Fashion, Fun, & a little Food

Apple and Parsnip Pot Roast

There’s nothing I love more for dinner in fall than a delicious pot roast. And no easier way to make one than in the slow cooker!

I threw this together in about 5 minutes yesterday and we had an amazing Sunday dinner 6 hours later!

Ingredients:

3 pound chuck roast (or any beef roast, I’m sure pork would be delicious too!)

4-5 carrots cut in chunks (or use half a p0und of baby carrots)

1 large yellow onion, sliced

4-5 parsnips, peeled and cut in chunks (I get a bag at Trader Joe’s)

2 gala apples, chopped

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup beef broth

1/2 TBSP crushed garlic

Seasonello Herbal Salt  (love this stuff, if you don’t have just use dried herbs like rosemary and thyme with salt and pepper)

Sea salt and pepper

Directions: 

In the bottom of Crockpot put onion, parsnips, apples, and carrots and sprinkle with herbal salt

Season chuck roast on both sides with salt and pepper and put on top of veggies

Take crushed garlic and spread on side up of roast

Then layer applesauce on top of that

Pour over beef broth

Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 6-7

Season to taste as needed

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Enjoy!

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Black & Booties

Headed out for drinks with my high school friends’, Mario and Elena, last night in my cute new mini dress. This dress is so easy to wear and dress up or dress down. Very comfortable too. I’m taking advantage of this warm weather to do fall looks with bare legs – soon it will be time for tights!

I paired this look with these booties that were a birthday present I picked out on our visit to London in August. Love them!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week, thanks for stopping by!

Dress – Loft, Booties – L.K. Bennett (similar here and here)

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Leather & Sparkles

Headed out to happy hour with some girlfriends and I wanted to get a little dressed up! It is a gorgeous day out, over 70 degrees, perfect to take this skirt for a spin with bare legs.

I came across this little retro crop top at H&M and fell in love – plan to also wear it with my black fluid pants. I’ve had these shoes less than a month and already had to have the heels replaced – they are so comfortable! (and only $30!)

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Skirt – Loft, Top – H&M (in store or similar), Shoes – Target

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Suede

Happy Friday! It has been a super stressful week at work and I am so ready for the weekend. Tonight we are headed out with our Childfree meet-up group, and then tomorrow I have a brunch and a museum trip with my sorority group – they keep me busy!

I’ve shared my love for Hue leggings many times on this blog, and I’m so excited to take my new “ultrasuede” pair out for a spin. Love the rich purple color (I also got them in black), so comfortable and perfect for fall with heels or boots.

Leggings – Hue, Blouse – Lord & Taylor (similar), Shoes – Sole Society, Necklace – Kendra Scott

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Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Fall Favorites

Did everyone have a great weekend?! Had a fabulous night out on Saturday with friends at Park Avenue Autumn, a restaurant that changes seasonally. One of my favorite meals in NYC so far – if you are in the city then go! Sunday I headed to brunch and to see Gone Girl with the sorority girls. I loved it! Anyone else seen it yet?

I finally figured out the focus issue on my camera I think, so hopefully can have more outfit posts resume. But I’ve been doing some fall shopping and wanted to share some of my favorite finds so far.

This dress – get it. You may never take it off. I took a small.

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Also love this dress, so comfortable and cute. For my friend Alicia who always asks me to shop for her – this would look fab on you! I took a small but would size down if you are between sizes.

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This sweatshirt is so much fun, size up, I took a medium

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You would never know this skirt is faux leather – seriously adorable

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If Loft pants fit you well, then try their new denim leggings, love them! I took a 27.

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This blouse is GORGEOUS!  I took a small.

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These fluid pants I wore recently on the blog are a fall fav, and I love the olive green color too.

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I love a printed pant and these are so cute with a great fit.

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So glad I found this basic button down in a tunic length – perfect with all of my Hue leggings! Took a small.

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I fell in love with this lace blouse - the back is just stunning. Definitely size up – I actually ended up with a Medium Tall, but I couldn’t even get the small over my shoulders.

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This faux leather front sweater is easy to wear with so many things. I took a medium.

