Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Red Jeans

I love my red pants. Never thought I would be able to pull something like this off but I finally found the right pair at this odd store called Romy in Idaho of all places! They were only $19 which is a great price for a bold piece.

Once again a very freezing photo session I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and start wearing some sweaters!

The back of this shirt is my all time favourite so I had to get a picture of it. Sort of hard to tell but it is  panel of embroidered lace flowers.
Top: Anthropology
Pants: Romy
Shoes: Reef
{Most comfortable flats of ALL time!}
Jewelry : Stella & Dot
Watch: Michael Kors

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stuffing - amazing stuffing!

All right I have never made stuffing today and I am also picky about how stuffing taste, feel, looks etc. But today I made my own and just made a recipe up with a little help of the internet and I have to say it was blow your mind good. It is just bread and it is the dryer kind, no soggy bread at the bottom.
You will also have to excuse the fact that I did not measure my spices, I just shook until it looked good.

Save this or write this down for your upcoming thanks giving dinner, you won't be sorry.

4 cups bread cubed (I used some Orton whole wheat)
2 eggs
1/4 cup chicken broth
Dash of Garlic salt
Minced Garlic I probably used about 1/2 tsp
Montreal Chicken Seasoning about 1/2 tbls
Garlic & Herb Salt Free Seasoning about 1 tsp

1. Throw it all in and stir until well mixed, but be gentle so you don't mush up the bread
2. Put in dish with lid at 350' for 30 minutes and then take the lid off and let it cook for another 5 so that you can crisp the top a little.
3. Enjoy :)
Wow not the greatest picture but I hate recipes without a little vision so here it is!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Comfortable A+

I really just wanted to be comfortable today so I pulled my hair up in a bun, and threw on my softest loose long sleeve. I was super happy to be wearing this today!!

It was sooo cold and windy taking pictures felt a little impossible. My face in the first picture was my attempt at posing and staying warm!? Not sure.

Jeans: Pilcro
Shoes: Shop in Europe
Earrings: Stella & Dot

Monday, October 22, 2012

Butternut Squash Soup

This is my new favourite meal! It is also super healthy and clean, what more could you ask for!?

1 butternut squash peeled and cubed
1 apple squash peeled and cubed
28 oz Chicken broth
2 tbsp milk
1/4 cup greek yogurt
3/4 tsp cuman
Salt + Pepper to taste
Hand full of cashews or almonds
Garlic + Onion Powder

1. Put butternut squash, apple, and broth into a pot and cook until tender. 
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend.
3. Test and adjust spices as needed.

So simple, and my new favourite comfort food. Yum, Yum, Yum!!

*You can caramelize real onions and garlic if you have that on hand*

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Sincere Question

I have just been over flowing with emotion these past weeks and have to share just a little so I don't burst at the seams. I hope I'm not the only one that feels like this sometime.

"Once a women carries a baby, her life will be altered forever." 
- Sharri Wittwer

In such a short time when pregnant we had this powerful bond and love for our child, each other and felt waiting for the blessing to come was worth the wait. We had built and planned this whole future and vision of our life in the near future which was soon shattered in one tragic event. My heart is still broken and my love only seems to grow stronger for that baby I was carrying. I wish there was some magic words that would help me heal or "move-on" but so far I have found the most comfort in the words...

"How are YOU?"

I have only have one person in the past month or two sincerely come to me and ask me how I was doing, or coping with the recent events. Such powerful words! Knowing that someone is still thinking of me and wanting to know that I was doing okay meant so much. Next time you see someone struggling or hear of them going through a hard time try asking this and listening. It will probably be the best way that you can help is to just truly care about them.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Interview Attire

Please excuse once again a dressed up post - I had an interview for a job that I am under qualified for. But it never hurts to try right!?

Pretty simply outfit this week. I am loving this top I found at anthropology this weekend in Utah. I usually wouldn't buy something with a little bow near the neck but something about this top spoke to me. It is very comfortable but looks more polished probably my favourite thing! This clutch was a great find at Goodwill in Reston, Virginia - only $6. I feel it goes with everything because it is just that pop of colour you can add to almost every outfit.

