race weekend.
My husband recently graduation from residency and it was an excuse to get a new dress. I am not one to wear a super girlie dress, but I saw this one on Hautelook for $35 and figured it would be worth a try. I ended up loving it. I used to LOVE wearing colors, but my style has seemed to go more towards neutral with pops of color. But with summer here I decided it was the perfect time to start bringing color back into my wardrobe. Life is too short to not wear some color!
Just like in college I had my class uniform which consisted of citizen of humanity jeans, a juicy zip up, and black booties I now have realized I have a new "mom" uniform. I refuse to be a mom that just wears workout clothes. I've always loved getting dressed up, although my lifestyle doesn't allow for that very often I've figured out a new style that works for me and my daily life. Here is my go to outfit that I own in a few different color combinations.
Summer is upon us, so time to get outside and get your workout on. My girlfriend and I have been doing weekly challenges. Last week we did 100 burpees a day for 10 days. It was a great way to keep moving throughout the day. Most days I'd break them up into 10 or 20 and do them throughout the day, but a few days I incorporated them into a workout. It was a good one so I figured I'd write it down it is a great workout cause you don't need any equipment or alot of time. So lace up your tennis shoes, head outside in your backyard and give this workout a try.
Back with another romper this week. This one is more of a going out one. I thought I'd try and show my favorite evening romper look. This coral color is so bright and vibrant and is the perfect color for those hot summer nights. I love the light weight material of this romper and the sleeve length if you do get a little chill in the evenings
We are Angela and Jessica, the girls of Champagne +Shimmer. As high school girlfriends, now living across the country from each other, we continue to bond over similar interests including God, eating healthy, working out, fashion, home decor, and being amazing wives to our husbands!
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