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Old Navy always comes through with some great sweater dresses, love this one with stripes

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This shift with faux leather pockets is adorable

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Love an easy jersey dress to throw on with tights, booties, and a scarf

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I feel like everyone is always looking for a good tunic sweater!

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What are your fall favorites? Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Touch of Plaid

Happy Friday! So excited for the weekend! Heading to see Gone Girl with my sorority sisters on Sunday and i can’t wait.

Wore this outfit last Thursday night out to dinner with my friend April. It was a day that was definitely feeling like fall so I pulled out my plaid clutch to mix things up.

Sometimes it is nice to just work around jeans and a white blouse, adding fun accents with accessories – an easy outfit formula when you don’t know what to wear!

Blouse – Banana Republic (similar), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – Enzo Angiolini (similar), Bag – Sole Society (similar)

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Have a fabulous weekend, thanks for stopping by!

 

High School Reunion

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I had a blast here having my 3 best high school girlfriends in town for our own little 15 year reunion. It was like no time had passed at all. And aren’t they all still gorgeous?

Here we are heading out Friday night

Skirt – Express (similar here and here), Blouse – Nordstrom Rack, Shoes – Sole Society, Clutch – Ann Taylor (similar)

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Saturday night I was excited to wear out my Piperlime Collection separates – Love! Can’t wait to wear with tights and booties this winter too.

Top - Piperlime, Skirt – Piperlime, Shoes – Sole Society 

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Happy Monday, thanks for stopping by!

Fluid

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

We had such a good time with all of our visitors, and I finally got to meet baby Emma! She is just the cutest – here I am reading fashion magazines with her : )

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Thursday night we got a sitter for Emma and headed out to dinner at The Heath, a fabulous restaurant in Manhattan.

I’ve been looking everywhere for some flattering “track pants” and was so happy to find these fluid fit pants at the Loft – they are so comfy and very versatile! And these gorgeous burgundy suede pumps with a comfortable mid heel are from Target – score!

Where has the week gone? I’m having my 3 best girlfriends from high school in town for a little 15 year reunion this weekend- high school does not seem that long ago!

Pants- Loft, Blouse – WHBM (similar), Shoes – Target

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Bauble

Can’t believe the weekend is almost here! We have a busy one ahead! 5 friends from Seattle are coming out and staying with us to attend the Sounders game on Saturday. Our friends Jed and Lorena are bringing their baby, Emma, along too and I can’t wait to meet her!

This past Saturday night we headed out with friends in Manhattan, and it was a rainy and cooler night so I decided to go with an all black palate to show off a statement necklace. I absolutely love this necklace from Bauble Bar, a super easy way to jazz up your basics. This was the first time I’ve purchased from Bauble Bar and I was very impressed. Click here to join and check them out!

Pants – Michael Kors (similar), Blouse – 424 Fifth (similar) , Necklace – Bauble Bar (similar), Shoes – Sole Society 

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Paris Outfits

One of my readers, Regan, asked if I could provide details on some of my Paris outfits and I am happy to oblige! I actually packed completely wrong for Paris, I was thinking it would be more summer, and instead it was definitely leaning toward fall. My mother in law and I had to actually buy boots to wear in London and popped into Banana Republic to pick up some sweaters. I’ve added a few new pictures too.

For the warmest day I wore this floral midi skirt that I just love. planning on pairing with a burgundy top for fall.

Skirt – Pure Sugar, I’m wearing a size large (similar), Jacket – Old Navy

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A cooler day I bundled up a bit for

Pants – Michael Kors, Jacket – Loft (similar), Scarf – Nordstrom 

 

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I stayed warm in London in this cozy grey sweater

Pants – Michael Kors, Blouse – Halogen (on sale!), Sweater – Banana Republic (similar), Scarf – Pookie and Sebastian (similar here and here)

 

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Same pants and blouse as above, Sweater – Banana Republic, Shoes – Clarks 

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I found this adorable jumpsuit at a boutique in California – some similar options here, here and here

 

 

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This top has cute faux leather detailing

Top – Banana Republic, Scarf – bought on honeymoon in Italy (similar)

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And for a dinner in Reims I wore this long sleeve dress that I absolutely love

Dress – Michael Kors (similar here and here), Necklace – Kendra Scott

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Thanks for stopping by!

 


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