Thursday, October 29, 2015

All Gray

If you're stuck in style rut, matching is a great concept especially with neutrals. I love black on black and white on white but gray on gray is a refreshing different look. Gray is huge this season so you'll be sure to get a lot of wear out of these pieces even as separates. This outfit will work in the colder months too, just add a gray jacket and you're good to go.

Also I'm loving the sleeveless sweater trend. I've worn this sweater so many times already. This one is from Forever 21 and is unfortunately sold out but I've linked similar ones below. I want a couple more but not sure how many is TOO many..

Thanks for reading!

Jeans here; Similar sweater here and here
Shoes here; Necklace here
Similar purse here

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cozy Sweaters under $50

I'm not sure if you can ever have enough sweaters. They're perfect with leggings and jeans or throw on a skirt and some heels and you have a date night outfit. Right now is prime sweater season in Cleveland. Soon enough we'll have to wear big coats over our cute sweaters so I plan to wear my favorites as long as I can!

I've rounded up some extra cozy sweater options all under $50 dollars so stock up! Thanks for reading.

Ponchos: The ultimate comfy sweater. This one here.
Pullovers: Just throw this on with a statement necklace and you're good to go! This one here.  
Sleeveless: This style will only work for milder weather but layer it with another turtleneck or a jacket and you can wear it all winter. This one here 

Cold Shoulder: A great option for a night out with some leather leggings. This one here.
Classic Turtleneck: Mt personal favorite. You can't go wrong with a cream turtleneck sweater. There one here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Easy Sausage and Sweet Potato "Chili"

When the weather gets colder out comes the Crock Pot. This recipe is a version of chili but since I'm not the biggest chili fan I tweaked it. You can easily change up many of these ingredients based on what you have or even make it vegetarian. I also added spices in as I went along, tasting it to see what it needed. Since you cook the meat beforehand this recipe really only needs 4-5 hours in the Crock Pot so it's perfect for lazy Sundays. Enjoy!

1 package of mild Italian sausage
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can diced tomatoes (could drain if you'd like)
1 can corn (drained)
1 can chili peppers
1 package of frozen sweet potato (could use fresh too)
3 cups chicken broth
Olive oil cooking spray
Minced garlic (2-3 tablespoons)
Chili powder
Cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper
*May need cornstarch to thicken if it's too soupy for your taste

Sour cream
Tortilla chips

1. First cook the sausage in a pan until browned (10 minutes or so)

2. Spray the Crock Pot with cooking spray.

3. Add in all your canned and frozen ingredients

4. Pour in 3 cups of chicken broth

5. Add in the meat

6.  Top with all seasonings and garlic (I used 1-2 tablespoons to start and then added more throughout the cooking process). Mix everything together.

7. Cook for 4-6 hours on high. You may need to add cornstarch in it's too much liquid.

8. Top with your favorite toppings. The avocado was a perfect combo!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Puffer Vest

I'm not going to lie, I felt a little "puffy" in this puffer vest at first. But it was freezing (and I mean cold, not the nice fall chill, down right cold and rainy) this past Saturday and we had an outdoor event to go to so warmth wins. And this vest is warm. It's from Old Navy last season but puffer vests are everywhere this season. They make a great addition when you don't feel like wearing a big coat just yet.

Next up are these boots. Sometimes called "duck boots" L.L. Bean makes the most common version of these but I'm really liking Sperry's version. I bought these during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale and many sizes are already sold out so make sure you get yours soon! Thanks for reading.

Similar vests here and here
Boots here and here
Jeans here
Scarf here and similar sweater here