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Pinspiration: One Pot Meals

My days recently have been jam packed with work projects and just the daily grind of life. Even thought I’m super grateful and happy in my career, I’m always looking for ways to tweak my schedule to fit in more “me time”. I have a mile long list of projects that I’m itching to get started on and just not enough time in the day to get started on them. My first tweak – cutting down my dinner prep! I’ve started to take some extra time on Sunday’s to prepare my weekly dinners by cutting up all the veggies and meats early so that I can just come home and instantly start cooking. My favorite discovery of late, these one pot meals that cut down on the cooking time plus the clean up process, who doesn’t love that!

:: One Pot Vegan Pasta – Minimalist Baker ::one pot meals; tomato pasta, easy meals, easy and quick dinner, vegan dinner

 

:: One Pot Pasta Primavera – Oh My Veggies ::
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:: Spicy Chicken Riggies – Host The Toast ::
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:: Chili Mac & Cheese – Damn Delicious ::
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:: Pan Skinny Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini – iFOODreal ::
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Work Textures & Prints

skirt-and-jacket :: ASOS Blazer (similar here) | J.Crew Tissue Turtle Neck | Topshop Skirt (old, great pattern here) | Steve Madden Pumps | M2Boutique Necklace ::

Every time I have started a new job, my first few weeks are met with a ton of various emotions. There is a dash of excitement about the possibilities this new job can bring you, a level of fear that results in the internal “can I do this” debate (p.s. you can, otherwise they wouldn’t have hired you!), and than the nervousness that comes with getting to know your co-workers. I will admit that I can be shy when I first meet someone new, and getting to know 35 people in one week turned me into a ball of nerves.

So what happens when your whole company finds out you have a blog? They all become super supportive and even come outside to snap a few photos and start directing your photoshoot. Not embarrassing at all… Work wear has consisted of moveable layered pieces, I’m always on the go in the office and therefore light layers that keep me warm but are removable when this get warm are key. I added some texture to a simple turtleneck and skirt outfit with this textured jacket (sold out) from ASOS. Inexpensive yet put together.

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:: Photography by Clare Tuchscherer & Peter Wirtshafter ::

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On Trend: All In The Words

Sometimes when you just don’t know what to say, you just have to let your clothes speak for you. Graphic prints have been having a moment on the runways, especially on the runway shows of Moschino who started the graphic word print trend last year. I’ve been stocking up on sweaters of all kinds these past few weeks and the Bella Freud sweater collection has been one of my favorites. Next time when you just don’t have to words to express how you feel that day, pull on one of these fun prints and let it do the talking for you!

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:: 1. Moschino Logo Chain Dress | 2. Kate Spade ‘Julip” Flats | 3. Wildfox Bel Air Sunglasses | 4. Bella Freud Narc(ism) Sweater | 5. Ban.Do Mega Babe Get Around Keychain | 6. Alice + Olivia ‘Stella’ Travel Wedges | 7. Sincerely Jules City Stacked Tank | 8. Anya Hindmarch ‘Have A Nice Day’ Ebury Maxi Tote ::

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A Blush Winter

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:: Sam Edelman Cowl Neck Sweater | Madewell Skinny Jean | BCBG Paris Gaminkha Pump | M.A.C. “Speak Louder” Lipstick ::

A few days a l came across an article that detailed how the last two weeks of January are the “bluest” weeks of the year. There seems to be a slight depression that comes over everyone once the holiday highs wear off, new year’s resolutions start to wane, and winter is fully set in.

I’ve been feeling a little blue these past few days, mostly because I’m constantly cold and essentially just living in sweatshirts & jeans. I decided that I needed a few warm sweaters in lighter colors to my wardrobe to boost up my mood.  This blush sweater has instantly become a favorite of mine for not only giving my complexion a much needed glow but also for being amazingly warm. Don’t you love when clothes can be comfortable and also a beauty booster?

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:: Photography by Christine Dubay ::

Pinspiration: Casseroles

When your daily schedule starts to get jam packed with work and events, it can be easy to let things go in the cooking department. I know that on the days that I get home late, it can be easy to just order takeout or fill up on unhealthy snacks. I’ve been making sure that I stay on top of my lunch and dinners by preparing my entire menu the week before hand and having a full fridge full of ready to eat meals that just need to be heated through.  My fridge has been filled with casseroles as they are hearty and easy to make. Here’s a round up of a few of my favorite recipes!

:: Taco Lasagna – The Girl Who Ate Everything ::
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:: Chicken Pot Pie  – Lovely Little Kitchen ::
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:: Cheeseburger Casserole – Brunch Time Baker ::
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:: Easy Lemon Chicken Potato Bake – Gimme Some Oven ::
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:: Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon – Handle the Heat ::
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