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Sunday Style IX

I’ve got some exciting news……. ‘Sunday Style’ is back!!! I’ve definitely missed doing these posts, and one of my yearly goals was to get back into doing posts that really bring me joy!

I’ve mentioned my love of capsule wardrobes before on the blog, and I worked hard to create another capsule for this summer. I might try to put together a post on what my fall capsule will look like this year, but as for summer I never got a chance. I’m happy with it so far, and I’m extremely happy that (after a lot of hard work) I was able to reuse quite a few pieces from previous capsules.

To remind you all why I fell in love with the idea of a capsule wardrobe, I’ll share with you a few of the principals that really resonate with me:

  • Keep it seasonal – this way when I go into my closet I can wear ALL the items, not just half.  This doesn’t mean getting rid of ‘out of season items’ it just means storing them until it’s their time.
  • Keep it minimal – I get overwhelmed when there are too many pieces in my closet, and I find I feel like I have more options when I have less items (weird, but true)
  • Save the planet – okay, this ones a little bit much, but it’s absolutely true.  How much clothing you go through is just as impactful on the environment as other kinds of waste. To find out more check out this article.
  • Save time – this one is more important to me now than ever. I don’t have as much time to pick out my outfits, so it’s great to have some of the planning taken out for me.

There are other great reasons to do a capsule wardrobe. I get very inspired by this blogger, so check her out!


On to my 2018 summer capsule. One of the items that I really wanted to add to my capsule was a jumpsuit. I guess maybe I was getting a little jealous of Mira’s jumpsuit

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I decided to go for black over her psychedelic colors.

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I found this jump suit at Lulu’s, they definitely have a ton of great options in the jumpsuit department.

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It’s extremely comfortable and I’m very happy to have added this piece.

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I still want to do a ‘Sunday Style’ with Dave, and now I think I’ll have to do one with Mira. I’ve been working on her capsule wardrobe (kids clothes can get just as over whelming when there are too many pieces).

Be well.

Sunday Style VIII (kind of) + Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey all!

I was going to come at you with a Sunday Style post, but we didn’t realize until way too late that there was a big grease spot right where we were taking photos and they just turned out…meh….

I will share with you these two photos from the shoot, of my current obsession!

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These shoes are extremely comfy, cool (it’s been 100 degrees this past week), and very cute!  I got them on Urban Outfitter’s sale, and they are unfortunately all sold out now, but they have a lot of similar styles.

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Shoes: Ecote Huaraches (similar here, I would totally buy these ones too!)


Now it’s time for food porn!

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When you crave peanut butter and chocolate I believe you should just give in and go for the gusto!  These cookies are so delicious, they are super moist and everything about them melts in your mouth.

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I often find that the typical peanut butter chocolate chip cookie is just not peanut buttery enough for my taste.  Because these cookies don’t have flour in them it allows the peanut butter to shine through a bit more.

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Fold in the cup of dark chocolate chips.
  4. Form tbsp size cookies on cookie sheet two inches apart.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

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Mangia!

Sunday Style VII

Happy Sunday!!  It’s been so long since I’ve come at you with a Sunday Style post so this is a very exciting moment for me! YAY!

See my other Sunday Style posts here:

Sunday Style I, II, III, IV, V, VI

I’m still figuring out what the weather is going to be like down here, so I’m trying to stay away from purchasing any new garment until I’ve experienced a SoCal winter (yeah, I’m droppin’ that term on ya). HOWEVER, I just happened to be in Target yesterday and stumbled upon some awesome items; a few of which I couldn’t resist.  This post features one of the items I snagged, printed jogger pants.  I actually tend to be a person that runs hot temperature wise, but it’s pretty warm down here so I figured a light weight pant would be pretty good for “fall.”  

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These are very soft, and super comfortable!

I love the ‘jogger’ pant look, so I was excited to see it in a new form!

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Full Body II

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I’m already thinking of other types of tops I can pair them with.  I’ve started looking at pinterest for outfit inspiration and I really like this look!

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Outfit details:

Top: American Apparel Cotton Spandex Crop Top

Bottoms: Target Printed Jogger Pant

Shoes: Birkenstock

Be well!

Sunday Style III (California ed.)

Hi from sunny California!!!!

It’s been a weekend of ups and downs.  We came to celebrate Dave’s grandma’s 92nd birthday, which was an absolute blast!!

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We were also here to celebrate Dave’s dad’s birthday and scatter his ashes, not so much of a blast but definitely a good memorial of him.

Anyways, on to my style…I managed to bring most items from my spring capsule for the trip; because Seattle’s still a bit colder than Cali I dipped into my summer capsule.


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I have to tell you I am absolutely in love with my Birkenstocks!!  I’m so glad they’re back 🙂  They are so comfortable, and yet I feel like they can add so much to a simple outfit.

It was so warm all weekend, I couldn’t have asked for more vitamin D.  It made me so excited to start my summer capsule (hehe).

I will tell you this, I walked into a shop and looked around at the clothes and thought, “Nope, I don’t need anything, I have all my clothes for this season.”  YAY for me!!!!!  That definitely didn’t stop me from buying a new bikini though!!

shirt: Victoria’s Secret 

Bralette: Urban Outfitters

Shorts: Gap – old (similar here)

Shoes: Birkenstock  

Be well.

Capsule part I

Hey friends!  So I’m just getting the hang of these wardrobe collages, so you will be getting my capsule in installments.  Here are 20 of the items from my capsule, please keep in mind that this is my first time doing this so I may need to make some adjustments, but I figure I’m headed in the right direction with this minimalist style thing.
These are my tops, dresses, and outerwear for this capsule, and I’m pretty stoked.
 Capsule part I

Next up will be my pants and shoes (yes in my world those two categories can equal 19 items).

Be well.

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