Friday, February 5, 2016

Style Files Vol 2 | Poppy Blossoms + Panthers Pride

TGIF!  Today I wanted to share an outfit that would be perfect for Valentine's Date Night.  
I bought this blouse a few weeks ago and it has been on constant rotation.  The floral print just makes me happy and I love the flirty feminine style.
The McGuire Jeans are amazing.  I had heard rave reviews about them and after I tried on a pair I was hooked.  They sit higher up on your waist and are such a slim sleek fit.  Very flattering!  

The back is just as cute as the front.
Sizing wise I would say this blouse is TTS.  I am wearing a small and I like the length and fit in the arms.  There are only a few sizes left in the blouse but Shopbop is usually good about restocking sizes.

I am a huge fan of Bucket Tote Bags.  This particular style is on sale right now in several color options.
I am slightly obsessed with this Julie Vos cocktail ring.  I wear it almost everyday. 
I am also realizing I have total man hands looking at this picture:)
The poppy blossom print which I love so much comes in several other different styles.
It also comes in this sleeveless version that I really like.  You could wear it now with a cardigan and then in Summer solo.
or in a dress version.  This may be my favorite.

So many fabulous options.

For all you Panther's Fans how awesome are these tee shirts?  I just ordered the Cam one and my sister ordered the Luke one.  Hoping it arrives in time for the Super Bowl!
Any friends who live in Charlotte Shop Pink Social will be having a Pop Up Shop today with Melvin Jewelry and you can pick up one of these tees in time for the Super Bowl! 
Pop up Shop is at 220 East Blvd suite 200b

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thoughts For Thursday

Happy Thursday.  I am getting excited for the upcoming weekend for two reasons.  1) We have no real plans which always excites me 2) Super Bowl Sunday.  I am so proud of the Panthers and can't wait to watch them play while I dominate some yummy food.   If I can get my act together I want to clean out and organize our garage I have been on a roll inside our house cleaning out and want to do the same in the garage.  It feels good to organize and get rid of unnecessary items.

This Flamingo Suit, is quite possibly the most adorable thing ever (well besides the cute baby model wearing it).  The matching purse of course had to happen too.  

Someone told me about this girl's tote and I tried to find it at Target for Frances but our store didn't have it in stock.  I did find it online though, reminds me of Mara Hoffman.

I have been loving my Bon Appetite Food Lovers Cleanse Cookbook so much.  I am not following the cleanse per se but just incorporating many of the recipes into our weekly meals.  I loved this Broccoli Quinoa Salad that I made for my lunches this week.

I am working with Alex Kaehler again (she helped decorate our dining room) to spruce up our den.  I am not doing a total overhaul but making some changes.  Many of you have asked about our new rug you have seen in instagram pictures.  It is the antelope rug from Ballard Designs.  I have long admired the Stark version of this rug so when I saw the Ballard Designs one and I had a 20% off coupon it was a done deal.  I LOVE the rug.  Only issue so far is it does shed some which I hope will get better as time goes on.  We are hoping to move the rug that was in our den into our bedroom.

This is a room I have saved for inspiration for our den.

This Free People Dress was one of my favorites from last year so when I saw it was out in two new colors, I knew I needed another one.  I had the red version from last year and wore it often.  I love the loose style and embroidery detail.  For those curious about sizing it does run on the large side.  I have a size small because I was worried XS would be too short.

I am trying to find a few new recipes to try out for The Super Bowl Sunday. These kettle chip crusted poppers are top on my list to try.

How adorable is this gift box my friend Karina at Waffles and Honey put together for Valentine's Day??  You can choose from 3 different necklace colors: Turquoise, Labradorite or Crystal Quartz.  They all come packaged like this one and would make such a special gift to send to someone. They also come with a handwritten note and are $79.

I came across this picture on Facebook from 4 years ago.  I have a love hate relationship with the Facebook flashback photos, I love to see them but they make me sad how fast time is flying by.  Sterling was such a little nugget here, hard to believe he is turning 6 in 12 days.

A few new lip colors I am loving:

I just ordered this BB Dakota white off shoulder dress for the Summer.  I just can't get enough of the off shoulder look and I always love a white dress.  It is a fun backdrop for jewelry and accessories. I hope the quality is good as sometimes BB Dakota is hit or miss.  I will report back!

