Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Favorites

Fall is finally here. The leaves are changing, falling, and the weather is getting cooler. I love it. I cannot believe that it is already mid October. This is my favorite time of year, plus my bday is right around the corner! Here are some fall inspired fashions, food, and anything else that just reminds me that fall has arrived.{OPI, You Don't Know Jaques, I have always been a Linkin Park after Dark fan, but this is more grey, perfect for fall outfits}
{Wolford, black wool tights, pricey but will keep you so warm}

{Steve Madden Intyce boots, these are the perfect height, and I love the wedge heel}

{Love, Chloe, this perfume is just heavy enough for colder weather, powdery and spicy}

{Ever since I binged out on figs in California, I have been obsessed, I think I found my Thanksgiving dessert idea!}

{My Anthropologie monogrammed mug...}

{filled with my new obsession, Chai Latte coffee creamer..yummy!}

{Loving this candle, smells like fall, somehow?}

{So ready to bake some bread in my bread machine, it just doesn't seem appropriate to bust out that huge appliance until this time of year}

Monday, October 10, 2011

{Quick Italian Wedding Soup}

I got this recipe from a Paula Deen magazine years ago. I make it every fall and it is delicious. I love having recipes on my blog so that I can refer back to them rather than digging through my stack of sticky, torn up magazine pages.
What you'll need:

2 tblspns butter
1 c. frozen chopped onions
1 c. crinkle cut carrots (I leave these out, not much of a carrot fan)
2 tspns minced garlic
2 boxes of low sodium chicken broth
1 16 oz package of frozen Italian meatballs
, baked according to pkg direction
1 can great northern bean, drained & rinsed
1 c ditalini pasta
6 oz bag of baby spinach
1/2 c. shd parmesan

In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion onion, carrot, and garlic; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until carrots are tender. Add broth, meatballs, and beans; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add pasta, reduce heat, and simmer for 6 to 8 min. or until pasta is tender. Add spinach and cheese, cook for 1 to 2 min, or until spinach is wilted.

Serve with french bread and a little parmesan on top!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{Color Blocking}

This color blocking trend is everywhere. I love the idea. Sometimes I just see colors that don't seem like they should go together, but somehow they do. It just works. I don't know if there is a trick to it, using a color wheel or something fancy or if it is just effortless. Either way, I'm liking it. Here are some celebrity color blocking inspirations.{Kristin Cavallari }
{Pink, red, and white, somehow it works on SJP}

{Carey Mulligan in Roksanda, love the red shoes!}

{Pippa Middleton going casual in this Zara dress}

{Olivia Palermo in DKNY}

{Emily Blunt in Prada}

{I think I'll play it safe and start with a shoe, like this Aldo VIA}

{Or this Jessica Simpson Collection, suede heel, so cute!}

{All pics from; shoes}