September 2, 2014

..Sunday Brunch

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The deets: LOFT dress (sold out, similar); Steve Madden wedges (similar) and bag (similar); ZeroUV sunnies; Anthropologie earrings; Bauble Bar necklace (similar); Michael Kors watch.

I spent my Sunday brunching with two of my favorite ladies (one of which is becoming a mama in roughly two weeks). After our delicious meal we spent some of the afternoon perusing the shops of Clarendon for Labor Day sales. Although all I came home with was hangers, a planner, and these babies, it was a pretty fabulous day capitalizing on one of the last slow summery days of the year. 
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August 29, 2014

..Fall Details Wishlist

..Fall Details Wishlist

The deets: Bauble Bar statement necklace; Gorjana rose gold stackable rings; Vince Camuto booties; Frye booties; Rag & Bone fedora; Bobbi Brown smokey nudes pallet; Sole Society fedora; Nars "Chinatown" polish; Clare V leopard pouch.

Today has been the first morning I've woken up to under 70 degree weather and I've already totally got fall on the brain.  Even though I will be spending my glorious 85 and sunny Saturday soaking up rays while watching my JMU Dukes take on the MD Terps, here are a few little details that have me excited about the coming cooler months! 

August 26, 2014

..Work Stripes

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The deets: J.Crew blazer & earrings; dress c/o The Pink Armoire; Zara heels (similar); Gigee Marie clutch; SMU sunnies; Alex & Ani bracelets.

Even though we get casual Fridays at work I usually opt not to participate in the summer. Who wants to wear jeans in 80-90 degree weather when you can get away with wearing an easy breezy dress by throwing a blazer over it? No one. That's who. Added bonus: switch out your flats and tote for some fun heels and a clutch and you are happy hour ready in two shakes of a lambs tail (so my grandmother would say). WIN!
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August 21, 2014

..Food Should Taste Good - Two Ways Plus a $100 Giveaway!

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If you guys are like me on the weekdays you wake up, go through your morning routine, work nine hours, brave the metro ride back exhausted, then finally arrive home straight up RAVENOUS (or is that just me?). For this reason I like to have some healthier snack options on hand to help keep my hunger pangs at bay until I'm able to finish cooking dinner. My new favorite lighter chips are the Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn & Multigrain Tortilla Chips/Crackers. They are made with nuts, flaxseed, quinoa, organic blue corn, and all kinds of other healthful stuff yet are still SO DELISH. I like to break out the restaurant style salsa with blue corn chips for when I am in a hurry.  Since I had a little extra time while home stick on Monday, I came up with a pretty quick and basic spinach artichoke dip that pairs sensationally with the multigrain variety. Recipe below!

1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 14 oz can artichoke hearts
3/4 cups frozen chopped spinach (thawed and thoroughly drained)
1/2 cup light mayo
1/3 cup canned drained mushrooms
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper to taste
2/3 cups shredded mozzarella

Mix all ingredients but the mozzarella in a large bowl (no mixer required) until well combined. Add mixture to an 8x8 inch baking dish and sprinkle mozzarella on top.  Bake on 350 for 15 minutes or until cheese is a little browned and melty.

BONUS: Win a $100 Visa gift card along with a 9-Piece Square Dipping Set, Nostalgia Electric Fondue Pot, including 6 forks, Stainless Steel Snack Bowl, and a variety of Food Should Taste Good products! Winner will be picked next Friday (US residents only).

*This post was sponsored by Food Should Taste Good. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Currently Coveting going!
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August 20, 2014

..Beachy Bachelorette Gift Totes

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The deets: Forever21 totes; Old Navy flip flops; Urban Outfitter polishes; Amazon sunnies and lip candies; TiedUpLooseEnds custom hair ties; Etsy custom koozies

You know I love to put together a goody bag (see also these & these). With the help of the other bridesmaids, we put pretty awesome gift totes together for all the bachelorette attendees. Our bride to be is super eco friendly (works for the Environmental Protection Agency and all) so in addition to nixing the wrapping paper for her shower, we got reusable totes instead of regular throw-away gift bags. We also tried to make sure to include lots of things you'd want at the beach; rubber filps, sunnies, hair ties, koozies, etc. Each chica got a different combination of colors too so you didn't feel too clone-like. Don't you just love how they came out? I wish every weekend was this much fun.
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