Wednesday, February 10, 2016

dangerous liaison

dangerous liason
dangerous liason
dangerous liason
dangerous liason
dangerous liason
dangerous liason

Black and brown together are one of those fashion rules I love to break and it certainly helps when you stumble upon a fun pair of shoes like these mary janes that just beg you to build a matchy-matchy outfit to go with them. This has been a recent favorite work outfit - doesn't require too many brain cells, which is key right now for my newborn-addled mind.

Ray-Ban sunglasses
vintage sweater (similar)
Hermes and Ela Stone bracelets
Ela Stone ring
Zara pants (old, close match)
Aerin mary janes
Lamarthe tote (cute one here)
lips in Tom Ford 'So Vain'

Sunday, February 7, 2016

winter skin remedies

winter skin remedies

Sundays are for pampering, amiright? This is my current recipe for my dry and tired (so tired!) new mom skin:
I usually follow this regimen with Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - my skin soaks this stuff up like sponge!

What are your favorite products for winter skin?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

hot chocolate

hot chocolate
hot chocolate
hot chocolate
hot chocolate
hot chocolate
hot chocolate
hot chocolate

The newest darling to add to my already growing collection of much-loved Saddleback Leather bags: the Love41 tote. Can we talk about how much I love the pockets? Unfortunately not pictured (blogger fail) are the additional internal ones - perfect for cellphones, lip gloss, and the myriad of other objects I manage to hoard in my bags.

Another exciting addition to my closet is this beautiful Larimar ring (check out the rest of their collection - the shapes are stunning!). You might have already noticed how fond I am of my southwestern silver jewelry and this piece matches perfectly with my collection of bracelets.

Zara turtleneck (old, close match)
United Bamboo coat (old, similar idea)
Current/Elliott denim
Larimar Ring (c/o)
Zuni and Navajo bracelets
Timex watch
Jean Michel Cazabat boots - currently on sale!
Saddleback Leather Love41 tote (c/o)


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Dinner: Cowboy Pot Roast

Sunday Dinner: Cowboy Pot Roast

It's funny how any inkling of food snobbery goes right out the window as soon as you have a child. Now if a recipe gets food on the table fast and still tastes delicious, far be it for me to judge if some of the ingredients came from a can. We've become heavily reliant on our slow cooker this winter, so we've been on the hunt for new and interesting recipes to try (major bonus points if they're easy). We recently came across this new twist on pot roast in this cookbook, made a couple small tweaks to make it even easier, and loved how it turned out - hope you enjoy it too!

  1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes, drained
  1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  1 onion, cut into 8 wedges
  1 tablespoon chili powder
  1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) eye of round roast, trimmed or already cut stew meat (which is what we did)
  1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  Pickled jalapeño pepper slices (optional)

Note: this recipe could easily take more heat - feel free to add some fresh jalapeños with the first ingredients if you like!

Place first 6 ingredients and roast (or stew meat) into slow cooker. Pour tomato mixture over meat. Cover and cook on high 5 to 6 hours or until meat shreds easily with a fork.

Remove roast from slow cooker, and cut into large chunks; keep warm.

Skim fat from juices in slow cooker. Stir in black beans and pinto beans. Add roast pieces back to slow cooker; cover and cook on high an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Top each serving with jalapeño pepper slices, shredded cheese, or sour cream if desired.

recipe adapted from Southern Living's Big Book of Slow Cooking