I was so excited when Deidra from 180 Consulting contacted me and asked if I was interested in doing a collaboration. That is one thing I love about being back in my hometown is that there are more opportunities for collaborations. Deidra and I met and decided to pick 1 item and see how each one of us would style it. We picked velvet pants, which is such a big trend right now. So much so that Deidra and I are GIVING AWAY A VELVET CLUTCH FROM EXPRESS! You can enter to win below. But first check out how we each styled our pants. A big shout out to my gf JoAnn for the photography lesson and for shooting me.
Finding a healthy snack isn't as easy as it used to be now that I'm a mom. I used to be so good about precutting veggies and having other healthy options in the fridge. But lately with the holiday season I haven't had the time. I wanted to make something that I could make and leave in the fridge for the week. I have seen these types of energy bites on pinterest and decided to try some for myself. I changed the recipes per my liking and I think turned out great. I ended up snacking on them and breaking them up and putting them in my yogurt in the morning. They are the perfect snack and I actually eat them as my "dessert"!
It's December officially time to bust out the blanket scarf. I love that you can wear blanket scarves as a shawl or even as a light jacket. I always just have one in my car to throw on over my sweaters when I don't feel like throwing on a jacket to run a quick errand. In this blog I also am talking about my new winter jacket. I departed from the normal black jacket and decided to get a cobalt blue one. You know me and my love for pops of colors so this jacket is perfect for that!
No calorie splurge here with these carrot and zucchini tots. I was making them for Leo, but Jay and I ended up also eating them for dinner. I won't lie they don't taste like real tater tots, but they are pretty good. Especially when dipped in some ketchum. Leo mowed them down and it is a great way to get some healthy veggies into your kids diet!
So I've been DYING to try the velvet look. I actually ordered two different velvet dresses and a skirt cause I was so eager to try this trend. My husband said I didn't need 3 velvet items so I sent the other two back and kept this tunic dress. I love the texture, the movement, and the look. I hope this velvet trend says popular a little while longer because I had so much fun rocking it!
The last 8 or so years we have spent Thanksgiving at my Aunt Kathy's house. Her table setting for Thanksgiving is OVER THE TOP! Last year I finally took my camera out and took some photos. #tablegoals I don't know if my table will ever reach these epic proportions, but I'll share with you a few items currently for sale that you could get to pull of this look. The best part is all the fall stuff is on SALE, so this is the perfect time to get it. I also blog about my Mom's everyday fall tablescape that I love. She really embraces more neutral tones.
When the leaves fall, the vests come out. I love vests , I think they are one of the most effortless way to dress up a boring outfit. I saw this vest in the window of Anthropolgie when I was in LA. I couldn't find it in the store so I went home the next day and bought it online along with 2 other vests! I usually go for textures or plain vest, but I just fell in love with the pattern on this one. I'm not much of a pattern person, other than stripes, but this one I thought was beautiful. Not only is this a beautiful vest, it is also warm, and only $100.
So I've been trying to update you all every 3 months on our current favorite things. Baby Leo is 9 months today, he is an eating, crawling, and sleeping machine. He is obsessed with his kitty and puppy and is really starting to get a little personality. He is starting to get really into "toys", which is nice to keep him entertained. I touched upon a few of his favorite toys as well as other essentials in past blog posts, but I talk about more of them today. There is nothing fancy about this blog post you can literally find most things at Target, but I just wanted to share with you what items we are currently loving.
I have been SOOO busy I haven't had time to blog, Jay and I recently bought a new house and we are doing some major remodeling. I underestimated the amount of time it would take to pick out everything. I can't wait to share with you all the before and after pictures.... just hold tight for the next 5 months. Anyways, I took these photos a few weeks ago and wanted to share then with you. I have been living in this bomber jacket all of October and the first few days of November. It's the perfect weight for fall.
Every other year my Aunt Kathy and her husband Chris hold a event for the ASPCA. It is such a fun event for us coming from Washington. We enjoy we get to dressed up and pretending for a weekend we are LA people. I always look forward to choosing an outfit. I had planned on doing rent the runway dress but when I looked at the 90 degree weather my outfit I had rented didn't work. So I ended up going with an old trusty jumpsuit. In this post I will share a little about my outfit, the event, and the best celebrity outfit.