February 24, 2015

..Stylesho Style Find: Wearable Candles

 

I am so excited to share the launch of this really cool project that Ally, Natalie, and myself got to be a part of. Stylesho is a totally unique and fun new way to shop! We bring trendy curated products to life via youtube which you can then shop right from the video! Cool, right? Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any amazing goodies. 

The video above is for the wearable candles, which I LERVE to death because they smell amazing and expensive but are only $18 for a set of three! I had never seen anything like them before, and I think they would be the cutest gifts! Make sure you check out the other videos  released this week which showcase awesome stack-able rings, delicate necklaces, and booties.

..Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This constant snow has had me in soup mode. I also am trying to eat a bit healthier these days so this recipe is sans the actual tortillas. Obviously you can add them but it was really good all on its own. I had never made this soup before so I'm sure you could find a more legit recipe somewhere on the internet, as I just dropped items I thought went into it into my cart at the grocery store and just rolled the dice, but it's super easy and tasty.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 roasted chicken
1 small onion
1 can white corn
1 can black beans
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
8 cups chicken stock
garlic salt, pepper, & cumin
Optional: Avocado, shredded Mexican blend cheese, sour cream

In a large pot add a little EVOO around the bottom and throw in your diced up onions and peppers. season them with a little garlic salt, pepper, and cumin. After about five minutes of them in there on their own add in the corn, beans, and tomatoes. While that is blending in the pot remove all the meat from your roasted chicken and chop into bite sizes. Add that to the pot. Season a bit more and then add in the chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes and you are ready to garnish and serve.
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February 22, 2015

..The Keeper Chambray

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The deets: J.Crew chambray, skirt (similar), and boots; Steve Madden bag; Ray-Ban sunnies; Express scarf (love this one); Michael Kors watch; Knox Thomas Designs bracelet.

This J.Crew chambray is actually the second one I have gone through because it's the hardest working top I own. It just goes with everything, especially my large skirt collection and is not so secretly my favorite thing to wear to the office because it's so cozy and broken in. Not that I am an expert but I would definitely put this baby on the list of closet basics that every girl needs, so get yourself one right now while J.Crew is having 20% off with code SHOPPINGTIME right here!

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February 19, 2015

..Fancy Sweatshirts

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The deets: Andrew Marc coat; Elizabeth and James sunnies; Zara booties; Express leggings (similar); Piperlime bedazzled sweatshirt (sold out, other embellished sweatshirts); Belenciaga bag; J.Crew necklace.

I did plan on wearing a cute little Valentine's day outfit for my date night at Water & Wall but when the temps dropped to WTF-reezing I decided that a fancy sweatshirt was as glam as I was going to get. I of course still rocked heels because, really, can it ever be bad enough to forgo your dignity? Just kidding, kinda.
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..Four Favorites

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1. As you know, I have already converted to Washio for my laundry which is the most amazing app in the world. I now also use Instacart to have my groceries delivered! While I do have a Harris Teeter close it's nice to be able to have Whole Foods products I love delivered right to my door. I am a true city girl now.

2. I am on a health kick. I got a trainer so I obviously needed new kicks to go with. Right?

3. How genius is this makeup brush drying rack? I always use a little J&J baby shampoo to wash mine and have to figure out weird ways to get them vertical for drying. This is a game changer!

4. Invisibilia is my new favorite podcast. It explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. I always feel smarter after listening.