July 3, 2013

Gingham Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Dress c/o, Tory Burch Bag, Lookmatic Sunglasses, Sarah Chloe Bangle via BaubleBar

This might be the sweetest summer dress I own, aside from this one, which is just as girly. I actually get tons of use out of them during summer, since a pretty dress is always my go-to over shorts and skirts. The colors are so fresh and vibrant and instantly make me feel happy, and I just love a gingham print.

Photography by Kim A. Thomas


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July 2, 2013

4th of July Style

Saint James Tee, Hudson Jeans, J.Crew Sunglasses (old, last seen here and similar pair here), Bare Minerals Lipstick

A few weeks back, Nichole, Kate, Kim, Claudine and I got together to shoot a 4th of July themed picnic on the beach. The three of us dressed up in our red, white and blues and Claudine made all of the food, which was amazing as always! A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of trying out her Decadent Detox cleanse, which I guarantee isn’t like any other cleanse you have tried. You can learn more about it here and if you don’t actually live in the area to try it out, she also posts the recipes on her blog here! Everything she makes is not only delicious, but also healthy! (a win-win in my book) She’s also sharing the recipes for the cornmeal crust pizza and rice pudding she made for our shoot, both perfect dishes for the 4th! That cornmeal crust pizza is to die for, I could literally eat it everyday. And don’t even get me started on the rice pudding…

Cornmeal Crust Pizza:
2 cups bobs red mill GF biscuit mix (HERE)
1 Cups Corn Meal
1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 cup basil infused olive oil
dried basil, thyme and rosemary (think i did about 1t of each)
Spray pan and bake at 375 for 20 minutes
I put a little oil on top of the crust too while it was baking.
Roast the cherry tomatoes separately (can do this ahead of time)
evoo, salt and pepper

425 for about 15 minutes, toss and roast another 5 or so when crust is done baking…spread pesto (made with walnut pesto) top with ricotta … high in protein :) then the cherry tomatoes you already roasted on top and garnish with fresh basil, parmesan and lemon zest

Rice Pudding:
1 cup arborio rice
2 cans coconut milk
1 cup water
mix in shredded coconut and sweeten with honey.

Also, here are some of my favorite patriotic looks that you’ll end up wearing even after the holiday:


Photography by Kim A. Thomas


July 1, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer Summer

Lilly Pulitzer Dress c/o, Urban Outfitters Belt, Clare Vivier Clutch, BCBGeneration Wedges via T.J. Maxx, Lookmatic Sunglasses c/o, Sarah Chloe Bangle via BaubleBar 

A simple cotton dress is all I need to get me through the weekend. This Lilly Pulitzer one has the perfect amount of playfulness, while still remaining age appropriate. The sailboat theme comes just in time for America’s Cup (who else will be watching along?) in a couple weeks. Thomas and I are both looking forward to watching the race, especially since it’s right down the street from us. Have a wonderful Monday!

Photography by Kim A. Thomas


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