Do you ever catch yourself wearing the same thing all the time?
That’s me pretty much daily. I’ve paired down my wardrobe so that I can easily grab and mix up a few key pieces. One of my go-to casual weekend styles includes fitted sweats, a slouchy t-shirt, my pleather bomber, red Converse-like sneakers, and sometimes a beanie and/or scarf if the whether permits. However, that’s not always appropriate for every occasion you might find yourself in over the weekend.
So I had to come up with another weekend uniform option. This look is one that I rely on again and again for a still casual, but can-go-to-pretty-much-any-type-of-activity outfit for the weekend. Brunch? You got it. Shopping? Definitely. Straight to happy hour drinks? Oh yeah.
Read on to find out what I’m wearing and to learn which items you can use in your own closet to create your own casual weekend style.
I’m not sure I ever felt as glamorous as I did this past Friday at the Bellevue Fashion Week Posh Party Trend Show. There were black lights. Front-row viewing access. Amazing beats. Chocolate paired with wine and cheese (which was revelatory). The nicest hotel room I’ve ever stayed at. And brunch, mmmmm.
This past weekend was Seattle and Bellevue’s Fashion Week festivities. Travis and I were invited to the Posh Party Trend Show at The Bellevue Collection on Friday, September 28, 2015. The event was hosted by no-other than Rachel Zoe and all proceeds benefit Bellevue LifeSpring, a program that helps feed, clothe, and educate those in need and living in Bellevue, WA.
We also got to attend a chocolate tasting at jcoco chocolate’s popup store in Bellevue Square Mall alongside Brittany Streissguth of Pumps & Plaid, Jenn Haskins of Hello Rigby, and Mollie Ruiz-Hopper of Mollie in Seattle. And when our heads grew heavy, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue and ate a scrumptious brunch at its restaurant, Esques. Follow along as we take you through a very exciting 24 hours.
When my sister asks three days before Labor Day, “Hey, you want to go to Walla Walla?”, I drop everything and go. That’s how Travis and I found ourselves in Walla Walla, WA this past Labor Day Weekend with kids in tow to explore (as they adorably put it) the “wine-beer-ies”…that’s wineries and/or breweries for those who don’t follow the art of child speak.
As with any trip I take, I started manically planning all the places we should go. I scoured other “best of” lists, articles outlining awards, and asked around. I was amazed at how one of Washington’s premiere wine regions could have so little out there in terms of definitive guides as where to drink and eat while on vacation. Sure, there are “here’s a map of all the wineries,” but how is that helpful? I ain’t got no time for that.
So I made a carefully-curated Walla Walla, WA travel guide. Read on to discover an itinerary for discovering the best wineries adults and kids alike will enjoy.
I absolutely love making soup. There’s something about building flavor over the course of anywhere from one to a few hours that I find magical. I’m always looking for ways to use leftover ingredients from my CSA box, and soup is a great way to combine a lot of different vegetables into a scrumptious meal (before they go bad!).
I’m also always looking for ways to build flavor while also thinking about my waistline. I typically gravitate toward broth-based soups, but there’s something about a cream soup that screams, “Here comes fall!” So I started playing around with the broccoli and cabbage I had in the fridge.
The result is my take on a healthy cream of broccoli soup recipe. Read on to learn how to make this yummy and comforting soup.
I absolutely love making hashes. It’s one of those versatile dishes that you can make with just about any ingredients in your kitchen. It’s also comforting and filling, so if you need to cook for a crowd you’ll be able to stretch your dollar.
As I mentioned in the pesto recipe I just posted, I had way more carrot tops than I knew what do with over the past couple of weeks. While I could have given them to my sister’s bunny, Tumbleweed, I decided to see what I could concoct in the kitchen.
One of these mad scientist sessions resulted in this hash, which uses slightly bitter sauteed carrot tops and high-quality, fatty bacon. Read on for an easy, quick hash recipe.
Pesto is one of my favorite things to make. It can be made with a variety of ingredients and used in a ton of different ways. I’m always playing around with variations other than the traditional basil and pine nut pesto you’re probably familiar with. This recipe was an outcome of one of those late-night test sessions.
Brussel sprouts and maple syrup might not be top of mind when you think, “Japanese cuisine,” but it sure can add a hearty and sweet dimension to a typically light, acidic dish. So instead of serving sesame-crusted tuna on top of a salad, try this version and serve a more substantial main dish for tomorrow night’s dinner.
I’m convinced short ribs are one of the best cuts of beef.
They are full of flavor; beefy to the point of almost being gamey. This recipe takes advantage of the short ribs’ full favor by searing them to form a brown crust and then cooking them slowly in a Crockpot to ensure the meat falls off the bone.
In addition to being full of flavor on their own, short ribs also pick up the flavors of Asian ingredients really well. Read on to try this super easy slow cooker short ribs recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
‘Tis the season for summer vacations. Since we do a lot of traveling, we’ve learned how to minimize packing woes while maximizing the wow factor of our outfits. We found the must-have summer bag that does it all – you can wear it whether traipsing through the city or lounging on the beach. Pair it with any of the 11 other essential summer packing pieces, and you will have countless options to mix and match no matter the destination.