Thursday, August 21, 2014

nightshade

nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade
nightshade

It's hard to resist a semi-bipolar dress like this one that exudes sweet girliness, while somehow maintaining dark and moody undertones. Kind of captures my mood right now, actually...

vintage hat
Oasis dress (c/o, in green here)
gold necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet
Anthropologie ring set
Prada pumps
Sophie Hulme bag

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Dinner: Tangy Green Gazpacho

Sunday Dinner: Tangy Green Gazpacho

I love gazpacho, both for its taste and the ease in which it's prepared (I mean, seriously, easier than making a salad). I've been playing around with different recipes and really liked the way this tangy green one turned out. It's perfect for this time of year when cucumbers are booming and green tomatoes can still be found. Hope you enjoy!

  2 pounds green tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
  1 seedless cucumber, unpeeled and coarsely chopped
  1 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  1 small jalapeño, stemmed and seeded
  2 garlic cloves
  2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a blender or food processor, combine half each of the coarsely chopped green tomatoes, cucumber and onion with the avocado, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice and 1 cup of cold water and puree until smooth. Transfer the puree to a large bowl.

Add the remaining coarsely chopped green tomatoes, cucumber and onion to the blender along with the 2 tablespoons of mint, the cilantro and 1/4 cup of olive oil and pulse to a chunky puree. Add the puree to the bowl and stir well. Refrigerate the soup until well chilled, about 1 hour. Season the gazpacho with salt and pepper and ladle it into chilled bowls. Garnish with mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil and serve.

Note: The gazpacho can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated overnight.

original recipe via Food & Wine

Friday, August 15, 2014

summer nights

summer nights
summer nights
summer nights
summer nights
summer nights
summer nights
summer nights
summer nights

Making the most of these last glorious warm nights by wearing the summeriest ensembles possible, like this frilly white maxi dress. I wore this outfit for a good friend's  birthday dinner, which is daring considering I always deem it a small miracle when I wear this dress and manage not to spill anything on it. Shockingly enough, I made it out unscathed.

Lou Lou's fedora (close match)
MinkPink sunglasses
vintage dress (similar here and here)
Gorjana bracelet
Anthropologie ring
Michael Kors sandals
Rebecca Minkoff bag via the SnobSwap x the Other Woman swap (similar style)
nails in Deborah Lippmann 'Spring Buds'

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

get spring

get spring
get spring
get spring

Nothing like an equal parts sporty and understated sweatshirt to carry a gal from summer into fall. This pretty perfect baby by LPD came from Spring, a new shopping app set to launch August 14 - check it out to find out how you can get your hands on one of your own!

Spring x LPD sweatshirt (c/o)
Rila ring
Mango denim
Givenchy boots (old, badass new pair here)