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Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: I am thinking about getting a sequined skirt. How do you think it can be styled for warmer weather? Image from J Crew (all other images in this post from Pinterest) Thank you SO much for your question! When it comes to introducing wow pieces into my wardrobe, [...]

 

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Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

This delicious side dish, adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, is super-simple, quick and easy to make, and the flavors taste SO good together! I served it with salmon cakes, and I think it would work just as well with roasted chicken. Ingredients: makes apr. 4 – 6 side dish servings [...]

 

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West Egg Cafe

West Egg Cafe

Taking its name from an obscure line in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, West Egg Cafe serves up a mean Southern breakfast in the Westside Provisions District :-) Breakfast Menu Fried Green Tomatoes with Pepper Jelly Belgian Waffle with Spiced Honey Butter Chai Latte Spinach, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Omelette with [...]

 

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Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: I am thinking about getting a sequined skirt. How do you think it can be styled for warmer weather? Image from J Crew (all other images in this post from Pinterest) Thank you SO much for your question! When it comes to introducing wow pieces into my wardrobe, [...]

July 18, 2014 × 1 comment

STYLE

Denim, Straw, and Vintage Studded Leather

Denim, Straw, and Vintage Studded Leather

Denim Western Shirt: Madewell (similar, similar) Mini: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (paired with a black/white print here, a tied top here, and print mixed with large scale dots and gingham here) Straw Hat and Sandals: Target Crossbody Bag: vintage (paired with a blazer and buffalo check shirt in this [...]

July 16, 2014 × 0 comments

FOOD

Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

This delicious side dish, adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, is super-simple, quick and easy to make, and the flavors taste SO good together! I served it with salmon cakes, and I think it would work just as well with roasted chicken. Ingredients: makes apr. 4 – 6 side dish servings [...]

July 15, 2014 × 0 comments

STYLE

Seersucker and Palm Trees

Seersucker and Palm Trees

Seersucker Pencil Skirt: J Crew (worn with a shrunken preppy sweatshirt in this post) Palm Tree Print Tee and Belt: J Crew Blazer: Madewell (layered over a lace dress here and paired with coral shorts here) Shoes: Madewell Handbag: Cole Haan (see the cognac version styled with camo and lace here and brightly [...]

July 12, 2014 × 4 comments

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Organization: Nail Polish

Organization: Nail Polish

Previously, all my nail lacquers were tossed in a plastic storage bin in a bathroom cabinet. Not only could I not easily see which shades I had, but the bottles would end up falling down on their sides, causing the polish to separate in a weird way. Then, I got [...]

July 9, 2014 × 1 comment

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Reader Request: Natural Bubble Bath

Reader Request: Natural Bubble Bath

Reader Request: I know bubble baths are not usually recommended for women, but sometimes a girl needs her bubbles after a long, stressful day! Do you know of any nonirritating bubble baths? Image from California Baby website Thank you SO much for your question! This question is a tough-y because [...]

July 7, 2014 × 1 comment

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Red, White, and Blue-apalooza 2!

Red, White, and Blue-apalooza 2!

Anchor print blouse: J Crew (dressed up a hair in this post and paired with orange here) Belt and Walking Shorts: J Crew Striped button down: J Crew  Heart pendant necklace: Madewell Bow print blouse: J Crew (layered with a sweater and camel coat in this post) Tuxedo stripe crop [...]

July 4, 2014 × 1 comment

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Wide Leg Sailor Pants and a Striped Tee

Wide Leg Sailor Pants and a Striped Tee

Stripe 3/4 sleeve tee: J Crew Sailor pants: Club Monaco (worn in white in this post) Straw bag: J Crew (I tried to warn you that this “basket” is going to get a lot of play this summer ) Sandals: Miz Mooz Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  

July 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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3 Ways to Wear Anchor Print Shorts and Stripes

3 Ways to Wear Anchor Print Shorts and Stripes

I wear the classic red, white, and blue Americana color palette pretty often - okay, very often – throughout the seasons, and the first week in July is the perfect time to embrace that style quirk fact. Red, White, and Blue Week: Let’s go Kicking the party off right are three easy [...]

June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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Links & Pretty, Happy Things (6/28)

Links & Pretty, Happy Things (6/28)

Low, Low Tide at Sea Island (Yes, I’m STILL feeling beach-y…) I cannot begin to express how much I really, really want this bike basket. The beach cruiser and beach house to go with it would be nice, too. Possibly the most striking – in a good way! – wide [...]

June 28, 2014 × 0 comments

FOOD

Smoothie: Sweet Banana Berry

Smoothie: Sweet Banana Berry

Ingredients: makes 2 good sized smoothies 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup apple juice 1 container vanilla Greek yogurt (about 6 oz) 2 bananas 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (although any berry or berry mix would probably work great) 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons honey Blend, and enjoy

June 26, 2014 × 2 comments

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Three Things: Dark Chocolate Bars

Three Things: Dark Chocolate Bars

I am a big fan of soy-free dark chocolate bars. Just in case you are as well, here are three to try Theo Organic Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar (available at Whole Foods) Patric Mocha OMG Dark Chocolate Bar  (details in this post) Mast Brothers Dark Chocolate Bars I’ve been intrigued [...]

June 24, 2014 × 0 comments