Fall Fashion Trends

Seasons are changing and that means so are our wardrobes.  Time to pack away summer silhouettes and resurrect fall favorites.  One of the best things about swapping in seasonal pieces is unpacking a box of old clothes and feeling like they're new again. I try to recycle as many pieces as I can from season to season but as trends continue to change there's always an excuse to go shopping. 

First on my shopping list- Tunics.  For those who don't know, tunics are longer length shirts.  What's great about tunics is they're long enough to sport over leggings meaning we don't have to transition to structured pants just yet! Another plus, if you're self conscious about the backside this top will cover without hiding.  

Next is one of the most timeless trends, statement jewelry.  I've got a pretty fabulous collection of statement necklaces thanks to Lizzibeth.  Her assortment proves it's just as important to update your accessories as it is your clothing. 

Last on the list-- you've heard me reference it before, the flip skirt.  This is hands down my favorite trend for fall. If you don't own a skirt in the flip body it's time to make the purchase. This body is flattering on all figures and achieves a flirty and polished look.

Shop the Trends:

Tunics and Legging



Wedding Countdown- less than a month!

It's hard to believe that in less than a month I'll be saying "I do" to the love of my life! Over the past few weeks I've been given the most lovely bridal showers. I'm speechless at how beautiful each shower was and am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life! Feeling extremely blessed to have such amazing godparents, co-workers, soon to be sisters-in-law and mother-in-law, friends, sister/MOH and mother! Here's a glimpse into my bridal showers AND bachelorette party! 

Next step- the alter!

Korean Tacos

My best friend showed me this Korean Taco recipe and I can't get enough!  We made them last week and I've already made them for a second time since.  These tacos are spicy and fresh, I highly recommend making them!

Corn tortillas
2 chicken breasts
2 long carrots, shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
cilantro- optional

Sauce ingredients:
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp siracha
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Juice from 1 lime

Cut up chicken breast into small pieces and cook over medium heat with cooking spray.  Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside. Once chicken is done cooking add sauce to the chicken and let simmer until sauce thickens, about 4 minutes.  Warm up tortilla shells and spoon chicken mixture into shells. Serve with carrots, diced onion and tomato and cilantro.

Grilled Romaine Salad

Grilled romaine salad- a new favorite! Perfect as a healthy side dish for summer BBQ's.  You can make this for under $10 and in under 20 minutes. Enjoy!

-2 heads romaine
-parmesan cheese
Dressing ingredients:
-3 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 garlic clove, minced

Cut the bottoms off of the romaine heads and then slice the stalks in half lengthwise.  Mix together all dressing ingredients and then brush the dressing on the romaine wedges.  Set the grill temperature on high heat and place the romaine directly on the grill.  Let the romaine sit for about 3-4 minutes, or until browned.  Rotate the romaine so you get all sides evenly.  The stalks may separate so don't panic if they don't stick together!   Remove the romaine from the grill and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.  Let the cheese melt for a minute and then it's ready to serve.

Best Friend's Bachelorette Party!

 Last weekend I hosted my best friend's bachelorette party! It was such an amazing night full of nothing but fabulous fun. I wanted to share some pictures from the party for anyone who may be in the midst of planning a bachelorette party.  I had a blast decorating and loved how it turned out.  If you need any decorating ideas, here you go! Balloons, flowers, candy, champagne, the list is endless.   All of the details really made for a memorable day and fun celebration.  Cheers!

Shirataki Spaghetti

Spaghetti for only 15 calories a serving---have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, it's time to get familiar because Shirataki noodles might be your new favorite.   
Eric and I cooked our Shirataki Spaghetti for dinner tonight. We prepared it like we would regular spaghetti, with marinara, fresh basil and parmesan cheese.  
I have to admit we were skeptical at first because the spaghetti seemed too good to be true. I mean come on it's gluten free, fat free, vegan and all natural! 
   That saves you about 200 calories compared to whole wheat spaghetti. 
The brand we bought was Pasta Zero and I highly recommend it.  The taste is similar to regular spaghetti but the texture is slightly less firm.
Next time spaghetti is on the menu try swapping out regular for shirataki. These noodles seem like they would also be great in a ramen dish or soup.

5 Under $35

Because most of us need a mid week pick me up, here are 5 adorable items for under $35.  Not pay day? No problem! Time to indulge in a little guilt free shopping :)