Hello Friday. You’re my fave.

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Winter officially reared its rather unpleasant side this week here in NYC and I was not a fan. Luckily my trip to Thailand is less than two months away {whoo!!} so I’m looking to everyone to giving me recommendations so that I can just daydream of warmer weather until then! And, now that it’s almost Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving dinners are abundant., which I just adore. This weekend = I’m whipping up a bourbon, chocolate, pecan pie for my friends’ annual Friendsgiving get together! Sounds amazing right?!? Now I’m just deciding which recipe I’ll be using off Yummly! I’ll be sharing the recipe next week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Making a Casual Statement

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This may come as a surprise but I am quite a jeans and tee kind of girl when it comes to my weekends, especially on Sundays. Sundays are meant to be enjoyed with long, leisurely brunches, stops by Chelsea Market to snag flowers and possibly a little perusing at my favorite stores. Sunday is my day to kick back and simply relax, enjoy my day and I always try to keep the plans to a minimum. However, relaxed does not mean it’s ok to look schleppy, I’m a firm believer that you dress for how you feel and what you want to express that day. I like to look pulled together, it may not always be the case but I try, even in my jeans and tee Sunday best. Which is why I believe in the power of one piece. I find that the best way to prevent looking like a bag lady is to add one statement piece to the casual combo. I layered on this Glamorous bold plaid coat to complete my Lucky 7 black tee {similar here} and ripped boyfriend jeans look, light on the accessories going with all classic pieces {i.e. this Gigi New York bag, Ray Ban aviators and this Michael Kors classic watch}. On a side note, how incredible is this Glamorous bold plaid coat and it’s ONLY $128. WHAT WHAT.

I’d love to know how you take a casual look one level up!

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Impossibly Delicious Fall Recipes

Tis the season for delicious fare and not just the decadent holiday kind either.  I love this time of year when I actually have a chance to cook, there are some how more hours in the day (kidding!) but it seems that way during the week now that the sun is no longer shining bright until 8 PM, there are fewer happy hours, events, things to do and I don’t mind being inside when it’s frigid outside. I thoroughly enjoy being in the kitchen, I’ve said it before but it’s very therapeutic in a sense. So without further a due, here are a few of my favorite fall recipes and don’t worry they’re all pretty easy to whip up.  Whether you make these for a chilly night in or possibly to take with you to an upcoming holiday get together, I can assure you they’ll be a met with applause.

This fall harvest kale salad from With Style & Grace is complete with apples, hazelnuts and bacon. Sign me up.

With Style & Grace, Kale Salad

Need a perfect dip? Look no further, this warm honey fig dip from How Sweet Eats  is delicious.

fig-dip-I-howsweeteats.com-3One of my favorite fall vegetables is without a doubt spaghetti squash and I’m obsessed with these parmesan ricotta spaghetti squash fritters from the Pig & Quill. Yum!

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Smitten Kitchen’s Squash Toasts are great for a quick lunch or to make as an app

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This fig galette with goat cheese is being whipped up this weekend, if not sooner! (though I’m switching this up a bit to use up some of the apples I still have left from apple picking a few weeks ago!)

Fig galette

What Katie Ate has been one of my foodie go-tos for quite sometime now and this Pappardelle with pork belly recipe is a good reason why it should be yours too.

Homemade Spaghetti & Bison Fennel Meatballs with Porcini Truffle Sauce? Has anything ever sounded more mouthwatering in your whole life? No. Definitely not. {Thank you Local Milk!}

Local Milk SpaghettiAnd let’s not forget a few sweet treats!

Caitlin’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares look divine

Pumpkin_Cheesecake_3Sweet Paul’s Marzipan Baked Apples are the epitome of fall.

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Winter, Lovers, Cozy

Well this long week was made even longer with the swift entrance of WINTER. No, not just a little tap on the shoulder, winter basically slapped us right across the face and I admittedly was not ready. Luckily I remembered stocking up on beanies and gloves during an epic end of season sale over at ASOS. Though, I’ll be scooping up a few necessities like scarves and more chunky sweaters this weekend for sure, especially with so many of my favorite shops (see below) doing sales all weekend long!

And since the brutal cold has officially arrived, I find that all I want to do this weekend is curl up with a hot toddy, do some baking, maybe read one of my new books and chill the heck out, sounds delightful right?

Some of my favorite reads and finds from the week:

 

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Get Your Workout

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I’m a bit of a workout nut and due to that I have a slight obsession with cool workout wear.  I like to look good while I’m breaking a sweat because me sweating just isn’t pretty.  Thankfully, Boden’s new activewear collection has nailed it with bold pieces that fit perfectly.  And how cute is this pattern?? My morning workouts just got a little bit better that’s for sure!

My favorite pieces from the new collection?

  1. Run Faster leggings in Navy
  2. Run Faster sweatshirt in Navy
  3. Run Faster tank in Red

Want to snag a few pieces for yourself or maybe scoop them up to gift to that fitness nut sister of yours this holiday! Through November 15th you can get 15% off your purchase with the code YOGA.  Use this link to check out the full collection!

Now go get your workout on in style!

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{Pieces c/o Boden, all thoughts and opinions are my own}