Cozy Looks for Fall


As I sit here in the dining room and type this, our patio door is open and a beautiful 80 degree day is pouring in with warm sunlight and the most perfect breeze. Needless to say, summer is giving us one last lovely goodbye. But those cool days will soon be creeping back in and in all honesty, my fall wardrobe is looking pretty sad. So I decided to round-up five easy, go-to looks that I can transform from my work-at-home job to dinner with the girls to an afternoon apple picking.

First up, is the beautiful Kat from With Love From Kat. I love this look. The casual feel of destroyed denim, a comfy fall sweater, but dressed up with a sassy pair of leopard heels and a brown bag. Perfection.


You can’t go wrong with a vest/sweater combo. When we shared this Thanksgiving inspiration last year on SMP Living, I instantly fell in love with this look. So cozy, but with a bit of glam from the gold touches. And cider? I’m so looking forward to making our spiced rum version.


In my opinion, there are no rules when it comes to fashion and white is game any time of year. I love this more classy look from Happily Grey. You can’t go wrong with black and white and a red lip.


This outfit from Sincerely Jules would be perfect for an early warm autumn day like today. Jersey knits and a denim jacket are great basics, but pretty it up with some studded heels and you’re ready for any outing.


I’m all about faux leather and am constantly inspired by Mimi Ikonn‘s picks. There’s really nothing more comfy and fancy at the same time than a ‘leather’ jacket. And her Stella McCartney bag is a perfect pairing.

Late Summer Picks


This summer has gone by in a flash, and if I’m being honest, I’m really not ready to let go quite yet. I picked up a few summery accessories that’d I’d been eyeing recently for our engagement session with the talented Rebecca Yale (pics to come soon!) and my shopping bag was proof of my love for summer and all it’s goodness. 


Beach by Bobbi Brown. This is the perfect scent. Admittedly, I even wear it in the winter when I’m craving warmer temps and sand in my toes. It truly is beach in a bottle.


Seaside Sunnies. These pretties are timeless all the way and just have that retro feminine look that I love.


Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Dogeared. When it comes to jewels, I’m simple. On any given day you can find pearl studs in my ears, dainty gold necklaces and of course, my diamond. This lovely fits right in.

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Summer Style: Pina Colada

My summer style is usually as laid back as it gets, especially working from home. So, I like pieces that I can dress up or down, whether in the office, out to dinner with the girls or kicking it at the beach. I recently picked up the Pina Colada tee from Sincerely Jules and it’s kind of my new perfect-for-everything tee. Pair it with a few neutral, summery items and you’re good to go! What’s your favorite summer find this year?


10 Recipes to Try for Cinco de Mayo


By the time Cinco de Mayo rolls around every year, I’m in full ‘Spring’ mode, ready to plant my garden and plan lots of festive and colorful recipes for the warmer months to come. I look forward to using flavors like citrus, avocado, jalapeños and cilantro in any way that I can, whether it be salads, tacos, margaritas or aioli for dipping. So, in spirit of my most-loved festive day of the year, I’ve rounded up 10 mouth-watering recipes for your Cinco celebration, starting with these yummy spicy potato wedges + lime dipping sauce from A House in the Hills.


Guacamole might be the best snack ever and Rue’s simple recipe is just the way to go for a quick and easy appetizer.


Shrimp tacos with spicy aioli are a fave in our household. 


This grilled chicken with tomatillo-tomato salsa from Martha Stewart is great for sunny grill nights.


Strawberry margarita cupcakes anyone? We posted these last year on SMP Living and I still think they’re the cutest things ever.


I haven’t tried these grilled citrus salmon tacos from Marshalls Abroad yet, but they’re on the top of my list.


A Cinco de Mayo celebration isn’t complete with out a margarita. Try this Lime in the Coconut margarita for a tropical twist.


Pairing cocktails with dessert is always a good idea and this sunny cocktail + Mexican chocolate pudding from The Sweetest Occasion is calling my name.


Like a bit of spicy with your sweet? Try this Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake from Fancy Nonsense. 


Switch up the vodka for tequila in this Grapefruit Basil Popsicles recipe for a frozen margarita-style treat.

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