Monday, June 17, 2013

Inspo Nation: TEAM JAKE

My family, and most notably, my brother, has been going through the most hellish time of our/his life for the past 3 weeks. You can read my brother's story here:

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Easy Does It

Chambray: J. Crew; Skinnies: Gap; Anorak: Old Navy; Boat Shoes: Sperry;
Bracelet: J. Crew Factory

This is the only image I was capable of snapping today of my outfit. I was rushing out the door (yet again) with a suitcase in hand. I'm headed home to Cali this weekend so comfortable skinnies + boat shoes proved to be the best pieces for both work and travel. Have a fab weekend! xo

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Black Magic

Top: Bellatrix {old, via Nordstrom Rack}; Denim: 7FAM; Shoes: Vince Camuto;
Aviators: Ray-Ban; Bangle: thrifted

This is one of my favorite blouses ever in life. It has images of horse-drawn carriages, princes and princesses, and tiny magical mice all over it. Grown-up whimsy? I think yes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Five Favorites

Carrie Dress in Big Dot at $148
- J. Crew hit the nail on the head with this dress. I mean,
it is perfection and will work for both a summer evening out or
a day at the beach -

Pineapple Drink Stirrer Set at $38
- The perfect set of stirrers for your summer partay! -

Makena Peeptoe Wedges at $98
- These stunning soles are an awesome way to add some
spring to your summer step! -

'Cut It Up' Tote at $88
- Betsey Johnson embodies summer with this adorable

Handwoven Karoo Hammock at $178
- Can I just have a huge yard . . . with two huge trees to put this
amazing hammock between PLEASE?! -

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tomboy Tuesday

Blouse: J. Crew Factory; Corduroy Skinnies: J. Crew {on sale!}; Jacket: J. Crew;
Boat Shoes: Sperry; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bracelet: J. Crew Factory

It's tomboy Tuesday y'all. I'm pretty sure you could put this exact outfit on a boy and it'd look just as cute (except for the sunnies . . . and ridiculous bracelet, of course). XO

Monday, June 10, 2013

Paleo Almond Zucchini Bread


I've tried quite a few paleo zucchini bread recipes, however this one knocks all the others out of the park. It satisfies my need for something sweet at any time of day. It remains both the perfect dessert and morning "pastry" with coffee. Enjoy!

- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup grated zucchini, water squeezed out
- 3 eggs
- 3 tblsp maple syrup
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 tblsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup Good Life chocolate chips (or other variety you prefer)

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two mini bread loaf pans
- Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
- Combine wet ingredients besides zucchini and beat together on med. with hand mixer
- Add zucchini and mix well until combined
- Incorporate dry ingredients into wet ones and mix until incorporated
- Pour batter into loaf pans
- Bake for 32-35 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring out of loaf pans to cool on wire rack

Friday, June 7, 2013

Grey Mint

Top: Caslon {gifted}; Denim: J. Crew; Wedges: Jessica Simpson;
Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangles: J. Crew Factory, Alexis Bittar

This was last Friday's ensemble that I'm sharing with you today. Mint and grey make such a nice subtle color combo, don't you think? Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Green Like a Crocodile

Top: Sunny Leigh {old, via Macy's}; Skirt: Express {old};
Shoes: Michael Kors {old, via Nordstrom}; Bangles: Ocean Leather

The sun is shining and we're one day closer to Friday. I'm a happy girl.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Top {dress worn as top}: Eight Sixty {via Nordstrom Rack, old}; Skirt: Express {old};
Shoes: Zara; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangle: Alexis Bittar

The top half of this dress proved to be the perfect pairing for this pencil skirt on a warm day like today! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Blouse: Express; Pants: Banana Republic {old}; Wedges: Jessica Simpson;
Sunnies: Karen Walker; Jewelry: Tiffany&Co.

I often forget about the original clothing items that I bought to prepare for my first "big girl" job almost 5 years ago. This top and these pants are two of those items. Nothing says corporate like a crisp white shirt and delicate, wide-leg slacks. Sometimes simplicity screams sophistication. Happy Tuesday.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Simple Summer

Tee: Trouve {old, similar here}; Maxi Skirt: Kische {via Nordstrom Rack}; 
Jacket: American Eagle; Sandals: Tory Burch; Aviators: Ray-Ban; 
Bangles: J. Crew Factory, Kate Spade, gifted

Nothing beats a chic top knot and flowing maxi skirt to welcome the summer season!