Sweater: Anthropology 
Skirt: Lulu Bella
Shoes: Corso Como {Nordstroms}
Clutch: Goodwill
Watch: Micheal Kors

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Living Room Re-Do

This was our living room before:

After Photos:

Things we re-did/added

Throw Pillow: redone by Myself
Ottoman: redone by Myself
Picture frames: Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond
Chevron Rug: Home Goods
Flowers: Tjmaxx
Entertainment Center: Sam's Club
Grey Couch: Down East Outfitters Home

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Andrea Brionne Photography

My friend Andrea Brionne took some wonderful photo's of me last week to add to her portfolio. You can view here website here. She has such a good eye for lighting. This is what she called a "styled" photo shoot. I had my hair done and my outfits picked out so she could get some specific shots she needed. It was a lot of fun!

I feel like I look older then usual is these photos, something mature and somber about them. Which is fitting for how I have been feeling lately.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cheaper than Therapy

Anyone notice something different??

I darkened my hair! I wanted to chop bangs but new I would regret it so I died my hair instead. I was feeling a little desperate and in need of something to help me spice things up. One of those "Cheaper than Therapy" moments! Now I am wishing I had of left it alone, but now it is out of my system and hopefully it will fade quickly.

This Wednesday I finally got a bit of working subbing at my old work on campus so today I am dressed up.

Showing of the Pockets of this ultra comfortable Jersey dress
Apparently my scarf is trying to sneak away in this picture

Scarf: Buckle
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Belt: Banana Republic
Boots: Steve Madden
Socks: Urban Outfitters

Edit: I have had a lot of people ask me what size I got. I ordered a medium and I feel like it is slightly on the small side. I am a size 6 so according to the size chart I ordered a size up - mine does fit a little loose and as you can see I belt it; but felt a needed the extra room for my bum! I would suggest ordering your true size if you want it a little more fitted or if you want to belt it and have it a tad loose like mine order a size up. I am 136 lbs and 5'7. I usually need a small in tops but I usually always buy mediums in dress's since I am larger on the bottom. Hope that helps all of those who wanted to buy it! It is super comfortable and really enjoyed wearing it for my first time today :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Night at the Market

Today was a historic night for me! I have Taylor rate all my outfits, shopping, at home, all the time. Today I got a perfect 10 for the first time ever! My average is around 8.8, it was a happy day for me :)
Jeans: Anthropology
Boots: Steve Madden
Shirt: Free People
Scarf: Buckle
Hat: Lady from Ecuador

Loved spending the night at the market with Taylor. We ran into so many good friends, ate good food, bought pulled pork bowls and scones. It was a really fun way to end the week.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

Lately I have had a lot of people asking me a lot of questions about fashion. Just a couple days ago I had a friend say, "You should be posting your outfits everyday!" I won't be going to that extreme but I thought it might be fun to start a new little weekly post dedicated to clothes. Something I have to admit, I'm overly addicted to clothes. There are a lot of fashion blogs out there and many seem to have unrealistic outfits. So I would like to stay true to myself and help inspire some cute, comfortable outfits with clothes you have in your own closet. Because who really wants to do errands in a million layers, heels, and 8 bracelets - Adorable, but not me.

Also I don't think I realized how awkward I would feel going out and taking pictures.
Hopefully I can pull this off!?

Earrings, Bracelet, Ring: Stella & Dot 
Watch: Micheal Kors
Jeans: Paige's
Tank Top: Shade Clothing
Blazer: Tjmaxx
Cheetah: Bohme Boutique
Boots: Steve Madden (The Colorado Ownership - They use better leather)

If anyone has outfit requests let me know!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"What she wore Wednesday's"

If you would direct your gaze a little to the right you will see I have posted a poll! I would love to have you vote. Lately I have had a lot of friends/strangers ask me where I get my clothes or how I put my out fits together. Which is funny to me, because I don't think I look all that put together most of the time. 

I had a friend tell me I should be posting all my outfits, hence the poll. Once a week would it interest you if I posted an outfit and said where things where purchased. Head over to that poll and vote! 
{Be truthful!}