Have a great Thursday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Veggie Mexican Pizzas

Little secret I love Taco Bell.  It is one of my guilty pleasures.  I don't eat it often maybe 1-2 times a year.  It always seems like such a good idea and then I feel like crap after I eat it so I try to avoid it.  Their Mexican Pizza though it's the stuff dreams are made of.  Not gonna lie I also love the bean burrito, 7 layer burrito, crunch wrap, soft taco, nachos bel grande, cinnamon twists-  the list goes on and on.   I had a craving for one of their Mexican pizzas and decided why not try and make my own.  I left the meat out but you could easily add it instead of one of the types of beans or addition to them.  I actually didn't miss the meat as much as I thought I would.  These are still pretty legit minus the meat.  The key to the crispy shell is cooking them first in a skillet then in the oven.  
These would make a great nibble for Super Bowl Sunday too just slice into triangles or squares and serve on a platter:)

|| V E G G I E  M E X I C A N  P I Z Z A S ||

- Flour torilla shells
- refried beans with green chiles 
- refried black beans with lime juice
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- diced green onions
- diced tomatoes
- sliced black olives
- sliced avocado
- red enchilada or taco sauce (I like the Frontera brand in a bag)

Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and heat to medium heat.  Take one flour shell and spread with refried beans with green chiles and then sprinkle with cheese.  Add another shell on top and place in skillet.  Cook a few minutes on each side until shell starts to get crispy and slightly browned.  Remove from skillet.  Spread a thin layer of refried back beans on top.  Then drizzle with red enchilada sauce and top with more cheese.  Place on a baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees and cook until cheese is bubbly.  Remove and add diced tomatoes, green onions, olives, avocado and another drizzle of enchilada sauce!  I also added some pickled jalapeños to ours before serving.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Resort Love

We finally have booked our trip for this Summer!!  Several of you asked where we decided to go and we have decided to go back to St Maarten.  We researched so many places and even had a travel agent help us some but each place was missing something we wanted or was way too expensive.  Then one night we were like why not St Maarten again??  If it ain't broke don't fix.  It had everything we wanted : it is a short and direct flight (I hate to fly so I always prefer direct) personal infinity pool, shared living space with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, a kitchen, it is on the water,  and plus the price was right.   So we head back in the end of June and I cold not be more excited!   There were so many parts of the island we didn't get to explore last year so I can't wait to see more.  If any of you have been I would love suggestions. 
It definitely has me thinking about Resort wear. I also had a reader who is going on vacation in March and wanted some Beach suggestions.  There are so many beautiful beachy finds right now and below are a few things on my wish list.

resort love

I always love white in the Summer and you all know I love a good off shoulder dress:)

I love this classic one piece.  I am always a fan of black swimsuits and strapless so this one is a winner.

I love the pattern on this maxi.  I also love the loose flowy style.

I bought this one piece last year and I can't say enough great things about it.  It is super flattering and I like the slight edge.   It has with the sides cut out but it doesn't show too much skin.

I am so glad they came back out with this cover-up this year.   It also comes in coral.
Now don't get me wrong I love my Maryisa Swimsuits but this one looks identical for a fraction of the price.

I am loving the bright blue colors on this one piece.

I love the back detail on this caftan and it is only $32!

Love this beach tote. 
The colors in this maxi dress are beyond stunning. 

I love a white blouse.  This one would be perfect paired with jean short cut-offs and a cool necklace.

I love bright colored beaded necklaces to toss on over a white tee shirt or cover-up.  This one is only $45 but it looks like so many more expensive versions I have seen.

I own this and love it.  Such a great purse.  I have the tan color but it also comes in black and coral.  You can carry it as a clutch or it has a strap to be a cross body bag as well.

I am so obsessed with this swimsuit.  The colors are gorgeous and I love the strapless style, it looks like it would be really flattering on.

Pineapples + Embroidery + under $80 = yes

I have recently become a fan of this sunglasses line and best part almost all of the sunglasses are under $70.  The quality is great too.  I recently ordered a pair and was surprised how nice they were. I love this aviator style.
The cutest woven clutch and it is only $38.  I saw this in person at Nordstrom in Charlotte and really liked it, such a cool pattern and it was a nice large size.

Twine and Twig just came out with some fabulous new shell necklaces that I am so excited about for the Summer.