Chic In A Rush

As you may know, I'm a pretty fast mover by nature but since having Theo I had to kick it up a notch. Usually caffeine induced but still. A lot of times due to a screaming baby who just wants held or spur of the moment plans I only have maybe 15 minutes to get ready and be out the door. So today I'm talking about five never-fail items to have in your closet so that you are prepared for these moments. 

Chambray All Day

Without headed out in the usual jeans, these paper bag (my favorite!!) chambray pants are so versatile and always pretty. 

 Fun fact: I couldn't get my back shoe on here because of a hurt toe. Which is why I'm standing all kinds of crazy.

Fun fact: I couldn't get my back shoe on here because of a hurt toe. Which is why I'm standing all kinds of crazy.

A Good Pop

I have posted these shoes a million times because I love them so. For me, adding a blue, red, or occasional pink pop to an outfit can really make it. Even if it's all black on those kind of days. I can't tell you how many times a blue or red shoe toally saved my outfit.

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Trail Blazer

Be it a dress, pants or skirt, throw on a good blazer and some accessories and you'll look like there was intent behind this look instead of the truth which was me running around like a chicken with my head cut off. 

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Hopefully this helps the next time you find yourself needing to look good in a pinch! 

May your Tuesday be short and your coffee super strong. 

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Your Close Up

Happy Friday Everyone!

MK and I have been behind the camera lense having owned our photography company for nine years. We have seen a lot of things...a lot of things. Most of which we can't talk about of course but one thing that we can indeed talk about is how to look good in front of the camera. You may have heard some of these before but they are no fail. Here are a few tips for your next photo with friends, OOTD, or if you see us headed toward you at a wedding. 

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1. Sometimes in photos it's hard not to smile big. This is a hard one for me cause I'm a cheeser. But when you do this you usually have squinty eyes in photos. If you put the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth you'll avoid the squint and have just the right smile.  

2. The right angle and side. Everyone has their "best side". When you know which one that is, angle a little up or a tad down in a photo. It will eliminate shadows and also help with the dreaded double chin.

3. Do the twist. This is my favorite. Being a former dancer I'm pretty comfortable in 5th position but it helps with posture. Stand in a 5th (ish) position, put your hand on your hip, and twist to the camera.

4.  Criss cross. Another favorite is to cross your ankles in a photo. It always slims you out. If you have pockets here use them!

5.  Don’t be too stiff. When we shoot weddings we always make sure not to pose anyone too much because no one is going to like a photo where everyone looks uncomfortable. Relax. The photo will always be better that way.

It’s Martini time! This recipe is my new favorite. It’s so refreshing and perfect for summer. Put your vodka, Triple sec,  lime juice, and a couple drops of Strawberry Watermelon water enhancer in a shaker over ice. Then strain into a martini glass and top with Sprite. Garnish with lime. Cheers!

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Have the best weekend! I hope it’s full of good food, even better outfits, and delicious drinks! 

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A Tasty Tart

Sweet, sweet summer time...

One of my favorite things about summer is cooking with all the veggies that are in season. Fresh green beans are everything this time of year and I never met a squash I didn't like. This exceptionally fun (and easy!) tart combines fancy with delicious and I had so much fun making it.  

One pack of puff pastry

One pack of cream cheese

2 zucchini

2 yellow squash  

Bag of carrots  

fresh herbs of your choosing

Preheat oven to 350. Press the pastery into the greased pie pan and put it in the oven for 10 minutes just to get it set. Then add the cream cheese to the bottom of semi cooked pastery and add fresh herbs. I used a vegetable peeler to make the strips and allmyou do is start off with a tightly wound middle and simply make circles in both directions to make this pretty rose look. Throw a little olive oil and garlic salt on it and bake another 30 minutes or so, enough to be golden brown. Best served warm!

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Have a great Wednesday!
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